Monday, March 19, 2018


This is a Custom Shop piece by Gibson, commemorating the Chinese Year of the dog. Strangely, the news of its debut came after the Chinese New Year so the wisdom of this marketing move is questionable. Yours for only USD6.7K...

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Selling: Grand Magus

My TCE Grand Magus pedal up for grabs:

  • True bypass
  • Box included
  • 8.5/10 condition
  • Queries/ confirmation through e-mail
  • Self-collect @ CCK mrt stn
  • Price is FINAL: $59
Thanks for reading 😁

Sale tales

A couple of sale events took place over the last two days (Yamaha still effective till 18th March). Due to some work commitments, being at either venues at a good time to grab something worthy was a forlorn thought. 

After reading about the extended queue at City Music & the announcement (on Friday 16th March) at their FB page advising people not to come after 6.00pm due to the overwhelming response, I must say that I have missed some good deals there for sure. Nevertheless, I wish City Music more good years to come for they have played a significant part in the gear scene here. 

So the Yamaha/ Best Spot store was my consolation destination. I wasn't looking for anything in particular, just dropping by to maybe assess potential surprises but nothing came good from the effort. The good stuff were clearly taken away by keen buyers right at the start. I virtually walked into a store area occupied by boxed, less popular items with very little prospect of attraction & purchase. That's right folks, the good stuff, they were grabbed by bargain hunters on Day 1 (which was a week ago). Nothing for me this time. 😑 

Saturday, March 17, 2018


This is Maricela Juarez, otherwise known as MJ at Seymour Duncan's Custom Shop. Yesterday marked her 35th anniversary of unwavering service for the company & she's carved a name for herself in this light.

Must say that I'm a proud owner of what she handled 👍

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Head hunting

You know this guy? Recently he lashed out at people for the turning of his company's fortune. He blamed the consumers' stubborn mindset & their resistance to change, retailers for not being competitive when it comes to e-commerce & for being jerks when it comes to customer service- he blamed everyone else less himself. If you are a management academic, this kind of leadership are the types on board sinking ships. To think he's Harvard material... let's not get too personal.

What's happening now? Stakeholders are calling for his head to roll before they would agree to any forms of re-financing to see the issues through. Good sign- people still believe in the company & what the brand name means to the industry, there's still so much respect there so if you think you are in a decision-making authority & should act for the good of the company, you know what to do. I'm not here to applaud anyone's down fall, I feel for the brand name more than the people behind it. We can tell if the company is healthy through the people & products churned out. This picture you see above, do you see a stubborn entity wielding a tool so wrong & being proud of it?