|James Gelb||5/1/99 5:24 am||76||0|
|A fellow brought in the cable from a Leslie rotating speaker cabinet complaining that the pins were loose on the connector. One of the techs resoldered the pins without charging the customer. About an hour later the fellow came back complaining that now the cabinet only worked for a fraction of a second and now smelled terrible. We had him bring in the cabinet. Upon opening the thing we found a fresh corpse of a dead rat that had a hole blown clean through its body when the noise woke it up and it jumped into the B+ supply causing a rather nasty short circuit.|
|Dave||5/10/99 4:17 pm||72||0|
|The other day this guy brings in a guitar complaining that it sounds bad. I told him to leave it here and I would get to it in about an hour. When I got to it, I plugged it in to check it out. Nothing seemed to be wrong at all. I cleaned the pots out and re-strung it and stuck it back in its case. When he came in, he was amazed at how well it sounded. He said,"WOW!! It used to sound all out of key". Turns out he didnt know you had to tune the guitar. Told him to take 3 hours of practice and call me in the morning.|
|Ron Higgs||6/1/99 2:16 am||23||0|
|I'm sure many of you have had experiences with customer claims of "warranty repairs". I believe I have a good one. A customer arrived at my repair bench complaining of "these worthless Ibanez guitars" to anyone within earshot. He loudly explained to me that he had purchased the guitar from our store only 3 weeks before and it was already falling apart. I had no idea what he ment until he pulled the guitar out of the case. It was a white JEM series with the basswood body completely split in half. The pickguard and it's screws were the only thing holding it together. He said it fell. After explaining that this is not a manufacturer defect, he went into a long and loud tirade about how big of crooks we were and blah, blah, blah. I then took the guitar, applied some cynac glue gel in big swirls, (It was a very clean break) and clamped for about 1 minute. I gave it back to him and told him not to drop it for at least 24 hours. To my knowledge, he's still playing it.|
|Ron Higgs||6/1/99 2:39 am||19||0|
|And how many times have we all heard the word "Omage"?|
|Ed Blum / Sonic Surgery||6/4/99 4:40 pm||17||0|
|Ad in our local classifieds: "Strat Ocastrator neck 22 fret, Rosewood $95 733-xxxx"|
|Paul Hemshall||6/5/99 11:11 am||19||0|
|Ok a couple of things. About a year ago a fellow student was complaining that his circuit did not work, so I walked across the lab to help him out. to my amazement he had
1) placed ALL the components in the veroboard from the track side.
2) on IC's and passives etc he had joined ALL the legs together with the biggest lumps of solder I have ever seen, the reason was; I suppose for him it was common sense.
"Oh I thought I had to do that to stop them falling out"
I HAD to laugh :)
and my personal favorite quotes and one liners from the lab
"(burning flesh) Arrgh F**K tinned copper wire"
"In the beginning there was nothing and even THAT blew up"
I thank you, and goodnight
|STAN HEBERT'S MUSIC SHOPPE||6/10/99 7:24 pm||35||0|
|TWO CUSTOMERS WERE TALKING ABOUT HOW LOUD THE MUSIC WAS AT THE LAST CHURCH SERVICE, IN PARTICULAR THE ORGANIST AND THE DRUMMER."I STILL HAVE RINGING IN MY EARS FROM THOSE DRUMS AND THAT LESBIAN BLOWING IN MY EAR."|