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Re: Defective blackface gibsons being sold?
L. Angulo wrote:
>There is a guy selling a blackface gibson EDP who
>claims the ones being sold at musicians friend are
>defective leftovers, and i want to know because i just
I'm on my third one from Musician's Friend. The first one would
reboot itself , and more than half the time would get stuck scrolling
when powered on. I've since learned that this may be cured by reseating
the RAM, but I didn't want to mess with it. The second one had either
been dropped or compressed in some way, there was a severe bend in the
front panel, you could see the circuitry behind the buttons and it
couldn't be racked.
The other strange thing was that when I opened the box, the contents
with a fairly thick layer of light brown dust. Enough that I had to
hold the power
cord under running water to wash it all off. The EDP itself was
inside a (dusty)
layer of plastic and seemed cosmetically ok except for the bent
faceplate. I never
bothered to power it on.
I've had the third one about a week and it seems to be ok so far. The
obviously been opened and resealed. There was a small amount of dust in
nothing like the last one. The EDP looked ok and had no scratches. I
first one about 30 days before it started acting up, so if you've bought
might want to leave it on for long periods of time.
If you get one from MF that has a few small scratches on the top surface of
the back right corner, it may be the one I returned. I'll bet MF just
items back into the warehouse, or marks them down as "blemished" and
tries to sell
them again. Beware.
Note to the manufacturers: the cardboard "ears" that surround the EDP in
to keep if from moving don't work very well. In all three of the ones I
the holes the EDP fits into were too large or stretched out. The unit
a lot when you shook the box, the rack ears could easily hit the side of