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diablo175 last won the day on November 11

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About diablo175

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  • Birthday 06/05/1965

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    Hamer Custom Michale Fath Double Neck Cali, '12 USA Cali Custom, '89 Cali Elite LE (modded) x 4, '91 USA Cali custom single HB (modded), 4 Hamer USA Cali Mutts, HEL Custom Spitfire, HEL Custom Interceptor/Standard, USA Diablo (modded) , Jackson CS Star, Charvel CS Star, Gibson CS Axcess Les Paul, '76 Fender Strat (modded)
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    Fractal Axe FX3, HeadRush FRFR 112 cabinet, Fractal FC 12, Marshall JVM 205H, Marshall 1960B Cab
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    Boss ME 50, Cry Baby Wah,

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    http://www.jimboarts.net,http://splitstream4.reverbnation.com/, https://www.facebook.com/JSVtunes/

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    Chester County, PA
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    Guitars (duh), skydiving, riding my Harley, scuba diving, martial arts, weight training, art, margaritas & tasty grub.

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  1. Would that I could play it as well as you, Zen! Thank you for the kind words, brother! Fingers crossed it has the mojo in addition to the stunningly good looks and features!
  2. Most on here understand the context in which it's used (hell, may even have been there at some point) and know to regard it accordingly.
  3. The marble finish is stellar but the maple board sold me on it. That wood gave me wood. 🤣
  4. Imminent New Guitar Day: Rare-ish '89 O'Connor marble finish with maple neck. Even without the reversed headstock and boomers, just had to have it! And no I will NOT be modding it. I'm just gonna have to deal with the confounded blade-style switch. The Hamer-stamped Floyd is not original so, I'll put a new Schaller on there until I can secure a black Hamer stamped one. (if anyone has a proper black one, in very good condition, and is willing to part with it, pm me)
  5. Well, the good news is I'm not broke, I have well over 6 months salary in savings, I'm not desperate to unload it, Reverb has at least conceded to cover the shipping costs in the return (mighty nice gesture but ultimately too little, too late IMHO) I have prospective buyers who are aware of the cracks and still want it (and at a price I'd likely have ended up with from offering the ass clown his discount) and best of all, I'm not in business to do this so, I don't feel ANY compulsion or obligation to cut my losses with him and can sleep better knowing that he will not get that guitar. Yeah, it's petty but there's principle involved here and life's too short. My .02 any way.
  6. Profile says Maryland. My buyer is in Texas.
  7. Nope. You're not dense and I didn't ship him a guitar with cracks. Reverb's policy clearly doesn't factor in the potential for hairline cracks. Many sellers won't deal with shipping because of this very issue. The buyer had to weigh his desire for the guitar against the unforeseen, unfortunate but ultimately insignificant situation. But he made an unfortunate situation worse in how he handled it. Unbeknownst to you, several of his nurmeous messages flat out accused me of not disclosing the cracks. Had he approached this differently, it might have ended a lot different. Instead he decided for a power play/gamble to get the guitar for cheaper. Didn't work out for him. Fuck him. I stand by my assertion that Reverb's policy, though laudable in it's intent to protect buyers from unscrupulous sellers, falls short on practicality. Guitars shipped via air can go through temp differentials of 50 + degrees depending on altitude and weather conditions. Wood expands and contacts. Finishes don't always manage to keep up. They should know that and rewrite their policy to exclude hairline cracks at the neck pocket.
  8. Well said and even better still, essentially what I decided on anyway.
  9. As luck would have it, there are some interested parties on FB and I'm going to have it sent back and sell to the interested parties. Fuck him.
  10. The new, soon-to-be-former, owner wouldn't concede to that let alone be able to conceive of it. And Reverb's rather short-sighted policy supports him. The buyer has totally tipped his hand though, as soon as I initiated a full refund, he reached out and said he'd accept a partial refund. It's exactly as I thought; the little shit was just angling for his initial asking price. Now the question becomes: do I swallow my pride, give him a discount and cut my losses or tell him to go pound sand and try selling it elsewhere? <sigh>
  11. It is as I suspected: Reverb sided with buyer, citing their policy that it can be returned if it arrives damaged or not as described. Nothing left to do but gather up what's left of my pride and refund his $. I will not be selling on Reverb anymore so, it's the forums, the clown show on Craigslist or market place on FB from here on in.
  12. To be fair, while I did respond initially to his first low ball offer, I then ignored/declined his next 3 or 4. He'd send these pleading message along with. I felt as though I was dealing with a former nigh-psychotic girlfriend. Finally, he came back with an amount that was close to what I'd be willing to accept so I countered and after few back and forths, he acquiesced. Reminded me of an ex-GF who tossed my CDs out her car window during a rather crazed, high speed torrent of expletive-laced invectives. One hour later she was begging to come over and make up with me. We all know how that ends up. I'm certain this is not going to end with a session of psychotic, freaky make up sex. 🤣
  13. I haven't heard back from Reverb nor have I heard from the asshole buyer. No news is good news on this end.
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