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Re: Recommend me a practice amp for hard rock and metal

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HackSaw wrote: Tue Jan 17, 2023 12:56 pm
Danger Mouse wrote: Tue Jan 17, 2023 12:47 pm
bender wrote: Tue Jan 17, 2023 12:30 pm

Plus 160 GBP shipping.
I got £27 delivery to NZ when I had a play with the Anderton's website.
Looks like if you have had something else in the cart with different delivery charges, it holds that charge until you click right through till the button before payment before it updates. But their delivery charges can be weird, micro terror was 27 pound, but the Friedman Mini head that looked like a cool solution to this came up as 155 pound delivery charge!
Weird. I’ve cleared the cart multiple times and it just keeps coming back with £160.99 shipping.

Even at £27 that ends up at $240 NZD- seems like a bit of a dick move to order something from overseas for such a petty saving. I’d rather support the local bricks and mortar stores myself.

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Re: Recommend me a practice amp for hard rock and metal

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bender wrote: Tue Jan 17, 2023 1:21 pm
HackSaw wrote: Tue Jan 17, 2023 12:56 pm
Danger Mouse wrote: Tue Jan 17, 2023 12:47 pm

I got £27 delivery to NZ when I had a play with the Anderton's website.
Looks like if you have had something else in the cart with different delivery charges, it holds that charge until you click right through till the button before payment before it updates. But their delivery charges can be weird, micro terror was 27 pound, but the Friedman Mini head that looked like a cool solution to this came up as 155 pound delivery charge!
Weird. I’ve cleared the cart multiple times and it just keeps coming back with £160.99 shipping.

Even at £27 that ends up at $240 NZD- seems like a bit of a dick move to order something from overseas for such a petty saving. I’d rather support the local bricks and mortar stores myself.
$213 (when you take the 20% VAT off). But I get your point and I personally wouldn't bother just for the $50. However I buy from Andertons for their customer service, speed of delivery, and range of product, price is just a bonus.

The last thing I bought from RS - was in stock online and only maybe 10% more than overseas - ordered to pickup from local store. After a week had heard nothing, went into store, they didn't know anything about it and said they'd call me. A week later didn't hear again, went into store, and they said "oh yeah it's coming here, we'll call". Another week, contacted customer service, and they said "it was never in stock, we're waiting for it to come in from supplier". Two months after order, got it. Sorry RS but the hardest thing to do is win back customers when they've had a bad experience.

Andertons in stock - delivered within 3 to 4 business days. Dick move or not - service wins the day for me... (Conway's own Tonelounge, and Toneology fall within the awesome customer experience for me also - if either have what I am after that's first preference!)

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Thanks for the help chaps- I’ve got a few good things to explore.

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bender wrote: Tue Jan 17, 2023 1:21 pm
HackSaw wrote: Tue Jan 17, 2023 12:56 pm
Danger Mouse wrote: Tue Jan 17, 2023 12:47 pm

I got £27 delivery to NZ when I had a play with the Anderton's website.
Looks like if you have had something else in the cart with different delivery charges, it holds that charge until you click right through till the button before payment before it updates. But their delivery charges can be weird, micro terror was 27 pound, but the Friedman Mini head that looked like a cool solution to this came up as 155 pound delivery charge!
Weird. I’ve cleared the cart multiple times and it just keeps coming back with £160.99 shipping.

Even at £27 that ends up at $240 NZD- seems like a bit of a dick move to order something from overseas for such a petty saving. I’d rather support the local bricks and mortar stores myself.
You have to go further through the checkout process until you're about to pay for it to show the correct pricing, annoyingly :-(
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bender wrote: Tue Jan 17, 2023 3:03 pm Thanks for the help chaps- I’ve got a few good things to explore.

Good option here https://tinylink.net/wWTo7
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robthemac wrote: Tue Jan 17, 2023 11:16 am If you reckon he'd stick with it, wouldn't be all bad to go down the low-power tube route. I wish I'd learned about gain and headroom and all that stuff a lot earlier.
I wish you still would

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StrummersOfThunder wrote: Tue Jan 17, 2023 4:39 pm
robthemac wrote: Tue Jan 17, 2023 11:16 am If you reckon he'd stick with it, wouldn't be all bad to go down the low-power tube route. I wish I'd learned about gain and headroom and all that stuff a lot earlier.
I wish you still would
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robthemac wrote: Tue Jan 17, 2023 4:50 pm
StrummersOfThunder wrote: Tue Jan 17, 2023 4:39 pm
robthemac wrote: Tue Jan 17, 2023 11:16 am If you reckon he'd stick with it, wouldn't be all bad to go down the low-power tube route. I wish I'd learned about gain and headroom and all that stuff a lot earlier.
I wish you still would
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StrummersOfThunder wrote: Tue Jan 17, 2023 6:25 pm
robthemac wrote: Tue Jan 17, 2023 4:50 pm
StrummersOfThunder wrote: Tue Jan 17, 2023 4:39 pm

I wish you still would
Settle down, Taylor Swift.
Whoa , that's a massive compliment.
There seems to be some bad blood between you two.
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Re: Recommend me a practice amp for hard rock and metal

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jeremyb wrote: Tue Jan 17, 2023 8:20 pm
StrummersOfThunder wrote: Tue Jan 17, 2023 6:25 pm
robthemac wrote: Tue Jan 17, 2023 4:50 pm

Settle down, Taylor Swift.
Whoa , that's a massive compliment.
There seems to be some bad blood between you two.
Yeah, look what you made him do
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Re: Recommend me a practice amp for hard rock and metal

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hamo wrote: Tue Jan 17, 2023 8:28 pm
jeremyb wrote: Tue Jan 17, 2023 8:20 pm
StrummersOfThunder wrote: Tue Jan 17, 2023 6:25 pm
Whoa , that's a massive compliment.
There seems to be some bad blood between you two.
Yeah, look what you made him do
I hope he can shake it off!
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On a side note my Orange Terror Stamp (Essentially a micro dark in a pedal form factor) should arrive tomorrow, better finish my cab off!!
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jeremyb wrote: Tue Jan 17, 2023 8:20 pm
StrummersOfThunder wrote: Tue Jan 17, 2023 6:25 pm
robthemac wrote: Tue Jan 17, 2023 4:50 pm

Settle down, Taylor Swift.
Whoa , that's a massive compliment.
There seems to be some bad blood between you two.
It's me, hi. I'm the problem, It's me.

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I just.... I mean.... This is exhausting, you know?


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At least this will be quiet in the house :lol: https://www.trademe.co.nz/3959774077
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