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  1. #1

    Join Date: Feb 2013
    Location: Arkansas, USA
    ME: Les Paul Standard
    Rig: Randall RD45

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    Dealings with AMS? Anyone?

    I've about got my wifey talked into a new LP, but I'll have to do it on credit (probably hers ). She also insists I buy from a place like this for warranty purposes. Yes I'm whipped. Anyway, American Musical Supply is where I'll most likely be going, because #1 they have a 12 mo. option, #2 they have a fallback option of 3 pay where I won't need credit, and I'll get it as soon as the first payment hits. The plan is, if her credit flies, for the 12 mo. I'll get a proper Gibson LP Studio . If her credit bombs, I'll 3 pay an Epi. LP Plus Top Pro for $150. the next 3 months . Has anyone here dealt with AMS? If so, are they pretty good? I've bought from Sweetwater and Musician's Friend, but never from these guys. Tell me your experiences.
    "You can't fix Stupid!"

  2. #2

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Arizona
    ME: Ibanez
    Rig: Mesa Triple Rectifier

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    I love AMS and Sweetwater, both are excellent and have great customer service. Sweetwater sends you candy, which is nice.

  3. #3

    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: central ct
    ME: C1's & RG's
    MA: BCRich AE
    Rig: 6505+ half stack

    iTrader: 0

    ams is fine.

    but really, try saving for it first.
    just passing through....

  4. #4

    Join Date: Apr 2010
    Location: Norman, OK
    ME: Gibson SG Special
    MA: Yamaha FSX700SC
    Rig: Fender Deluxe VM

    iTrader: 0

    Quote Originally Posted by briansol View Post
    ams is fine.

    but really, try saving for it first.
    2nd on both counts

  5. #5

    Join Date: Aug 2013
    Location: toronto
    ME: Ibanez RG1570
    Rig: 6505+/EVH 212cab\cabclone

    iTrader: 2 (100%)

    Yeah I agree save up for it.

    Plus the guitars you are talking about are reasonably common, you could conceivably save up and buy them used thus spending less money and time to pay it off.

    A year of deferred payment is a long time. A lot could happen in that time which could fuck with your ability to pay it back.

    Is it possible to borrow a guitar in the meantime?

    Sorry I know I sound like an old cautious dude, but that's because I am.

  6. #6

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: IL
    ME: JS2000/Warmoth
    MA: Seagull S6
    MB: Ibanez SRC6
    Rig: Mesa ROV25+V:25+Mesa Cab

    iTrader: 0

    I'd definitely go Sweetwater over AMS. They have 24 month 0% (the only way I'd ever charge anything) credit.
    Disclaimer: I work ultra part-time for a local music gear dealer

  7. #7

    Join Date: Jan 2013
    Location: Ohio
    ME: USA Strat/LP, TAM10
    MB: Ibanez BTB676
    Rig: Pod HD Pro/TS-100

    iTrader: 2 (100%)

    If I'm ordering something new I'm going with Sweetwater. The customer service is second to none, they send you Smarties and a couple Fireballs and their no interest is great.

  8. #8

    Join Date: Nov 2014
    Location: Norman, OK
    ME: SG / Strat
    Rig: Laney IRT60H, Blues Jr.

    iTrader: 0

    I've ordered gear from both. AMS delivered quickly and the price was reasonable.

    Sweetwater did as well, but called after the sale to make sure everything went well and followed up with a call some months later to check on the product (it was a guitar case.)

    Sweetwater CS definitely went the extra mile to make sure I was happy.
    All I can ask is that I suck a little less each time I pick up my guitar...

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