Another glowing review from Skunkwerx

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skunkwerxskunkwerx Frets: 5237
edited July 26 in Guitar
My Fender bar stool has become a pile inducing device of torture. Been good over the past few years though. 

I had a Boss Katana 2x12 going spare. So went to PMT. 

They didnt have the £70 Taylor I wanted but they had a £100 Gretsch one. 
Looked at it and thought yeah alright, I’ll bend over the counter and you push it up my bum. 

Traded for some other bits as well so werent too bad. 



Got home and unpacked it. What a pile of wank. I’d have been better off shitting on my laminate and sitting on that. 

I’ve drawn a diagram to illustrate my findings. 



See those 2 legs in the middle? Yeah they were so much shorter than the other 2, I could fit several of my penises in between them and the floor to act as wedges, and it would still rock… and I’m an average lad. 

It was moot anyway as they’d included 5 short bolts and 3 long, and you should have had 4 of each, so I couldn't build it anyway even if it did fit together properly. 

Thus I cast its shitty steely frame to the kerb immediately, leaving them to be nicked and sold for scrap by the local yoots, such as is all its fit for.  

Couldnt even be fucking bothered to waste my time returning it. 



Hell you can even see from here the legs arent the same length haha. 

Nevermind, the seat part was working.. so I mounted the fucker to my old Fender legs, and nicked the rubber feet whilst I was at it.. 

Shame, its hardly as nice looking as the advertisement either..
I got suckered good. 


Going to sit on it in a used jock strap as punishment to Gretsch. 

2.1/10 

If it were stolen I wouldnt bother calling the police.
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  • OffsetOffset Frets: 579
    Bit of a shame as the arse-pad bit looks classy.
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  • UngulateUngulate Frets: 3
    They're  all overpriced toss, speaking as a fender crappy stool owner too......
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  • Moe_ZambeekMoe_Zambeek Frets: 2689
    edited July 25
    I have an Ikea ‘wobbly’ stool, meant to help with being sat at a desk all day. Solid, comfy, foot ring and pneumatic height adjustment included, 60 quid new. You could buy that and pay someone to stitch a Gretsch cover over and be quids in versus what fender etc. charge.
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  • steersteer Frets: 648
    I like your diagram. Are you a professional illustrator?

    :)
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  • skunkwerxskunkwerx Frets: 5237
    steer said:
    I like your diagram. Are you a professional illustrator?

    :)
    Working on it! 
    The diagram was merely a stool sample.
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  • absolutpepperabsolutpepper Frets: 175
    What you want is one of the Fender Hot Seats. I have one and it’s great. They are hard to find though
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  • earwighoneyearwighoney Frets: 2871
    skunkwerx said:
    steer said:
    I like your diagram. Are you a professional illustrator?

    :)
    Working on it! 
    The diagram was merely a stool sample.
    The diagram is superb. It really brought a smile to my face.

    Thanks for posting it. 
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  • skunkwerxskunkwerx Frets: 5237
    skunkwerx said:
    steer said:
    I like your diagram. Are you a professional illustrator?

    :)
    Working on it! 
    The diagram was merely a stool sample.
    The diagram is superb. It really brought a smile to my face.

    Thanks for posting it. 
    More than welcome! 

    I had a right laugh writing the thread too haha.
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  • imalrightjackimalrightjack Frets: 1698
    Best thread in a while. 
    So far...so good..so what!?

    Trading feedback info here
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  • JezWyndJezWynd Frets: 4971
    Are you sure you followed the assembly instructions correctly?
    *ducks and runs*
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  • SPECTRUM001SPECTRUM001 Frets: 726
    Have to admit I just spent ten mins trying to work out how the legs were longer, and why you bothered mounting them to your car's roof-rack.

    Then realised we are looking through your leaded windows.

    I always knew I should have joined the Met !
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  • SupportactSupportact Frets: 58
    This is the type of in depth review we need.
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  • RaymondLinRaymondLin Frets: 7987
    JezWynd said:
    Are you sure you followed the assembly instructions correctly?
    *ducks and runs*
    Yeah, they should do a X at the top? So one sits above the other meaning one has to be shorter.
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  • skunkwerxskunkwerx Frets: 5237
    JezWynd said:
    Are you sure you followed the assembly instructions correctly?
    *ducks and runs*
    Yeah, they should do a X at the top? So one sits above the other meaning one has to be shorter.
    Yeah, one pair sat on top of the other. The bottom one had a flat section, and the top pair had a curved top, so you couldnt get it wrong. 

    But the top pair were at least an inch off the ground.. they’d basically cut both pairs of legs the same length  and not taken into account the tube width where they cross each other. 

    I didnt bother trying to bolt them together as one screw was missing anyway so wouldnt have held the ring on properly to tie it altogether. 

    I read a fair few amazon reviews mentioning similar things, poorly fitting parts/impossible to fit parts. 




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  • skunkwerxskunkwerx Frets: 5237
    In fact, the legs are so shit no one has even bothered taking them off the drive… and this is East London.. where everything is nicked and sold for scrap.. 

    I fully expected to find the cushion left on bricks this Morning. 


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