Opinion: What do you want that you can't get here in Australia?

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Re: Opinion: What do you want that you can't get here in Australia?

Post by narcdor » 06 Aug 2017, 16:22

Just got back from the melbourne guitar show and damn if I could hear anything clearly. It must be better in a much larger space as NAMM but forget subtlety.
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Re: Opinion: What do you want that you can't get here in Australia?

Post by Shappo » 06 Aug 2017, 19:40

BazzBass wrote:
19 Jul 2017, 12:51
It's not what we can't get in Australia, it's that what we CAN get in Australia is so much above it's real worth. With our import taxes and the low dollar value we pay $3,800 for a bass that costs $1,200 in the USA. A $200 pedal in the US will cost us at least $360 here. It's killing us. Think of why it's cheaper to buy an amp from America and pay hundreds for shipping as opposed to buying it here.....
This ^^^
I remember in 2011 I got a brand new American Standard Jazz for like $1250 from the shop. I was looking a couple months ago out of curiosity and they're all like $2500+ for the same model. Wish I held onto it :crazy:
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Re: Opinion: What do you want that you can't get here in Australia?

Post by BazzBass » 07 Aug 2017, 01:09

Shappo wrote:
06 Aug 2017, 19:40

I remember in 2011 I got a brand new American Standard Jazz for like $1250 from the shop. I was looking a couple months ago out of curiosity and they're all like $2500+ for the same model. Wish I held onto it :crazy:
I got my Am Stnd P in 2014 and it was $1800, yeah now the RRP is $3,500 , ($2,800 street price) crazy
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Re: Opinion: What do you want that you can't get here in Australia?

Post by narcdor » 07 Aug 2017, 07:37

Aussie dollar is doing much better than in Dec, it does take time to filter down. I'd still be much happier if it went back up to parity!
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Post by aphekgreg » 07 Aug 2017, 08:39

We used to have large music shows in Sydney. They were great. I thought they alternated between Sydney and Melbourne. Originally at the showground in Moore Park and then at the Darling Harbour Exhibition Centre. Stopped sometime after the mid '90s. Saw lots of cool gear there. First played a Steinberger at the '84 show. I remember walking in and The Emmanuel Brothers band was playing on the Australis Music stand -using Ibanez, Tama and Peavey gear. At another show in the early '90s, I tried to stay around to see John Entwistle play, but had forgotten to bring earplugs and that year was so loud, I couldn't stand it any more and left. I did see him wandering around though. Just remembered that Dimbag Daryl was at another one. We walked past the small stand he was on and he was tiny and in a high winy voice kept asking who was going to get him a beer?
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Post by rodl2005 » 07 Aug 2017, 16:16

I want nothing from the US.. Especially not their gun habits or political system (not that is is any better ) or that orange ooompa-loompa. ...that "runs" or fires everyone. Maybe just the variety of basses...but I'm set for them really.
Apart from that. .. I bought a good amp back when the Aus $$ was good. .. got it. ...well a couple. .. for a comparatively good price and have no amp gas.
And apart from THAT. ...I'm happy to have our way of life. ..
The US to me at least. ..nice to visit. ... Let's leave it at that, but I feel that way about many places.
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Re: Opinion: What do you want that you can't get here in Australia?

Post by Paisley » 03 Apr 2018, 10:03

Anything that violates the ridiculous CITES agreement! :rollno:

I remember jumping for joy a few months ago when I scored a very nice Irish Bouzouki for a steal on eBay UK. CITES was already in effect then, so I went to great pains to ensure there was no Rosewood in its construction.
A couple of days later I woke up one morning to a plethota of messages stating that the transaction had been cancelled, the Instrument quarantined, & a full refund was already in my Paypal account. 8/ Apparently somewhere along the line African Blackwood had been added to the CITES agreement - & guess what the bridge/fretboard were made of??

That was it; no warning, no discussion, no options for obtaining the Instrument (I went to the trouble of ringing a couple of places in the UK about it) - all over red rover! :ticked:
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Post by BazzBass » 03 Apr 2018, 17:02

Amsterdam mari@#$na and window h@@kers ? :hyper:
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Re: Opinion: What do you want that you can't get here in Australia?

Post by slowlearner » 04 Apr 2018, 15:24

Sensibly priced shipping OS. How is it that they can send me some for $1 and free shipping from China, but the same part sent across Australia would cost minimum $3, just in shipping? Makes no sense. Shipping to and from the US is even worse. :(
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Re: Opinion: What do you want that you can't get here in Australia?

Post by raybass » 29 Apr 2018, 20:10

SPEIGHTS!!!!
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Re: Opinion: What do you want that you can't get here in Australia?

Post by Insulator » 01 May 2018, 22:52

raybass wrote:
29 Apr 2018, 20:10
SPEIGHTS!!!!
My local stocks it: http://myonlineshop.net.au/warnersatthe ... h-speights

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Re: Opinion: What do you want that you can't get here in Australia?

Post by Lukaas3 » 02 May 2018, 08:55

It's the gigs man !

Less than national touring artists like Jason Isbell, Blackberry Smoke , and some other niche stuff that I'd love to see.

That's what I miss.

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Re: Opinion: What do you want that you can't get here in Australia?

Post by BazzBass » 03 May 2018, 13:07

I want overseas acts to play Adelaide instead of flying OVER it to get to Melbourne. from Perth

Paul McCartney flew over the city that drew the biggest crowd to see the Beatles anywhere in the world.....how DARE he !
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Re: Opinion: What do you want that you can't get here in Australia?

Post by bom bom » 10 May 2018, 17:08

Maybe Eich Amplification outa curiosity - or an EBS cab to pair with a local available Reidmar - or to try a roadworn Olinto bass.

I'm happy , but be nice to have here :-
cheap chianti
cheap mustangs ( cars not fenders )
cheap amazing Italian village trattoria food hey ( why is a simple plate of pasta - most times sooo expensive )
and if I was still a smoker - cheap cigarettes - without the bad pictures

Im surprised there's no provolone in Gladstone ????

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Re: Opinion: What do you want that you can't get here in Australia?

Post by PilbaraBass » 11 May 2018, 11:18

bom bom wrote:
10 May 2018, 17:08

Im surprised there's no provolone in Gladstone ????
I did find a little provolone a while back in an IGA... I ate it up! It was YUM!

It's no longer there... :cry

Growing up, provolone was a staple Italian cheese for me. Send me provolone, please! :D
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