Train derailment, Les Paul Standard burst, poop!

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  1. corn husk bag

    corn husk bag Silver Supporting Member

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    I found a nice "as new" used LP Burst with an exquisite top. It shipped out by GC through UPS on Wednesday. I looked at the tracking today, and it says there was a train derailment. So now I am biting my nails!

    I have googled it and found nothing on it. The derailment was in Bakersfield, CA.

    Poop!

    Kind Regards,
    Steve
     
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    That happened to Me with some dirtbike parts Last year It was fine my package was only a day late It most be a some Glitch. I dont think its an actual derailment.
     
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    Let's hope it's not a derailment, I'm thinking dirt bike parts might survive a train derailment better than a Les Paul.
     
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    Wow dude that is horrible. Hopefully your guitar is fine, but if not, that is some real bad business....
     
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    The funny thing is, I live in Bakersfield and this is the first I've heard of a train derailment. Actually, it's not that funny cause that means they are jerking you around about your guitar.
     
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    corn husk bag Silver Supporting Member

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    Well crap, I was just keeping it clean for the youngsters around here!

    Steve

     
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    Not to one up the OP but I got a word story that's kind of related.

    Years ago I worked in a lumber yard. My parents decided to put up vinyl siding and they came to my shop to order it. After my mom spent about 2 hours picking out just the right color we ordered it. Custom color not normally stocked so it took a couple weeks.

    Anyway we knew the order was being shipped that day from the tracking number (not UPS but from the manufacture)

    While sitting at work waiting we had the radio on as we always did and I hear the traffic report. A truck filled with vinyl siding caught on fire blocking all lanes of one of the major highways. No injuries but it caused a huge mess.

    My boss starts joking around saying it's probably the siding for my parents. Well it wasn't a joke, it was my parents siding and it melted all over the road.

    Ok, that's my story, back to the orignal post. I hope the LP makes it out ok
     
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    It's my understanding that train derailments are not uncommon. Of course 99.9% are not catastrophic so you never hear about them but they can take a day to get back right and clear the backlog (a train derailment affects a lot more than just the derailed train). In all likely hood the derailment was clogging the tracks keeping your LP away not that the LP's carrier was derailed.
     
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    corn husk bag Silver Supporting Member

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    The tracking report now says it will be on time! It will be here late today. Yay!

    Kind Regards,
    Steve
     
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    Look at it this way, that's about the most blues thing that can happen to an Les Paul during shipment.

    Cb :hiP
     
  14. corn husk bag

    corn husk bag Silver Supporting Member

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    Yep, you are right on. I am writing a song titled Derailment Blues and renaming my band Derailment.

    The guitar is drop dead gorgeous better then the photos and resonant as heck.

    "Been through the desert, seen the derailment of my train, made it to the NorthWest and I was delivered in the rain, got those derailment blues, got those derailment blues, it wasn't nothin' that I'd choose, got those derailment blues...................................................." :cry:

    Kind Regards,
    Steve:phones
     
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    I just checked my UPS tracking and it says the UPS dog ate the packing slip

    :roll
     

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