Wanker vids.....purchasing tool, or marketing ploy?

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  1. skydog

    skydog Supporting Member

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    You know the ones. Phenom player taking a for sale guitar out for a stroll. Are these simply entertainment for you, or do you actually see a benefit? After a few, they all start sounding the same to me, especially through my 1/4" ipad speaker.
     
  2. Tom CT

    Tom CT Old Supporting Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Not familiar with "wankers vids". Have a link to one?
     
  3. TheClev

    TheClev As seen on TV

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    If they're reviewing the guitar, I think it's very helpful. N-Stuff music comes to mind. Sure, they're obviously touting a product they're selling, but they're also giving players an example of how the guitar looks and sounds. I've used a lot of videos like that to help inform purchases of guitars I can't play beforehand.
     
  4. Stratonator

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    By wanker, I assume you mean show-off? If that's what you meant, then no, I find them annoying and just watch something else. If it's a tasteful player who explores how the amp can sound at different settings and the video happens to be recorded well, I'll watch it for sure and it might heighten my interest.
     
  5. skydog

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    Like the Greg Koch stuff. I admire Greg as a player, showman, and comedian! I think the vids he does such as for Wildwood are entertaining. I just can't see basing a purchase on one.
     
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    Like the phil X stuff? Or are you talking more "this model guitar" vs. "this exact guitar"?
     
  7. skydog

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    Just the normal "demo" ones.
     

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