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Jayce is getting a new amp… deLisle style!

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Getting my ass into gear and finishing the 2x12 for this bad boy today!

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I cut and screwed in the speaker baffle today and sanded and primed.

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Looks good Jayce!

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Since i started building this cab i couldnt decide on a colour..

It was destined to be Copper Metalflake, but it was going to clash with the Gold grillcloth. So i went with a duck egg blue/daphne bluey colour.

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NIce work on the cab, Jayce. What kind of joint did you use for the cabinet? BTW I like the Daphne blue... would go well with a Strat I saw once ;-) .

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They are those real fancy joints...

Butt joints! haha

Gluing in some cleats in the corners, but im postive butt joints are more than adequate joints.

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They look good, mate. Very clean. I'm soon starting work on my own 2x12 cab, but I'm thinking of tackling the dreaded finger joints, as I'll probably go for a natural finish to match the Twin head I made. I used butt joints on that and it is fine. Here's a little something to get your GAS going!...

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I would defiantly do a more 'eye friendly' joint if was doing a stain/oil finish.

Sweet jesus thats a nice strat! My mexican mongrel may need a face lift!

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Of course, with one of these as well, you could truly be a symphony in daphne!:D

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It has landed in Oz :D

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The cab in that color needs a few racing stripes.

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It has landed in Oz :D

– mugsy

It has landed in Oz :D

– Mugsy

Yay! :D

Lets see how long customs can stuff me round!..

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i had a parcel slip for a bag and box this morning... Had me all excited!

Bahhhh balls...

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Cleared Customs at 8:51am this morning...

We'll see how it goes!

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So its stuck in customs..

a $48 charge plus a payment i dont know about yet... plus 3 days for payment to clear the n 5 days for the goods to dispatch..

What a freakin joke..

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Oh man! They don't release it until the paymeny has cleared?!8-o

Hmmm, I gues I would prefer having to pay duties cash upon delivery then.:|

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I probly didnt word that right. The $48 is just a charge for them having to go to the trouble of making me fill out a form.

I had to fill out a form, declaration thingo.. They then email me with the cost of import duties and other BS. I pay then the ship the amp.

First issue with it: The form i filled in which is information that can be found of the USPS form attached to to box. I had to fill in the price not once, not twice but THREE times on the same piece of paper. (Seems a little stupid)

So tomoro the form will be faxed of, they'll email me telling how i owe them. I pay, they then allow 3 for payment to clear. Then they send it.

Is it just me or does that whole process make no sense? I know im not only person to have to pay it, nor is Australia the only country that does it. But it still just seems like a total bullshit fee.

I paid 1300 dollars for somthing that was not made in Australia, why does that mean i should pay extra? Yet if was only worth 1000 dollars i dont pay squat? Tell me how thats right...

As far as im concerned, i bought something from USA. I paid for with my own hard earned money. Yet the Australian Government now makes 10% or whatever it is. Its a shit Government anyway.

Rant over... Sorry

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That three and five day quote is a worst case scenario, it should be a fair bit quicker unless someone dicks up. Customs has generally been pretty quick for me

Thank Johnny for the 10%, I don't know how long the 5% customs duty has been in place.

The GST portion is stupid, but the 5% customs tax makes at least a tiny bit of sense, customs has to be funded somehow otherwise we'll end up with something worse than Cane Toads.

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Yeah its still a tonne of bullshit..

Whether something costs 1000 or 10000 you shouldn't have to pay extra.

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Also i saw your other email, i just forgot to reply will do tonight.

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Man, that stinks! Looks like they've had it for a week.

I bought an Eddie Cochran 6120 and a White Penguin from Japan years ago. Both were delivered to my door. I didn't get charged any duties on the 6120, but I had to cough up $200+ on the Penguin. I wrote a check on the spot and they left the guitar.

I hope they get it sorted out soon :|

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Australia, like all the other European countries, hates freedom.

God bless America!

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Yep its annoying..

The annoying thing is i dont get told how much thte duties and fee's are till after i send in the first form delcaring the value ($1000+) even though the USPS thingo on the box will say that.

For some reason they need my confirmation its over the $1000 threshold. Like i could somehow prove it not valued at that..


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