Special Finds, Great Buys

We've been finding weird inventory leftovers and I'm going to be displaying them at the Flea Market Station.


These wank-off boxes are re-creations of the 60s Dan Armstrong effects. People have taken these gizmos, removed the postage stamp-size circuit board and actually used them in manufacturing or customizing instruments. We have a small inventory of these. I'm offering the 60s vintage-style collection of all four for an unheard price: $100/set. The list price on these was somewhere in the $70/piece range; stores wholesale price was more than what I'm asking for an individual piece at $35.

We don't sell stuff like this in the store for the reason that NOBODY in their right mind would want to be on our side of the counter selling torture devices like this. If you've ever worked in a guitar store and some teenage punkster sat there all day, trying out fuzz tones, and said "Well, let me try that other distortion again!" You'd tell 'em: "I can't hear real good, but I think your mom is calling you home for lunch."

Another thing cool about these units: you can stack them on top of each other and combine them -- if you really want to make some god-awful noise. When you're playing these in your bedroom, your parents will probably say: "Call the vet! There's a sick animal in there!"

The shipping and handling fee is $5, whether you buy one or all four; they come with a nine-volt battery and the original instructions.

Sometimes during guitar archeology you unearth the bad with the good. You never can tell. But usually, there's somebody who wants it.

Also, we have a small quantity of old Roto-Vibes -- brand new in the box. These were like a wah-wah pedal with some other weird effects built into it. Those go for $125 each.

Ordering Merchandise

I understand your concerns about buying a guitar over the Internet. You can't put your hands on it. You don't know what it'll look like, what it'll sound like, how it will feel. Then there are the issues surrounding shipping anxiety: "Will it arrive undamaged?" "When will it arrive?" "WILL it arrive?" The concerns go on and on: "What's the tracking number?" "Will you ship it today?" "When will you ship it?" "Can I get it tomorrow?"

Here are five key points to put your mind at ease:


"Experience Ecstacy" for a week with your new guitar. If the instrument is not what you expected, then expect a full refund on merchandise returned in the condition of purchase. Fatdog considers this the backbone of good biz (and happy customers).

NOTE: There is no refund for shipping.

Trade-ins are seriously considered at a high value.

Subway Guitars
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Berkeley, California 94703

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