I just wanted to do a quick little review on a parts supplier I recently found– Darren Riley’s Guitar and Amp Shop in Raleigh, NC.
I was in the market for a replacement bridge for my Squier VM Jazzmaster. The stock bridge uses the threaded-type string saddles, and I have a heavy enough technique that the strings kept moving on the saddles. I found a replacement bridge– Fender # 0081239001, Bridge w/ posts Mustang Chrome.
Darren had the item at a good price, and shipping was reasonable, too. I figured it would arrive fast, since Darren’s shop is just two states away.
Darren was really helpful. I wanted to make sure the bridge would fit, so I emailed to ask if he could take two measurements for me. I emailed him at 2:09PM on a Saturday, he emailed me back with my answers less than an hour and a half later, and I placed my order about an hour and a half later. Now that is great service– I didn’t expect an answer until Monday.
He sent my order out on Monday, and it arrived today, Thursday. The item was exactly as expected, and well-packed with bubble wrap and foam peanuts. He even included a couple of picks.
Overall, everything about this order was perfect, and I will not hesitate to order from Darren when I need parts in the future– and I will need parts in the future. There are a lot of online merchants who could learn a thing or two from him.