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jess loureiro pickups disappeared?

Post by PESIMAX » Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:42 pm

Hi guys,

Anyone know or bought from Jess Loureiro pickups?

I sent my Gibson SG bass pickup to be rewired to him in August and he has been ghosting me ever since. I've even sent a PayPal dispute and received no reply.

I'm hoping PayPal will refund the cash for the repair but I'm still out of pocket for the actual pickup. I've noticed there is at least one other person that this has happened to. I'm wondering if something has happened to him?

It is very frustrating as Gibson Mudbucker pickups are hard to find in the UK and I guess I'll have to buy a vintage one on eBay.

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Post by paulnb57 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:14 am

I know this doesn't help your current crisis, but the Dimarzio Model 1 is a good (probably better) alternative to the original Mud Bucker......
I think I have one somewhere, if you want to try it......

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Post by JVG » Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:48 am

I've bought 3 pickup sets from him - 2 strat sets and a JM set - the most recent was about a year ago. My experience in each case was that communication was pretty much non existent from his end, but when the product arrived it was very high quality and immaculately packaged.

That said, August is a while ago...

In a nutshell, I don't think he's a scammer, but perhaps he has some issues. I don't know.

All the best,
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Post by NICQ » Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:52 am

I bought a pickup from him 2 years ago - sometimes he writes back immediately on the same day, sometimes it took weeks or even months of me trying to get an answer. so dunno - I also do not think he is a scammer or avoiding you.. seems like he sometimes just goes off the radar..

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Re: jess loureiro pickups disappeared?

Post by _nash » Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:43 am

Is this a new thing?? Am I the weird one?? Something similar to this has happened to me in the past. Just... weeks of no communication then all of the sudden the product shows up in the mail.
I am so much more understanding when there's good communication. Or any communication. Is it just me?
Seems like it's a new trend. Or at least an increasing trend where sellers don't feel any need/urgency to answer their customers.
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Post by Toots » Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:51 pm

I have given up on that guy.
I would really like to try his pickups, but he is just too unreliable to trust with my money.
Sorry to hear about you pickup.
I honestly do think you will get it back, but you might have to wait for him to teleport back to earth.

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Re: jess loureiro pickups disappeared?

Post by Horsefeather » Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:00 pm

Brazil just elected a fucking psycho so maybe that has something to do with it.

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Post by JVG » Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:29 pm

_nash wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:43 am
Is this a new thing?? Am I the weird one?? Something similar to this has happened to me in the past. Just... weeks of no communication then all of the sudden the product shows up int he mail.
I am so much more understanding when there's good communication. Or any communication. Is it just me?
Seems like it's a new trend. Or at least an increasing trend where sellers don't feel any need/urgency to answer their customers.
From my own experience, and from reading various forum threads, it seems that a significant proportion of "guitar guys" (i.e. small businesses who do repairs or manufacture specific parts) are poor communicators and/or hopelessly disorganised for whatever reason. It's a real thing, unfortunately.

Luckily there are also many people in the industry who are the exact opposite of this, and when you encounter them it's like a breath of fresh air!

J.

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Post by andy_tchp » Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:47 pm

There are a few threads now about this guy doing the 'disappear off the face of the Earth' trick.

Sounds like a total flake, and not someone I'd be willing to risk giving my money to. It really pays to do your research these days :(
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Post by PESIMAX » Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:21 am

He's refunded me the money via Paypal...but no mention of whether I'm getting the pickup I sent back yet.

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Post by aliendawg » Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:43 am

Horsefeather wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:00 pm
Brazil just elected a fucking psycho so maybe that has something to do with it.
More likely he's a psycho himself
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Re: jess loureiro pickups disappeared?

Post by tribi9 » Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:08 pm

Isnt he portuguese?
Any guitar i may be selling now or in the future will have the right amount of wear, and will not have ever been gigged with.

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Re: jess loureiro pickups disappeared?

Post by PESIMAX » Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:52 pm

I'd warn people not to send anything to him to be fixed. I'm speaking to a second person that has sent him a pickup then been ghosted since May. At the moment I'm considering a cheap flight to Spain to go pick it up myself. >:(

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