I’m a big fan of Ben and his teaching, but I have to say that my recent experience with the general store left me very disappointed. Here’s why:
As soon I got my box and opened it up, I found that it was packed with crumpled up Cabelas mailings. Where were my Rice Krispies as advertised? Beyond that, I looked through every piece of the mailing and there wasn’t a single Cabelas coupon on any of them.
All joking aside, on a scale of 1-10 my experience with @Jake at the general store was top notch. I was mainly looking for a mandolin strap and had one in mind. I decided to call first, and Jake was quick to point me in a different direction to a strap that would actually work best with my A-style mandolin. I’m loving his recommendation.
To get the free shipping, I threw a banjo tuner mount (I’m pretty giddy about this gadget) into my cart and a set of strings that promises to give my instrument the feeling of sailing around the world in a yacht whilst bearded.