Thanks guys and Hello.
I'm Brian from Jackofroses.com here to discuss the ceasing of brass parts on the website.
It was a tough decision but the whole business of it all is too much when I'm trying to go on tour w/ the band etc. Stickers, we'll do probably do forever. There've been flamers (i think that's the proper word for people who attack) on the message boards and such stating...that it takes forever, and the constant emails... oh man, what a stress reliever to just be over it. I just wanted to build guitars and it was way more fun and gratifying when I was younger, and there was less pressure. Once in a business it took a whole lot of different feelings to me. Gotta get this done, gotta get that...and no fun. I'll continue to build things but at my own pace. Gotta do what makes you happy.
I hope you all can second that. If it wasn't a one man show it might have worked, and one day might.
Anyway, the website will stay up. It will still be a store. It just hopefully won't have single brass parts. I understand there's a demand and don't want to leave everybody hanging but I also understand that the problem wasn't the customers. It was me. And that's a big problem. I am too busy. I design fliers, promote shows, run sound, build guitars, amps and cabinets, and then I play the show. It's tough to be spread out so thin and the show schedule doesn't wait for anyone, it just comes. The real victim here was the customer, and some, who didn't know me personally, thought they were getting ripped off. So now I had a lack of trust w/ the public and a stressful nightmare, put onto an honest guy. That's not a real great feeling.
Thanks for the support, and it's good to be here finally. Now that I've closed down a bit I may have more time for the forums.
Thanks for listening,