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Crickett's CB Shop Dallas Pike, WV

Discussion in 'General CB Services Discussion' started by secret squirrel, May 21, 2021.

  1. secret squirrel

    secret squirrel Lustrous Potentate

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    Anyone ever had work done at this shop. Its behind the TA at Dallas Pike exit I-70. The shop has been there a long time. Its changed owners a few time. The techs name is JR. I have never had work done there, just stopped if I needed an item in a hurry. Shop seems fairly busy.


     
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  2. blasphemy000

    blasphemy000 Active Member

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    I bought a Connex 4400 Turbo from there a few years back. I specifically asked JR for one that was either untouched in a sealed box (they didn't have one) or only had the frequency conversion done. I was clear that I didn't want one that had any mods or adjustments done to it as I was buying it to be a bench guinea pig that I could experiment on. I popped the covers when I got it home and 2 of the 3 legs on the AMC transistor were cut, the driver, final, and PA bias settings were all out of whack, and there was a resistor with a cut leg (don't remember which one now).
    I did put it back to stock and have since used it for quite a few experiments and ran it in my car for a year or so at one point, but I was disappointment by the dishonesty.
    I've also fixed 7 or 8 Cobra 29s, for friends, that had been through that shop. Every one had the AMC diode either cut or removed and the coils turned into slinkies. Also fixed a 3300HP and a Galaxy 66V that were both similarly "tuned."
    Last time I was in their shop, I saw no signs of an actual bench, no scope, no analyzer, no equipment to do an RX/TX alignment, ect. That was almost two years ago now, so I'm not sure if that's still the case, but I doubt that it's changed.
    I've had no issues buying antennas, power cables, power connectors, or similar from there, but I'd never buy another radio there or allow them inside the covers of one of mine.

    I know this post comes off as super negative, but I'm just going from personal experience of myself and some of my friends/coworkers.
     
  3. secret squirrel

    secret squirrel Lustrous Potentate

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    Thank you for the honest review. The shop is local for SW PA. It appears busy, I believe do to its location, been there for years. Most people I know travel to north to I-80 to get work done, or south to Morgantown, WV. I had never spoke with anyone that has had work done from Crickett's CB Shop. They seem friendly when you stop. I have only purchased antennas there.
     
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    twa77 Well-Known Member

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    But it makes that little needle swing to the right. Who cares how it sounds
     
  5. blasphemy000

    blasphemy000 Active Member

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    I'm local to SWPA along I-70. I think that's why I've crossed paths with their radios quite a few times. They are friendly to deal with, I can agree with that. I have no issues going there for installation accessories if I need them right away. You're probably right about why they're usually busy. That's a prime location and they've been there forever and a day.
     
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  6. Crawdad

    Crawdad Down in the mud invasive species

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    .........or how many KHz it splatters or if anyone else can actually understand them.

    Unfortunately, that's what alot of drivers out there want, so I guess you can't blame the shops completely for creating cash flow from the demand.
     
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    Funny to me how often I hear the CB Shop at Dallas Pike when there’s a little Skip.
     
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