never take anythign I say on the internet too seriouslyBut If I knew up front a warranty claim for any brand would be held up for an additional possible 2 weeks before a parts order was picked let alone shipped it would influence the purchase decision. Could mean over a month for even a simple repair if it required a proprietary part, or someone elses unit was ahead of me in line and used up the last in stock part at the service depot.I forget what ownership stake Jack Long has in Yorkville sound. Rumour had it at 15-25% a few years back.
There's a long list of similar companies and I know its not just in audio, some of it is just a sad reality of once the pioneer is gone the soul tends to leave the company as well. I'm not saying Peavey is perfect at all but there's no doubt they are measured with a different set of scales.Mike HeddenDanley Sound Labs, Inc.
I personally have never understood the snobbery. As an example Behringer starts out as an innovative German manufacturer then moves all manufacturing to China and proceeds to make disposable products at ridiculously low prices including at least a few blatant copies (lots of litigation which is a fact not an opinion) and the market laps them up like crazy. At least in the US their customer service is almost nonexistent yet regardless whether its pro Behringer Midas apologist posts or just folks buying their product, they seem to get a free pass.
Same thing can be said of Mackie, a company founded on innovative US based manufacturing yet post acquisition the corporate suits move off shore and its not the same company. Remember the SR48/56 debacle!
Behringer has not exactly gotten a free pass from older experienced industry professionals but for most customers it is all about what have you done for me lately, and lately Behringer has been well behaved. Uli has personally participated in a charm offensive to reposition the brand, and the X-32 is a remarkable achievement that changes how even us old timers look at the company. I'm afraid I see that history a little differently. Mackie moved manufacturing offshore because their only other choice was to suffer significantly lower sales as most customers did not care where the products were built. While they did care a lot about what they cost. Mackie's remarkable initial growth was fueled by an outsized one SKU ad budget that when spread across multiple SKUs had less impact. Since I have been outside the walls for over a decade I have little more than speculation about today's Peavey. I'd rather not speculate too much about things I do not know. JR
I know this is veering but,On the x32 console comment, making the brand look better overall is much like saying one steak sandwich on a plate makes all the turd sandwiches taste better.......not
PS: Unprofessional comments about Behringer or any brand makes me inclined to defend them. I really dislike defending Behringer so please give me a break.
It's spelled Peavey and I got to know James Brown very well... He is a serious guitar amp designer (did the 5150 with EVH) and now has his own guitar pedal company that doesn't suck. (amptweaker any players lurking here could do a lot worse) JRPS: Earth amps were not Peavey, but the inspiration is apparent.
Peavey never made Earth amps. Earth was a DIRECT copy of the Peaveys-down to some "errors" in the designs.Even the catalogs of the time were almost direct copies. Yes I have some of them. Even the pencil drawings/style etc.If you want the schematic of an "Earth" amp-just find the Peavey like it and get a copy-you will have what you need.That was NOT a happy chapter in the Peavey family album.
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