Who cares what he thinks. This is Canada.In a statement online Saturday, Meng Ru Kuok, chief executive officer of Heritage marketing partner BandLab Technologies, said, "Our goal was and continues to be to return Heritage to a place of stability and sustainability. "Though this is a tough statement to stomach and seems hypocritical when former members of the team now have complete instability in their personal lives, there are still a lot of our treasured craftsmen and colleagues who continue to work at the factory. Instability and unsustainable business practice would ultimately over time result in everybody losing their jobs." . . .
BandLab Technologies - Isn't that the group that recently acquired "Cakewalk": CEO of BandLab Technologies, Meng Ru Kuok said, “We are very excited to be bringing Cakewalk Inc’s products into the BandLab Technologies stable. Cakewalk has been an industry leader in professional music software, delivering cutting edge technology that has empowered producers and artists alike around the world for more than 30 years. We have immense respect for Cakewalk’s legacy and the incredible community of people who love the brand and rely on its products in both their personal and professional lives.
Heritage announced in September 2017 that it is partnering with BandLab Technologies, a Singapore-based music retailing and distribution company, to push Heritage sales worldwide.
Look like Meng Ru is making some changes, some good, some not so good. I wonder what Trump thinks about a company from Singapore coming into the US and firing american workers?
And corporations have figured this out, hence the rise of basically disposable, planned obsolescence oriented products. Companies like Apple can't survive if they can't keep selling you a new phone every year.Most of the product built in the last 70 years or so is still out there. There aren't consumables. They don't deteriorate or fall out of favor.
And it is one of those weird products that we, as consumers, like the old stuff at least as much as the new stuff. So upgrading isn't that big a deal, buying next year's model isn't that appealing. The value of used gear doesn't fall away (in many cases, it increases). Think about how many guitars the manufacturers have pumped out in the last decade after decade after decade. And then think about how few of those get 'written off' and remove from the market place. Townsend did his part, but most other pro's didn't follow suit.
Absolutely. My first good mountain bike, a Ritchey, had great components. Then, in the goal of getting lighter, bike companies started downsizing their drivetrain and rims, etc. Those first components lasted 5 years, and the replacements maybe a year or two. All to save 8 oz. The bike companies figured it out - and sold it as a plus and not a minus. LOLAnd corporations have figured this out, hence the rise of basically disposable, planned obsolescence oriented products. Companies like Apple can't survive if they can't keep selling you a new phone every year.
I don’t think vintage instruments will appreciate much in the future, except for maybe true collectors pieces; I doubt player grade instruments will increase.Hang on to your vintage (and soon-to-be vintage) instruments. I agree that the market is shrinking with the boomers, but the value of good vintage gear will always rise. I think. Lot of old stuff out there...
I'll take it one step further and say I'd prefer machined precision parts put together by a craftsman. I've had the warmoth stuff, and when it was put together by the right person, it was excellent. Danocaster's assembly work is second to none. I think that's why he does so well - machine precision and his tweaking the feel to perfection.i know alot of you will disagree with me, but i couldn't care less about hand crafted. i want machined precision. i want that perfection the guy in the article says a human can't duplicate. because for one thing, he's wrong. humans CAN be that accurate and repeatable, just not as fast. i worked for years at a company where my main job was fabricating what our cnc plasma table could/would not. i call b.s. on any so-called "craftsmen " who want you to accept an item that has flaws, solely on the basis that those imperfections somehow increase their value in some intangible, unexplainable way.
Dang good point.I'll take it one step further and say I'd prefer machined precision parts put together by a craftsman. I've had the warmoth stuff, and when it was put together by the right person, it was excellent. Danocaster's assembly work is second to none. I think that's why he does so well - machine precision and his tweaking the feel to perfection.
to my memory, i cant remember ever hearing/reading complaints about anything prs. one of these days i'll own one of those too.I don't hear ppl complaining about their quality
I'm thinking about getting a Mira.to my memory, i cant remember ever hearing/reading complaints about anything prs. one of these days i'll own one of those too.
that said, back in early 2014, before i bought my LP i tried out a heritage. it was the absolute, no hesitation, nicest playing guitar i have ever held in my hands, and the price was fair.
the ONLY reason i didn't immediately buy it and run from the store was the weight. it was 12 lbs at least, i am sure of it. you could anchor the queen mary with it. heavy to the point where it was actually uncomfortable sitting on my leg after about 20 min or so. for a younger or bigger player than i, it may have been a great guitar. i wanted something much lighter, so i bought my LP with modern weight relief. i have been very satisfied with that guitar ever since. i'd have to be in real bad trouble in order to ever sell it.