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Unread 04-22-2013, 11:37 AM   #51
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This is weird. I contacted them to get my krankenstein head repaired. I heard they were going out of business. so i decided to ask them. On march 19th i asked their administrator and this is what he told me.

"Hey Bob,

Patrick's really got quite a bit of back logged emails to answer, give him a bit more time. We just started a new production run of 1980 and SST amps, Rev + and K-stein+ are next up.
Not sure where "people on forums" get their information about us going out of business?
Maybe they got the winning lottery numbers too!!
Truth is, that due to recent events, KRANK is stronger than ever.
We encourage you to stay tuned! We've got some exciting things happening in the very near future!!
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Unread 04-22-2013, 12:29 PM   #52
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cool, I was kinda bummed they were going out.
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This is weird. I contacted them to get my krankenstein head repaired. I heard they were going out of business. so i decided to ask them. On march 19th i asked their administrator and this is what he told me.

"Hey Bob,

Patrick's really got quite a bit of back logged emails to answer, give him a bit more time. We just started a new production run of 1980 and SST amps, Rev + and K-stein+ are next up.
Not sure where "people on forums" get their information about us going out of business?
Maybe they got the winning lottery numbers too!!
Truth is, that due to recent events, KRANK is stronger than ever.
We encourage you to stay tuned! We've got some exciting things happening in the very near future!!
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Unread 04-23-2013, 07:57 AM   #54
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Made my day
called that number. apparently krank is done. kind of messed up how they just bailed on their customers and didn't even let them know. The dude told me that two days before they closed.
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Unread 04-23-2013, 09:50 AM   #55
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Kind of a cautionary tale. Their amps could sound pretty good (obviously no amp is for everyone) and were inexpensive. What seemed to get them (at least on internet forums) was backlash to very poor marketing. Would have been better to rest on the merits of their amps, but then maybe no as many people would have heard of them.
Yeah - Most guys at TGP would never be caught dead with an amp called "Krank" - seriously
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Which exact model is the "awesome" krank cab supposed to be?
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Which exact model is the "awesome" krank cab supposed to be?
For example, the "Revolution 412". Discontinued, unfortunately. But the "Rev SST 412" or whatever the follow-up models name is, is pretty good also.
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The Rev 412 is still available. The SST 4x12 also seems to be pretty good, too. I've heard really good things about the Eminence V12 speakers.
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It was a hoax, not shutting down.
They posted a statement that I saw on another site. They're still in full production.


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never played a Krank I liked. sad to see anyone out of business though.
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The Rev 412 is still available.
Yeah, the REV, not the original Revelation. The Rev is plywood, where the original Revelation cab was actually solid wood (poplar).
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Yeah, the REV, not the original Revelation. The Rev is plywood, where the original Revelation cab was actually solid wood (poplar).
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The rev sst is plywood where the revolution is solid wood.
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I know. I linked Revolution, not the Rev SST.
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My bad, I didn't realise peter was referring the Rev as the sst. I usually just call the revolution cab the Rev.
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Damnit, I SWEAR that every dealer in Europe confirmed me that it is obsolete, because I wanted to get a second one. Every single one. Starting from locals over to Thomann over to their official importer.
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never played a Krank I liked. sad to see anyone out of business though.
Pretty much how I feel. I don't like their products and I woudn't spend my money any of their amps I've played (admittedly only a Krankenstein head and Rev1 head though a Krank cab, not sure which one) but more choice is a good thing, the more amp companies there are out there the better.

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Unread 04-25-2013, 06:01 PM   #68
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the only complaint I've really heard from Krank amps is that they're really ....ing loud.

Other then that I've heard some pretty sweet tones, IMO Amon Amarth sounded much better before their guitar players switched to 6505's, obviously Dime, and brendon small.

Though there is quite a striking trend of touring musicians dropping the amps after some time and going with other brands
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Stiff is a few years old. I think they were founded when Krank announced they were closing shop the first time.
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first two times i tried out a krankenstein, the ....ing amps never worked

then when i did get to try out a couple working Kranks, i just felt underwhelmed, extremely so

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Buping this thread... I noticed Musicians Friend has a lot less Krank stuff available, and has the remaining stock on sale.

Krank | Musician's Friend

Also, Gearhounds did the same, and even removed Krank from their "New for 2013" list.

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GearHounds - Krank Amplification 2013 Models

Either they got some new stuff planned, or the company really is out of business.
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got bored earlier and decided to compare my cabs dimensions to other cabs and stumbled across this, TONYKRANK INC.

looks like they're done for now but have a plan in the works, who knows at this point though lol.
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Yes, they are indeed out of business.

Never got around to play a Krank amp. From most of the clips I've heard they seem to be quite beefy amps, at least the Krankenstein

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