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Discussion in 'Gear & Equipment' started by Lukhas, Jul 27, 2020.
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Even at US prices I doubt I could ever afford and/or justify owning a JP-2C. Total cloud dreaming amp for me.
Well, here in France on the Thomann website, the price is still at 3 298€...
Yeah. It was 4500€ before.
So 2020 isn't that bad; I will finally pull the trigger on a JP2C before 2021
There's still time for an asteroid or an alien invasion yet
While I'm certain manufacturers like Mesa are still profitable, it's undeniable that a lot of tube amp manufacturers must have been hurt by the surge in digital units.
Mesa boogie has always made cool, innovative and good sounding stuff. It's cool that more people will now be able to afford and try their amps.
I don't think digital gear has made as big of a dent. Sure, it's probably eaten an extra percentage point of market share, but like most industries, it's the constant stream of new brands that's the biggest threat.
Not to mention "boutique" OEMs like BAD and the further shift towards Far East OEMs for mid-tier brands.
As the world gets smaller, distributors' utility fades in importance. Back in the day of the fax machine they made more sense.
Dunno, on thomann IT is still 3222€ wich is more or less the same price as in every shop i've seen online.
Is currently unavaible, maybe they're updating the price once is restocked.
I'm hoping to see 2800€ or less as new price.
You won't. The price has been already cut down as I said.
JP2C is £2800 at Anderton's. Either Anderton's sells out at that price or Thomann adjusts down, I would guess the latter
We shouldn't mix up currencies. £2800 is around 3100€ after all. Andertons and Thomann are not that far from each other.
If this were truly so then the tube amp market would have simply folded already. Since it hasn't one can then reasonably assume that people still prefer their valves or zeros and ones.
Or people don't need a modeler with 100 amps and are just happy playing their favorite amp and bringing it to the occasional gig.
The pros of a digital modeler (portability, consistency, having everything in one unit...) are more relevant for the touring musician or audio engineer, but the majority of people do not fill in that category.
And tinkering with modelers take away so much time from enjoying and writing music. Most of productivity is out of the window. I make a point to have one inspiring tube amp that you can just plug straight to and just let it rip.
Booting stuff and changing IRs just dampen the experience.