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Offline Slashpepper

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« Reply #15 on: July 10, 2010, 03:19:17 PM »
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I dunno guys, I kiinda like the New Idols..



I agree, I think they're really nice looking, but I think I still prefer the older shape. I'll see what kind of range they end up doing, I like to have guitars in the darker end of the spectrum... May well end up with one at some point, hopefully I'll get a play whenever they appear!

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« Reply #16 on: July 11, 2010, 10:03:04 AM »
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I dunno guys, I kiinda like the New Idols..




Don't get me wrong. I like 'em too. But I'd rather buy one that says Les Paul on the headstock.

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« Reply #17 on: July 11, 2010, 10:27:48 AM »
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quote:
Originally posted by Junior88

I dunno guys, I kiinda like the New Idols..




Don't get me wrong. I like 'em too. But I'd rather buy one that says Les Paul on the headstock.

[;)]



Well, hah, yeah. But I can only afford one that says Epiphone . . . [B)][;)][V]

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« Reply #18 on: July 12, 2010, 07:50:58 AM »
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Well, hah, yeah. But I can only afford one that says Epiphone . . . [B)][;)][V]





I had that in mind. If I'm not mistaken, all the Epiphone LP's say Les Paul, as do the Gibsons. This begins to illustrate my point.
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« Reply #19 on: July 15, 2010, 02:39:00 AM »
Hey, I'm really interested in some pics of these Original and Mighty Idols...Google's giving me nothing.

If you're worried about confidentiality, just PM me a link...

EDIT: Silly me, we don't have a PM function on the forum!  Just use the email link...
« Last Edit: July 15, 2010, 05:32:24 PM by CivoLee »
 

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« Reply #20 on: July 16, 2010, 08:56:07 AM »
I don't know what to say except i'm working on it.  I can't go into alot of detail but we will continue with the original Idol shape.  I'm currently working on adding models with Grovers and Duncans.  I had to ride the wave for a while.  

Although, I have to say that i like the WIDLX.  If you guys get a chance to check it out, and you can get over the fact that it doesn't have Grovers, you may like it.  It has USM/Duncan pickups which is a proprietary pickup made in China for US Music by Seymour Duncan.  They sound better than the Randalls which i know alot of you like.  The USM/Duncan pickups will be on all the set neck Idols.
Also, there's a WIDLXLITE which is super thin like the USA WI566/WI568 and has the same neck joint.
Anyway, don't lose faith.  I'll continue to work on the line until we get where we need to be.
 

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« Reply #21 on: August 31, 2010, 08:59:31 PM »
The muddling around,announcing,un-announcing,name-changing;it all tells me they don't know what to do.Is this a case of board members designing product while engineers chomp at the bit to make killer guitars? That's what nearly killed the auto industry.
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« Reply #22 on: August 31, 2010, 09:06:15 PM »
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I'll continue to work on the line until we get where we need to be.

Get out of Chinipko and back to work in the USA!

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« Reply #23 on: September 01, 2010, 08:35:25 AM »
Rocket,
I would love to do more in the US.  The only reason we've had to scale back is because of demand.  We are currently working on new USA guitars to help kick start sales again.  Hopefully, we will be able to release at Winter Namm.
 

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« Reply #24 on: September 01, 2010, 12:23:06 PM »
Good luck in any case. At least you are doing something. [:)]
 

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« Reply #25 on: September 01, 2010, 02:09:03 PM »
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Originally posted by WB-Nick

Rocket,
I would love to do more in the US.  The only reason we've had to scale back is because of demand.  We are currently working on new USA guitars to help kick start sales again.  Hopefully, we will be able to release at Winter Namm.



I hope this will include the Idol & HM series and not those god awful
Les Paul replicas and those X500 bolt-ons

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« Reply #26 on: September 01, 2010, 05:44:36 PM »
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Originally posted by WB-Nick

Rocket,
I would love to do more in the US.  The only reason we've had to scale back is because of demand.  We are currently working on new USA guitars to help kick start sales again.  Hopefully, we will be able to release at Winter Namm.


How do y'all intend to kick start sales with no product in the stores to buy? It's very hard to sell phantoms... (see Tucker Automobiles.)
If Washburn really intends to ramp up sales as a market move, flood the market to get the name out there, undercut your competition, and then beef up CS to support those sales.
The rest will eventually fall into place.
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« Reply #27 on: September 01, 2010, 06:43:37 PM »
That theory makes sense from the mfg side, but if I'm a retailer, my sq footage is gold. I'm unlikely to dedicate it to a brand name that can't assure me to SOME degree that they're gonna back up product placement with some kind of general market awareness. The store owner has to feel confident.
In an earlier life I sold Frito Lay products in stores on the southern Maine coastline. Every end-cap, every extra 3 feet of shelf space was clamored and battled over. The store manager would decide who got what based on the promo materials available, how good last years superbowl ad was etc. Even if I would GIVE him a truck load of product, doesn't mean it's gonna move, and if the other guy has a better track record of support, well......

I'd love to see Washburns in the stores, but I understand store owners apprehension.

This is in large part what NAMM is all about, isn't it?
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« Reply #28 on: September 04, 2010, 08:19:51 PM »
Personally I'm going to wait and try out an IDOLLITE3CUSTOM before I comment on the pro's and con's of model changes. Change can be a very good step in the right direction if the product is solid.
 

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« Reply #29 on: September 11, 2010, 02:17:06 PM »
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Originally posted by NickS

Personally I'm going to wait and try out an IDOLLITE3CUSTOM before I comment on the pro's and con's of model changes. Change can be a very good step in the right direction if the product is solid.



If the specs recently posted on the website are any indication, there won't be an IDOLLITE3CUSTOM, at least not this year.