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#2926623 - 05/12/18 12:19 AM Yamaha buys Ampeg from Loud Technologies
Mark Schmieder Offline
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http://ampeg.com/roundsound/news-events/...ic-ampeg-brand/

A bit of a surprise -- didn't see that one coming.
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#2927092 - 05/15/18 05:39 AM Re: Yamaha buys Ampeg from Loud Technologies [Re: Mark Schmieder]
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It could very well be a good thing. Witness Yamaha's 2004 purchase of Steinberg GmbH (Cubase, Nuendo, etc.)) If Yamaha does the same with Ampeg (and why wouldn't they?) this is very good news.
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#2927250 - 05/15/18 11:02 PM Re: Yamaha buys Ampeg from Loud Technologies [Re: Steve Force]
Mark Schmieder Offline
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Yes, I agree. It took a few years, but Yamaha turned Steinberg around, in terms of QC and customer relations, to the point that I now own two Steinberg products (Cubase and Wavelab) and am considering a third (Dorico notation app).

They've also been good stewards of the Bosendorfer brand. Not sure about Line6 as I don't like that line (for bass at least).
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#2927264 - 05/16/18 02:08 AM Re: Yamaha buys Ampeg from Loud Technologies [Re: Mark Schmieder]
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RE: Line 6 for bass--you just have to check out the Line6 Helix. It might very well change your mind...
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#2927477 - 05/17/18 08:13 AM Re: Yamaha buys Ampeg from Loud Technologies [Re: Steve Force]
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Agreed. Yamaha's a good big company.

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#2927539 - 05/17/18 12:36 PM Re: Yamaha buys Ampeg from Loud Technologies [Re: dsetto]
Mark Schmieder Offline
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Hmm, I'll check that out then. Yamaha is indeed one of the "good guys" amongst large companies, and donates a lot to education. I had such a bad experience with Line 6 stuff years ago, that it hadn't occurred to me that Yamaha might have upped the quality since they bought them out.
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