Harmony Reissues the Retro-Tastic Combo . Hand wired.

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  1. Donny Osmond fan

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    Reissue hand wired.

     
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    Noice!
     
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    Yes I thought so.
     
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    Wow, that is really cool they put a 6SJ7 in there.

    Would have preferred this one for looks
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    still I like what they did with the new one.

    btw, does Andy have a band? I'd be curious to hear it.
     
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    Andy makes everything sound great.;) Because he knows how to set things for optimal performance and tone.

    5Y3 for some sag and the 6L6 for that old brown face and early tweed power. I wish it had a 12AY7 or 12AX7 though.
     
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    Looks great. Sounds great. Andy does a superb demo ( as usual ) and it's priced very competitively. $400 for that much awesome?, Wow!.

    US only though :(

    So much to like.
     
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    I'll take the 2 guitars instead. LOL
     
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    I'm guessing MIC at that price ...
     
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    Conversation overheard at the Valco factory office in Chicago, December 1956:

    Vic: "Hey Al, I'm looking at our numbers for the year and we're getting killed by Fender and a few others."

    Al: "Well, what do you expect? We make cheap, junky amps for several brands, and the only people that buy them are parents whose kid wants to be the next Les Paul or Elvis Presley."

    Vic: "There's no way we'll get any market visibility with one of our amps onstage with a major artist. Our stuff is cheap and disposable. Hell--we're even building guitars out of cardboard. CARDBOARD, gentlemen! ...it's not looking good. If we make the same kind of numbers this time next year, we may have to pull the plug. Both my kids are in high school and there's no way I can pay for their college unless things start looking up."

    Lou: [pounds fist on table] "Don't worry. I have seen the future. These amps and guitars are going to be HOT. They will have legendary status."

    Vic: [stands up from his chair and glares at Lou] "What? Legendry? Are you drinking over lunch again? You're not smoking that marrawanna--"

    Lou: "Nope. Listen... [in a low, almost whispering voice] people in the future will assign insane value to what they'll call 'vintage', which will mean old musical equipment...even the cheepo stuff we're making today! There will even be a thing called a 're-issue', which is a *brand new* thing built to mimic the original item from many years ago. And the totally goofy thing is, many of these re-issues will have absolutely no basis in historical fact; just being 'vintage-y' will create the demand! I know this sounds completely nutso--but it is all true."

    [Vic and Al stare incredulously at Lou]

    Louis Dopyera was a *visionary* :eek:)
     
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    "I'll take the two guitars instead."

    And then, there's this:

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    ?????????????? Do you hate it??????????????????
     
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    Nope.

    Danelectro was the competition, and they were the ones making the cardboard guitars and amps.
     
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    I like that at least its cheap. The new rebranded Harmony guitars are all around $1,000, which I mean, I'm sure they're better than the old Harmony's, but still. Harmony was always a budget brand.
     
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    Yep. These days Andy looses me by using custom gear to test other custom gear. I found it way more legit when he was using a stock DRRI and stock Gibson and Fender guitars to demo. You need a reference for any of that to be useful.

    Bob
     
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    So does that mean they should not be reissued or stay a budget brand because they used to be one? Silly.
     
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    That wasn't an *actual* conversation--it was satire.

    So no need to attach actual history to it; that's like Philadelphia adopting Rocky as their city's hero: he was fictional :eek:)
     
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    no, but I do wonder how many people will pay that much for a new guitar that says Harmony on it. I think it might be tough to change the perception of the brand.
     
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    True. some expensive players think that since Heritage are making them that that will be the big appeal to get one. Harmony came back twice and failed. They mad accurate reissue. Harmony will too soon. But every Harmony reissue was high in price and not wanted. Even my Samick made Jupitor clone of the Harmony made 100 times better was not wanted. So Time will tell. Look at the Offset reissue. and the semi hollow reissues.

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    Nope. Danelectros were made of artisanal Masonite. An even bigger difference between them and Harmony is that the new Danelectro is actually succeeding. I sure don’t see these Harmonys in my local. I like the amp, though. Probably better than my ‘65 Harmony amp, which IS partly cardboard.
     
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    I think if they can reissue something like the Bobkat but at higher quality at the original they'll do pretty well.
     
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