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$10,000? Really?

Postby Schlepporello » Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:16 am

OK, I'll admit that I'm not clicking the links to fully research this myself. But in looking at the Loud mouthpiece website, it truly says that their mouthpieces are $10,000! I understand that some sort of class is included with the price? I'm sorry, but that seems a bit much to me to be selling a mouthpiece. Does anyone have any clarification on this?
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Re: $10,000? Really?

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Re: $10,000? Really?

Postby Casca Grossa » Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:12 am

couple one of those with a Yamayork and you will win every audition.
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Re: $10,000? Really?

Postby Donn » Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:20 am

Schlepporello wrote:I understand that some sort of class is included with the price?


It appears you can take a version of the course for free. It's a multi-faceted and disruptive business strategy.
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Re: $10,000? Really?

Postby emcallaway » Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:39 am

On the bright side, t-shirts are only $335!
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Re: $10,000? Really?

Postby TheTuba » Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:48 pm

Schlepporello wrote:OK, I'll admit that I'm not clicking the links to fully research this myself. But in looking at the Loud mouthpiece website, it truly says that their mouthpieces are $10,000! I understand that some sort of class is included with the price? I'm sorry, but that seems a bit much to me to be selling a mouthpiece. Does anyone have any clarification on this?


I shudder when I think of them (mabye) making tubas well over 100k
But, gigbags are only 35k!
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I mean if you want to, you can buy me the tuba in my name :P
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Re: $10,000? Really?

Postby tofu » Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:43 am

I've got a couple in like new condition. I'll offer them up for the low low price of $5000.00 each. That is an unbelievable 50% off & since I'm such a nice guy I'll even throw in free shipping! :mrgreen:
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Re: $10,000? Really?

Postby Schlepporello » Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:20 am

emcallaway wrote:On the bright side, t-shirts are only $335!

I checked their website and this is true. It seems to me that they don't want to sell anything.
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Re: $10,000? Really?

Postby windshieldbug » Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:55 am

Maybe it's 10,000 Pesos.
Then they would only be $502.20 :shock:
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Re: $10,000? Really?

Postby groth » Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:24 am

I'm surprised no one has mentioned the outer space wild rant the owner went on about some family drama which led to this.

http://www.thealmightyuniversity.com/dynomics101.pdf

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Re: $10,000? Really?

Postby Schlepporello » Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:36 am

Yep, sounds to me like LOUD Mouthpieces is going out of business. To summarize the rant, her husband fell for a sweet thing and sued for divorce. Then the economy hit and she apparently has to raise her prices to an exorbitant amount to save her good name and her company. She's ruined because her husband apparently couldn't keep his pants zipped up, or so I surmised from her rant.
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Re: $10,000? Really?

Postby Donn » Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:27 pm

The economy doesn't seem to be the culprit, but there's some mention of "illegal sanctions", apparently including one or more restraining orders. There's also mention of a proposed sale. There appear to be employees, and in principle there might be some hope that the company could come back under employee ownership, but from the tone of that document there seems to be little chance for anything like that.
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Re: $10,000? Really?

Postby bort » Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:15 pm

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Re: $10,000? Really?

Postby lost » Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:02 pm

Thanks for sharing that document explaining the price change. It's quite a read and I feel sorry after reading it. I sincerely hope her faith will see her through.
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Re: $10,000? Really?

Postby bort » Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:37 pm

Tried to read it, still don't get it. None of that is remotely my business.

I thought the best revenge was living well, not trying to sink the ship out of spite and mockery?

But hey, at least the CDs are still only $14. :roll:
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Re: $10,000? Really?

Postby BrassKicksArse » Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:35 pm

You guys are in luck. I have a newer LM6, that I'm willing to let go for 5,000 dollars. I'm taking a 5,000 dollar hit here, but that's a sacrifice I'm willing to take for my fellow tuba players.
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Re: $10,000? Really?

Postby PMeuph » Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:04 pm

bort wrote:Tried to read it, still don't get it. None of that is remotely my business.

I thought the best revenge was living well, not trying to sink the ship out of spite and mockery?

But hey, at least the CDs are still only $14. :roll:



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Re: $10,000? Really?

Postby Schlepporello » Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:01 pm

BrassKicksArse wrote:You guys are in luck. I have a newer LM6, that I'm willing to let go for 5,000 dollars. I'm taking a 5,000 dollar hit here, but that's a sacrifice I'm willing to take for my fellow tuba players.

Thanks! But I'm plenty happy with my Blokepiece.
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Re: $10,000? Really?

Postby tofu » Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:41 pm

After reading it - more like wading through it - looks like he did what a lot of small business guys do -put the company in the wife's name. My guess is he wants to get his marital half of the assets out and she is using it to get back at him. I have no idea on the law on this, but perhaps he is entitled to part of the ongoing profits, but can't force her to sell it due to her ownership status and perhaps her lawyer told her she can't just unilaterally shut it down to spite him - so she has just raised prices to a ludicrous level that in effect makes sure no one buys and no money is made. Seems like cutting your nose off to spite your face as she forgoes her part of the profit as well. One thing I can tell from her missive - she is one angry woman.

I really like my LM-10, but could they really have been selling a lot of mouthpieces and making lots of money? I bought a second one as a spare because it seemed over the last few years they were already on the verge of going out of business.
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Re: $10,000? Really?

Postby bloke » Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:48 pm

Schlepporello wrote:
BrassKicksArse wrote:You guys are in luck. I have a newer LM6, that I'm willing to let go for 5,000 dollars. I'm taking a 5,000 dollar hit here, but that's a sacrifice I'm willing to take for my fellow tuba players.

Thanks! But I'm plenty happy with my Blokepiece.


though, admittedly, no bling...
...but I could (??) - as has a Japan-based manufacturer of musical merchandise - move most of the production to China, and double all the prices...
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