I think a lot of people here respect Conrad because of what he did with Sunn when he owned it and the products that he created and the sounds that they make. Sure theyíre largely Dynaco derived, but thatís ok. He was in the right place at the right time and had some great ideas and here we are. The speaker cabinets were the important and influential component to the sound anyway in my mind, and that was all Conrad there. Theyíre best suited for bass playing instead of guitar, but thatís just me. The later Sunn products after Conrad sold the company are equally valid too. Sunn made a lot of good products over the yearsÖ..basically until Fender got a hold of them anyway. Iíve got a Sunn mixer from the mid 70ís that is great, and Conrad didnít have anything to do with that. I think itís pretty cool that someone like Conrad who started a company years ago chooses to spend some of his time talking to people who are interested in those products from years ago. You donít get that personal interaction with most companies or former company owners.
Personally Iím not at all bothered if topics stray from Sunn to other things. It happens on just about every forum on the net. Sometimes they have separate sections devoted to those type of things and other times not. I think having a separate section here would be beneficial to the community, but weíll have to wait to see what Tboy says. Iím also not bothered if people talk about his current products because Conrad was a member to this forum years ago before he was even doing his current line of amps, and he shouldnít have to suddenly stop posting because he now makes a product that doesnít have anything to do with Sunn. As I said beforeÖ.youíll notice that Conrad hasnít come on here and made a big post and talked about his amps as if he is trying to get everyone to buy them. Heís answered questions about them, and referred people to email or his website when they want to know more. Iíve answered questions from one poster when he had them about the amps because I had something to contribute. Youíve attacked him and I because you are apparently opposed to this site having any subjects not having to do with Sunn on them I guess. Well where does it say that this site will only have posts related to Sunn amps? If it is a problem, then why hasnít someone come along who is responsible for this site such as tboy and said no-no boys? I think itís only you that have a problem with other subjects here Joe, and I say get over it. Bring up these other subjects you were talking about tooÖ.Iím sure lots of people here would be interested. We are after all mostly musicians and Iíve never met a musician who wasnít curious about gear of all types.
I still donít get the reference to tweed fender clones or clones of anything really aside from the look and chassis construction design? Just like any other designer, you take what is known, and you build on it, and add your own twist or tweak, and this is what Conrad has done. This Blues Jammer amp is completely different than the Rocket Vessel amp that he also makes and neither one is a tweed fender clone. I donít think when people who arenít associated with Conrad at all ask a question about his products and people answer those questions that you can consider it marketing either. If Conrad come on here and made a blatant sales pitch post and glorified his products and told everyone to go check them outÖ.well Iíd have a problem with that and would consider that marketing.
It is probably best if we can get some other section to talk about things like this so we can keep this area strictly to Sunn and head off arguments like weíve had in the past. Then we can all be happy and move along. You can say that there are other sites devoted to other things such as the regular Ampage area, or AX84, but not all of our community is there. Iím going to wait to see what Tboy says/does about it, but in the meantime, it doesnít bother me at all to have other subjects on here. Bring up whatever subjects you like Joe.