Why Doesn't Rondo Sell Pedals?

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  1. Mickey

    Mickey Gandalf the Intonationer

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    I am not sure why you think Kurt can source pedals and can profitably sell them at the same price as Joyo can. I would think that is extremely unlikely.
     
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    Mr. Leyvatone Well-Known Member

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    Probably the right answer.
    Amazon has a zillion cheap pedals, all available with quick, cheap shipping. I'd definitely go there before engaging in a Rondo transaction.
     
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    Exactly. I have nothing against Kurt, or Rondo. But I can get a zillion different pedals for $20-$40 each from Amazon, with free shipping, and have it in my hands in a day or two. Also, Amazon has a great, simple return/refund policy. I doubt if Rondo could compete with that, and still make a profit.
     
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    tobijohn The Great Enabler Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Well, he did it with a guitar....:)
     
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    mozz Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Not enough profit margin. Besides, all those cease and desist letters take up a lot of time.
     
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    I would say anybody getting into the very affordable clone pedal market is about 10 years late.

    The first I ever I can remember is the Danelectro Cool Cat OD-1, which I bought for $22 new because it sounded very good. I heard of OCD, but never heard one and I had no clue that the Dano was a clone and the real deal was going for much more than they are today.

    So I want to say that was around 2007?
     
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    I think you can do it. Even easier for Kurt.

    Pricing just depends on volume, as always.
     
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    Yeah, I bought one. They are not any good. Very cheaply made. I would never even gig with it. I just use it for a storage box. What can you expect for the price though, I suppose
     
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    I can only imagine the cut/paste issues with pedals and hte confusion it would create.

    Chorus pedal:
    * 100% Analog
    * 600ms of delay
    * Volume, gain, delay, phase, tone controls
    * Made in China
    * Made in South Korea
    * Wide neck for extra comfort
     
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    Jack is stable
     
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    Question for those that say they'd buy pedals from Rondo. How many pedals per year do you buy now and how many would be from Rondo? Since there are so many types of each pedal how many of each should he stck ? how many kinds of delay, of reverb ,compressor overdrive or boost not to mention all the others.
     
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    I think it should just be a "basic" line, something like Overdrive, Distortion, Phase, Flange, Chorus, Reverb, Compression. Only one flavor of each. Keep it simple.
     
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    Only on the B stocks.
     
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    Yup. There's no margin in it, I don't think. It's mainly a market share/customer loyalty thing. Rondo's shipping is too expensive to purchase pedals alone, but I suspect people who are buying a guitar and a case may easily throw in a boost pedal or some such.

    I have no idea how many guitars Rondo is actually selling these days, relative to prior years. But the inventory has gotten so bad that AGF, once an Agile forum, has taken to custom designing guitars for group buys as the only way to get anything purchaseable out of Rondo.
     
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    Yup! I have two of them: one for my Fractal AX8 and the other for my Fractal MFC-101 MkIII for my Axe FX II XL+. They're not too expensive and are just what I was looking for. I did do a bit of a mod to both, though: I got plexi glass cut to the inner dimensions and mounted it the inside with the same nuts and bolts that hold the rubber feet I added to the pedal board side of the case. I then added industrial strength velcro to the plexi glass to pair with what I put on the AX8, MFC 101, and expression pedals.

    Here's a crappy picture of my AX8 rig when I was in the middle of moving but had to learn 11 songs in an hour before rehearsal.

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