Yesterday I sent out a letter to all my dealers stating that in 2019 DR.Z Amps will only sell Black tolexed amps and cabs. I know this move may upset a few guys , but it is a change I have long wanted to incorporate. For the sake of efficiency of inventory this change will help us immensely. My cabs come from a supplier that utilizes CNC construction , this give me precision built cabs, at very tight tolerances. Down side is in large minimum orders to cover CNC setup and efficient use of sheet goods, most cab order are 36 piece minimum. So if I have an order for a Red 1x12 combo cab , and I don't have one in stock I must order 36 cabs to fill that one order. This is both an inventory cost nightmare as well as a physical storage problem. Even if I have Blonde and Black 1x12 combo cabs in stock , I now need 36 more to fill a one piece order. This scenario has been happening for years to my dismay and my margins have suffered.
Guys trust me a Black combo sound exactly the same as a Red Combo. This change will allow me to save money, spend less time forecasting cab colors, and will be able to maintain prices with little or no increases, all without changing the sound or quality of my amps. As Henry Ford was noted for stating " You can have any color car , as long as it's Black ".
Z Wreck will still be available in Quantum Silver, and colors will be available through 2018 from the factory.
Post by Jaguarguy (Mike) on Aug 22, 2018 6:18:21 GMT -7
That strategy has pretty much worked for most other manufacturers - had to be only a matter of time. And I'm sure Doc is right - a black cab sounds the same as a red cab. Now Doc, don't go messing with those jewel lights though!
BTW - Marc pointed out that with only black cabs beginning in 2019, the value of red, blonde, and green cabs should go up
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