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Amp factory videos

PostPosted: 30 Aug 2010, 08:41
by KMG
Some interesting videos from well known factories.
Marshall Amplification
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1V9jRuN3Wg&NR
Mesa Boogie
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RD5LRtjCd-o
HiWatt UK
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsPf2I_EwfY
Enjoy

Re: Amp factory videos

PostPosted: 30 Aug 2010, 18:41
by Greenmachine
Thanks! I loved the Hiwatt video. :applause:

Re: Amp factory videos

PostPosted: 30 Aug 2010, 22:06
by KindaFuzzy
Those factories look like my basement times 100 and with more robots, maybe I should get more robots.

Re: Amp factory videos

PostPosted: 10 Sep 2010, 20:07
by TheHog107
I was impressed with the HiWatt video. They really do make amps like they used to.

I was surprised in the Mesa Boogie video, there's a guy wacking the chasis into place with the wooden handle of his hammer. Nothing like the rite tool for the job. :roll:

Re: Amp factory videos

PostPosted: 16 Sep 2010, 09:08
by Hides-His-Eyes
I was fairly impressed with the marshall setup actually.

Re: Amp factory videos

PostPosted: 16 Sep 2010, 10:06
by KMG
TheHog107 wrote:I was surprised in the Mesa Boogie video, there's a guy wacking the chasis into place with the wooden handle of his hammer. Nothing like the rite tool for the job. :roll:

I think that this is test for "cold " solder joints.

Re: Amp factory videos

PostPosted: 16 Sep 2010, 13:59
by Greenmachine
KMG wrote:
TheHog107 wrote:I was surprised in the Mesa Boogie video, there's a guy wacking the chasis into place with the wooden handle of his hammer. Nothing like the rite tool for the job. :roll:

I think that this is test for "cold " solder joints.


For real? :shock:

Should I start doing this with my pedals? I've got a nice brick ...

Re: Amp factory videos

PostPosted: 16 Sep 2010, 14:09
by Hides-His-Eyes
I wonder if my pedals would survive a good bricking...

Re: Amp factory videos

PostPosted: 12 Oct 2010, 14:50
by darkglass

Re: Amp factory videos

PostPosted: 09 Oct 2011, 17:45
by CHEEZOR
Just found one and remembered this thread.

Fender: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... 4sNv1Ck6dc

Re: Amp factory videos

PostPosted: 09 Oct 2011, 22:35
by Greenmachine
Watching the Fender video with all the women wiring those things got me thinking ... they don't look like they're having the greatest time of their life soldering guitar amps together. So different than when I'm putting one together.

Re: Amp factory videos

PostPosted: 09 Oct 2011, 22:59
by ppluis0
In these videos we can see how each of the manufacturers use different marketing strategies...

Marshall shows all its facilities to show how powerful they are, while only partly Fender reveals several employees rather dull, while assembled one of their models.

Hiwatt shows, on purpose, that there are very few people working calmly inside a huge industrial plant, to make us believe that the equipment is manufactured in a more traditional way than it really happens.

And in the case of Bogner, where the tour is done after normal working hours and using a funny hat, only serves to know where they make their amps, but not how they are manufactured.

Is just my opinion... :roll:

Re: Amp factory videos

PostPosted: 02 Nov 2011, 04:47
by CHEEZOR
All of these videos all shown the high end amps these companies make, but what about the other 80% or so that are made in China? Im sure the facility looks a little different over there...

Re: Amp factory videos

PostPosted: 02 Nov 2011, 21:56
by Seiche
Greenmachine wrote:Watching the Fender video with all the women wiring those things got me thinking ... they don't look like they're having the greatest time of their life soldering guitar amps together. So different than when I'm putting one together.

yeah they looked a bit careless. the one pushing in the tubes, you can tell she hates her job.

but rebecca dirks... :shock: :horsey:

Re: Amp factory videos

PostPosted: 02 Nov 2011, 22:38
by FiveseveN
Seiche wrote:but rebecca dirks... :shock: :horsey:

Must... get... interviewed... by Premier Guitar!

Re: Amp factory videos

PostPosted: 02 Nov 2011, 23:43
by Steven_M
The Matamp factory tour is slightly less polished/official


Link


[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=kkaDl46kL1c[/youtube]

Re: Amp factory videos

PostPosted: 03 Jul 2012, 02:08
by FiveseveN
TC Electronic:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZL7-JQwWfw

Not strictly amp builders, but I got a kick out of all the in-house testing. I was going to suggest watching the Death By Audio tour for a laugh, but it's no longer on the YouTubes. :mrgreen:

Re: Amp factory videos

PostPosted: 03 Jul 2012, 18:23
by Seiche
FiveseveN wrote:Not strictly amp builders, but I got a kick out of all the in-house testing. I was going to suggest watching the Death By Audio tour for a laugh, but it's no longer on the YouTubes. :mrgreen:

I don't know if you mean the same video, but a DBA tour is part of "FUZZ - The Sound That Revolutionized The World" (around the 39:45 mark, and in some other parts of the film)

Re: Amp factory videos

PostPosted: 03 Jul 2012, 20:39
by FiveseveN
Nah, I seem to remember a more general tour/interview, though it was of the same shack for sure. Or maybe I just imagined it.
Anyway, they seem pretty candid about their knowledge and means, so I guess it wouldn't be fair to make fun of them.

Re: Amp factory videos

PostPosted: 11 Jul 2012, 00:48
by okgb
Just getting back to the boogie & hammer , I think they're very proud of that technique
that their amps are sooo well made they can take . I have a mkIII [ mine is a dog ] that has
metal hammer marks on the heatsink , can't say if they did it powered up or not .

Good observations about what they want , or don't care to show in the tours