Post Number: 23
|Posted on Tuesday, July 13, 2010 - 7:57 pm: |
is this a joke?
Post Number: 231
|Posted on Tuesday, July 13, 2010 - 8:25 pm: |
Also posted here
there seems to be some authenticity to the claim
Post Number: 2532
|Posted on Wednesday, July 14, 2010 - 12:56 am: |
The linked thread discusses LD Heater's involvement as a distributor of Alembic instruments.
That's an entirely different matter from the Pan/Alembic instruments.
A few years back, Michael posted in this thread the following:
"Pan was a company that was distributed by L.D. Heater. The same folks that distributed Alembic back in 1973 and 74 before Rothchild stepped in. A Pan/Alembic is a Pan instrument that was modified by Alembic on a production line basis. At least that is what the Pan brochure says that I am taking this from. The Pan/Alembic instruments featured Alembic ceramic magnet hot-rod modification and some Alembic shielding. There was also some Alembic low end boost and low end cut switches. So....a Pan was a Pan, and a Pan/Alembic was just a knockoff with some uprated electronics."
Post Number: 6824
|Posted on Wednesday, July 14, 2010 - 1:25 pm: |
Pan was not modified by Alembic. Pan sent us some instruments asking for comments on how to improve them. We sent them back with a list of things, like adding Hot-Rod kits or Blasters and shielding. Then our logo shows up with the claim "modified by Alembic" on their guitars. Weak!
I didn't realize they had it explicitly stated in their brochure as well. I would restate that a Pan was a Pan and a Pan/Alembic is a Pan with Alembic writing on it but no direct involvement from Alembic.
Post Number: 232
|Posted on Wednesday, July 14, 2010 - 3:09 pm: |
Sorry my bad.
Post Number: 1087
|Posted on Saturday, September 25, 2010 - 8:19 pm: |
Here's a seller that bought in to the hype
Post Number: 139
|Posted on Saturday, September 25, 2010 - 9:21 pm: |
how can these companies get away with these false claims? what about copyright and trade marks?
maybe because it was some years ago. Wouldn't happen todays market?......
Post Number: 2601
|Posted on Sunday, September 26, 2010 - 2:51 am: |
As the trademark holder you have to oppose the infringement - it was the same then as it is now. Have your legal representative write them a cease-and-desist letter, sue them if they don't comply. And remember that if you don't oppose the infringement, you might lose the trademark.
Post Number: 4588
|Posted on Sunday, September 26, 2010 - 10:13 am: |
Anyone notice that the description states "4 pickups"? The seller apparently can't count, either!
(Message edited by lbpesq on September 26, 2010)