Counterfeit goods factory busted

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by Ricochet, Mar 23, 2019.

  1. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Not just guitars get counterfeited. This factory was busted making fake audio gear by brands like Shure, Sennheiser, Yamaha and Harman.
    https://www.prosoundnetwork.com/bus...aRPIqZ_3EUqlG3CP0Gr7jwVYj_GSkeLq0IHezPrrX3dgk

    I wonder if this was the same factory that made my fake mic? :cool: Don't worry, for 10 bucks I wasn't fooled.

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  2. Hammerhands

    Hammerhands Country Gent

    Aug 26, 2011
    Winnipeg
    I’m certain those SM58s are all over the place on Craigslist and Kijiji.
     
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  3. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    If you start reading gear threads about how the older ones are way better, you'll know why.:)

    It's amazing the lengths these counterfeiters go through. All printwork, box, carrying bag, stickers etc.
     
  4. stevo

    stevo Country Gent

    May 1, 2012
    Atlanta
    Hard to see how there's much money in it.
     
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  5. stevo

    stevo Country Gent

    May 1, 2012
    Atlanta
    Sennheiser fakes have been around for longer than the Gretsch fakes I think.
     
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  6. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    It's baffling. 10 Bucks in the shops on Monkey Island, equals 3 bucks a piece from the factory(reckon there's a minimum amount, maybe a 100?), add 3 bucks for shipping to the island, add 2 bucks for distributing, add 2 bucks for the shopkeeper?
     
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  7. Jockabilly

    Jockabilly Synchromatic

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  8. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    Florida
    I sold a 57a on Reverb a few months back but I knew it was legit because I bought it new at a local shop. Had no idea microphones were being faked. Not surprised though.
     
  9. Alberta_Slim

    Alberta_Slim Gretschie

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    May 18, 2018
    Ontario
    Got you covered my man:

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  10. Setzerhotrod

    Setzerhotrod Country Gent

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    Oct 26, 2011
    Anchorage Alaska
    If people worked that hard being honest they'd make a killing!
     
  11. stevo

    stevo Country Gent

    May 1, 2012
    Atlanta
    Cleared that right up!
     
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  12. Jockabilly

    Jockabilly Synchromatic

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    I thought maybe it was the one in Bray but that definitely ain't that one.
     
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  13. Jelly Roll Horton

    Jelly Roll Horton Synchromatic

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    Nov 10, 2017
    Portland, OR
    Weird biz plan for sure.
     
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  14. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    Florida
    Is that the Monkey Island in Japan? There’s one right off of Yokosuka that I remember.
     
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  15. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

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    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    Good that they
    busted them. One more off the market. Damn.
     
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  16. Where can i get some of those?
     
  17. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Its a state of mind.
     
  18. Jockabilly

    Jockabilly Synchromatic

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    Funny actually just how many Monkey Islands there are around the world apparently. I just live on the Island of Lost Souls myself....or at least that's what the UK feels like to me these days.
     
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  19. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Not sure if they’re still around but they used to have MXL in the shops which were blatant Shure knockoffs.
    Thomann Germany is selling their own Shure(and others) mic knockoffs under the name T-bone. Sad thing is they sound pretty decent for the peanuts.
     
  20. Jockabilly

    Jockabilly Synchromatic

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    As far as the Thomann brand stuff and other 'Pac Rim' manufactured goods of all manners my theory is that they are making this stuff to an excellent standard and selling it at well under cost. I believe the plan is to provide impressive quality goods at ridiculously low prices that no-one else in the world can possibly compete with and, once the rest of the world is out of business, they will put their prices up to realistic levels. I have a ton of stuff that I have bought over the years which was made in China, Korea, Vietnam that cost me less to buy than it must have cost to ship and yet the quality is as good as anything I have bought made elsewhere.
     
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