Why so long to get a Roland?



Re: Why so long to get a Roland?

Postby JerryPH » Tue Feb 07, 2017 1:25 am

Pigini are the ones that make the best mics I have seen anywhere... well, actually it's HA Tools that makes it for them, they have the 10+8 system.

http://www.pigini.homepage.t-online.de/ ... nmikro.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEUpWVESnWQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFuHKAxExQE

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Re: Why so long to get a Roland?

Postby Acon » Tue Feb 07, 2017 3:05 am

Wow that looks very cool (though I don't have any single clue how it works :D ).

PIGINI never told me they can do this. The page is in German so I guess that's the trick of the German PIGINI reseller?
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Re: Why so long to get a Roland?

Postby JerryPH » Tue Feb 07, 2017 2:33 pm

Acon wrote:1. Wow that looks very cool (though I don't have any single clue how it works :D ).
2. The page is in German so I guess that's the trick of the German PIGINI reseller?


1. It's deceptively simple, even to someone like me that has no electrical engineering background. If you search on Youtube for "how to make a condenser microphone", there are some very easy to understand videos. Easy enough to make me consider making my own DIY system one day. Packaging is the biggest challenge, the rest is fairly easy. :)

2. Well, it's Heinz Aumüller's design, I suspect he is the Pigini Germany distributor. He does have some explanation in English on his website, and the videos are pretty self-explanatory. I like his design very much, but it is very expensive. I figure that I could maybe make my own design for about 25-30% of his price.
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Re: Why so long to get a Roland?

Postby mitchnc » Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:37 pm

Now Roland bumped it another month.

I give up.
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Re: Why so long to get a Roland?

Postby JerryPH » Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:26 pm

mitchnc wrote:Now Roland bumped it another month.
I give up.

Ah man, I'm really sorry about that. The good news is that when it does come in, you are going to LOVE it, so please try to stick it out. :)
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Re: Why so long to get a Roland?

Postby Glenn » Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:33 am

Really weird.
The shop I bought mine from in The Netherlands got one for me to try in one week. I tried it and bought it and never looked back. Must be something "odd" with your importer.


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Re: Why so long to get a Roland?

Postby JerryPH » Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:56 am

Glenn wrote:Really weird.
The shop I bought mine from in The Netherlands got one for me to try in one week. I tried it and bought it and never looked back. Must be something "odd" with your importer.

I had earlier suggested that he try at another retailer, but there are ties of friendship and therefore some feelings of commitment. I personally feel it a bit of a mistake as I know of 3 others that ordered theirs and they are all happily playing now, each about a month after the wait. I'll be the first to say that this is in Canada, not the UK, but still. I think I even provided links with dealers that had it in stock some time back.
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Re: Why so long to get a Roland?

Postby mitchnc » Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:49 pm

I'm checking with other retailers now.

From Liberty Bellows:

Thanks for writing. Sorry but they are backordered indefinitely. We have had a standing order for 12 months to no avail. If we get some in new or used, we'll let you know! Thanks, Mike
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Re: Why so long to get a Roland?

Postby mitchnc » Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:51 pm

Somebody went a little crazy with the decorations:

http://m.ebay.com/itm/262875280064
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Re: Why so long to get a Roland?

Postby mitchnc » Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:26 pm

I talked to three US accordion dealers today.
They said not to bother ordering from another dealer because Roland isn't fulfilling their orders, but the dealers don't know why. They never know on any given month if they'll receive what they ordered.

But they can sell me a nice 4xb right now. :)
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