Not knowing all the small details of the Fat Sound Guitars episode (and no need to get into it, I'm OK not knowing)...but just based on the little I do know, I don't think it's comparable to Alan's situation with Carol Ann amps.2- To @Miroslav_L
You've been an ardent supporter of Alan's, and I think that's great. I would like to offer one bit of personal perspective, though. Earlier in this thread I mentioned Fat Sound Guitars. Many here are well aware of what a disastrous episode that proved to be as the business faltered. Stu Carter (owner of FSG) was - and is - a close friend of mine. As things were unfolding, I defended him unwaveringly on TGP. Unfortunately, I had to go back and eat quite a bit of public crow when it became obvious that I had been very myopic in my defense of Stu. So, you might want to let defense of Alan stand on Alan's actions. If he's the guy you say he is (and I believe he is), then he will eventually make good on everything he's committed to.
He has been very open about his intentions with the biz...he has posted here a good deal of details, including some personal things that many people would never openly reveal, about how deep he had to go financially to keep the CA biz going...and lastly, from all the discussion and the noted "people in waiting", it's really down to a handful of unfinished items, and even now, in his announcement on the CA website, he has again clearly stated that he will complete all orders and fulfill any outstanding warranty issues.
So TBH...I don' t expect (and never have) that I would at any point be "eating crow" over my defense of Alan.
I've already said that even if I ended up being somewhat wrong about anything with my defense, it will not sit badly on my conscience because it's based on my own experience and exchanges with Alan (all positive so far)...and not on what someone said to someone about what they heard from someone else...and all offline...etc.
I'm not worried about Alan, I'm just waiting on my orders... and I think too many people are overly worried about things that have mostly had to do with the long wait for a few of us, and nothing to do with anyone getting burned/ripped-off by Alan.
Eventually I expect to see my OD3 Ultra build show up...and one of those speakers too.