Tony "Krank" - come on...that's his real name? Guess he was born to "Krank it up" then. Fortuitous for someone who ended up designing metal amps. Guess the other end of the spectrum would be those "Larry" amps. I understand they sound amazing, but not exactly the most rock name for an amp is it? At least the guy's name wasn't Irving or something...be kinda hard to sell to the Black Metal crowd.I don't know who owns the company these days, but I do know that Tony Krank is back to doing repairs/mods in Tempe, AZ.
what he's saying is the truth, Krank wrote great reviews about themselves and they were removed from HCI figure you're the one to ask since you signed up today to make this post, so here goes. Can you back that up with any proof?
I'm curious if other companies have not done this as well and just have not been caught? It's pretty easy to be anyone you want on the Internet, no? Anyway, it's the same to me as getting your friends to write reviews or paying/sponsoring people to say your product is great. It's all ********, really.Krank amps stink IMHO. I've played their Krankenstein & Revolution 2.0 models and didn't like either one. I'll stick to my Diezels, VHTs, and Marshalls.
Oh and their practice of posting phony user reviews on different online forums is beyond wrong.
I would and did. The case is just a bit longer than almost any other out there. I know this - I searched high and low for one to fit my Jerrycaster with its custom shaped, long headstock. The coffin case fits it perfectly, is extremely well built, and frankly perfect for the guitar's Grateful Dead vibe. I'm extremely pleased with every aspect of it.Same thing with "Coffin Cases" - unbelievable amount of advertising, yet who would buy one of those God-awful things?
I knew Tony Dow, the founder of "Krank" amps long before he started the company. He was/is a really nice guy. He was doing repairs and mods on amps out of his garage in Tempe, Arizona for a long time, and was just as poor as any other starving artist. He wrote great catchy pop-punk tunes, and even tried out for my own band "The Orphans" at one point. I don't remember him being a metalhead at all, but that's who his amps seem to appeal to.
I don't know how Krank amps got their funding or how he was able to turn his home amp repair shop into a big company, but I'm very happy for his success.
The people responsible for the hyper marketing 'techniques' no longer work for the company.How is Krank still in business, well they have very loyal customers. Most of the Krank customers seem like they would take a bullet for Tony. I wouldn't take a bullet for Jim Marshall or Leo Fender (may he rest in peace), so its hard for me to understand this devotion to a brand or product.
Most Krank threads usually have someone from the Krank forums signing up to defend them.
Krank had some of the most overhyped marketing ever. Most manufacturers hype their products, but Krank took it to a new level.
Tony "Krank" - come on...that's his real name? Guess he was born to "Krank it up" then. Fortuitous for someone who ended up designing metal amps. Guess the other end of the spectrum would be those "Larry" amps. I understand they sound amazing, but not exactly the most rock name for an amp is it? At least the guy's name wasn't Irving or something...be kinda hard to sell to the Black Metal crowd.