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Vht/fryette ???

JoeBob

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Can you explain what about there...he can't use the VHT logo ???

Is it possible that someone bought a new Sigx 6 moths ago and it had
the VHT logo on it ???

Happy new gear year !!!!
 

Phillip_H

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Let's not start a huge thread about this issue. Suffice it to say that through some legal hullabaloo (that would be the technical term) Steve Fryette lost the rights to the VHT name. He still maintains the rights to all of his original amp designs and names and they are currently manufactured under the Fryette banner.

I recently bought a used VHT Sig:X that is functionally identical to the current models with the Fryette badge. It's also possible that one could purchase a NOS VHT Sig:X.
 

JoeBob

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So VHT doesn't exist anymore ? i think a saw reviews
about both VHT and Fryette in the same month.

Is VHT still running with another guy in charge ?

I'm gettting a 6 months old Sigx, so just wanna know
what's up with them ? for service who do i contact ?
 

Phillip_H

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You would contact Fryette for service.

The "new" VHT is some other company with a new name. They have nothing to do with the "old" VHT.
 

gtr777

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I beleive if you contact Fryette they will send you a replacement logo for the VHT nameplate if you so desire...

The New VHT's really have nothing in common with the old models amp wise. If you want the old VHT sounds go to Fryette.
 
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The name changed a year ago today.

You can buy the "Fryette" name plate on the Fryette web site. I have both.

As said above .... the only thing the new company has is the name and nothing else.
 

JoeBob

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My question is how can someone buy those amp
6 months ago and have the vht logo ???
 

Phil M

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My question is how can someone buy those amp
6 months ago and have the vht logo ???
If it was sitting in a store. Dealer buys stock before the change to Fryette, stock doesn't sell immediately, etc.
 

shampoch

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If it was sitting in a store. Dealer buys stock before the change to Fryette, stock doesn't sell immediately, etc.
Agree! I just bought a Fat Bottom VHT Cabinet this way and it came with a Fryette badge in a cardboard wrap. Also - the Current VHT badged amps are Low Watt amps for the most part I believe - in other words it's not like they are producing their version of a Pittbull Ultralead etc...
 

suhrbrutal

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Short story. Loan from AXL to the owner of Fryette, some reason there was no ability to repay, so the name was used as payment. Now the VHT company is a different company making different designs. Steve Fryette is the original owner of VHT, and will honor warranty work for his models. Still same great company, with the same great products, just a different name. Just some sort of problem with the original name, that has been resolved. Don't know if I would have picked Fryette for an amp company name, sounds a lot like fry it. Ha Ha, just saying. Love my Pitbull for metal.
 

support

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Glad you like your amp. "Short story" is off base. Don't feel bad. It's a rumor that seems to play well in the intarwebz...:)
 




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