What Happened to Vintone? Any Similar Websites?

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  1. Hoodster

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    I just discovered that their website seems to be down or disappeared. I was using some of the photos of his beautiful amp re-cabinet work as models for my current project.

    Does anyone know of a similar website that shows photos of amps re-cabbed into all wood enclosures?
     
  2. Galo

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    Dude, I used to email and speak to him all the time...I used to check his Dumble build amps before he mailed them. (yes he was doing a few Dumbles here and there) and from one day to another I lost contact...I have tried many time to hook up with him but no dice...I don't know if this is true but, I heard he was in a car accident...He's a great guy to hang with...I hope nothing bad happened to him.

    Adios


     
  3. NyteOwl

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    I ran into Doug at a local restaurant last year. He lived about a mile away and did a recab for me. That was my Motion Sound KBR-3D in his photo gallery.

    However, I read elsewhere that the car accident messed him up pretty bad and that he has since sold his house in Florida and relocated to North Carolina.
     
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    OaklandA Silver Supporting Member

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    Sorry to hear that Vintone may have gone away and that Doug may be in some kind of crisis...regardless of type.

    I have done a few transactions with Doug over the years and found him to be good to deal with. I bought a couple of faceplates and a sweet cherrywood cab Musicmaster Bass amp from him.

    Hard to say what happened to those on HC. Not saying that their complaints aren't valid, but don't believe everything you read on the internet, especially HC. Even over there, it seems that some were casting doubts on those complaining. At any rate, there's always two sides to a story.

    Best wishes to all involved for a positive outcome.
     
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    I got some stuff from him a while back, nice guy.
    I hope he is okay.
     
  7. cubado

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    just came across this.... thread!

    Any updates ?

    I am looking for a used Vintone...
     
  8. dr.morton

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    There were some on ebay over the last weeks...
     
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    Vintone Circuits
    111 Hanover St.
    Asheville, NC 28806-4132
    Contact Phone: (828) 505-4449

    HHB, Phoenix, Wittyair live near there - anyone know them, could tell them about Doug as a fine builder (before the controversy) and knock on his door to get the inside scoop? I know Doug as a good guy, never had bad experience with him. It wouold be nice to know!
     
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  10. cubado

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    number above was answered by a woman..... said she gets a lot of calls for Dioug.... but its not his number !!
     
  11. MikeMcK

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    It looks as if someone in Taos, NM has been selling a ton of these lately.
     
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    I thought I had heard that Fender had gotten to him.
     
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    I've chatted with him a few times about different things and he was always great to chat with. Definitely knows his stuff! Hope everything is ok!
     
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    There's one on ebay right now.
     
  15. cubado

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    saw that one....

    sweet....I watch EBAY...

    but too BIG for me!

    if u see another let me know....

    $25 reward if u point me in right direction.... AND I buy !
     
  16. Think Floyd

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    Wow... I used to drool over the pic of the re-housed/re-wired Blues Junior in a new cab with the control panel in front. I kept that page in my "favorites" for a while, thinking that when I got another BJr. and some extra cash I would send in my chassis to Vintone. One day I went to that page and it was no longer there... oh well.
     

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