Has Boutique Lost It's Meaning?

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Re: Has Boutique Lost It's Meaning?

Post by R_ADKINS80 » Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:38 am

Boutique only has one meaning: A place to buy women's underwear. Calling guitar amps boutique is retarded IMO. There are only different manufacturers. For every person that loves the sound of any particular amp, I am sure you will find AT LEAST one person that doesn't. Tone is in the ear of the player, not the builder. There are no boutique amplifiers.
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Re: Has Boutique Lost It's Meaning?

Post by rfrakes » Sun Sep 30, 2012 4:41 pm

Kiwi, The LSS is boutique enough for me also.

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Re: Has Boutique Lost It's Meaning?

Post by gonzo » Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:20 pm

my first boutique amp, was my Mesa Boogie Mark2b, back in 1982.

had to pay for it, and wait for 6 weeks.

still got it, still my main amp.


so for me, all boutiques, have to pass the level of besting my mark2b.
both in longevity, and in the fact that i've never had a single failure of any kind, and that included 4 years of full time road time, thrown in and out of trucks, falling on stages, heat, cold, bad electricity, beer from audience members, stink from cigarettes, bugs, dust, and finally, home studio use.


i laugh at modern 'boutique'.

come back and show me what you've got in 30 years.

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Re: Has Boutique Lost It's Meaning?

Post by Vigo1999 » Sun Oct 21, 2012 7:48 am

gonzo wrote:my first boutique amp, was my Mesa Boogie Mark2b, back in 1982.

had to pay for it, and wait for 6 weeks.

still got it, still my main amp.


so for me, all boutiques, have to pass the level of besting my mark2b.
both in longevity, and in the fact that i've never had a single failure of any kind, and that included 4 years of full time road time, thrown in and out of trucks, falling on stages, heat, cold, bad electricity, beer from audience members, stink from cigarettes, bugs, dust, and finally, home studio use.


i laugh at modern 'boutique'.

come back and show me what you've got in 30 years.

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Re: Has Boutique Lost It's Meaning?

Post by madnova73 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:45 pm

i always just figured that boutique amps meant expensive, hard to find and limited made(under 200 or so), not mass produced.

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Re: Has Boutique Lost It's Meaning?

Post by Given To Fly » Sat Feb 16, 2013 12:34 am

madnova73 wrote:i always just figured that boutique amps meant expensive, hard to find and limited made(under 200 or so), not mass produced.
That was my impression as well; this goes for amps and pedals. Honestly though, today "boutique" means "a brand nobody has heard of." :P

I used to have a Z. Vex pedal which I considered boutique. I think I felt this way because the pedal was hand wired, hand painted, and had an aura of craftsmanship compared to Boss or DigiTech. The idea of one guy sitting in a workshop making a pedal (or amp) seems to be associated with boutique brands.

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