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post Aug 31 2010, 01:09 AM
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I've seen amps from all over North America and Europe, but I haven't seen any from South America. I heard the tariff on imported electronics in South America, i.e. Brazil, Chile etc. are insane. You would think with those high tariffs there would be some domestic manufacturers. So are there any that are worth mentioning? Feedback from residents of South America is much appreciated smile.gif


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post Aug 31 2010, 03:27 AM
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here in peru we have GREAT nylon guitars, but i'm afraid the amps are just bad clones sad.gif.


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post Aug 31 2010, 06:51 AM
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QUOTE (Adrian Figallo @ Aug 30 2010, 10:27 PM) *
here in peru we have GREAT nylon guitars, but i'm afraid the amps are just bad clones sad.gif.


Yeah I heard in South America there are a lot of old school luthiers that make some fantastic guitars smile.gif

So are the clones made by little shops? And whats so bad about those particular clones? Are they cheaply made and just sound bad? I'm really curious to know what the market is like down there. By the way, alot of amps out today are pretty much clones of other amps, or at least "inspired" by other amps. A few examples are Marshall JTM 45/Fender Bassman, Peavey 5150/Soldano SLO 100, and of course the whole Bugera line up. All those amps actually sound pretty good smile.gif

By the way, in Peru, do the tariffs only apply to Non South American countries, or does it even include those?

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post Sep 1 2010, 04:33 PM
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well this clones are made by instrument luthiers a lot of times, so they are not really specialists on electronics and what's needed to properly build an amp. i know a lot of amazing amps are clones, but here are just bad clones, even once i tried a bassman clone, all tube etc but it just sounded BAD, maybe to low bias? could be.

what do you mean with tariffs, prices?


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post Sep 1 2010, 07:05 PM
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QUOTE (Adrian Figallo @ Sep 1 2010, 11:33 AM) *
what do you mean with tariffs, prices?


By tariffs I mean duty, or import taxes. So anything that is imported from outside South America is heavily taxed. Is this true?


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well i'm not really sure, but i'm sure that everything imported from north america or europe here is like 100% of the price in taxes sad.gif.


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post Sep 2 2010, 02:22 AM
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This is the only one I'm aware of,

it's made in Brazil



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QUOTE (Daniel Realpe @ Sep 1 2010, 09:22 PM) *
This is the only one I'm aware of,

it's made in Brazil


Cool dude smile.gif I thought because of all the tariffs there would be more. I have some Brazilian friends and they always ask me to send electronic stuff, xbox, ps3, etc, because that stuff is so expensive there. South Americans make some AWESOME classical guitars, I hope they start using that talent to make some amps smile.gif

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post Sep 2 2010, 07:57 AM
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QUOTE (Daniel Realpe @ Sep 1 2010, 09:22 PM) *
This is the only one I'm aware of,

it's made in Brazil


I just checked out that Meteoro, its a pretty bad ass amp, 280 watts, 6xKT88's. It must be a monster!


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QUOTE (Adrian Figallo @ Sep 1 2010, 04:25 PM) *
well i'm not really sure, but i'm sure that everything imported from north america or europe here is like 100% of the price in taxes sad.gif .


About taxes, Same thing happens here in Brazil. I spent more than 1.400 dolars in a guitar that is "only" 700 in US.

BTW, Those Meteoro amps are well known and respected here in Brazil. Unfortunatelly I haven't had oportunitty to play in one of the valvestate models of it.
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