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  1. Nik Henville

    Nik Henville Well-Known Member

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    Saw this.

    Thought @Ken Underwood might be interested...

    ...not to buy it, but just to see it. Historic piece of old-school Marshall

    :hippie::pirate::uk:
     
  2. Ken Underwood

    Ken Underwood Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    I take it from reading all the comments here that you do not know why the name NARB was used?
     
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    I would like to see this guy get $110,000 for a re-branded Marshall head which is just what it is. :lol: It's not going to happen.
    Even $10,000 is a big reach.
     
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    It was used because Marshall had a distribution deal, and couldn't call any products that it sold independently "Marshall."
    If they wanted to sell more product they had to use a different name; "Marshall" name badge was locked up in contracts they had sold the rights to use the Marshall name.

    So they used "Narb," "Park," etc... instead.
     
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  5. Ken Underwood

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    Ah yes sir you are totally correct, they regretted signing that contract with Rose-Morris and that was the only way at that time they could get around the export market.

    The name today has been sold to a Canadian guy who reproduces, and i might add very well indeed, replicas of the original NARB amp. The sad thing is that Marshall never had the decency to ask Ken`s family, they just went ahead and done it, this has upset them very much considering Ken only passed away last year
     
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    It seems as only a couple here do, Rose-Morris had them totally stitched up and was not a good time for the company.
     
  7. South Park

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    The japs love western things. Rebadging products is just another marketing scam. It is to bad Marshall had to that route
     
  8. Ken Underwood

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    At the time they had no option, they found a loop hole and used it.
     
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  9. South Park

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    yes I agree it is the gov tax laws that force these things.
     
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    mickeydg5 Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Just like @Amadeus91 mentioned, it was due to contracts and ways to get around them for other sales.
     
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  11. Nik Henville

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    Au contraire mon frère... it is exactly because I know, that I thought the thread might interest you.

    :hippie::pirate::uk:
     
  12. howdo3313

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    Soon as I saw the posting on yahooauctions, I thought "Wow...really?...hmmm", and then "Better send over to the forum", "they'll like this". :)
     
  13. South Park

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    A lot of great products get tanked because of hedge fund owners take over company’s. The U.K. gov was not much better to set it up that way. If you make a great product then sell it
     

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