Amp News: Fender Buys SWR

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Mark Jacobs, Jun 5, 2003.

  1. Mark Jacobs

    Mark Jacobs

    Dec 16, 2000
    Not sure that this is gonna be great for SWR fans but I'll reserve judgement. What do you guys think?

  2. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    hey Mark, there have been a few threads on this already.

    I'm not an SWR user myself and I love fender instruments... but this can't be a good thing with fenders past mergers
  3. Piezoman


    Nov 29, 2002
    Bronx, New York
    as long as they lower prices cuz there are less comptitors then its all good as if they dont change SWR.
  4. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    It's not a merger, it's an aquisition. I doubt there's much downside for Fender.
  5. Mark Jacobs

    Mark Jacobs

    Dec 16, 2000
    Sorry spedding. I didn't see the earlier posts on this subject.
  6. Headroom


    Apr 5, 2002
    I'd think that would depend on the opportunity cost of the acquisition. Without knowing what Fender paid for SWR, I'd assume that at the very least, Fender expects to maintain SWR's current market share while concurrently lowering production costs.