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It's been a good run

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by hodgy, Oct 18, 2013.

  1. hodgy


    May 5, 2004
    Bothell, WA
    Customer Support- Ampeg/ Line 6
    Just wanted to let all of the Talk Bass folks know that as of today I am no longer working on the Ampeg Heritage line. On Monday I start my new gig in Tech Support, so I'm sure I'll be hearing plenty of your lovely voices directly.
    I'm looking forward to helping customers find the source of their Magic Smoke (and hopefully selling them OEM replacements, factory direct), telling them only to turn up to 4 if they want their amp to not blow up, and directing them towards the best Ampeg for Metal. In addition, I will most likely be putting a lot of sad-face icons on emails to customers whose amps are out of warrantee.
    Actually, I won't be doing any of that, but I do hope to help people out with both their Ampeg and Mackie products. I also intend to hound-dog my boss until he lets me set up some kind of standard for our service centers in the US. But don't worry folks, I'll still be here to answer any questions and hopefully add the useless smart-alecky comment here and there. After all, I'm still just a real musician with a 'No Bull-poopoo' attitude that happens to work for a major music gear company. Have a great weekend everybody!
  2. beans-on-toast

    beans-on-toast Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2008
    All the best with the new job Hodgy. Enjoy making it right. Treat seemingly insurmountable issues with this.
  3. Passinwind

    Passinwind I know nothing. Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2003
    Columbia River Gorge, WA.
    Owner/Designer &Toaster Tech Passinwind Electronics
    Best of luck with the new gig man.
  4. Congrats? Hodgy! I hope this is a move up for you and I'm sure you WILL be invaluable in your new position.
  5. Staccato

    Staccato Low End Advocate

    Aug 14, 2009
    That's news! Have fun getting settled in.
  6. arai

    arai Banned

    Jul 16, 2007
    Who will be doing the heritage line now and will it still be assembled in America?
  7. What a friendly message... you are a top bloke !

    Good luck with the new position and thanks for helping us out when you can.
  8. Vintage-Blue

    Vintage-Blue Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 13, 2008
    Cincinnati, OH
    Owner, Vintage Blue (repro cabinets)
    Congratulations Hodgy, I think you'll be great in the new position!
  9. wave rider

    wave rider

    Jan 5, 2005
    Best of luck in the new position hodgy!

  10. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Quite proud I have a Hodgy original custom Heritage SVT-CL! I expect those made by you to become instant collector's items now ;)

    Good luck with the new position, bro. Hope they go along with everything you want to do!
  11. Are we to assume this is a promotion for our respected TB brother?

    Just asking....

  12. AlexanderB


    Feb 25, 2007
    Congratulations (I hope it is a step up) and good luck!
  13. Giorgetto

    Giorgetto Fingers on 4 Flatwounds

    Dec 29, 2008
    Near Tinseltown
    Artist Relationship: Wilkins-Ampeg-La Bella

    Congratulations on your new gig at Loud/Ampeg, I know you'll do a fine job. I've enjoyed your informative posts and although we've never met, I go back a long way with Ampeg as an endorser.

    All the Best,

  14. will33


    May 22, 2006
    'bout time they get somebody with some damn sense in tech support.

    This is good news.

    Thank you, Hodgy.
  15. georgestrings

    georgestrings Banned

    Nov 5, 2005
    +1 on all of the above - IMO, they're fortunate to have you...

    - georgestrings
  16. capcom


    Mar 23, 2005
    Congratulations Hodgy :)
  17. grey area

    grey area

    Sep 2, 2009
    almeria spain
    good on ya hodgy. although not an ampeg guy i read the ampeg posts in case i one day get a nice svt. i have enjoyed your well balenced posts and will continue to do so.
    good luck in your new job hodgy.
  18. MJ_Sotti

    MJ_Sotti formerly "Mike in Chicago" Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    Good luck my brother. I'll be asking for you when I have 7 pro questions
  19. christw

    christw Get low!

    May 11, 2008
    Dayton OH
    I want to be Tesla (tinkerer at Dayton Amp Co)
    Congrats! I'm sure you'll do well. You've been great on the forums.
  20. hodgy


    May 5, 2004
    Bothell, WA
    Customer Support- Ampeg/ Line 6
    Heritage will be assembled in the USA until it's put to rest. As for who and where, for the immediate future they will continue to be built in Woodinville.

    Thanks for all the well-wishes everyone. I'm not really sure it's a promotion, but it's a step toward some future goals for sure.

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