How long with Tribute Edition of Sub 37 be available?

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How long with Tribute Edition of Sub 37 be available?

Post by violethour » Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:18 am

Hey all,
I've been saving up to buy a Sub 37 the last three months, by August I should reach my goal! I don't know what future editions will look like but I love the wood panels and styling of the Tribute edition. Does anyone know if Moog plans on continuing to produce the Tribute through the summer? Thanks!

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Re: How long with Tribute Edition of Sub 37 be available?

Post by slabwax » Thu Jun 25, 2015 8:33 pm

If anyone knows they are not talking.

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Re: How long with Tribute Edition of Sub 37 be available?

Post by Libertine Lush » Fri Jun 26, 2015 4:45 pm

Does anyone recall roughly how long "limited editions" of recently released Moogs remained in production? I suppose that's the best we can do for prognosticating.

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Re: How long with Tribute Edition of Sub 37 be available?

Post by MRNUTTY » Fri Jun 26, 2015 5:35 pm

I was waiting for a white edition, but I decided I would rather have the intrument to play, than to look at :-) But it is a looker!
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Re: How long with Tribute Edition of Sub 37 be available?

Post by Bald Eagle » Fri Jun 26, 2015 8:21 pm

The Sub 37 is listed as being In Stock at Sweetwater. I don't think I have ever seen that before so perhaps Moog has finally caught up with back orders. If sales are beginning to slow maybe the non tribute edition or something else will be coming along soon.

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Re: How long with Tribute Edition of Sub 37 be available?

Post by c7sus » Fri Jun 26, 2015 10:58 pm

Sweetwater had a few in stock about 3 weeks ago but they didn't last long. I doubt sales of the Sub 37 are flagging and the demand has been fully met. I've been waffling on purchasing one for most of the year so far, and got sidetracked by the purchase of a second 104MSD. But it's still on my radar...
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Re: How long with Tribute Edition of Sub 37 be available?

Post by MRNUTTY » Sat Jun 27, 2015 8:11 am

I got one of those Sweetwater Sub37's :-)
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Re: How long with Tribute Edition of Sub 37 be available?

Post by Blackout » Sat Jun 27, 2015 11:12 am

the Tribute addition is "Limited"...it seems "Limited to how many we can sell...."

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Re: How long with Tribute Edition of Sub 37 be available?

Post by c7sus » Sat Jun 27, 2015 12:22 pm

To be fair the Sub 37 has been in production for less than a year.

I don't think Moog should be "blamed" for having a smash hit product.
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Re: How long with Tribute Edition of Sub 37 be available?

Post by MRNUTTY » Sat Jun 27, 2015 5:01 pm

@c7sus, agree. No sense revamping a model that is selling with a backlog. Unless it's to increase production volume

And I don't know if everyone reads this (below), but there is a charitable aspect to the Tribute model which may appeal to more if they knew of it.
** The Sub 37 Tribute is a limited edition analog synthesizer created in honor of Moog Music founder Dr Robert Moog, his passion for education, and his love of music. For every Sub 37 Tribute sold, Moog Music will donate a portion of the proceeds to Asheville Area School Music.
I like it!

NOTE: I haven't been in the Moog loop long enough to know what triggers a transition in production from a Tribute to any follow on edition; black, white, etc...
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Re: How long with Tribute Edition of Sub 37 be available?

Post by Blackout » Tue Jun 30, 2015 7:59 am

how much is "a portion is donated"...has anyone actually asked or found out. it could be 10cents per Sub37 for all we know. no percentage figure or eg "1/4 is donated"?

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Re: How long with Tribute Edition of Sub 37 be available?

Post by Flareless » Tue Jun 30, 2015 8:24 pm

Blackout wrote:how much is "a portion is donated"...has anyone actually asked or found out. it could be 10cents per Sub37 for all we know. no percentage figure or eg "1/4 is donated"?
Yeah I'm pretty sure it's a lot more than 10 cents.

Corporate profits are affected by things like the cost and availability of parts. Remember the MF-104? I imagine Moog's bean-counters use a formula based on the profit margin of each run.

As for 'asking' or 'finding out'..... As a privately owned company we have no rights to see their financials. Unless I woke up in some communist dictatorship or something.

It's really great of them to support musical talent. They've already done so much for the industry.

So let's not piss on their efforts, K?
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Re: How long with Tribute Edition of Sub 37 be available?

Post by Blackout » Wed Jul 01, 2015 8:16 am

i hear ya man, but i dont think its unreasonable to ask the question, seeing as a song and dance seems to be made about it. but i was more thinking along these lines because it was suggested in another thread that Moog will not want to keep paying this donation forever so they will certainly not run the "Tribute" edition for too long. but hey if its 10cents per synth , then they could potentially run the Tribute forever and it would become a non-issue.... :wink:

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Re: How long with Tribute Edition of Sub 37 be available?

Post by Libertine Lush » Wed Jul 01, 2015 3:21 pm

Blackout wrote: but i dont think its unreasonable to ask the question
It's totally a reasonable and legitimate question. I hope it's a meaningful donation percentage, rather than a frugal amount that serves as a marketing bullet point. I suspect it's not the latter, but that's cause I have a positive bias for this company. Transparency would be elucidating and meaningful, though admittedly not a prerequisite.

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Re: How long with Tribute Edition of Sub 37 be available?

Post by Bald Eagle » Wed Jul 01, 2015 8:36 pm

Perhaps the price of the tribute edition is slightly higher than the non-tribute will be so we are partial contributors. And I'm fine with that, it's for a good cause.

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