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The Story And History Of Danelectro

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Danelectro's history includes innovative guitar pedals, electronics, and guitars, with success despite financial challenges and factory closure. The unexpected popularity of Danelectro guitars and pedals in the 90s led to unique products like the Back Talk pedal with a cult following. The company's success was driven by cost-effective strategies, creative solutions to meet demand, and the release of new guitar pedals like the three six nine and the robot. Viewers are encouraged to support the channel and engage with the community for exclusive content and merchandise.

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The history of Danelectro and its innovative contributions to the music industry.
00:25
Steve Ridinger founded Danelectro and created groundbreaking guitar pedals and electronics.
Danelectro became popular for its unique products, such as electronic guitar tuners and amplifiers.
Dan Daniels, known for his circuit expertise, invented an early tremolo circuit.
Despite initial success, Danelectro was eventually sold to MCA Universal for $6 million, leading to financial challenges and factory closure.
The unexpected success of Danelectro guitars and pedals.
03:02
Danelectro purchased the trademark in 1995 and initially planned to produce pedals only, but ended up making guitars due to high demand.
The guitars quickly became popular, selling 10,000 units at NAMM.
Despite being off the market for 40 years, Danelectro experienced unexpected success.
Van Halen showed interest in their pedals during a visit to his mansion, adding to the company's success story.
Transition from original car cosmetics to mini line.
07:41
Cost reduction by switching to plastic cases for pedals and starting retail prices at $29.
Company sold 170,000 units in the first year, highlighting the line's significance in the 90s.
Customers needed to buy a minimum quantity, indicating high demand for the products.
Success and challenges of selling guitar pedals.
09:02
Creative solutions like selling kits and themed packs were implemented due to a sudden order for 10,000 sets of parts.
The Back Talk pedal is highlighted for its uniqueness, collectability, cult following, and musical quality.
Bringing back a pedal used by Jimmy Page and sticking with six position selectors were mentioned.
Reassurance and creativity are emphasized as crucial in the guitar accessory business.
New guitar pedals released by Steve and Danelectro are discussed in the video segment.
13:25
The pedals include the three six nine, the robot, and the back talk, each offering unique features and sounds.
Viewers are encouraged to like, subscribe, and support the channel through Patreon for exclusive content.
The video also mentions the JH show website for merchandise.
The focus is on showcasing innovative guitar equipment and engaging the audience to participate in the channel's community.