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Re: So, The British Pedal Company sent me a cease and desist

Post by Electric Warrior » Sat Mar 19, 2016 3:40 pm

The name was way too close to "Big Muff". That's asking for trouble.
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Re: So, The British Pedal Company sent me a cease and desist

Post by sciencefriction » Sat Mar 19, 2016 3:53 pm

EHX also sent a C&D letter to another small pedal company.. I can't remember who but I saw it on TGP. It seems like they're protecting their IP more actively now. EHX gives a good sell, but the product often fall short to me. I'd rather buy a clone of a vintage circuit than a modern EXH Big Muff.. Basically the opposite of the situation with BPC. Weird.
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Re: So, The British Pedal Company sent me a cease and desist

Post by 1bottlerocket » Sat Mar 19, 2016 3:55 pm

Electric Warrior wrote:The name was way too close to "Big Muff". That's asking for trouble.
It is close, I agree. I wonder why they waited so long, he has been making these for many years. I can see them getting a bit miffed over copies f their newer circuits but they don't make any of the other circuits.
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Re: So, The British Pedal Company sent me a cease and desist

Post by Doctor X » Sat Mar 19, 2016 4:27 pm

I think the same thing happened whoever it is that makes the Muffroom Cloud.
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Re: So, The British Pedal Company sent me a cease and desist

Post by Electric Warrior » Sat Mar 19, 2016 5:12 pm

1bottlerocket wrote:
Electric Warrior wrote:The name was way too close to "Big Muff". That's asking for trouble.
It is close, I agree. I wonder why they waited so long, he has been making these for many years. I can see them getting a bit miffed over copies f their newer circuits but they don't make any of the other circuits.
The circuit is no problem, anyone can clone it legally. A C&D would have been about the name and/or the looks. Most of the print designs TYM copied are no longer used by EHX, though. From what I understand, one has to actively use a trade mark to have the rights to it, so I guess he could probably use them with a different name.

He may have been making them for a while, but maybe EHX wasn't aware of these until recently. They can't be aware of every little boutiquer in the world.
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Re: So, The British Pedal Company sent me a cease and desist

Post by Nick » Sat Mar 19, 2016 5:14 pm

If anything it's good publicity for this Big Mudd guy (who?)
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Re: So, The British Pedal Company sent me a cease and desist

Post by superslidetail » Sat Mar 19, 2016 6:23 pm

The C&D was given to Thorpy as of recently.
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Re: So, The British Pedal Company sent me a cease and desist

Post by 1bottlerocket » Sat Mar 19, 2016 8:40 pm

Ah, okay. I thought it was about the whole pedal. So to get around the C&D I guess all he would have to do is change the name and graphics.

I just looked up the Thorpy--Is it the name, Muffroom that is getting EHX's panties in a bunch?

It certainly looks cool.
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Re: So, The British Pedal Company sent me a cease and desist

Post by HorseyBoy » Sat Mar 19, 2016 9:03 pm

Nick wrote:If anything it's good publicity for this Big Mudd guy (who?)
Tym is pretty much legendary in Australia and his pedals are highly regarded all over the world. He builds guitars, amps, fuzz boxes, as well as running a shop and a record label. And he is very much a standup guy, who goes out of his way to do things the right way. And I'm sure he'll keep doing just that.
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