That was me. And it wasn't 30 or 60 for the entire U.S., it was 50 for Guitar Center and 50 for Sweetwater, which are the two largest retailers in the U.S., for their FIRST run. It is a very simple matter to call Moog, GC and Sweetwater to find this stuff out... especially if you know who to talk to and how (I use to work for M-Audio, so...)Jorvik wrote:There was someone on some forum somewhere (might've been GS), who reckoned he'd phoned Moog and someone there had told him it was limited to 1000 and had also spoken to someone at Guitar Center who'd told him they'd been allocated a paltry amount (30 or 60 or something ridiculous like that) for the entire US.
I guess the figure of 1000 could've come from there.
So the most recent numbers I got direct from both Sweetwater and Guitar Center is, the first 20 units went out to Sweetwater already where as Guitar Center will be receiving their first 20 by August 1st. The next batch of 30 will be going out to GC "around" August 8th (which is when my pre-order will come in) and Sweetwater's 30 remaining units around the same time or possibly sooner apparently.
All of this is considered the FIRST run of the Tribute Edition and you will have a document in your box saying that you are one of the lucky first purchasers. The SECOND run of the Tribute Edition is supposedly going into production near the end of the year with another 50 to 100 units allocated to the major U.S. retailers (Sweetwater claims 100, GC claims 50)... and then that's it. No more for the Tribute Edition from what I have been told by all. But of course it can all change. As for European retailers, I have no clue. Leaving that up to you guys to contact your local, favorite shops. Next year there will most likely be a Standard and/or Stage edition as is customary with Moog.
One of the things Moog told me directly was, the reason they are 3 months behind on production (originally was supposed to go into production first week of May for May 27th delivery, then first week of June, now July) is that they were having a hard time sourcing a couple of specific parts, but they wouldn't tell me what parts they were. They also said something under their breath about trying to get the packaging just right?
As for retailers accepting pre-orders, that means nothing. As I mentioned elsewhere (maybe on another forum) many retailers were STILL accepting pre-orders for the much sought-after Midiman Surface One controller a year after M-Audio had already killed the project! And by the way, it's a pretty cool controller, I have one of only three working prototypes...
But if all of this info I'm providing is causing more confusion than help, then I'll stop.