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Muffwigglers opening a storefront

Posted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 1:18 pm
by meatballfulton
Saw this at Sonic State:
Muffwiggler Modular Synth Forum Now Has its Own Store


Today Muffwiggler announced their new webstore and physical shop front in Portland Oregon. The synth forum dedicated to all things modular (and cats...) has been the mainstay of any modular synth enthusiast since 2006? (i think..). Over the last few years the site and the community has grown considerably, putting strain on the finacial support of the forum.

The Muff Wiggler himself had this to say:

"Finances are always a concern, and many of you have expressed concern in the past that the donation system was not something we could always count on.

You also know that I absolutely loathe to take on banner ads or corporate sponsorship of any sort. This is very important to me. "By the people, for the people"

The news today is that we found a wonderful solution to our financial concerns (and independence!). One that allows this site to remain as it is and has always been, with the primary goal of supporting the health and growth of our modular scene.

I have partnered up with Cyrus Rex, and together we have created a company, Muffwiggler, LLC. We have invested a significant amount of cash and will be opening the MuffWiggler Store IMMEDIATELY."

The store that will be opening next month, will house fulltime staff to check, test, "carefully package and quickly ship your order", and an outstanding inventory of modules, synths and drum machines. The store is currently stocking gear from Makenoise, TipTop Audio, The Harvestman, Malekko Heavy Industry, 4MS, Modcan, ADDAC Systems, Innerclock Systems, Analogue Solutions, Medic Modules, HexInverter, ALM Busy Circuits, DinSync.info, Expert Sleepers, Division6, Qu-Bit, STG, Noise Engineering, Pittsburgh Modular, brownshoesonly, Trogotronic, WMD, Vermona, Kenton, Koma Electronics, Dave Smith Instruments, Ad Infinitum, I Dream Of Wires. They are also in talks to launch gear from many other companies in the coming months.

"Our mission is simple: We want to be the place you get your stuff from, and are proud to get your stuff from - and do it in a way the benefits the community and the larger scene in general. The vitality of the scene is essential for all of us to have a healthy and growing community, and we pledge to run the shop with the health of the scene as our focus. "

Re: Muffwigglers opening a storefront

Posted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 1:31 pm
by pflosi
Yes, f**k ace! :headbang:

Re: Muffwigglers opening a storefront

Posted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 1:37 pm
by tomorrowstops
wow, brilliant!

Re: Muffwigglers opening a storefront

Posted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 2:54 pm
by meatballfulton
Not sure if this is a good thing or not. More modular dealers carrying all the same lines means dilution of the customer base for all dealers. Although modular seems growing like crazy it's still a small market.

Time will tell.

Re: Muffwigglers opening a storefront

Posted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 5:48 pm
by pflosi
Oregon = no sales tax 8-)

I see potential for Muffs, I mean he managed to build the biggest modular community - and judging from the reactions in the respective thread over at the forum (and it grew fast!), people are gonna use it.

Also: international shipping flat 20$ :headbang:

Re: Muffwigglers opening a storefront

Posted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 5:54 pm
by commodorejohn
Kick a*s.

Just wish I were gonna be in Portland any time soon...

Re: Muffwigglers opening a storefront

Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:59 am
by commodorejohn
Seems to have been a long time since anybody mentioned the site over here, but does anyone know what's up with the MW forums? Since Saturday-ish, I just get an error page when I try to go there, and there's nothing on the rest of the site indicating what the deal might be.

Re: Muffwigglers opening a storefront

Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:06 am
by Ashe37
the store isnt there either

Re: Muffwigglers opening a storefront

Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:28 am
by meatballfulton
I also get an error trying to get to the fourms.

I thnk their store was closed a while ago. They started it when there were only 2 or 3 stores in the USA carrying modular gear, nowadays even GC does.

Re: Muffwigglers opening a storefront

Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:03 pm
by Yekuku
here is what sduck posted on Reddit a few days ago :
What's happened is the site went down because the bill wasn't paid in time. While it was down, for something like 4 hours, dreamhost somehow mucked something up in the file system. When it didn't come back up, we had them do a restore, and that didn't fix it either. So now we've got some web techs working on it.

Re: Muffwigglers opening a storefront

Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:41 pm
by commodorejohn
Ah, thanks.