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Old 05-02-2016, 09:02 AM   #1
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Question about amps from non-English speaking countries

Do any amps have controls in their native language? ENGL and Diezel are German but they're control panels are English. It's the same with DV Mark Brunetti even though they're Italian.
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Old 05-02-2016, 09:09 AM   #2
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They're probably doing that in consideration of their largest market(s).
I *have* seen amps with controls in other languages (they just change the silkscreen or decal on the faceplate), but most have been done as one-offs, as sort of a goof.
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Old 05-02-2016, 09:19 AM   #3
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I think it would be neat to have my amp labeled in German. My Sennheiser isn't, though. The AC30 isn't written in British either.
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Old 05-02-2016, 12:06 PM   #4
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From what I gather, it's all in English. Maybe not in the Russian market.
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Old 05-02-2016, 12:39 PM   #5
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I think it's all down to English being a very popular second language all over the world.
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Old 05-02-2016, 01:02 PM   #6
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I've seen some USSR-made gear with Russian text. I'm guessing it was more likely in the past when it was cheaper to build local copies of equipment than to import it. Now manufacturing is more globalized.
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Old 05-02-2016, 01:29 PM   #7
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I think it's all down to English being a very popular second language all over the world.

That and, for the most part, the language of electric guitar music
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Old 05-02-2016, 02:13 PM   #8
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That and, for the most part, the language of electric guitar music


And everything else. I've read the bible and if English was good enough for Jesus it's good enough for me!!
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Old 05-02-2016, 05:35 PM   #9
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And everything else. I've read the bible and if English was good enough for Jesus it's good enough for me!!



King James Version English only, though. Jesus doesn't approve of any other form of English. Jesus also, just to annoy Americans, prefers the term 'valve' over tube.

My Sovtek Mig-100 has some Cyrillic action going on, but pretty much everything meaningful is in English. Even the Yerasov amps, of which I have never seen one in person anywhere in the states, use English as the language to label everything.

I've even noticed in YouTube videos where an individual doing a gear review is speaking a different language, you will hear random English words depending upon what part of the gear they are talking about.
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Old 05-02-2016, 05:54 PM   #10
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The German H&K amps that I have seen over here have everything in English. - They probably have different language versions.
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Old 05-02-2016, 06:30 PM   #11
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Back in the day of my dad being a musician (60s, early 70s) there were more amp makers, esp. German that labelled the gear in their native language. It seems to be a thing of the past.
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Old 05-02-2016, 06:35 PM   #12
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Za komunizmu sa u nas predavala elektronika, ktora mala oznacenie v nasom jazyku, niekedy po cesky, niekedy aj priamo po slovensky, podla toho, v ktorej casti CSSR sa to vyrabalo. Dnes uz je to samozrejme minulost a aj slavne elektronky od JJ Electronics, sa vyrabaju iba s popisom v "exportnom" jazyku.... A to je skoda - don´t you think so?
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