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Source Distribution has announced its appointment as the new distributor for the legendary Moog brand, covering the territories of the UK & Ireland. Effective immediately, Source will supply all Moog products to the market - including the Minimoog Voyager & Little Phatty keyboards, the Etherwave Theremin, the Moogerfooger effects processors and the innovative and multi-award winning Moog Guitar. Here's all the details from the Source press release...
With one of the most iconic names in music, Moog's instruments have helped shape the sounds of every generation of musician since Bob Moog built his first Theremin with his father back in the 1950s. Always a pioneer, Moog is credited in particular with revolutionising the sound of 60s and 70s rock, with such musical luminaries as Pink Floyd, The Beatles and Frank Zappa relying on the distinctive Moog sound. Since then Moog products have graced performances across every modern musical genre â€“ including Madonna, The Prodigy, Franz Ferdinand, Herbie Hancock, Daft Punk, The Black Eyed Peas, Snoop Dogg & The Red Hot Chili Peppers.
The mark of a truly golden brand is longevity, and Moog has achieved this accolade by continually evolving its product lines over a period of more than 50 years. Today, Moog is still regularly pioneering cutting-edge technology, amply demonstrated by the launch last year of the revolutionary and award-winning Moog Guitar. Developed in conjunction with Moog inventor Paul Vo, the Moog Guitar marries a premium quality AAAAA maple-topped instrument with Moog's custom electronics to give the guitarist unique sustain and mute effects, harmonic blending and resonant filtering. Early Moog Guitar adopters already include Joe Walsh, Lou Reed and Trent Reznor.
Commenting on the appointment, Source's Director of Distributed Brands Howard Jones said: "We've always greatly admired Moog and are absolutely thrilled to be working with the Moog team. For Source, this is an important step in our development, since Moog is our first 100% out-and-out musical instrument line, but one that dovetails perfectly with our existing pro audio brands. With so many "me-too" products out there, there is something refreshingly unique and individual in each and every one of Moog's offerings. We're really looking forward to raising the Moog profile even further in the UK & Ireland."
Moog's President, Mike Adams added: "With the considerable financial turbulence we've seen in the UK market over the last 12 months, we're delighted that our new partnership with Source means that we'll now be working with the most stable and professionally run distribution outfit in the UK. We're all looking forward to a long term and very fruitful relationship together."