Craviotto - Interesting news

Push pull stroke

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Awesome. Nashville is a great choice for a boutique maker like Craviotto. Low cost of living combined with lots of local demand for high-quality boutique drums, as well as lots of local percussion expertise. Great choice.
 

Skitch

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Awesome. Nashville is a great choice for a boutique maker like Craviotto. Low cost of living combined with lots of local demand for high-quality boutique drums, as well as lots of local percussion expertise. Great choice.
While I think it's a great move for them, i wouldn't necessarily say that there is lots of local demand for high-quality boutique drums. Many of the musicians in Nashville struggle day-to-day unless they have a regular day job, so they won't be shelling out money for high-end drums.

The appeal is probably going to be outside of Nashville. Only time will tell.


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evilg99

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Interesting indeed. I like the vibe of that.
Makes sense with Steve Maxwell's recent expansion into the area.
 

Rattlin' Bones

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I live in Louisville. I shop Craigslist for drums and gear in Louisville, Lexington, Nashville, Indy, and Cincy. Nashville doesn't really ever have anything for sale that isn't found in other cities. Matter of fact I find more in Cincy and Indy than Nashville.
 

incrementalg

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I live in Louisville. I shop Craigslist for drums and gear in Louisville, Lexington, Nashville, Indy, and Cincy. Nashville doesn't really ever have anything for sale that isn't found in other cities. Matter of fact I find more in Cincy and Indy than Nashville.
Whereabouts in Louisville do you live? I grew up in the South End. I'm in Boston now and haven't been back to Louisville in a couple of decades.

I've been to nashville a handful of times and I don't think the local demand for high end drums will be as strong as the musical mystique of Nashville might lead one to think. There's tons of local musicians, but most are working or struggling musicians who won't be buying boutique stuff. That being said, Nashville and Craviotto has a very nice ring to it.
 

Vintage Old School

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California has driven so many companies out of their state due to excessive regulations, taxes and fines.
These regulations have little to do with clean air and the environment and more to do with giving the
political machine license to extort money out of businesses.

I think Craviotto will do well in Nashville and their employees will likely enjoy all that city has to offer them.
I wish them the best in their re-location.
 
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gdmoore28

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California has driven so many companies out of their state due to excessive regulations, taxes and fines.
These regulations have little to do with clean air and the environment and more to do with giving the
political machine license to exhort money out of businesses.

I think Craviotto will do well in Nashville and their employees will likely enjoy all that city has to offer them.
I wish them the best in their re-location.
This, exactly. My state (Arkansas) has welcomed several California businesses with open arms. I don't know why more of them don't leave.

Craviotto employees who move with the company to Nashville are in for a culture shock, especially outside of Nashville. I've loved my few visits to the city. Lovely place for tourists, at least!

GeeDeeEmm
 

dwsabianguy

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Dang, that's only a half a day's drive from where I live. Looks like I'll have to try to get a tour when they're open, if they're open for that sort of thing.
 

Rattlin' Bones

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I'm in St Matthews. Our band leader - Jim Masterson - lives near Barrett and Oak around the old Hausenaurs restaurant if you remember it.

Whereabouts in Louisville do you live? I grew up in the South End. I'm in Boston now and haven't been back to Louisville in a couple of decades.

I've been to nashville a handful of times and I don't think the local demand for high end drums will be as strong as the musical mystique of Nashville might lead one to think. There's tons of local musicians, but most are working or struggling musicians who won't be buying boutique stuff. That being said, Nashville and Craviotto has a very nice ring to it.
 

Rattlin' Bones

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There's no beach. The closest mountains will look like foothills to them. No desert. either. I lived there for 3 years and never liked it much.

This, exactly. My state (Arkansas) has welcomed several California businesses with open arms. I don't know why more of them don't leave.

Craviotto employees who move with the company to Nashville are in for a culture shock, especially outside of Nashville. I've loved my few visits to the city. Lovely place for tourists, at least!

GeeDeeEmm
 

Skitch

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Whereabouts in Louisville do you live? I grew up in the South End. I'm in Boston now and haven't been back to Louisville in a couple of decades.

I've been to nashville a handful of times and I don't think the local demand for high end drums will be as strong as the musical mystique of Nashville might lead one to think. There's tons of local musicians, but most are working or struggling musicians who won't be buying boutique stuff. That being said, Nashville and Craviotto has a very nice ring to it.

This is pretty much my point. Most of the drummers who can afford the high end gear aren't working musicians; they have day jobs in a field other than music.

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Skitch

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California has driven so many companies out of their state due to excessive regulations, taxes and fines.
These regulations have little to do with clean air and the environment and more to do with giving the
political machine license to extort money out of businesses.

I think Craviotto will do well in Nashville and their employees will likely enjoy all that city has to offer them.
I wish them the best in their re-location.

I would think that you're right! Nashville will be a good place for them. Without being Capt. Obvious, it's a great city and a music city, centrally located and you can be anywhere within a days's drive!

Mike

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