I don’t like mixing politics with audio engineering stuff. I get involved with both, but there isn’t a whole lot of room for my anti-socialist rants here at Recording Review. With that said, I have wasted most of my adult life making music in one capacity or another and I do feel like a big part of music is making a statement about our own beliefs (even if you are socialist, unfortunately) when we aren’t writing songs about snorting blow off the chests of exotic dancers.
Here is a situation where I feel inclined to open my big mouth. It appears that Monster Cable, the makers of the overpriced cables for guitar, mics, speakers, and the consumer garbage you find at Best Buy, have been going sue crazy. I personally find the legal system in America to be in total shambles in practically every way and I have no tolerance for this:
According to the article found here.
Monster fiercely protects its name
Cable products company sues those who use M-word
Monster Cable has sued the following companies:
- Discovery Channel for Monster Garage
- Disney for Monsters, Inc
- Bally Gaming International Inc. for its Monster Slots.
- Hansen Beverage Co. for a Monster Energy drink.
- The Chicago Bears, whose nickname is Monsters of the Midway.
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I don’t know the whole story, but I don’t like corporate bullying especially for a company that is more into using shady salesman tactics to sell useless consumer gear than actually making audio recording better.. I’m not a super strong anti-corporationey guy, but when a company steps out of line, they should pay the price. Monster Cable has the right to sue whoever the way. I’m sure they are getting some cash out of the deal or they wouldn’t continue to do it. However, the gains of their legal department have got to be a pain in the neck for their PR department.
If you want high end guitar cables, go with George L. If you want high end anything else cables, quit wanting high end anything else cables and buy something that actually matters.