I cannot reveal my situation right now, but I went by everything I heard about Shannon in this forum and the purple site. I chose to do business with him, so it’s my fault. To give you an idea of my patience and not wanting to even say anything bad about the guy, this situation has been nothing but a shit show since 2016. I get it, life is tough, and we all have our own rough situations. One day I will let you know what happened when this ordeal is over with. I’m just warning people to be careful! I’m hoping that he resolves this matter. It’s as easy as starting all over with my mic, or pay me back all my money that I purchased the mic for, or Shannon can pay to have a competent mic builder finish the job. Btw...I still don’t have the mic in my possession. I can’t get into the details yet.
3 years?? ?? Yeah. Personally, I don't care how good someone is or who they are. It doesn't allow for treatment like you have received. I hope the best for you, and I hope you get your mic back. Best of luck.
Several things transpired over the last three years...it’s a long story. Thanks
Post by guitfiddler on Jun 8, 2019 19:28:06 GMT -6
Thank you John. I’m not out to wreck his business, I actually really like the guy, and I wish the best for him. I’m just wanting him to do the work I paid him for, on the level in which I paid him to do it, and deliver! We are talking about a lot of money!
So I just found out something that makes me mad as hell. About four years ago, I sold a mic on Reverb (I think Reverb) that I paid Shannon to do a complete capsule replacement for. Sold it as a CV4 with SR custom capsule. Then that guy sells it to another guy that recently sent it to Shannon for some work. WellL of course He went awol and Dave went over to get it. He looks at the capsule and determines it’s the stock fucking capsule. I know in the beginning all Shannon did was tune the first cv4 for me - but eventually he replaced it supposedly. I believed him and don’t have the technical knowledge to tel you that it’s the same damn one. AND I never thought anything like that would happen. Now maybe he reskinned it. I have no idea. But now the last dude wants his money back and the guy I sold it to is pissed off. I am beyond pissed.
So after talking to Dave we are wondering whether Shannon gave him the wrong internals when he went to collect this stuff. I didnt know it was in pieces. I posted file after file on here of the before and after. You guys heard it. There was a major difference. I don’t want to believe someone that I was really friendly with would do that to me. And after hearing it was in parts, How in the hell do we even know?
Wow. I did not know that Korby was related. Interesting.
John, I hope your transaction wasn't the mic with Brendan B. in Nashville. I almost bought one from him. This is totally Shannon's issue. And if you did get just a tuning that must have been a good improvement.
Last Edit: Jun 8, 2019 21:20:50 GMT -6 by sirthought
It really is the current sellers but I get John just wanting to be the nice guy.
I do thing his name is Brendan. Sorry, my head has been spinning. I feel for the guy. And I want to do the right thing.
From what you’ve said I think doing the right thing wouldn’t be reimbursing the second generation buyer. You have no responsibility in this situation. Shannon does. Who knows what happened with that mic while Shannon had it.
I would want to do right by all involved too, Johnkenn , but in this case, no one knows what the hell happened. Hard to settle anything with total uncertainty about what mic got sent in and what what mic came out on the other side. The disassemble/reassemble makes it really nebulous what happened.
I'll say this though, I remember those clips well as you went through the process because I was considering having Shannon do a CV4 too and your mic went through major changes. He (Shannon) was definitely doing things to it.
So I don't know about giving shannon the benefit of the doubt Johnkenn , now I'm in a tough situation since shannon clearly lied and charged somebody for checking out the mic and did nothing, before I bought it from said seller. What a shame. For those of you still in denial here's a link from the horses mouth
EDIT- Removed image as to not have his phone information public.
I tell you what I'M NOT DOING, and that's sending this to shannon...
who do ya'll even send mics to now since shannon clearly is out of the picture. I sent a email to Tom Onofrio, apparently he's got some stellar reviews. Anyone else that could inspect this and either clean the capsule or replace it with a new k87? Feeling bad for the seller too, luckily he's totally understanding and we might work something out...still a bum situation for everyone involved though.What a mess.
I had a great experience sending my second hand RMS microphone to them. I believe they service vintage microphones. I’ve also had good experiences with Richard Land at Land Audio. Preston White @ Southern Ground worked with Shannon for a time and had also done capsule cleanings for me, but he’s pretty busy.
If anyone knows a good tech tech in Nashville who can service compressors and the like id love to know
I had a great experience sending my second hand RMS microphone to them.
Awesome rms are in Chicago which is where I’m located so I’ve gone ahead and sent them an email as well. I remember stumbling across them from the old Gotham audio website.Tom already responded via email within an hour- so wow! But he simply just listed his address and asked me to send it to him and he’d be back with an estimate after a few days.
We don’t know the reasons. I don’t know that speculation is helpful. It doesn’t get the work done, people’s mics back.
I agree that it doesn’t sound good but we don’t know. Maybe he had some physical health issue. Or mental health issue. I’m more than familiar with that shit.
We don’t know.
The lack of communication demanding payment upfront etc. May raise red flags that suggest substance abuse, gambling addiction, who knows? We don’t at this point. But I’ve seen similar from a health issue. If anybody knows they’re not saying.
I know it doesn’t look good, and it isn’t good, For anybody. Certainly not for anybody who has a mic they can’t get back or wasn’t properly serviced, or for Shannon who has had his reputation pretty much destroyed.
Again, we do not know what happened. Something did. But we don’t know. But I also do not excuse what has happened. It is clearly inexcusable.
I think the best we can hope for is that he recovers to the extent that people get their property back and maybe eventually he can rebuild his reputation.
Or that he just gets healthy.
So so far I haven’t seen any suggestion he’s been selling clients stuff which is positive.