Hello this is Jim. I'm privileged to say that I've been with Sweetwater since there were three of us in the basement of the owner's house. In those days, my office actually doubled as the laundry room! Many things have changed in the more than 26 years I've been here. The training process is now FAR more comprehensive. Our training manual in the early days had just one sentence. "Do what is right for the customer."
Over these many years my primary focus has shifted to the post-secondary educational market and corporate accounts. I cherish the relationships I've built over the years and look forward to many years to come. The only downside to working with so many great educators over so many years is more and more keep adding Emeritus to their titles.
As your personal contact here at Sweetwater, please let me know anytime I can offer help or advice.
(800) 222-4700 ext 1228E-mail Jim
College: West Virginia State University. Avid Icon and Venue Certified. Apogee, Rednet, and Solid State Logic Certified
Music sales and small recording studio
Teenage Girl. (Anyone that has EVER raised one will know what I mean) Can I get an Amen?!
Comprehensive understanding of recording technology, Live Sound, Keyboards, DAW and Midi Integration and Systems Design.
The Last time I sat down to think about it I estimated I have owned over 90 different keyboards and Modules, 35-40 Drum Machines DOZENS of guitars, almost every major piece of signal processing and computer music program.
Very eclectic tastes in food. Great cook with a specialty in cooking with spirits. I had a home bar that rivaled most bars in the city (with regard to selection and diversity.)
Good food, like music, is the combining of simple elements, layers of texture and balance.
The sculptor that never tires of molding and reforming me.
A huge well-marbled Extra Rare steak with a great Bordeaux or Malbec
After 25+ years it's STILL a hoot. Imagine getting paid to talk about the gear you love all day :-),
Jim Swain always comes through for me. He's fast, efficient, and I usually get the best pricing with Sweetwater.
Lika from Loas Angeles, CA
Excellent customer service, excellent product, excellent staff! I love that I can always reach a live person with questions. I always get individual treatment.
Kathy from Wilmington, NC
Absolutely amazed by the personal service on our order! It is obvious customer satisfaction is a priority. Your company would be the first place we would look for music related items. Great prices, great service and BTW, even the little touch of adding some candy made my kids very pleased! Thank you!
David from Renton, WA
I have to say it's the most personal order I've ever made from the pre-ship phone call, to the email, and finally the candy in the box. Thanks! I don't think I could beat the customer service even in a local shop
Chrystal from McMinnville, TN
From the customer service call after my order, to e-mailing me a copy of the invoice, to the great price, free shipping and candy in the box...a pleasure!
Rick from Gloucester, MA