First, Mike is NOT retiring.
And he did not sell the brand.
The part of the video deadpan
linked to was talking SPECIFICALLY about the SLO SRV Edition amp that never went into production. That's it.
Mike has entered into the same type of partnership with BAD as other amp/pedal manufacturers like Friedman, Morgan, Wampler, etc. -- namely, the Mike will design the amps and BAD will handle manufacturing, distribution, and support.
I repeat, Mike is NOT retiring. And he did not sell the brand.
"I've found somebody that can take my product to a whole new level"
"I'm going to get into doing design work and bringing to life a bunch of products that literally have been sitting on my drawing board for a long time"