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Old 30th June 2005
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boring

a lot of gear is a bit ah.... boring looking.
accuse me of bad taste but I think the Valley pictured below is anything but..
whatdoyouthink?
more crazy looking but serious sounding stuff...
(or should I do a paintjob on my foruswrong?)

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Old 1st July 2005
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Hot!!
Old 1st July 2005
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boring is better than ass ugly.

*cough all-of-empirical-labs-gear cough cough*

i just can't bring myself to spend money on something that makes me wanna vomit everytime i look at it.
Old 1st July 2005
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I like the look of the distressor - very functional also.
Old 1st July 2005
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Originally Posted by Lanstar Zero
very functional also.
i know i know. and i also know it shouldn't be about looks but how well it gets the job done.

but HONESTLY, was their goal to create the ugliest cheapest plasticky looking piece of gear ever?

just out of curiousity, what part of the "look" do you really like lol?
Old 1st July 2005
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those look as boring as anything else could. and the picture of a face looks like it belongs on a box of cookies, not on gear. just an opinion.
Old 1st July 2005
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Originally Posted by jordan19
just out of curiousity, what part of the "look" do you really like lol?

Now that I think about it, just the knobs. I like that it has big knobs - so no, I don't especially like the "look", but it doesn't influence my use of it. I would rather it be as utilitarian as it is versus having a better "look".... just me I geuss
Old 1st July 2005
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I find these Valley gates quite functional looking. Still nice and weird.
you think gear should look clean?
I might dig that: How about this:
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Old 1st July 2005
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My favorite looking gear is the Focusrite Blue stuff with the big knobs. And some Avalong stuff looks cool too. Dave Derr posts here, maybe you all can convince him to make the Distressor Mk II "the pretty version".

Steve
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www.blacklinerock.com
Old 1st July 2005
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you mean their mastering controller?
or this?
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Old 1st July 2005
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My favorite looking gear is the Focusrite Blue stuff with the big knobs. And some Avalong stuff looks cool too. Dave Derr posts here, maybe you all can convince him to make the Distressor Mk II "the pretty version".

Steve
www.bangrecording.com
www.blacklinerock.com
heh

yeah right. that thing flies off the shelves. why would he mess with a good thing? even if that good thing is pretty ugly lol.

i'm sure there are a number of quirky people out there like me though who would actually buy it if it was sexier. it doesn't even have to be nice looking... anything would be a step up from what it looks like now
Old 2nd July 2005
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Doug Fearn knows how to make a sexy piece of gear.
Old 2nd July 2005
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Quote:
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And some Avalong stuff looks cool too.
Yeah, from a distance, but those goofy knobs make them feel like toys.
Old 2nd July 2005
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Why is everybody so obsessed about the looks of gear. Honestly, to me the sound is the only thing that counts.

If I want great looks I buy Italian design furniture.
Old 2nd July 2005
  #15
that is a good idea
put gear in Italian furniture
Old 2nd July 2005
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Why is everybody so obsessed about the looks of gear. Honestly, to me the sound is the only thing that counts.

If I want great looks I buy Italian design furniture.
There you go ! For exactley the same reason. Isn't furniture a kind of gear, too ?
I work in my studio every day for 10 to 14 hours, so why should I offend myself with an ugly peace of gear ?

I like to look at beautiful things, even if it's only a dumb Compressor or Gate heh
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