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Re: obsolesence

Duuude!  I love my ART Pro Reverb!!!    It's not in my rig now, but It does
things newer tools don't.
Which is a way to say, clearly beauty is in the eyes (and in this case,
ears) of the beholder.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jeff Shirkey" <jcshirke@midway.uchicago.edu>
To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
Sent: Thursday, August 14, 2003 4:49 PM
Subject: Re: obsolesence

> >
> >FWIW, I agree with Greg on this one. There is a dramatic difference
between a
> >musical instrument and a computer. Yes, they both devalue rapidly,
> >however unless
> >it's not functioning at all, the musical instrument will still be
> >useful in a few
> >years, provided you like the sounds it makes.
> True to a point, yes.
> But how much would any of you give me for my ART Proverb? Prob. not
> much...maybe not a penny. Its value (retail, that is, not musical) is
> near zero.
> I do see what you mean about buying used (or old model) gear at a low
> cost right off the bat. Then its resale value may be at or at least
> near what you originally paid for it--at least in the short(er) term.
> I'm still not convinced about the long haul, however. Synths may be
> an exception. But many effects boxes and the like...I think they are
> replaced very, very quickly, and value on older units decreases
> rapidly.
> Jeff