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OT: obsolesence smobulesence

Hey wow!  The SGX2000(+ Express chip and dayglo pink splat) was MY very
first piece of (guitar) rack gear too!!! (Although technically, I owned a
TG77 and a G-10 prior to the SGX, but whatevah).  I actually first started
'looping' on it using the delay lines (goddamn ambient guitar music,
actually ;-).  I ALSO had about 3 or 4 patches that I really used and liked
alot, and have tried to work up on other gear.  And .. KNOBS!  It had 
I was so happy to have knobs again, after playing with a Yamaha SY99 & TG77
until me punch button finger didn't want to do it anymore.



> -----Original Message-----
> From: msottilaro [mailto:sine@zerocrossing.net]
> Sent: Thursday, August 14, 2003 4:37 PM
> To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
> Subject: Re: obsolesence
> I had one of those... I do remember doing some pretty wild
> things with
> it.  I had a patch where  you could control the pitch shift interval
> with one pedal and the delay of the pitch shift with the other.
> Feedback all the way up.  Crazy sound.  I could get some
> fairly decent
> pre-amp tones too from what I can remember.  First rack piece
> of gear I
> ever owned.  When it died I replaced it with a Digitech 2112 and I
> seemed to think my overall tone got better, but it's hard to say.  I
> thought moving to the Lexicon would be another step up, but to be
> honest, it's pre-amp sounds were way weak IMO.  I thought having to
> loose it would hurt as I liked the shimmer and gloss of those Lexicon
> reverbs and choruses, but going back to the 2120 (upgraded) has been
> great.  Other than the pain in the ass of having to tap out
> delay times
> I don't miss the G2 at all.
> I think what happens to me is I start thinking I want to hear
> a certain
> tone, and I forget I have it and what I really need to be doing is
> playing and not programming new presets on some new box.
> About the SGX2000, I took a black Marks-a-lot and totally
> went over the
> front panel of it and it seemed to sound a lot better after that mod.
> Mark Sottilaro
> On Thursday, August 14, 2003, at 02:52  PM, ArsOcarina@aol.com wrote:
> >
> > I thought I'd "pipe in" on this thread as well. I've been using the
> > same old,
> > and very unfashionable ART SGX 2000 for nearly 10 years now (gosh,
> > has it really been so long). About midway through that decade I was
> > able
> > to upgrade the software via an eprom swap or 2 that made it equal to
> > the SGX 2000 "Express" with 400 preset slots and bunch of
> other added
> > "whiz" and "bang" that I really don't use that much. Too bad I
> > couldn't swap
> > out the faceplate (I've never liked that pink, gray and black
> > "paint-splat"
> > color scheme).