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RE: Stereo EDP

I always trip out on people who say that can't afford anything -
whatever happened to SAVING UP :)

:::-----Original Message-----
:::From: Travis [mailto:tiktok@sprintmail.com]
:::Sent: Sunday, August 24, 2003 11:56 PM
:::To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
:::Subject: Re: Stereo EDP
:::I think what you've got is a case of champagne taste and beer budget.
:::And these college kids with nice guitars and amps, and effects, but
:::cash for an EDP or Repeater....?  Like they're never going to spend
:::more money on gear?  Please.  If they can afford to go to college,
:::can find the money for and EDP (or a Repeater)...if they really want
:::one.  If they're just dilettantes who think it sounds like a "cool
:::idea", well I think it'd be cool to have a car that goes 0-60 in 5
:::seconds, but I'm not going to whine about how I can't find one for
:::under a thousand dollars.  Tools cost money.
:::On Sunday, August 24, 2003, at 10:52 PM,
:::Loopers-Delight-d-request@loopers-delight.com wrote:
:::> On Sunday, August 24, 2003, at 05:55 PM, Travis wrote:
:::>> But, if you can't stand it, you can't stand it.  Still, I don't
:::>> $1600 for stereo EDPs is that much, if you're seriously making
:::>> in a commercial context.
:::> Ah, here in lies the point.  Commercial context.  I have no desire
:::> try and turn my art into money.  Tried to do it before and only
:::> sad and angry.  I loop pretty much for me.  If I can find people
:::> enjoy it, that's great, but I'm not counting on it to pay the
:::> So, what I'm saying is that I am typical, not the professional
:::> musician.  I think Rick Walker might be the closest person here to
:::> making their living doing looping, and I know he has to supplement
:::> that with lessons and more standard fare in his shows.  The reason
:::> don't balk about my Photoshop license (of course this wouldn't be
:::> forum anyway) is because I do make a living using that tool.  My
:::> only costs me money.  I'm not complaining, I like it this way.
:::> When I bought an amp from some college kids, I saw they both had
:::> and we started talking about looping.  They were really interested
:::> learning about different looping devices.  At the time the Repeater
:::> was still in production.  I told them about the Repeater and the
:::> and when I hit them with the price tags, they both looked deflated.
:::> They had blown their cash on nice instruments and amps, and didn't
:::> have much left over for a looper that was between $600 and $800.