NPD tomorrow.

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by TeleMark85, Dec 3, 2013.

  1. TeleMark85

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    Hey guys. Just ordered an Emerson Em drive. Should be here tomorrow.
    Bought it to replace my tc spark boost.
    I'll let yous know what I think once I get a bit of time with it.
    What do you use yours for??
     
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    Congrats to you! Looking forward to your review.
     
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    I was just looking at the vero layout for that *exact* pedal
    last night. I am genuinely SHOCKED at what they are charging
    for that pedal.

    Anyone could easily build that thing for 15.00 or less.
    Just goes to show, that there are an abundance of (ahem)
    "boutique" builders who have absolutely no qualms with
    taking advantage of other people's ignorance.

    People have seemed to forgotten how to use Google
    (hence the site, let me Google that for you) but I
    strongly suggest that all guitar players learn to do
    at least a modicum of research before plonking down
    their hard earned exchange notes.
     
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  7. MilwMark

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    You could tell me there are 3 parts that cost $.05 each, but I'd still be no closer to having a pedal . . . Now if it's actually a clone you can get from the originator (as a completed pedal) for much less, that's another story.

    Of course, no one ever accused my OD-3 or BD-2 (brilliant stock and even better Galaxie'd) of having low parts counts or simple architecture.
     
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    You should try that Thunderdrive build! It's fun! :cool:
     
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    Ha. Judging by the burns I give myself cooking, I don't see a soldering iron in my future. And unless you're into electronics as a hobby, and enjoy the build process and have some skill at it, a few hours to save a few bucks isn't always a good trade-off. So I'm not sure it's fair to poke the OP about the low parts count. Again, if the pedal is an undisclosed clone and can be got much cheaper from the originator, that may be a different story. But honestly it's a little sad if folks have to Goggle "is PEDAL a straight clone" of another current production pedal every time they buy. Maybe that's where we are though. Shame on the builders if so.
     
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    IDK if it's a clone of anything. They can charge whatever they want, it does look like they put some nice pots and knobs on the thing. There is nothing that says that simple doesn't sound good. I wouldn't buy it though. I think I already have one (close enough) :lol:

    I will note that the marketing has all the good buzz words fwiw http://emersoncustomguitars.bigcartel.com/product/em-drive-od-pedal
     
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    At least let the guy enjoy his new pedal for a while before you tell him how much of a sucker he's been. Jeez.

    Talk about raining on somebody's parade.
     
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    A while back I posted a NPD about a T Rex Nova Comp. I wanted a 'transparent compressor' that 'wasn't another dyna comp clone' well the pedal sounds real good, but it's based off a dyna comp which I learned quickly. And now I know, which is of value. I was suckered/fooled & the discussion elucidated the facts for me. I wasn't embarassed. When you post something to the internet you are letting go of the protection that comes with keeping it to yourself.

    The pedal probably sounds good, and it's made for you so to whom it's worth it, great. It's not like charging $300 for a clone of something that's $80 (which I would also want to know immediately if I fell for that). IMO.
     
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    I traded a tc spark boost that a friend gave me for it so the Em drive stands me nothing at this point!
    I don't really care how many parts it has.
    When I'm reviewing a pedal I look on YouTube, harmony Central, musicians friend etc.
    I've never googled "how many parts does ........ have" Never knew I had to.
    I played a friends, it sounded great with my setup so I went after one.

    Really not seeing what the big deal is here!!
     
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    Nothing wrong with parts count, guys! It's just a funny fact ;-)
     
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    Exactly. Enjoy your new pedal.

    The internet: a constant game of "my dick's bigger than yours!"
     
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    Typically, its the guy with the 30 booteek pedals that thinks he is in the lead. :lol:
     
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    You can buy all of the wood and harware to build a nice acoustic guitar for $100 so why buy a Martin. Heck you can probably spend a few thousand dollars for all of the nuts, bolts and steel and build yourself a pickup truck. Just sayin.
     
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    You don't. There's always a couple of [mod edit] ignorant saps who'll pitch a fit anytime somebody purchases a pedal that they have not preapproved. God help you if you ever say anything remotely complimentary about the Wampler line on here. Then they really let you have it and start mocking you with their little internet cartoons and everything!!!

    Enjoy your new gear!
     
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    It sounds nice with single coils but kinda farts out with humbuckers. Enjoy it.
     
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    That's ignoring the real issue. But if you think it acceptable to charge that
    much for something that really can't rationalise that price tag, then I doubt
    anything I have to say would make a difference.

    I could assemble that thing in half an hour, and would never in good conscience charge someone that much for it.

    Seeing as how simple dirt boxes can go for less, it's greed, plain and simple.
     
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