> I don't know of anyone eager to return to the days of >twin reel-to-reels. >John Pollock Hey! I'm still doin' that street (check out my section on the list when it gets posted - I just sent it in last week). Mainly for financial reasons, but also because I don't do enough playing these days to justify the cost. Besides, I still like what happens to the sounds sometimes, not to mention the little surprises that occasionally come out of nowhere. OK, so those can be annoying as well, but I've seen many complaints here about the electronic gear too ;-). I've only really heard Fripp's work with the new type of kit, so can't really judge what others are doing with what's out there. Although his soundscapes and such are very interesting, they are still quite different from the old "Frippertronics" stuff. It's a bit like the difference between a Mellotron and a string synth, or sampler even. While both serve the same purpose, they sound considerably different (unless it's a sample of a Mellotron :-]). I don't want to sound like a ranter, or overly sensitive, but yes, there are still some of us out there. Didn't someone ask about this recently? If so, drop me a line. Jim B.