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Re: Big Briar News - CP-251!!
Steve Burnett (05:13 PM 08.09.2000) wrote:
>> Next Stop: The MF-104 Delay!!!
>Waiting, waiting - my wife's been making the same joke about "the delay
>pedal must be really effective - it's delaying itself!" over, and over,
>sort of a looped joke.
Off topic to be sure, but a little bit of timeline history may be
The MF-104 was first delayed (just over a year ago) due to Bob's supplier
suddenly not being able to come up with parts in quantity. When that
happened, I started looking around and I was able to get Bob hooked up
a buddy that had a parts source. Once that deal was done, and Bob got
delivery, it was November or so of last year.
During that time, there was the "small" :) distraction of Bob working on
the new Performance Synth. That design task went into full swing after the
parts delay for the MF-104 hit. When the parts for the MF-104 did finally
show up, Bob was now knee deep (and higher!) working to get the prototype
for the new synth done so that he could show it at Winter NAMM the first
week of February. To show you how close the timeline was for this
happening, Winter NAMM opened on a Thursday. Bob and henchman Steve were
hand-bending the case the previous weekend. He ended up with just 2 hours
to spare in order to be able to get the machine shipped to the show in
Anyway, when the show was over, Bob took all the suggestions and comments
back from the show and did some more work on the synth. Meanwhile, he had
back room of CP-251's ready to ship, but no manuals. :(
So, he dragged himself away from the synth and went to work on the CP-251
manuals. Well, Spring/Summer is a busy time for Bob on the private lecture
and appearance circuit. That cut into what time he had to do the manual,
and look at firing up production for the MF-104, and continue work on the
FYI, Bob does *NOT* like to farm out his manuals. The work on them is his
personal written touch to all of the products.
So, the CP-251 is now shipping and the manual is done. He's now starting
into the MF-104 manual.
But... :) I know that the Performance Synth is sitting "right over there"
and it's edging on him. :)
The MF-104s are coming. Know that they sound *great*. It's simply the
smoothest delay line that I have ever heard. It's very warm and full of
Hang in there!
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