I think the only "race" here is the one being avoided by Gibson-- I am saddened by Matthias' post--he has created such a lovely work of practical art--the Echoplex deserves better industry placement. We all hope availability comes soon. Til then--"paint it black". Gary -----Original Message----- From: Andre Cholmondeley [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Friday, March 26, 2004 3:59 PM To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com Subject: Blackfaces I'm nauseous. As an african-american - -I thought we had moved past the ugly concept of "blackface". I donšt care if oberheim, korg, or fender is involved.. We must speak out!! -andre'