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Re: flexible looper in small package

I actually sold mine for _more_ than the new price (which was
significantly more than I paid for it). I surprised both that Gibson
isn't meeting the demand, and that software loopers like Mobius
haven't diminished demand for the EDP. While maybe it doesn't register
on Gibson's marketing radar, you'd think someone could make money on
hardware loopers.

What if Jeff were to port Mobius to the Receptor
(http://www.museresearch.com/)? How much would people be willing to
pay for a 2U rackmount box that was essentially 8 stereo EDPs?
(Personally, I'm happier with software loopers, but I'm not a gigging
musician.) Just a thought. . .

On 8/26/05, Travis Hartnett <travishartnett@gmail.com> wrote:
> Ah, the non-US market.  Given the currency exchange rate and Gibson's
> lack of marketing for the EDP I'm not surprised that demand is slight
> across the pond.
> Here in the States they seem to be perpetually back ordered and used
> units consistently sell on eBay for just under the new price. Demand
> is certainly exceeding the supply, but since Gibson keeps production
> low we'll never know how big the market is.
> On 8/26/05, Ian Petersen <iep@mail.dk> wrote:
> > Travis,
> >
> > > The always baffling question is why Gibson doesn't step up production
> > > given the continual high demand for the EDP.
> >
> > The obvious answer is that there *isn't* a high demand for it! There
> > is, perhaps, a demand that is marginally higher than the current
> > supply. But I doubt it would even register a blip on Gibson's marketing
> > radar.
> >
> > When I was hunting for an EDP last year I enqired about it in at least
> > a dozen local music shops (almost all Gibson dealers) as well as
> > several online shops in Germany, France and the UK. Most had never
> > heard of the EDP. Of those who had heard of it most couldn't supply one
> > even if they wanted to because the official Gibson importer *refused*
> > to import EDPs due to 'lack of demand'. I ended up getting one via
> > mail-order from the US after a several-month wait ...
> >
> > If there really were any kind of demand for EDPs, or loopers in
> > general, you can be sure even Gibson - thick-headed as they are - would
> > have EDPs in every outlet they could find.
> >

Art Simon