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Re: EDP Footpedal vs. FCB1010 ? ?

DonŽt feel bad Adrian i am as well guilty for putting
down the EFC-7,i change those switches god knows how
many times and it always made me uneasy onstage,i even
started hating the EDP for it.Since i got rid of it
and got a fcb1010 i love life and the EDP!
The fcb1010 has a learning curve but with patient
anybody can learn it and it will turn your basic EDP
into a loop giant!
And by the time the fcb1010 buttons go bad youŽll be
in a psychatric clinic for EFC-7phobia!

--- Adrian Bartholomew <adrian@bartholomusic.com>

> From: Adrian Bartholomew <adrian@bartholomusic.com>
> Date: September 13, 2005 11:22:41 AM CDT
> To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
> Subject: EDP Footpedal vs. FCB1010 ? ?
> kim, u sound like i did when i did
> marketing/advertising.
> the client would outline their market target
> audience and also, like u, 
> through statistics, provided by 3rd party companies,
> i had to pinpoint 
> who they were by their race, socio-economic strata,
> age, sex and 
> musical tastes (i also did jingles or commissioned
> them out).
> if the marketing didnt work, what then?
> do i challenge the advertiser to enlighten me with a
> better idea based 
> on a sarcastically appointed imaginary marketing
> degree i suddenly 
> hinted that they might have? that wouldve
> been....bad. jobwise and 
> karmawise.
> do i blame the public for not "getting it"?
> tempting, especially after 
> all the working hrs, love, sweat, sleepless nights,
> attention to detail 
> and scientific "facts" presented in the project.
> sometimes i was stubborn too.
> but no.
> all we can do is recall the vehicle and try
> something else based upon 
> new information eg. data from questionaires given to
> random groups 
> within the target market in a controlled
> environment.
> now i do also have quite a lot of engineering
> experience so i 
> completely understand u and ur company's reasoning
> behind the design of 
> the footpedal. i, however, believe that a lot of ur
> customers would 
> prefer, and indeed even pay more, for a product that
> didnt go bad so 
> relatively quickly (WITHOUT SELF SERVICING) even
> though it could be 
> fixed easily. the moment onstage is gone.
> try building a powered, midi controller with
> switches based on 
> different technology for more money and see which
> sells more. designed 
> BY gibson. that would be awesome.
> im not alone in this. how many of ur beloved EDP
> users have complained 
> about ur footpedal.
> come on kim. they're EDP USERS. how many others want
> it and cant afford 
> it. ur users are already in the category of, "im
> buying it cause its 
> the best, not because its cheap".
> i dont quite swallow the... faultyness of all
> switches used on a 
> regular basis... theory. we all use many switches in
> our lives that 
> never fail, though some do. i have keyboards that
> are as good today as 
> they ever were. every key on the keyboard is a
> switch isnt it? what 
> about the program buttons. they too are switches.
> the keys on my 
> computers never went bad. laptop or desktop. the
> lightswitches in my 
> house. my gtr pedals, volume sustain for my
> keyboard. NEVER. i know 
> others may have  different experiences but i could
> safely say that lots 
> of folk never had problems with any of these above
> switches.
> reliability is in the hands of the beholder not just
> in engineering 
> calculations.
> i will try to clean my edp footpedal switches.
> thanks for the tip. im 
> comfortable with electronics.  but i guarantee u
> this. no matter HOW 
> easy it may be for me ...and u...and others like us,
> most of ur 
> customers will never be comfortable opening up an
> electronic device. 
> they dont want to have to.
> ___
> Adrian Bartholomew
> Leawood KS


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