On 4/4/12 7:32 PM, Philip wrote:
I'm really loving mine, I have to say, but I helped to design it, so I may be prejudiced.Has anyone tried the LP2? Does it work? The description and price look great, but I'm hesitant to take the plunge. One of the reasons is the beating that it is taking over on The Gear Page forums:http://www.thegearpage.net/board/showthread.php?th0349&page
Most of you probably don't visit The Gear Page much, but I thought I would just give you guys a heads up. If any of you have tried the LP2 and find it to be a properly functioning looper, it may be nice to share your experiences over there. Because based on what I read over there, I don't think anyone will touch it.
Important, though, to say is that I think the beating it has taken at the Gear Page
comes largely due to 3 things:
1) the incredibly long delay between announcing the unit and it's actual successful
entry to the marketplace
2) the fact that Bob Amstadt was largely incommunicado for the past year due to
the stress of his job, personal life and thwarted attempts (backordered parts, mostly)
to get the unit to the marketplace due to his decision to get it working and shipping before
he took care of the voluminous e-mails he was receiving. He took a calculated risk
making this policy in an effort to get it to market and it was a risk that didn't help him
with the vocal GearPage members who posted.
3) the fact that a few defects were missed in the first shippings, requiring Bob to replace
or refund people's money. I, myself, had to wait a long time to get a properly working unit
and I was first on the list to receive one.
Towards that end, I wrote a very long explanatory message to the GearPage forum today addressing
in great detail all of these issues.
I'd direct you there to read it.
The fact, though, is the bugs have been worked out and Bob is already shipping units.
I'm hoping in the next few busy weeks to begin making an online tutorial
for how to use the looper for those in the future who wish to try it out.
It still has amazing bang for the buck in a $300 looper. There's nothing close to it
in the price range, no matter what is said about it.
Is it perfect? No, but there never has been a perfect live looping machine.
Does it do a hell of a lot for it's price. It sure does.
I recommend it and am only sorry that a few people were unhappy with the lack of communication
and the defective units that were sent out, initially.
yours, Rick Walker