How do you like the Paradis Loop Delay? At 01:39 PM 2/16/99 -0500, you wrote: >Hi, everybody > >firstly, I'd like to say hello to all you guys at LD ! >I'm a fan for quite a long time but its' just two weeks ago that I managed >to jump on the net >and yesterday I subscribed > >I'm a guitar pro from Germany, I've been working with loops since 1981 >when >I first heard >" LET THE POWER FALL " and got my first looping delay which was a Ibanez >DM1100 with 3.6 secs >Now, I'm working with Oberheim Echoplex and Paradis Loop Delay and I'm >just >about to finish a >solo CD with quiet ambient loopstuff called " STARSCAPES 1 - The Bright >Zones ". >I'm a close friend to Michael Peters and Markus Reuter with whom I had a >little band called " Trio GitarriStick ". >I met both of them 1991 on my first Guitar Craft Seminar wth Robert Fripp >in Switzerland. Since then I'm a >Crafty and play the New Standard Tuning nearly exclusively. I'm a fan of >David Torn and Steve Tibbetts - and I'd say I know a little about >guitars, >too. > >As Sustainers seem to be the toppic of the day, I'd like to post a little >bit on that: > >I've been using them since 1989 when I first met Alan Hoover at the " >Frankfurt Musik Messe " ( a trade show, >almost like NAMM ). I played with a harpist that time ( yes, the big >thing >with strings ) and I was >looking for something that should give me long sustained notes at low >volume. So I bought one, learned how >to install it and from that time it went in all that were my favourite >guitars. After a short period of exploring and getting used to it, it >became an important part of my expression and I still don't want to miss >it. >Then, my first unit broke and I had to change to Fernandes Sustainers >because Sustainiac had disappeared >from the market place. Normally, I like to support small companies rather >than big ones, so I felt happy viewing Alan Hoover reentering the market >some two years ago. I really admire him as an inventor and craftsman and >that he managed to keep his head up fighting for his ideas, but I must >say, >without wanting to offend him in any way, dealing with him often takes a >looong time... >15 months ago I began working on a custom electric guitar series called " >PAINTERS Series " I constructed together with Eduard Tueske, a fine >luthier >and builder of PHANTOM Guitars and Basses here in Cologne, Germany. >I really put all the ideas and experience of 23 years of guitarplaying in >this guitar and it should have been out on the market last year. >And of course, because it should be the ultimate guitar with ultimate >playing comfort and sound flexibility >it should have ( besides high-quality pickups and a piezo-trem with midi >access ) a sustainer on it ! >Eduard also planned to make basses with sustainers but this is still the >missing link. I've been exchanging emails with AH now for more than a >year, >saw the rise and fall of the GA-5 system but there's still no sustainer I >can put my hands on. Maybe it's easier for you guys in the States ( if so, >please, let me know ! ). >But again, I want to state my respect for Mr. Hoover and I'd like to send >him my best wishes hoping the delay problem will be solved. >Maybe, some more orders from us can do the trick ! > >Okay, I think this may be enough for the first post... and there are some >tasty spaghetti waiting in the kitchen ! > >Greetings to all > >Leander > >PS.: If somebody is interested in specs of the PAINTERS Series Guitars or >PHANTOM Guitars and Basses, please, let me know or write to >PHANTOM.GUITARS@okay.net > > > ........................................................................... But they are useless. They can only give you answers. -Picasso, on computers.