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RE: Ground Contral q&a

>From:  James Reynolds
>Reply To:      Loopers-Delight@annihilist.com
>Sent:  Thursday, March 20, 1997 10:12 PM
>To:    John_Ott@ATK.COM
>Subject:       Re: Ground Contral q&a
>about the ground control upgrade:
>> Do you know details, such as $cost, how easy to do?
>> There might be some 1.x units, (I 've seen some 
>> store demo units) that might be had rather cheaply
>> and then upgraded for less than a new ground control.
>from an exchange i had with dmc's josh fiden:
>>the ground control upgrade is $20+3.50(shipping). unless you're in 
>>california, of course, inwhich case you must add $1.65 for tax.
>>you can mail us a check for $23.50.  or you can call or e-mail a visa or 
>>mastercard number, including expiration and the name as it appears on 
>>card.  don't forget to include your shipping address.
>their number is 818 991 3881 (you won't find it in the manual).  
>5312-J Derry Avenue
>Agoura Hills, CA 91301

So if you can get a version 1.x clearance or demo for under
200 plus the upgrade would be about the same cost as
a new one.  So if you can talk a salesman into giving you a
demo 1.x for around 150 bucks you'd have a worthwhile deal.

I priced a new 1.x at 209 so that would not match a new 2.4 at 221
>there's also a memory upgrade (!) for another 20 bucks, that lets you 
>360 patches!  (each patch can send out up to 8 simultaneous program change
>messages to 8 devices, and can be given an alphanumeric name).  
>trev:  the pedals feel like a slightly more robust version of a DOD stomp
>box - i like it, you can feel them "tap".
>digital music corp has a web page which was pretty minimal last time i

Thanks for the info and the web link, James
I'll check it out.