FTR, Nothing schetchy about it. Ron has been an estabilish EH guru for years and years and in fact is one of the few people who consistently repairs, mods, and remanufactures all EH pedals including special attention to the 16 second. He even has his own external pedal board for the unit far superior in build to the original. He's not only legit, he's one of the best pedal specialists in the country and happened to be selling the new EH 16 for at least $100 below any other dealer. He's also been very easy to reach and incredibily honest in all my dealings with him over the years He works on all sorts of other pedals (has fixed many an Ibanez or Multivox thing for me and my friends). I won't speculate on why he asked for the deposit but I for one was thrilled to pay him as he not only has the best price, but I can't imagine a more deserving person. He's VERY responsible for keeping EH stuff alive and in the know. I think he is still taking orders for the next batch: http://electroharmonix.ronsound.com/ On Tue, 29 Jun 2004, Mark Sottilaro wrote: > Yeah I did. I didn't act when the Ron guy asked for the $100 deposit. > That sounded weird. Take my credit card and charge it when the unit > ships. The Ron guy struck me as maybe a bit sketchy where Musictoyz > seemed like an established business. It set me back more money, but I > already have it and I'm sure a piece of gear like this will appreciate > in value as time goes by. Musictoyz was really, really nice to deal > with, they seem like a small but honest business. I can't really say > anything bad about Ron, but the whole deposit thing made my > spider-sense tingle. > > Take care, > > Mark > > On Jun 29, 2004, at 7:29 AM, Paolo Valladolid wrote: > > > --- Mark Sottilaro <email@example.com> wrote: > >> So the thing they said would never exist, does > >> indeed exist. Now, I > >> never owned or even used the original, but I'll give > >> my first > >> impression of this little box. > > > > Mark, did you get your EH16 from Music Toyz? Just > > curious. > > > > Paolo > > > > > > > > __________________________________ > > Do you Yahoo!? > > New and Improved Yahoo! Mail - Send 10MB messages! > > http://promotions.yahoo.com/new_mail > > > -- ___________________________________________________________________ HELP WANTED PRODUCTIONS - Http://www.HelpWantedProductions.com "Bringing you the best in Organic Electronic music since we started..." Home of the Unusual Instrument and Recording Gallery with pictures and info of Tube recorders, Omnichords, weird guitars, Casios, and more.