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Re: Looper development and production costs?

or you could just use spray paint.  I'm not sure many people have printers 
could print that long.  Plus, you'd need a sticker template with the proper
holes punched out.  Sounds like a mess to me.  My mom would use nail 
polish and
be done with it, but she's got a white Honda with the gold nameplate, so I
think you know where that's going. (think New Jersey)

Yes, I've used black electrical tape to modify all my ART gear (long since
sold) and I've removed the Peavey logo from my KB-60s.  The point is, 
are used to slick design.  Magazines and television use it a lot.  People 
to expect it.  It signifies "Pro"  Does it often mask shitty content?  YES.
Should that make a difference?  NO.  You wear a suit to a job interview, 
Or at least your nice "work casual" clothes.  Does it help?  YES.  Our
culture's very heavy on the visual, and we're not going to change that.  
stuff will always find it's nitch, but if you're looking to hit a broad
audience and influence new customers, put a nice "face" on your product


Dennis Leas wrote:

> > Also (I'm going to get it for this)  The EDP is ugly.  Repeater is ugly
> > too, but in a good way, IMO.  It says, "Space 1999."  It says, "I've 
> > a bunch of very state of the art high tech stuff going on in here."
> > I've always felt the EDP looked a bit home made, kludgy.  Looks won't
> > make a product, but they sure help.  When Korg started the Trinity 
> > the store I worked in got a LOT of attention.  They looked like
> > something Captain Picard would play.  If Gibson cares about selling
> > EDPs, they'd get an industrial designer to redesign the face plate.
> > Graphic designer to redo the logo.  Do any of these things make the EDP
> > a better product?  No, but extra sales would sure influence someone 
> > throwing cash at an EDP 2 project.
> Actually, I rather like the faceplate of the EDP.  It's not trendy and
> doesn't use the currently hip design fashions.  So to me, it doesn't say
> "built in 2001", which is fine for 2001 but not in 2005.  It's not 
> with non-functional geegaws.  Yes, I think it has a bit of home-made look
> about it and could probably be improved.
> Doesn't this open up a aftermarket for "EDP fashion accessories"?  
> could design a stick-on for EDP faceplates.  Doesn't some company like 
> make a pressure-sensitive laser/inkjet paper?  Some LD lister want to 
> a template in Word, etc for us?  We could ALL have unique EDPs!
> Dennis Leas
> -------------------
> dennis@mdbs.com