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  • Awesome Marketing... Useless Product

    Just curious on some of your opinions about products that are on the market today that are advertised as a must have when in reality they are not needed.

    First one that comes to mind is a surge protector or something like this:

    http://www.guitarcenter.com/Monster-Power-PRO-1000-with-Clean-Power-Stage-2-Power-Outlets-102790748-i1125242.gc

    Which can have you shelling out $150 for no benefit.

    Are there any other items that you would tell a noob (like me) you will never need one of these OR the price just doesn't justify it?
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    <img src="images/misc/quote_icon.png" alt="Quote" /> Originally Posted by <strong>Player99</strong>
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    <div class="message">No it is not repairable. You need to send the forum to me, and I will throw it away and sell you a new forum at full retail plus shipping. That is your only option.</div>

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    <div class="message">i just got fed up with my ****************ing neighbor and shot him a few minutes ago.</div>

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    Sonic Maximizer

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    • #3
      Sonic Maximizer


      The funny thing is... all the reviews on Sonic Maximizers say... "AWESOME PRODUCT" Hahaha.
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      <img src="images/misc/quote_icon.png" alt="Quote" /> Originally Posted by <strong>Player99</strong>
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      <div class="message">No it is not repairable. You need to send the forum to me, and I will throw it away and sell you a new forum at full retail plus shipping. That is your only option.</div>

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      <img src="images/misc/quote_icon.png" alt="Quote" /> Originally Posted by <strong>eco1</strong>
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      • #4
        A sonic maximizer actually does something, whether it's desirable or not is up for debate but at least it DOES something.
        <div class="signaturecontainer"><img src="http://img3.harmony-central.com/acapella/ubb/cool.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Cool" class="inlineimg" /> <font size="4">samkokajko wins!</font> - MusicalSchizo <img src="http://img3.harmony-central.com/acapella/ubb/icon_lol.gif" border="0" alt="" title="lol" class="inlineimg" /></div>

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        • #5
          Hmm, good question. Here's my list of things that are useless:

          1 A&H MixWiz 16:2, 2 QSC HPR 153, 2 QSC HPR 181, 3 Sennheiser e835, 4 Shure SM57, 1 Blue Kickball, 1 Shure SM86, 1 Audix D6, 2 DBX 231, 1 Yamaha Stage Custom, 1 Marshall DSL100, 1 Marshall 1960B, 1 Ibanez RG, 1 Les Paul Studio Silverburst

          oke:
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          • #6
            also an ipad
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            • #7
              Hmm, good question. Here's my list of things that are useless:

              1 A&H MixWiz 16:2, 2 QSC HPR 153, 2 QSC HPR 181, 3 Sennheiser e835, 4 Shure SM57, 1 Blue Kickball, 1 Shure SM86, 1 Audix D6, 2 DBX 231, 1 Yamaha Stage Custom, 1 Marshall DSL100, 1 Marshall 1960B, 1 Ibanez RG, 1 Les Paul Studio Silverburst

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              LOL. Tell me about it! Trying to set up my drumset while playing guitar on top of my QSC stack is a PITA!
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              <div class="message">No it is not repairable. You need to send the forum to me, and I will throw it away and sell you a new forum at full retail plus shipping. That is your only option.</div>

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              <img src="images/misc/quote_icon.png" alt="Quote" /> Originally Posted by <strong>eco1</strong>
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              <div class="message">i just got fed up with my ****************ing neighbor and shot him a few minutes ago.</div>

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              • #8
                thats kinda mean bnelly.

                funny though.
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                • #9
                  thats kinda mean bnelly.

                  funny though.


                  Tis a joke, just busting his chops

                  I actually have used a lot of that gear and still use a sm57 and e835. Used to have a Marshall but I'm a Boogie guy.

                  Was teetering between a mixwiz and the studiolive (got the studiolive)
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                  • #10
                    Useless:

                    Rapco DBBlox Phantom Powered Flashlight. Useless LED on the end, it's been taking up space in my FOH drawer for 10 years now. Never been used. and I dunno what to do with it.
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                    • #11
                      "Monster" products = overpriced
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                      • #12
                        A sonic maximizer actually does something, whether it's desirable or not is up for debate but at least it DOES something.


                        I wish someone who really knew what they were talking about could figure out what the hell those things really do and explain it.

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                        • #13
                          I wish someone who really knew what they were talking about could figure out what the hell those things really do and explain it.
                          http://www.radio-flier.com/bbe_data.htm

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                          • #14
                            Sonic Maximizer


                            Two uses:

                            1. Dubbing cassettes to your DAW. Really brings 'em to life.

                            2. In the FX loop of a Dual Recto, for Nu-Metal.

                            Other than that, not really.

                            MG
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