i LOVE Retro-Sonic's aesthetic makeover (in the making)

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  1. vanguard

    vanguard Member

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    retro-sonic is sneaking new colors into their line-up one-by-one it seems. the phaser is now orange (as a phaser should be) and the delay is now that inimitable, peerless BOSS DM-2 pink. i imagine the pre-amp's gonna be turning green soon, and the soon-to-be rereleased chorus will be. . .gun-metal gray perhaps? anyway, very cool, subtle way to keep the overall aesthetic the same, but add some personality while tipping the hat to the originals. way to go retro-sonic:banana

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    I wish there was more creativity involved than just painting their line to the color-coded rainbow that so many others adopt. Their old look is classy, nothing wrong with the simple aesthetic. But since they are based on older circuits it makes sense to choose those colors.
     
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    Any new pedals design ?
     
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    dunno, just saw these on ebay. i want to know when they're gonna release the chorus again.
     
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    Right - what is the plan for RS releasing a new chorus??

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    I like. The only issue that I ever saw with RS's pedals were that they looked so dull. I know people say it shouldn't matter, but I would argue that asthetics can either be average or exceptional, but not offputting. There is such a thing as too functional. Just my personal and all that..
     
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    I always liked the Spartan look of the RS lineup, and I'll take Courier New any day over Comic Sans (yeah I'm looking at you Emma et al.!)

    The new delay color looks 80's style bitchin', want it!
     
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    Wow, those are cool! I too thought the old ones were kinda dull, always loved how they sounded though. Especially their delay and chorus pedals.
     
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    I like the new look for the delay. I had one a while back and it was a great pedal. The DM2 tribute look is a cool touch.
     
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    I hadn't even heard of these guys. Aesthetics are great. I like to buy Canadian too. Only wish I had the slightest interest in the effects they were making.
     
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    Wow, that actually got the delay color pretty close!
     
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    I think Tim's stuff has been off the TGP radar for awhile and it well deserves to come back into the discussion. If a little paint gets everybody fired up, I think it's great. That being said, I like the original looks just fine too.

    Anybody know much about the Eight-0-Eight? Clean Boost?
     
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    Can't wait to see the new chorus.....Boss blue?
     
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    I've got one of those orange phasers. Best phaser ever and it doubles as a vibe for me.
     
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    I think they look great so far.
     
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    I like the original silver ones as well - I hope he keeps doing these so we have the option. We'll see although a blue chorus would look lovely though I'm sure.

    As for the Eight-0-Eight - I have one. Fantastic tube screamer clone. Not compared one with an original but it was a choice between that and the Maxon 808 and the Retrosonic just edged it.
     
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    I've used their chorus for years - it just sounds perfect in "utilitarian silver". I don't think I'd like the sound of this box painted some shade of "chorus blue".
     
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    Thanks Jules, I appreciate it. Might have to give this one a whirl.
     
  20. vanguard

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    the boost is a BOSS FA-1 clone. I can't believe you don't hear more about it given the mythical status of the BOSS preamp, and the fact there really aren't other (known) clones out there. The thing about retro-sonic, though i've never owned one of their pedals, is they have great taste:

    script phase 90
    ross comp
    ce-1
    boss FA-1
    boss DM-2
    etc.

    you can't go wrong with making functional, no-BS versions of those hard to find, expensive, and flawed/temperamental classics
     

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