Pedal demos that include unboxing - can we please not?

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  1. axdxm

    axdxm Supporting Member

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    For all the homies that make pedal demos, I have but one request. Please do not include footage of your unboxing. I don't want to hear your crinklage or need to vicariously experience the unpackaging experience. If the video is 90% you opening the stuff and then a lot of talking and very little actual pedal demo, a little part of my soul dies. #sorrynotsorry

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  2. Jim Marciano

    Jim Marciano Supporting Member

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    Agreed, I'm not watching a 17 minute video, I don't care how your day was or what you had for lunch, I'm just trying to hear that pedal
     
  3. sahhas

    sahhas Supporting Member

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    Ha!!!
    you don't want to see all the packaging? or video of the packaging????
     
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  4. WillLane

    WillLane Member

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    Sounds good. I'll send all the YT pedal demo guys an email. :crazy
     
  5. FbIsNotE

    FbIsNotE Member

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    I'm with you! What in the actual **** is it with "unboxing" videos???

    I've had it explained...but I still don't get it. I'm willing to try to understand again, but at this point I think it caters to some kind of mental illness.
     
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  6. woof*

    woof* Member

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    The talking for ten minutes before actual playing...about a minute in I give up and just move to next video
     
  7. MESA/BUDDA

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    ...for free.
     
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  8. jota

    jota Member

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    Here's a playlist for you:

     
  9. Naigewron

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    And start the demo with some playing, not a 5 minute explanation of what the knobs do
     
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  10. slide13

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    Agreed. If the box is really cool, like the Chase Bliss wood boxes or something, then maybe show a quick shot of it. Shouldn't take more than about 2 seconds. Other than that, I totally agree. I certainly don't want to see someone slowly unpacking a Boss box, pulling out all the paperwork, etc.
     
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  11. Jadedbluesman1

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    Respect.
     
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  12. FbIsNotE

    FbIsNotE Member

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    YEP! With Prejudice too!!! Once I see that is the style of video, the poster's handle is mentally logged and I will not view their other videos.

    I have no problem with how they want to present. Make a 10 hour long loop of cutting the tape on the box for all I care...I just won't be watching it.
     
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  13. Johnny Fuzz

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    I only watch the unboxing. After that I’m moving on to the next vid.
     
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  14. Kevsonic

    Kevsonic Supporting Member

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    100% agreed. Stick to the essentials.
     
  15. SlyStrat

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    I hate all unboxing clips.
    Its like we're supposed to get excited watching them open the box.
     
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  16. SweetClyde99

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    Hey! Fast forward through it if you don’t like it. Some of us can’t figure out what a volume knob does without a stranger explaining it to us on the internet.
     
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  17. Brian Johnston

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    Exactly, who besides the pedal owner is excited? And don't forget the unboxing of a friggin' guitar. I think this occurs with people who are being paid to do demos/reviews... they try to make it more encompassing, exciting (for whom?) and to draw out the time so the video isn't so brief. A well-known, head shaven German does this... a 30-minute video on something that could have been demonstrated in 10 minutes.
     
  18. fitzo

    fitzo Greybeard Silver Supporting Member

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    Thread brings to mind the old joke about the rich lady trawling the biker bar. Ends with:
    "Who do you plan on pleasing with THAT?"
    "Myself."
     
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  19. F#m7

    F#m7 Supporting Member

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    Same with “demos” of guitars that take 90% of the video to explain all the features and specs. Dude, we just wanna hear it. We can look up the specs as easily as you. Shut up and play!
     
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  20. ChipOnly

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    It strikes me as weird sometimes, a consumption ritual or something, like it's more about buying and owning stuff than actually using.

    I don't mind skipping it, because sometimes that stuff can be handy to determine what exactly comes with it ("is the adapter included?" etc)
     
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