Pedal demos that include unboxing - can we please not?

axdxm

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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

 

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.
 

FbIsNotE

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

fitzo

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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."
 

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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