Gold Supporting Member
Yeah, that was an interesting take on their relationship. After all, it was Finnigan's baby, why would you think he would change it because you want to see these changes made? It seems contradictory that was said and then the Archer/Ikon are released. Homage by taking sales away from a man that you just took his design from after direct inside knowledge of his pedal. I do like the Archer and also purchased the Ikon, I just don't like the fact that they sort of threw Bill F under the bus like that. Calling him out was unnecessary whether he is a difficult guy or not, it is still his design.Sorry but I just have to say it: They rip off Bill Finnegan...not once but twice, using proprietary information. They make a fortune selling Archers...and then they badmouth the inventor of this clever circuit in public instead of sending him flowers?
"We wanted to pay homage to the original Centaur and make it more affordable and more production friendly; basically, we wanted to price it so that people could afford it. It was a frustrating relationship because he’s just an impossible guy. It just didn’t work out in the end because he wanted everything, wouldn’t give in on anything, and you can’t invest in a relationship like that (...) So we did exactly what we wanted Bill to do. We paid homage to the original Centaur and its look. And we made it affordable."
So Bill is the bad guy here and Rockett is the guardian of the holy Centaur...to quote Joschka Fischer: I am not convinced.
I am a fan of JRAD.