Are most of you going with the older enclosure with the battery, or the new smaller enclosure that uses just ac power?
I simply prefer them
aesthetically and ergonomically
even though they take more space.
It's all personal taste and what you like/ need.
I like the solid look,
chicken head knobs (I know you can put these on battery frees),
and maybe it's because it's my first conscious awareness of what a Cornish looked like when I first became aware of the pedals.
While I see the battery free as cluttered
and the knobs as çrowding each other,
some define and prefer that look compact.
They might even think the back and white is elegant, more slick etc.
All in the eye and stomp of the beholder.
The round knobs for me have an association with
a compacted Fender amp.
While I'd be curious to see how these poll,
it wouldn't change my preference nor would wanting more board space.
I'd live with the paradoxical preference!
I started with the big boxes and ended up ordering all the small ones. I honestly love them both. Big box wise, there is something to be said about being able to grab one with a battery and head out the door as opposed to lugging the whole board.
Admittedly, my board is a bit cluttered right now. The NB3 is just sitting on top, it's the last pedal in my chain. As some of you may know, I build (on a VERY small and amateur scale) pedal boards from time to time. Mine is classic example of the "shoe makers kids don't have shoes (I'm still using the first one I ever built)." Anyhow, I'm pretty much one pedal away (maybe two...) from finishing my Cornish collection and I wanted to build a well thought out, easy to transport, aesthetically pleasing board once I had them all in my possession.
AND... here's to Cornish III! Wonderfully positive and enjoyable thread to follow. Well done.
Pete even grades his bubble wrap. Ever noticed how precisely he cuts it? The great man does not suffer inferior quality in anything.
Here is my setup right now. I like the battery free pedals alot but really did not set out to get those, it just came about. I have no problem with fender type knobs but i will say that i like to be able to notch the gain down fast on the G2 and that would be hard with the smaller box. I am going to have to get another SS3 now that i have the ST2. The ST2 has changed my world. Running it with the P2 will cut through any mix as i have had mixed feelings about that one but no more. I have to say that you do really have to run some of his Pedals through a clean high headroom amp or you are really missing the magic. I run mine through a Tonemaster with matching 4X12's and it is just amazing. The G2 is great through this amp but try it with an AC15 and it is night and day.