The only one I’ve ever desired to buy is the ElecLady and as long as it continues to sound better than any flanger that EHX produces, it’ll still be on my radar.
Very true. Which is why I don't quite see why Mooer is so evil all of a sudden only because they were stupid or careless enough not to change even one line of code in the software.I get your point but by that token, there are many pedal makers who wouldn't get business, including (AFAIK) EHX themselves. Fact is, almost all pedal builders have copied from others to a degree, some more than others.
I’m surprised I hear “overpriced” applied to the GE200. I’m genuinely curious what sounds better in the price range. I don’t have a ton of points of comparison, but I think the amp models on it sound better than the Line 6 HD500 I have sitting next to it—though that may be mostly due to the IR loading feature.GE 200. Send it back. But not because of the lawsuit but because it's an overpriced, fancy dressed POS in too many regards.
It seems that Vertex's sales never seem to suffer, so I guess you continue selling them!This thread has me wanting to ask so many political questions of so many posters. Really just to find out the answers. This would violate the prime directive of TGP.
FWIW the question I have of myself is what do you do if your company sells both?
I agree completely. Lots of "who cares" attitudes here, and then of course the more serious offenders who actually bash people for having some principles. This is not a basic circuit that someone cloned. We've covered that for the last 72 years here. This is different. This IS like stealing music or software.I don't want to start anything, but i find it kinda sad when people are proud to dismiss the idea of Principle.
That said, this case and finding certainly affected my feelings about Mooer. I was planning to buy either the GE200 or GE300, and now i'm soured on the idea. I think we all ought to reconcile what intellectual property theft means to us individually. If you are a Creator, it affects you. If you're not, you probably feel nothing about it. Then, there's the other nuance—is it more of a big deal when it's institutional/industrial, versus when it's personal? We've all, likely, 'stolen' music or movies etc. And we come up with various justifications for that....
So, yeah, i'll now be looking for alternatives to all the Mooer stuff i previously would have considered. I think some sort of public acknowledgement and pledge to 'be better' would be a seriously strong move for Mooer, as they obviously have a great deal of product that doesn't come from other developers and they can't afford to have this taint the entire company. I have a feeling they'll just shift some products to one of their other labels, though. It'll be a shell game for a while.