As one of your admins, I feel guilty that I have not participated actively as of late. I assure you that I read and enjoy your posts, and I've managed to clip a spammer or two when the other esteemed admins are away from their computers.
I was cleaning up a bunch of URLs that I own, and I came across this one: The Lowdown Project
(click on Seattle to get into it)
For those of you who don't know the history:
I acquired a Behringer "tribute" to the SansAmp BDDI eight (!) years ago. It surprised me in that it was not a complete waste of plastic and poor soldering. So as a fun forum-teamwork exercise, I took it upon myself to send it on a world tour. I packaged it up with a fresh battery and a diary (for you youngsters, it's like a blog but not on a computer), and asked for participants.
To make a long story short, it started in Seattle, and it was hilarious. This was so long ago that there are links to their MySpace pages...LOL. Check out the great entries. I added some artistic license, but the words are theirs. Obviously, the pages look circa 1990, but that's because I suck. After Seattle, though, the project fell apart, and I never got the diary back (or the broken BDI21).
But that's all water under the bridge. If I was going to cry over it, I never would have started this project.
So let's start it again. As you can see by the maps on my poor excuse for a splash page, the intention was to send it around the world. Let's see if we can do that this time. Cameras are ubiquitous, as are tracking numbers and emails, so we can eschew the paper diary.
So this is not an official kickoff...it's a feeler. I'd like to collect the names, email addresses, and physical addresses of Lowdowners that would like to participate by committing to:
1. Receiving the pedal.
2. Using the pedal and submitting a honest review.
3. Taking pictures with the pedal, "Flat Stanley" style. Please see the site for examples.
4. Sending me the photos and text.
5. Sending me a bio or links to your projects, bands, FB, or whatnot.
6. Sending me back the pedal WITHIN 10 DAYS. This is the most important part. I will be sending it to each person at my own expense. If you cannot afford to send it back or if you anticipate life issues that would prevent you from sending it back in a timely fashion, please wait until you can commit.
There will be a few exceptions if a few of you live in the same metropolitan area and can exchange it by hand.
I'll be collecting information until November 15th. If there is little or no interest, I totally understand...life is chaos, and maybe things like this have jumped the shark. Personally, I think it would be fun.
What underrated pedal do you think we should try?