Excellent point. I think it's a feature/bug of reflexive human brain function to not understand the possibility of independent or orthogonal factors: physical, mechanical, functional, human.Is the mark I enough? Well, no one will ever hear a hit song with great guitar tone and say “if only he had another 500 some odd presets this would actually be good”.
AB Live Gold "only" has 384 presetsIf it was me, I'd get a new Mk II.
That said, I have a Mk I, and if I was feelilng like I had spare cash around, which not really, there are other things that are higher priority for me than upgrading to a II.
- You get the new-product warranty.
- 512 presets may seem like a lot, but some third-party packs have over 1000 by themselves, plus you may also want the factory presets, and some of your own.
- We don't know what the extra memory will get used for, but probably something you'll wish you had when it comes.
- The price difference isn't likely to be that big in the US; it might be elsewhere though.
- You're already buying a pretty expensive tool, so if you can afford to, get the best version, IMO.
Maybe Cooper Carter...but he is unique LOLOne of these days, I’m going to track down one of the “I really use over 500 presets” guys and make him show me how he’s actually using over 500 presets. These unicorns pop up every few years but you never hear what they do with those 500 presets.
[*]We don't know what the extra memory will get used for, but probably something you'll wish you had when it comes.
Chicks dig it, that's reason enough.I'll tell you this: the new main display in the Mark II is really crisp and bright. People are often impressed when they upgrade.
The hip "Yeah, I know what I got but I don't got to use it all" attitude: One kitchen sink preset and the knowledge that you could store over 1000 more if you wanted but you don't. Instead, you prefer to run super lean with all that horsepower to spare because that's how the real cool Mk II cats roll.More presets takes longer to boot