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Hahaha Pure semantics Greg. One's as bad as the other if you just went all in on yesterday's model.
Bright side to all that is it would at least be different. As opposed to a NEW "fill in blank" Strat or "fill in the blank" Les Paul with nothing new except the name.
I do "wish" FAS would have some kind of "buy back" or "Trade-in" deal (like some golf club companies do) for upgrades to a higher model. Keep you from having to do the Reverb, Marketplace, Craigslist dance.
 

Greg Ferguson

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Bright side to all that is it would at least be different. As opposed to a NEW "fill in blank" Strat or "fill in the blank" Les Paul with nothing new except the name.
There’s a whole lot of bang-for-the-buck with these modelers, more so than I get with a guitar or amp that cost twice as much.

I do "wish" FAS would have some kind of "buy back" or "Trade-in" deal (like some golf club companies do) for upgrades to a higher model. Keep you from having to do the Reverb, Marketplace, Craigslist dance.
It’d be nice if there was a clearing house, but the way that Fractal updates the firmware and sticks with a consistent hardware platform ensures that even older units of the current generation are the equal of brand new ones performance-wise. It’s on us to use them where others can see and hear them, and thereby make the rest of the musicians want them, increasing their resale values even more.
 
There’s a whole lot of bang-for-the-buck with these modelers, more so than I get with a guitar or amp that cost twice as much.


It’d be nice if there was a clearing house, but the way that Fractal updates the firmware and sticks with a consistent hardware platform ensures that even older units of the current generation are the equal of brand new ones performance-wise. It’s on us to use them where others can see and hear them, and thereby make the rest of the musicians want them, increasing their resale values even more.
After playing all kinds of amps and pedals since the 70's I'll say if I had been able to get a FM3, FM9 or III in 1975 my life would've been complete! Can you imagine what firmware update we'd be at now? I challenge any tone snob to listen blindfolded to any preset on my FM3 through my Mission Eng. Gemini II at 90 dB and give me some lecture. Only real amps I have left are a 65 Deluxe Reverb (not reissue) and a Barcus-Berry XL-8 (the first amp my parents bought me after my third hand Kay Vanguard 705 actually caught fire). I've ran a A/B/AB with the "real" Deluxe and FAS Deluxe...side by side you'd be a better person than I am to hear the difference. Just my personal opinion.
Wonder if Cliff would want to work on a Kay Vanguard 705 or Barcus-Berry XL-8 model?? I'm sure there is a ton of requests for those two!
 
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Banjo Batman

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Has anyone gotten an FM9 invite since December? That's the last time someone updated the unofficial waitlist spreadsheet.
 
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Admin M@

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Has anyone gotten an FM9 invite since December?
Very very few invitations have gone out since our last official statement. The global semiconductor shortage and supply chain crisis makes it extremely challenging to acquire needed parts, but we have recently taken steps that will hopefully help us to work around this. I'll let you know when there is any official news about that.
 
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Banjo Batman

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Very very few invitations have gone out since our last official statement. The global semiconductor shortage and supply chain crisis makes it extremely challenging to acquire needed parts, but we have recently taken steps that will hopefully help us to work around this. I'll let you know when there is any official news about that.
That's some good news.
 

Xcdchdchjjf

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Very very few invitations have gone out since our last official statement. The global semiconductor shortage and supply chain crisis makes it extremely challenging to acquire needed parts, but we have recently taken steps that will hopefully help us to work around this. I'll let you know when there is any official news about that.
The thought of multiple FM9s getitng out into the world... is almost hard to imagine... like it will change music itself... that much power..
 
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