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Re: Soldano Distortion box new at namm

4/26/2000 4:00 AM
Mark Hammer
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Re: Soldano Distortion box new at namm
There is a diversity of opinion, as with anything, but the general etiquette here is that folks try to let the developer recoup their R&D and production costs before any trade secrets are deliberately leaked, ESPECIALLY (though not only) if the manufacturer is a "boutique" source (these folks work closer to the bone). The only noteworthy exceptions to this might be when a boutique pedal simply resurrects a vintage design, or uses hand selected components to get tonal bliss with a stock/textbook design. If a new design has a good idea, that might also be noted here, but generally not a full schematic.  
 
There are legal reasons for doing so, but this site also has enough folks who have have watched their own great ideas go virtually public domain before they even made penny one, so I think you are unlikely to find what you seek here, simply out of respect and empathy for what goes into the boutique-makers trade.  
 
This is not a reprimand, merely a gentle way of noting the reasons why you will quite probably wait a long time for the desired information. Your query suggests you're new around here, so let me be the welcome wagon. Welcome! Even where you won't get access to the specific technical info you want, you'll be sure to learn (and eventually teach) a thing or two of use. Most visitors come away happy. I know *I* always do. The collective ethical code I alluded to is part of what sustains this place....sometimes against all odds.  
 
With any luck (hint hint), this will be the last note of its kind on this thread.

 
Replies:
paul perry Well, I have to agree with Mark's c... -- 4/26/2000 9:38 AM
Mitch Mark,Your point well taken,... -- 4/26/2000 1:07 PM
Gus There is a thread going on at Aron'... -- 4/26/2000 2:12 PM
Ed Rembold Mark,Well stated indeed! -- 4/26/2000 10:25 PM