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post #346 of 1993

That's why we have choices when it comes to gear. The color, in addition to the other components used in the Stratus, make up the designer's vision. Next thing you know, someone will complain about the color of the Switchcraft Panel Mounts. I would imagine that when Orange started making their guitar amps in the late 60's, they raised a few eyebrows with their color scheme. I think Donald's choice of color is amazing and really elevates this product into a work of art. And as art is subjective, it's not going to appeal to everyone. And that's ok.


Edited by third_eye - 12/2/12 at 7:19am
post #347 of 1993

So who's complaining?  

 

I just said "I would prefer" other options.  And right now we "don't" have any options with the Stratus.  Only blue.  No complaint.  I guess you all just don't get it..   As I said before, my other gear is black with blue LEDs and "I" would rather keep that scheme going.  

 

Some builders gives options and some builders don't.  That's just how it is.  I'll just go where I have options.  No worries..biggrin.gif

post #348 of 1993

This shade of blue is to DNA what white was to the first generation of ipods.  It's distinctive, eye-catching, and won't be confused with anything else.  If it helps, think of the amp as functional art - and the design decisions are made on the part of the artist.  The piece is yours to purchase or not depending on if you appreciate said art.

 

You don't see anyone asking why Blue Man Group doesn't perform in blackface.  

 

 

 

 

post #349 of 1993
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

So who's complaining?  

 

I just said "I would prefer" other options.  And right now we "don't" have any options with the Stratus.  Only blue.  No complaint.  I guess you all just don't get it..   As I said before, my other gear is black with blue LEDs and "I" would rather keep that scheme going.  

 

Some builders gives options and some builders don't.  That's just how it is.  I'll just go where I have options.  No worries..biggrin.gif


Craig of Eddie Current makes great amps. In black. Not sure about the LED color though.

post #350 of 1993
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This shade of blue is to DNA what white was to the first generation of ipods.  It's distinctive, eye-catching, and won't be confused with anything else.  If it helps, think of the amp as functional art - and the design decisions are made on the part of the artist.  The piece is yours to purchase or not depending on if you appreciate said art.

 

You don't see anyone asking why Blue Man Group doesn't perform in blackface.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don't know what that has to do with a personal preferencebiggrin.gif   Like I said.  Some builders offer color options and some don't.  That's just the way it is.  I have no problem with it.  Geezz.  I just have a preference that's all.  

post #351 of 1993
I really think I need to hear this amp. Been happy with my sonett for almost three years but...curiosity might kill me wallet.
post #352 of 1993

I like how Apple launched the original iMac in one color: bondi blue.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Radio_head View Post

This shade of blue is to DNA what white was to the first generation of ipods.  It's distinctive, eye-catching, and won't be confused with anything else.  If it helps, think of the amp as functional art - and the design decisions are made on the part of the artist.  The piece is yours to purchase or not depending on if you appreciate said art.

post #353 of 1993
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Originally Posted by Donald North View Post

I like how Apple launched the original iMac in one color: bondi blue.



Hmm.... And what colors are the iMacs now? wink.gif
post #354 of 1993

They're now silver with black trim. I'm not interested in making a silver colored amplifier. To each his own.

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Hmm.... And what colors are the iMacs now? wink.gif
post #355 of 1993
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Originally Posted by IPodPJ View Post


Hmm.... And what colors are the iMacs now? wink.gif


I think you know the point that Donald was trying to make. We can do without the sarcasm. Nice cables, BTW, I'd love to try them out sometime.


Edited by third_eye - 12/2/12 at 4:59pm
post #356 of 1993
Hey I like his amp or I wouldn't even say anything. Obviously there are others who would like the other color options, that's all.
post #357 of 1993
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Originally Posted by IPodPJ View Post

Hey I like his amp or I wouldn't even say anything. Obviously there are others who would like the other color options, that's all.

 

I agree that in an ideal world that we could customize colors from all vendors. And I also agree that some people will rule this product line out due to color. But I believe that's his decision to make. From a marketing perspective, I personally think it's good approach.....it's unique, refreshing, and creates a certain brand awareness. That's why I cited Orange guitar amps as an example in the thread earlier today. Anyway, I think we've probably exhausted the color topic enough for today. For me, I'm going back to listening to the Stratus biggrin.gif.

post #358 of 1993

Guys, do we have nothing more to contribute to this thread than a discussion of the color of the amp ? Seriously ?   I could be way off beam here, but I doubt that Donald spends hours building each amp in the fervent hope that the COLOR ranks above the sonics in his customers list of priorities.  frown.gif

post #359 of 1993
Totally +1 to both the above.
Edited by P+D-MI - 12/2/12 at 5:47pm
post #360 of 1993
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You don't see anyone asking why Blue Man Group doesn't perform in blackface.

 

Hilarious.

 

To me the color is an integral part of the amp.  Also a choice you have to live with from nearly all manufacturers.  They make it.  And frankly, a choice between silver and black is really no choice at all.  The color affects the mood of the listener and the mood affects the music - so you *could* argue that a Stratus in any other color isn't really a Stratus.

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