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Why do people always assume "old is gold"?

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Miotch, Jan 8, 2019.

  1. knh555

    knh555 Senior Stratmaster

    Dec 6, 2016
    Likewise, the "new is better" attitude is often not appropriate to a given situation. Judge each new and old piece of gear on its merits relative to its intended use.

    For example, the old designs can sometimes be more robust, even if lacking in features. An old-style hand-wired amp (built new or an old, maintained one) is quite serviceable and not susceptible to future lack of software upgrade support. How many modern, software-driven amps will still be supported in 20 years? Do you even care? On the other hand, the old-style hand-wired amp lacks an on-board digital recording output for quiet, late night home recording and doesn't support that use case particularly well.
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  2. wmachine

    wmachine Strat-Talker

    Mar 5, 2016
    Absolutely correct. Look at the evolution of amps and what was considered state of the art when SS amps came on-stream. Not only with instrument amps but audiophile amps. For a relatively short time, tube amps were destined to be obsoleted and were laughed at by those on leading edge of technology at the time.
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