(Edit: I just looked at my user profile and noticed that I registered in 2004. Has the L1 been out that long? If so this unit is about 7 years old then???]
If Bose would ever like to see what 5 or 6 years of hard gigging has done to your product, let me know. I swear you could use it for R&D. I have at least 1000 gigs on this and have almost owned it since day 1 when it was released.
Everything has been dropped at least a dozen times, the paint is pretty much chipped on ever area of the speaker, my grills are hanging by a thread, channel 1 input somehow broke and is inoperable, I've had times when I've had to seat the speaker 5-6 times to get it to work and then magically it will work for the next six months. I can only assume nobody has put the wear and tear on this item like I have. You can have it back for another one- even trade. I dont want credit for an upgrade- we can just swap.
I guarantee your techs would have a field day with it. I highly doubt the product was designed to go through as much as I've put this through.
Although I already know the answer, I'm completely serious. You could use it in advertising- that's how much abuse this thing has taken. Do you remember the old Samsonite commercials? There ya have it!
If I ever tried to sell this nobody would trust me and I could never get rid of it because it looks so bad. Do you want to know the best thing about it? It sounds just as good if not better than the day I bought it!This message has been edited. Last edited by: Darrell,
Hey Darrell ~
How 'bout some pics to go with your testimonial???
Will do! I'll snap a few tomorrow and post them!
Cool! I wanna see pics too!
Sorry the pics are so bad- they're in my basement...
Wow...you weren't just a kiddin'!
Yep, and you registered the same month I did back in '04!
It's been a long, fun ride.
Pretty beat up. Pretty cool! Photographers would call that "brassed out" with all that wear.
Gee a couple of hours with a sharpie will fix that right up.
On a slightly more serious note, I have read that paint markers are better than sharpies. But I've never tried them.
But since you are here posting these pictures, it would be a shame to cover up those (likely) well earned battle scars.
Hi Darrel -
Thanks for the pics! Are you sure you never let that baby fall out of your gig vehicle, while travelin' to all those gigs! HA!
Whew...it does look like it has some mileage on it. Thanks for sharing!
A sign of maturity, not unlike gray hair.
LOL John..it sure does look like it doesn't it? I can't begin to tell you how beat it actually is and how great it still sounds. The only thing that scraes me is the grills. I'd hate to have anything get behind them. I've heard duct tape does wonders.
We have been touring almost non stop from East to West coast for the past 4 years with our model 2, and we have never had a significant problem. We have since added a model 1, and it has been great. The worst thing that has happened was the legs of the model 2 vibrated themselves loose, which a little hand tool tightening took care of easily.
We have been so happy with them, playing everything from house concerts to medium venues. They are simply he best sounding way to communicate our music...
What happens when you give a pastor a guitar and teach him to sing? You get a Sermon in Song
How about a new "Road Worn" model from Bose to match some of the road worn new equipment on the market? Just joking! Can't agree with you more on Bose tough. Been using the same systems since '04 and thrown them around a little (not like these pics!) and still going strong.
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