Worst Pedal Names?



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Re: Worst Pedal Names?

Postby Blood_mountain » Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:54 am

Jwar wrote:Does anyone have MASF contact info? I'm going to go look through my emails, but I want to straight ask him. I don't care anymore. I'm just going to lay it out.


Looks like there is just a general contact form on their website, but you might try that. I know I've tried messaging them on Instagram before and they never responded.
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Re: Worst Pedal Names?

Postby coldbrightsunlight » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:33 am

Jwar wrote:Does anyone have MASF contact info? I'm going to go look through my emails, but I want to straight ask him. I don't care anymore. I'm just going to lay it out.

This feels more like something we can all just forget about rather than chasing it up :lol: :lol: :idk:
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Re: Worst Pedal Names?

Postby Jwar » Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:49 am

coldbrightsunlight wrote:
Jwar wrote:Does anyone have MASF contact info? I'm going to go look through my emails, but I want to straight ask him. I don't care anymore. I'm just going to lay it out.

This feels more like something we can all just forget about rather than chasing it up :lol: :lol: :idk:


I emailed already asking straight out. I need to know for my own sake as well. I want to know who I support and who I don’t is justified. I get if everyone else is done though. I don’t have to share if I get a response I suppose.
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Re: Worst Pedal Names?

Postby coldbrightsunlight » Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:51 am

Do as you see fit!! I'm just not actually that bothered either way
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Re: Worst Pedal Names?

Postby Benn Roe » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:03 am

What is it that you need to know? What did you ask him? Personally, I can't think of a question that gives him an out. Either he knowingly named his pedal after the mass abduction of women, and he's an asshole; or he didn't, and he's inexcusably negligent. Either way, he's not worth my dollars. Call me an absolutist all you want, but it's not on me to get this guy off the hook, whether he chose poorly or maliciously. I don't have time for it. He very probably chose the name because of the "abduction" of the signal. Cool. Very clever. So what? If he called the pedal "abduction", we wouldn't be having this discussion. He called it "raptio", which is a word that targets a particular segment of the population, and that's fucked. It's like calling a pedal "lynchmob". Devil's advocacy and calls for moderation legitimize this sort of bullshit, and embolden the bad actors that continue to propagate it. Support who you want, but--for me--this is a dealbreaker.

And, no, I don't own any Japanoise records. I don't find that sort of edginess clever, endearing, or funny. It's tired, boring, inconsiderate, and not worth my time.
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Re: Worst Pedal Names?

Postby vidret » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:06 am

coldbrightsunlight wrote:
Jwar wrote:Does anyone have MASF contact info? I'm going to go look through my emails, but I want to straight ask him. I don't care anymore. I'm just going to lay it out.

This feels more like something we can all just forget about rather than chasing it up :lol: :lol: :idk:



nonononoo, chase it jwar! the people have a right to KNOW!
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Re: Worst Pedal Names?

Postby JonnyAngle » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:30 am

Hmm. Not sure where I sit on this.

I don’t think remembering bad history is a bad thing. It keeps a reminder of improvement and I think keeps us moving forward rather than sweeping it under the rug.

On the other hand, I wouldn’t release a pedal with a swastika on it, regardless of why it is there.
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Re: Worst Pedal Names?

Postby Pete » Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:01 pm

Eivind August wrote:
Pete wrote:Yikes, I had no idea of the meaning of the word “raptio”. That’s baaaaad. How long has that pedal been in production? Seems wild that we’re just now learning of the name, considering how popular that pedal is.

Wait, none of you ever googled this? Yes, it's a silly name, in line with the whole shock/horror/splatter/bondage theme a lot of noise culture goes for. Have you ever googled where the name Joy Division comes from? Great pedal though. I just got it etched with some cool samurai.

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No, I only ever googled “Masf raptio”, because I think the pedal’s sweet and have wanted one for a while. Not sure if I still feel that way now, though... I have a Bananana Mandala, which does a real similar thing. It’s just wild to me that I never stumbled upon the meaning of raptio, until now. :lol:
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Re: Worst Pedal Names?

Postby retinal orbita » Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:30 pm

Benn Roe wrote:And, no, I don't own any Japanoise records. I don't find that sort of edginess clever, endearing, or funny. It's tired, boring, inconsiderate, and not worth my time.


Probably pretty obvious to state but the amount of Japanese noise records that are overtly exploitative/sketchy is pretty minimal (but not non-existant!), Masami would like you to believe it never even happened!

However if we're talking power electronics you could fill a small rural cottage and it's adjacent barn with the amount of sketchy embarrassing shit coming out of that scene for the sake of shock value.... :picard:
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Re: Worst Pedal Names?

Postby fcknoise » Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:49 pm

D.o.S. wrote:
Eivind August wrote:Have you ever googled where the name Joy Division comes from?


A rare example where the band is worse than the namesake.


:rofl:

Also this is the only good genital-themed pedal name I reckon

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Re: Worst Pedal Names?

Postby vidret » Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:27 pm

Is it hot-one or ho-tone? Why would you want ho tone?
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Re: Worst Pedal Names?

Postby John Matrix » Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:55 am

vidret wrote:Why would you want ho tone?


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Re: Worst Pedal Names?

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Re: Worst Pedal Names?

Postby Pepe » Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:25 am

vidret wrote:Is it hot-one or ho-tone? Why would you want ho tone?

Well, the idea was and still is: Hot-Tone. They are awesome pedals.
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Re: Worst Pedal Names?

Postby jirodreamsofdank » Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:00 am

coldbrightsunlight wrote:If people were really worried about possibly offensive symbology they'd probably quit it with the Soviet stuff, you know given the wide scale human rights abuses, mass murder and starvation and the millions of people still scarred by the legacy of those regimes.

But we like that because it looks cool and edgy on the wall of my dorm room


This is a go-to for whataboutism, but it doesn't really work. The Soviet Union had far more non-Stalinist history than Stalinist - for the rest was it a repressive regime? Yes. More repressive than most of the world? Not really. More repressive than its predecessor? No. Is history complicated? Yes. Here in the enlightened west we're still happy to make heroic movies about Winston "Benghali famine, never heard of it" Churchill but you'd never whatabout Union Jack symbolism.

The semiotics of the Nazi swastika have no such complexity, of course. And a Japanese-themed pedal wouldn't be inherently offensive - we're talking about references rather specifically to Imperial crimes against humanity. Hell, make a Zero-themed pedal and no one would bat an eye.
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