When I placed my first MOTM order barely two months ago, I had already laid
out what my front panel style was going to be, picked fonts, worked out a
whole design template... actually started putting together a "style guide"
with Pantone color swatches...
When I placed the order with Paul, I even mentioned to him that I was
probably going to make my own panels for the MOTM stuff to fit the look I
had designed. He said, "Why don't you just have a separate cabinet for the
MOTM stuff?" But I wanted everything to be uniform. It's the Industrial
Designer in me, never mind the anal retentive.
But about 5 minutes after opening the MOTM shipment and looking at the solid
hardware design, I started fondling the front panels, mumbling, "Wow, I'm
not going to replace _these_." I guess I was expecting something more along
the lines of PAIA or something (although to their credit, PAIA has improved
their stuff a lot from the 'old days,' but Paul moved the bar up pretty
So now I'm trying to make everything else look MOTM as best I can!
From:The Old Crow [mailto:oldcrow@...
Heh heh, I can't speak for Paul, but I suspect that
getting others to raise the level of their own gear to the standards of MOTM
is sort of like the ultimate compliment.