Paid Members Nostalgia Nonce Posted June 17, 2016 Paid Members Share Posted June 17, 2016 Ocean Pacific. It started out as my preferred sponsor on California Games, back when I didn't even know if they were a real brand or not, just because the name sounded cool. As it turned out, the majority of their designs are right up my street so I've amassed various shirts and T-shirts from them and I'll always check them out each year. Fat Willy's Surf Shack. As a pre-teen, there was a time when any clothing with fluorescent colours on was considered cool. Add in the surfer vibe and the hilarity of being able to say "Willy" without your parents telling you to act your age, and Fat Willy's was king. I pick something up from their shop whenever I'm in Newquay and there's been a sticker in the back window of every car I've ever owned. Zoom. Back when I started playing guitar Boss were the king of effects. Digitech were a challenger for the title, but I liked Zoom because while the sound quality wasn't quite up to the standard of the others, they excelled at having more extreme effects and higher levels of whacky noises. I started out with a 2020 model, upgraded to a 4040 and then to an 8080 Super Player. Unfortunately, the subsequent ranges have been shit in comparison, so I've gone down the Boss and Digitech road, but I'll always have a soft spot for Zoom. Earlier this year I actually bought a new Zoom multi effects that - on paper - sounded fantastic. In reality it was horrifically un-user friendly and the sound quality was worse than my 15 year old 8080. There were some good ideas in the design, but overall it was pap. Minolta. Minolta made bloody good cameras and lenses. Then they got caught up a big lawsuit, put their development of digital cameras on hold, and the market just erupted without them. Still bloody good cameras though and I always keep an eye out for lenses that aren't priced stupidly. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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