I was in the store today. This guy was playing an SH01A that he’d pre-booked for delivery. Stock was out (for months), so this one was the one unit they’d been given from Roland this month, and this guy was the guy next in line to get it.
He was playing and I was trying out the new Octatrack. As he stopped playing, so did I. He turned to the sales rep and I assumed he was gonna whip out his card, pay and leave with the SH01A.
“You got the blue one?” he asked.
“Nope”, the rep said. “December.”
“I want the blue one.”
“Sure. I’ll put you up for one.”
“Great, thanks, so I guess I’ll leave this here then and - hey!”
While they’d been talking, I’d been reaching. And now, I was holding the SH01A in my hands.
“I got the impression you didn’t want it”, I said.
“Uhm, I … well …”
“You wanted the blue one.”
“This one’s grey.”
“So if you don’t mind …”
“I guess I don’t.”
And now, I own an SH01A