What are the ugliest and most beautiful pieces of music gear?

Ugliest : Volca Samples OK GO Edition, Novation K-Station

Most beautiful : Lyra-8 in Pink or White, Minimoog Model D and Voyager, Moog One and of course the Elektron boxes. Mention to the Colourful Moog Series (Sirin, Grandmother, Matriarch) and Novation Peak.

Edit : I forgot the new MS-20 in white. A beauty.

Pics for weird choice if you want.

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Ugliest - DX7
Most beautiful - DX7

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Is this what you call Bipolarity?

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Well, sometimes I look at it an I’m like :kissing_heart:
But then other times I’m like :face_vomiting:

I think it’s the shade of brown.

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Great use of Emojis.

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ugliest - almost everything of roland aira
most beautiful - roland jd-800

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Ugliest, MC-101, though it looks much better than the old aira stuff.
I couldn’t buy the system 1m or the Tr8 even I wanted to try them, but the green lights are so damn ugly…

my other boxes look great :slight_smile: I love the look of the OG A4

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This is why my DX-7 lives underneath the far nicer-looking Juno-60, so it never really occurs to me that it’s actually brown.

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You’re shading the shade of brown.

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Ugliest: Any and all Dreadbox gear.
Most beautiful: Genoqs Octopus.

I think the U.D.O. Super 6 is beautiful too.

Edit: I don’t own any of the these.

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Ugliest: the operator of the gear
Beautifulest: my eurorack [even tho I have a love hate relationship with it, it’s look alone makes me wanna make music. Wish I could]

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Ugliest - Yamaha SS 30. Along with the CP30 it’s a sea of the worst fake rosewood plastic veneered chipboard, pure 1970’s at its worst. The CP manages to look at least a bit kitch cool but the SS just looks like an ugly harmonium.

Prettiest - That’s much harder. I’d prob have to say AR 2. To my eye it’s a beautiful thing. Form, balance and attention to detail.

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Ugliest: Yamaha TQ5, ART SGX2000, Eurorack (unless it’s all Doepfer or panels by Magpie/Grayscale… :grin: )
Prettiest: Oberheim Viscount OB12, Waldorf Q (blue), Korg Wavestation EX, MD+MnM in Company of Quail.
Most Beautiful: Benedetto guitars.

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Beautiful!

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Only on DX-7s.

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Handsome and solid stand (rack).

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I try not to have any ugly gear. Life is too short for that shit.
The SH101 is grey so while I wouldnt say its ugly, its not pretty .
My Sleishman drum kit is beautiful.

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Music related only.

Pics? I’m curious.

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