There always seems to be a little trepidation when it comes to our students upgrading their Lowrey. The question is always “How do I know I’m ready?”. So, here is the answer to that age old question to set your mind at ease.
When are you ready for a new Lowrey? That’s actually a very easy question to answer. When you are constantly pushing the same buttons, it’s time. Now don’t get me wrong, you’re always going to have your favorite go-to sounds and styles. But are you pushing them because they’re the sounds you enjoy, or are you pushing them out of necessity? This is an important question, because if you’re pushing them out of necessity, it’s because you have no other options. And what would music be without options? If every country song you play sounds exactly the same, it’s time to upgrade.
If it’s because the sounds you’re pushing are your favorites, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t upgrade! Think about other hobbies. I’m a beader. I constantly am looking for new beads, new wire, new accessories. But yes, I have my favorites. I’m not replacing what I love, I’m adding to it! It’s the same in our musical hobby as well. Yes, we have our favorites, but there’s nothing wrong with adding a few components! Maybe a few new styles? Some authentic new sounds?
The other objection we hear quite often is “I haven’t learned everything on the instrument I have now!” Do you listen to every radio station on your car radio before you trade it in for another car? Of course not! Even those of us who have been playing for decades have never played every sound or used every feature on our instruments. That doesn’t mean I’m not always looking for some new ones to add to my existing favorites!
And that’s one of the finer things about Lowrey. Every one of my favorite sounds and styles “grows up” with me! I can work my way up the line and never lose my favorite features! I’m just adding more!
So, when is it the the right time to upgrade your Lowrey Virtual Keyboard? How about now!