Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Munjibunga, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    I was thinking ... I really don't want any products with "Pro" in the name. (Except, of course, my Bob Wolfe Quick Cat Collegiate-Pro Indoor-Outdoor All-Purpose Four-Striper Track Shoes.) It implies that someone would contend that the item is not really for professionals, so it must be asserted in the name of the product. If it has the traits and qualities that pros require, they're going to use it. They don't need it to say "Pro" on it.

    This goes for bicycles, badminton racquets, tires, hair products, electric shavers, baseball gloves, car polish, deodorants, underwear, and, of course, basses and amps.

    What say you, international bass players?
  2. Marlat


    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    I can't help but feel my electric toothbursh has the word "pro" in its name, but otherwise I don't I own anything....oh wait...Macbook Pro.
  3. I feel that the term *pro* in a product's title indicates that I am *for* the use of said product, as opposed to indifferent- maybe I found these $150 shoes on a dead guy and just grabbed them.. W/the *pro* descriptor, my true feelings are clear to the layperson. I may add this to everything I own except my FB timeline.
  4. machine gewehr

    machine gewehr

    Sep 17, 2005
    Pro things don't come with "Pro" in their name.

    (Yes, including the macbook pro :D)
  5. Indiana Mike

    Indiana Mike

    Nov 18, 2005
    Using terms like "PRO" in a product name or description usually brings out the skeptical side of myself....
  6. LiquidMidnight


    Dec 25, 2000
    I think we need to go back to having "Xtreme!" in all of products, from skateboards to nachos.
  7. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Agreed. It automatically removes credibility of a product for me. It implies that I am so simple minded that I will buy into the hype and buy the product. I actually get a tiny bit offended by it. But not to the point that it makes me mad. I just don't buy the stuff. But it never really occurred to me on a conscious level until you brought it up.
  8. JFOC


    Oct 23, 2010
    new hampShire
    Protools - industry standard
  9. Clark Dark

    Clark Dark

    Mar 3, 2005
    I hear ya.....
    (said like that ethereal voice answering Dice Clay)
  10. Marlat


    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    As is the Macbook Pro and the Mac Pro. machine gewehr fail.
  11. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    I used to get taunted for my MTA-Pro's when I was a lad....... Local store chain brand (Meijer Thrifty Acres) shoes.
  12. now now, if the product says it's pro, and you're wearing it, you must be pro.:rolleyes:
  13. D.A.R.K.

    D.A.R.K. Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2003
    I'll happily take any of the "pro" series midas consoles, no problem.
    I don't care about branding as long as it does what I need.
  14. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Well there you are. The MacBook Pro. Pro at what?
  15. fisticuffs


    May 3, 2011
    Madison, WI
    Pro at all sorts of things, as in it is reliable and powerful enough to use for professional applications. Video/ editing in particular. Can't say that about a $400 Toshiba from Best Buy.
  16. makes people who don't know about good computing look like they can be a pro.
  17. I agree. I am fed up with protractors, provisions, produce, profit, and protein, to name a few.
  18. G.Bisson


    Feb 26, 2009
    whenever I see "pro" on discount entry-level brands I think "thats cute, they imitated the features on high-end brands and now want to be viewed as equal in quality"
  19. Mac'ing, clearly.
  20. colcifer

    colcifer Esteemed Nitpicker Supporting Member

    Feb 10, 2010
    A Galaxy Far, Far Away
    I'm with you in principal but I don't give much credit at all to labeling. I look at the specs and make the best decision I can.