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budg
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May 2nd, 2019 04:45 AM   Edit   Profile  

Some of the "remedies " that Gibson tried to address their tuning issues that people were complaining about were a tad bit expensive compared to what they could have done. Robo tuners , brass nuts and .09 strings? IMO all they would have had to do was dress the nut properly before they left the factory, because typically thats all I did.

I dont care for .09s on my strats , let alone on a Gibson. My 2 Gibsons once I cleaned up the nut both have been rock solid tuning wise. It appears they are addressing the issue the correct way now (and more cost effective).

I am interested to see where Gibson heads from here . So far I like what I see . The new Standard I held in my hand was flawless and played well.

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Planet Peegoo

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May 2nd, 2019 05:45 AM   Edit   Profile  

I am glad to see Gibson getting back to the basics. It's what made them great in the first place.

The only bad Gibson I've owned was a 339 with a neck that turned into a water ski after a year...and Gibson replaced the entire guitar under warranty. Every other Gibson I own is a gem of a guitar.

String gauges are a pretty personal thing. Billy Gibbons uses a .007" high E string on his guitars and he gets killer tone. I can't get that tone from super light gauge strings--whicht proves the argument that tone is mostly in the fangers.

budg
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ohio

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May 2nd, 2019 05:56 AM   Edit   Profile  

Rev Billy uses a chambered replica of Pearly Gates these days as well. Kind of puts to rest another myth that to get the "real" les Paul sound you need a solid, heavy guitar. Tone is indeed in the fingers.

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May 2nd, 2019 08:33 AM   Edit   Profile  

I'm totally getting one of these...


...after I pull a heist. BUT, at least now, the heist can be a smaller job to afford one :-)

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Planet Peegoo

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May 2nd, 2019 08:55 AM   Edit   Profile  

"Every guy wants to be part of a heist."

-Dane Cook

"Where's the VAN?! [shoots] The VAN was supposed to BE here!! [shoots some more]"

stratcowboy
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May 2nd, 2019 09:11 AM   Edit   Profile  

Yeah...you can just hit a convenience store, instead of having to do a bank.

Achase4u
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May 2nd, 2019 09:34 AM   Edit   Profile  

""Where's the VAN?! [shoots] The VAN was supposed to BE here!! [shoots some more]""

Change frames to me sitting in VAN at taco bell drive thru getting down with cheesy gordita crunches. "I feel like I had something to do today"

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Planet Peegoo

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May 2nd, 2019 11:44 AM   Edit   Profile  

LOL! Well played!

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May 2nd, 2019 11:55 AM   Edit   Profile  

You *could* stick up the Taco Bell right through the drive-up window.

(This message was last edited by Leftee at 01:56 PM, May 2nd, 2019)

Achase4u
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May 2nd, 2019 01:07 PM   Edit   Profile  

LOL

"GIVE ME ALL YOUR MONEY NOW!!!....PLUS A DORITOS LOS TACOS SUPREME MEAL WITH A ROOT BEER"

"Is tha-"

"LARGE!"

"Ok but is that nacho flavor or-"

"NO ONE LIKES THE RANCH ONES OF COURSE NACHO!"

Leftee
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May 2nd, 2019 01:49 PM   Edit   Profile  

😂

reverend mikey
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May 3rd, 2019 12:47 PM   Edit   Profile  

I sense another Dumb & Dumber movie coming on...

Leftee
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May 3rd, 2019 03:03 PM   Edit   Profile  

It made already be in the can!

Has anyone heard from Aaron today???

Achase4u
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May 3rd, 2019 10:17 PM   Edit   Profile  

I mean... I'd be game...

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May 3rd, 2019 10:26 PM   Edit   Profile  

New bass...

...too:

pcalu

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May 4th, 2019 05:18 AM   Edit   Profile  

This post is from the perspective of an EX Gibson owner and a long long time Fender diehard, not only that... a Tele man! And to Tele men, we're not into "bells and whistles" flashy paint jobs, shiny chrome, pearl inlays carved maple tops... were not into Cadillac Guitars, were into Farmall H series or John Deere B models.

Hard for me to get excited over anything Gibson does except for a very few models like Les Paul Jrs, P-90 specials etc...

Seems every couple of years Gibson is in finacial trouble, loses its customer base, promises to restructure, rolls out a "new and improved line or in this case a "back to the basics" Yet, what never changes is the "over the top price!"

Double bound, does not mean double the price!

IMO Gibson needs to stop acting like they are a boutique manufacturer and offer a decent Les Paul Standard at a decent price. (say around $1500 Fender is killing them because their American Standard cost a grand less.

If I were Gibson I'd get rid of that stupid headstock on their Ephiphones and go with a traditional headstock too. (I think that would improve sales)

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May 4th, 2019 07:26 AM   Edit   Profile  

I never had a problem with chambered or weight relieved LP's because I've never heard conclusive evidence that this affected tone in a negative way.

Most of the newer LP's I looked at on Sweetwater are in the 9.5 lb range, or close to that. Not a deal breaker, for me. Some of them don't show the weight; I'd be willing to bet those are over 10 lbs.

I'd still probably wait for the right one to come along, if I was in the market. Meaning closer to 9 lbs or less, 50s profile, and hopefully a little more grain on the front.
I am glad to see they are getting back to their roots, however!

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May 4th, 2019 10:03 AM   Edit   Profile  

I think the ousting of Henry and the choice of this new CEO marks a change in the tide for Gibson.

One of the first things the new guy did...

Improve lighting I the factory (Nashville). Especially over the benches. How can you see issues with a guitar in poor lighting?

Basics.

Leftee
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May 5th, 2019 08:27 AM   Edit   Profile  

I noticed the 2019 lefty Standards at Sweetwater still have the push/pull pots and slim-taper necks. I guess they didn’t get around to changing them this year?

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May 6th, 2019 08:32 AM   Edit   Profile  

As has been mentioned, quality and price.

Basics would be improve the quality and justify the price.

New models, why? Improve the old ones.

Give back the franchises to the long time loyal small stores and bag the big chains such as GC who do not care what they sell nor the condition.

As to Epiphone, at least they are priced in line with the quality and features.

Bring back the ELITIST models... nope couldn't do that.. it would further demonstrate the poor quality and obscene pricing of the Gibson line.

I wish them luck but considering that there has been no one named Gibson involved with the company since 1906-8, and since a corporation and with a history that includes NORLIN and Henry, what's your expectation. The new owners are there for the bucks and to enhance the value of the stock for their personal benefit and the stockholders. The product is secondary. Merchandising will be more important in getting a cross a message of desire and exclusivity and the product content and quality will be secondary in my opinion. I hope it is different .. I like Gibsons and have owned a dozen between mandolins, banjos and guitars.

Another basic.. customer service. That is commonly the last thing put in place as it doesn't bring in immediate cash.

(This message was last edited by jefe46 at 04:39 PM, May 6th, 2019)

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