relicing Gibson style

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  1. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules New and improved member

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    Replace the electronics with standard pickups, replace the tuners with real ones, give them to young guitar players/students. YouTube the giving away of the guitars in person to a real kid who will love it. You're a hero and the guitar becomes a cult hit.

    Or, get a bulldozer and run over it and... well, look at the fallout online over this.
     
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  2. toothace

    toothace We've got, you know, armadillos in our trousers.

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    In theory, this is a great idea! And I totally understand your point. In practicality, you've already invested who knows how much into the development and production of this guitar. Who are you going to pay and how much are you going to pay them to make the changes to these guitars? You've also got to spring for whatever electronics/parts you're going to put in there. It's already a huge loss/lost cause. Gibson destroying these guitars is analogous to a bakery throwing out the stale bread that it didn't sell yesterday.(albeit on a much grander scale)
     
  3. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules New and improved member

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    Totally agree and understand. Just thought it was a chance to turn a fiasco into something good. I'm not going to bash them. But look around and they are taking some major heat for this online. I know the online court of opinion is not always correct, having been on the other side of it a few times, but I know that as unfortunate as it is, it IS a powerful thing these days.

    TGP is the largest musicians forum on the net, and if you look there, they have not only lost some fans, but have some people really ticked off. I am not one of them however, just thought it could have been handled in a better manner.
     
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  4. toothace

    toothace We've got, you know, armadillos in our trousers.

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    Exactly.
     
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  5. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    I think these guitars could have been given to schools or groups for zero dollars and no implied warranty etc, and they could have been modified by those kids/groups for zero dollars.
    Donations to those kids/groups could take care of the parts purchases.
    Anything but turning them into kindling and trash.
    Besides, you had to pay all those people to set those guitars up for destruction, clean up, and disposal anyway.
     
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  6. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Just disappoints me that we live in such a “throw-away” society.:(
     
  7. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    No schlitz.
    I think I could have organized the distribution and retooling of these guitars in my spare time, and whomever made this decision surely has a larger network than little old me does.
     
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  8. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules New and improved member

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    Agree. And to those who've never been wealthy, it can actually be pretty offensive to do things like this in such cavalier fashion. But, to others it's cool and funny. We ain't all the same...
     
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  9. John

    John https://deathbenotproud.bandcamp.com

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    Authentic bulldozer.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Tosca

    Tosca Death by a million mini-toggles...

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    This probably lowered the resale value of the bulldozer more than that of the guitars.
     
  11. gioforce76

    gioforce76 Bartender to the stars

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  12. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    The knives could have as well.

    Frankly, I’m just tired of other brand bashing. No company of which I’m aware makes a top notch product at all price points like PRS, but Gibson makes some fine instruments in its Custom Shop. Burn me at the stake.;)
     
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  13. walrus

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    +1 on Gibson Custom Shop. VERY fine instruments are made there.
     
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  14. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    No burning!
    Besides... you're kind of hard to light.:p
     
  15. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    I liked your post and don’t even get it. :D:confused:
     
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  16. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    You said "Burn me at the stake!"
    [​IMG]
     
  17. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    Yeah, but why am I hard to light? Just use more kindling and lighter fluid.
     
  18. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    OK... off to the hardware store for me...
     
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  19. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    Now we’re talking!

     
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    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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