relicing Gibson style

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  1. Clashcityrocker

    Clashcityrocker RedPilled

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    Come on now, they weren't caught beating seals with a baseball bat. They are only guitars. Guitars that nobody wanted now they had to die! You probably have something against The Who for smashing their guitars back in the day. :eek:
     
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  2. ColdGtr

    ColdGtr New Member

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    Welcome to your opinion, but yea - I think it’s a ******** move. The fact that you say “they were only guitars” shows that we are not on the same wavelength
     
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  3. Clashcityrocker

    Clashcityrocker RedPilled

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    Not on the same wavelength? Perhaps. I care more about everlasting life and the soul more than physical objects, but they have their place.
     
  4. ColdGtr

    ColdGtr New Member

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    Oh jeez. Hyperbolic.
    I wouldn’t even start to equate some POS Gibson firefly to the least of life. Not what this was about, please, carry on...
     
  5. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules New and improved member

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    My participation in this was only anecdotal, and about this instance only. Truth is, before PRS came along, Gibson was always THE brand to me. When I went shopping for my first great acoustic, I was looking at Gibsons. After playing tons of them between $2K-$$K (15 years ago) I didn't love any of them. Didn't like the way they played. The guy told me to check out a Taylor. Game over. Same with electrics 20 years ago. Went in to look at a Les Paul and after 3 stores and 10 of them all over $2500, I didn't love any of them. I played one PRS and have loved almost every single one I've picked up since. And, in the last 20 years, I can honestly say I've only played one great Les Paul. A guy that we used to see at the campgrounds had one that was GREAT, but it was $4500 15 years ago. Don't remember the model, but his is the only one I've played in the last 20 years that I'd really want to own, and it was $1500 more than my PRS at the time.

    I don't hate or even dislike Gibson. They were THE brand to me for most of my life. I think they got off course years ago and hopefully are on the way back to what they should be now. Time will tell. When you can buy a great playing, great sounding Gibson electric for $1500 or so, they'll be on their way back, IMHO.
     
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  6. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    I've never forgiven Jimi for setting his guitar on fire right in front of me in Muncie, Indiana. Who the hell did he think he was? Jimi Hendrix?!! :eek::eek:;):p:D



    I also saw The Who destroy everything on stage the same summer at the same venue, Muncie fairgrounds.
     
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  7. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    DTR, you need a trip to Indiana. I promise with multiple samples to change your first statement above.
     
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  8. Clashcityrocker

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    I was disappointed that the Who still didn't destroy all their instruments in the late 70's anymore. Once it's been done it gets a little old after a while. Nirvana continued the tradition sometimes and the Plasmatics had Wendy O. Williams cutting a guitar in half with a chainsaw.
     
  9. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules New and improved member

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    Have car, will travel. :)
     
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  10. Parralax view

    Parralax view New Member

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    I'll never figure out what was business and insurance, and what was photo op. An incinerator would have been much more practical and thorough. But marketing is a strange bedfellow at times. That didn't appear to me to be a few random "dangerous guitars", it appeared the entire unsold stock of those models.
     
  11. Tonart

    Tonart Tone of the Art......or is that backwards?

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    That’s their new souped up QC procedure.

    The knobs all crack in due time anyway.
     
  12. Micky!

    Micky! Dragon trainer

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    Same philosophy in Memphis factory...

    Regarding firebird X electronics it may explain why they didn't want to give them, but ES guitars???
     

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