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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 6:18 pm    Post subject: 2015 Gibson Les Paul lulz Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would I be insulting anyone if I voiced my opinion about how pointless the 'robot' tuning systems are? Honestly, how lazy or incompetent do you have to be to need one of those things?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

^ this
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing Being that this is a "new" system, there are bound to be some glitches. It seems like something they rushed out knowing full well that it doesn't always work. Maybe there will be a way to update the firmware in the future so that it's more accurate? If not, I'm betting Gibson is going to ditch this crap in the next couple years. Or at least go back to putting it only on specific models. I'd like to meet the guy who made the decision to put it on nearly every single guitar, just to ask, why? I will say though, if you use the automatic tuning to do one string at a time like you normally would, it works quite well. On the ones I've tried, anyway.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They need to add bluetooth and wi fi to it so people in the audience can fuck with bands' tuning.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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They need to add bluetooth and wi fi to it so people in the audience can fuck with bands' tuning.


You sir are an evil genius... I applaud you
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Concretebadger wrote:
Would I be insulting anyone if I voiced my opinion about how pointless the 'robot' tuning systems are? Honestly, how lazy or incompetent do you have to be to need one of those things?

Some people dont want a tuner to take up space for their pedalboard on stage. also, its easy to switch tinings if you have multiple tunings kn one song. That is, if it worked.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A cute video to bring confidence in their product... Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was so funny when Josh forgot he'd demoed his Robot Les Paul to a friend in the interval and launched into a song with the wrong tuning, then had to wait several seconds for it to retune. Then again when it couldn't auto-tune because he'd knocked a string off the saddle..... I've never seen him use that guitar again.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think in time the robotic tuning system could become something really great. But the technology is still developing. It's the kind of thing I'd probably quite like if I had, but wouldn't go out of my way to get one fitted to any of my guitars.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 12:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How do you feel about those 70's tribute studios? I'm pretty excited about those.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 2:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

According to the comments "he was doing it wrong!"

Can't see myself going for any 2015 model
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 4:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I find it really sad that a Chinese knock off is now a more authentic reproduction than Gibson's own guitars.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 7:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

^they come in cooler finishes than the Gibson custom shop too.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

At least the knobs are really good
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The weakest place of every Gibson guitar is a thin tilted back headstock that is made of comparatively fragile mahogany. When this construction was only designed all guitars were equiped with realatively lightweight tuning heads aka Klusons, but later they were replaced with Grover style tuners that are like twice heavier than Klusons for the better tuning stability. Because of heavy tuners there are chances that the headstock will break even if you fall guitar forward on its face without actual contact between the headstock and the floor. I don't know how heavy is that robot system, but it looks huge, it has some electric motors inside, so I guess the weakest place became even weaker.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JJLipton wrote:
How do you feel about those 70's tribute studios? I'm pretty excited about those.

This one looks just super sweet. Among the all Gibson guitars that was produced in last 10 years I want it the most

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do actually like the look of the new Deluxe. Is it right that you can't spec these guitars without the robot tuners?

This bit of binding however looks awful. Neat touch leaving some fluff snagged on the screw too.



Also, that silly little toggley looks like a mod done by a dickhead. Putting the anti rotation washer on the outside REALLY rustles my jimmies.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't want any of the 2015 Gibsons because of the extra width they added to the fretboard either side the same old string spread "for playing comfort", and while the adjustable brass zero fret nut may be a cool idea in some sort of way, I don't see why they push these radical changes on EVERY model once a year now (I figured those robot tuners would've fucked off by now some ways back). It seems really desperate.

Thank god Fender are coming out with those Super Nintendo personality cartridge Strats or this would just seem like a dark year for the big boys.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Concretebadger wrote:
Would I be insulting anyone if I voiced my opinion about how pointless the 'robot' tuning systems are? Honestly, how lazy or incompetent do you have to be to need one of those things?


i used to think this until i watched a friend try for 5 minutes (and fail) to tune a guitar with a headstock tuner-- and on stage? forget it-- i wish he had a robot tuner so i didnt have to do it
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