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Peegoo
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Get ready for the

Buena Buena
Apr 26th, 2018 10:42 AM   Edit   Profile  

They make 'em for acoustic guitars; no mods required.

The least obtrusive is the PWCT15 sound hole tuner by D'addario/Planet Waves.

I have one in each of my acoustics and they work great.

Tony F

Long Island, NY

When you come to fork in road take it
Apr 27th, 2018 09:11 AM   Edit   Profile  

As a geezer I put robotuners in the top three most colossal failures in modern history along with New COKE and Communism.



Leftee
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Apr 27th, 2018 09:15 AM   Edit   Profile  

I think we shipped all the New Coke to the USSR. That’s what tipped communism over.

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Apr 27th, 2018 10:44 AM   Edit   Profile  

I like zero frets. The all-metal one in the earlier link looks really ugly. I guess it does allow one to put a zero-fret nut on a fingerboard that does not have enough length to actually insert a fret.

Tony F

Long Island, NY

When you come to fork in road take it
Apr 27th, 2018 02:16 PM   Edit   Profile  

hey Leftee LMAO

Leftee
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Apr 27th, 2018 02:38 PM   Edit   Profile  

Think about it.

1. New Coke gone.

B. USSR collapsed right after.

Tony F

Long Island, NY

When you come to fork in road take it
Apr 27th, 2018 04:02 PM   Edit   Profile  

and Gibsons next, hope Epiphone survives.

Leftee
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Apr 27th, 2018 06:52 PM   Edit   Profile  

I think I have one more fire sale Gibson purchase in me this year.

Peegoo
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Buena Buena
Apr 27th, 2018 08:19 PM   Edit   Profile  

If the price is right, I'll buy one.

It will be like Fender in the 70s: "They were great until CBS bought 'em. They're making junk now!"

And then all of a sudden around 2010, 70s Fenders were considered hip and cool and sought after by players.


Guitarists sure are a fickle bunch of lunatics.

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Apr 27th, 2018 09:27 PM   Edit   Profile  

"Guitarists sure are a fickle bunch of lunatics."

Which is probably why one of 'em will buy a bankrupt Gibson before this is all over.

Peegoo
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Buena Buena
Apr 27th, 2018 10:25 PM   Edit   Profile  

Das rite!

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juneau ak.

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Apr 28th, 2018 01:35 PM   Edit   Profile  

Jeesh, I HATE getting kicked down there! Hate it I say!


Fire sale? I'd like to snag a red 335 for 700 or 800 bucks, OK, maybe a grand.

I suspect their fate is sealed, that's some serious money going out the door. Even though I like my MiniEtune system it was, like others have said a bad move to slap them on most of their best selling models. Customers like stuff they know. It's kinda like being forced to buy a glass bottom boat, not so sure I like the idea no matter how cool it would be.

reverendrob
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our time in hell
Apr 28th, 2018 09:01 PM   Edit   Profile  

Gibson as a guitar company will survive. It's still making money - it's the other stuff that's been dragging it down as mentioned.

The same route Fender's going down as they hire the former Disney store/Nike ad guy to run things.


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Apr 29th, 2018 08:29 AM   Edit   Profile  

I remember thinking the rollout of the robotuners was terribly done. I mean not giving anyone options . Most guitar players I know are a finicky bunch and especially the Gibson, Fender and Martin crowd (myself included).

Change has to come slow and methodical. What they did is piss all over the traditional crowd to try to appeal to a new group of guitar players. It seems as if the braintrust is a tad bit out of touch with its customer base.

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Apr 29th, 2018 08:46 AM   Edit   Profile  

True!

I also found it odd that I had to download the manual for them. This was a NOS guitar and it came with all the trimmings. Why leave that manual out?

And the manual is not user-friendly. I resorted to uToob videos to get what I needed. Much easier than flipping through the manual, virtually or otherwise.

I still like 'em! But, like Geno, I might bail on them at some point. The issue is familiarity. They are the only set I have on any guitar. Will I constantly have to go to the uToobness every time I want to change strings?

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juneau ak.

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Apr 29th, 2018 11:06 AM   Edit   Profile  

^That's true, I like the concept but sometimes recalling the steps of getting back to 440 from say an open tuning of Eb gets lost. I have it all programed but trying to remember the sequences is challenging for me. And playing live forget it. I have 440, straight tuning dropped down 1/2 step, Emaj7 open tuning, open E, and open Eb. It gets scrambled up pretty quick unless keep using the functions and that guitar on a regular basis, but I don't so I forget what's what pretty quickly.

69tele

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Jun 25th, 2018 02:56 AM   Edit   Profile  

they didnt work.. I had mine for about an hour before I realized that manual tuning was far easier and quicker.

Peegoo
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Ooo that sandwich

is gonna get et
Jun 25th, 2018 07:50 AM   Edit   Profile  

Gibson has completely lost touch wth reality and with how musicians think. Want proof?

Okay, riddle me THIS Batman!

Q: What does a guitar player do when the crap hits the fan and instant money is required?

Peegoo
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Ooo that sandwich

is gonna get et
Jun 25th, 2018 11:52 AM   Edit   Profile  

A: Sell some guitars.

hee hee

Leftee
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Jun 25th, 2018 12:10 PM   Edit   Profile  

A: roll the drummer sleeping on the couch for some $.

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