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The First 'Robotic' Guitar

Discussion in 'Steve Smyth' started by RaferMadness, Dec 12, 2007.

  1. RaferMadness

    RaferMadness Happy people Piss me off

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  2. Steve Smyth

    Steve Smyth Lead Axe

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    Had to fix your post RM, as there was 1 too many http's in there!:lol:

    Heard about this, and am curious to see what's up with that myself!:headbang:
     
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    What's the deal with the guitar.. seems it has something to do with tuning.
     
  4. BbqBats

    BbqBats The Seventh Tongue of God

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    Its pretty damn cool. It tunes itself, winds the strings up automatically, and has an intonation guide to tell you which direction to turn the screws. And the price isn't much more than a standard les paul
     
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    slashvanyoung Dopefish lives!

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    Would be even cooler if you could save presets of you're favorite tunings. Especially for downtuning matters.
     
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    I think its very cool idea.
    As far as i have heard you can save presets.
     
  7. BbqBats

    BbqBats The Seventh Tongue of God

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    According to Gibson's site, you can
     
  8. Steve Smyth

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    That would be the feature to have on something like this, so you're not locked into E standard, or any standard tuning, for that matter....:headbang::headbang::headbang:
     
  9. JBroll

    JBroll I MIX WITH PHYSICS!!!!

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    Not sure how playable that would be, though, given how much of a pain in the ass it already is to get even remotely balanced tension... and don't get me started on playing 9-42s in Drop D...

    Oh, well. On the bright side, maybe this will start a trend of new Gibsons actually staying in tune...

    Jeff
     
  10. RaferMadness

    RaferMadness Happy people Piss me off

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    I agree with the playability aspect. We all know how alternate tunings can whack our guitar's playability. So even if the Gibson has the savable preset
    ability, changing between presets 'on the fly' would probably not be a good idea.

    The Gibson website is saying that most Guitar Center stores are carrying these, so will have to try one out. The only thing about test driving guitars at Guitar Center is that they do a crap set up on guitars.

    Again, I dont think I would buy a 'gimmick' guitar like this, but who knows, it may be really sweet. It also may be the wave of the future.

    (thanks for fixing my post Steve, I'm new:err:)
     
  11. Steve Smyth

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    Actually, to me, if this guitar is able to change tunings "on the fly", perfectly, this could be a cool thing..... though I would much rather the technology be on a BC than on a Gibson, but hey....:lol::headbang::headbang::headbang:

    (thanks for fixing my post Steve, I'm new:err:)

    No problem man! It was just a double http thing!:lol::headbang::headbang::headbang:
     
  12. JBroll

    JBroll I MIX WITH PHYSICS!!!!

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    Gibson will be the first to do this... but BC Rich still has the shot at being the first to do it well.

    Jeff
     
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    hmm im not interested in such guitar...:p
     
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  15. RaferMadness

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    Wow thats very interesting! I wonder if Gibson paid that guy for Patent rights.
     

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