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It looks like the original video came from a demolition worker rather than Gibson. I'm not sure how discrete he was asked to be but there's probably money in the traffic on his YT site.

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GrantB wrote:unsafe components.
:?: .. can't quite picture how something on a guitar can be unsafe yet not a super easy fix to make safe :think:
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No, Gibson are this stupid.
werdna wrote:Well at least I can still make toast in the bath without anyone telling me it's unsafe.

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Dang I should have bought a Firebird X
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GrantB wrote:Dang I should have bought a Firebird X
Wowrare...etc
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If I was in highschool learning guitar and was told we were getting some Gibsons I'd be pretty freaking excited, and equally disappointed upon learning they'd be Firebird X's. :lol:

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willow13 wrote:
GrantB wrote:unsafe components.
:?: .. can't quite picture how something on a guitar can be unsafe yet not a super easy fix to make safe :think:
These guitars were full of their weird bluetooth connectivity and robot tuner nonsense, so not a normal set of electrical/electronic components.
I have the memory of a... um... what are those things called again?

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Danger Mouse wrote:
willow13 wrote:
GrantB wrote:unsafe components.
:?: .. can't quite picture how something on a guitar can be unsafe yet not a super easy fix to make safe :think:
These guitars were full of their weird bluetooth connectivity and robot tuner nonsense, so not a normal set of electrical/electronic components.
True but provided they had a 9v battery in them they could be used without all the accompanying paraphernalia.

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This isolated group of Firebird X models were unable to be donated for any purpose and were destroyed accordingly.
"destroyed accordingly"
haha you just happen to have a 20 ton digger sitting around especially for these moments

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Molly wrote:
Danger Mouse wrote:
willow13 wrote:
:?: .. can't quite picture how something on a guitar can be unsafe yet not a super easy fix to make safe :think:
These guitars were full of their weird bluetooth connectivity and robot tuner nonsense, so not a normal set of electrical/electronic components.
True but provided they had a 9v battery in them they could be used without all the accompanying paraphernalia.
I reckon it is a bit of a stretch in real terms, but in the litigation-mad US, where they have to put warnings on coffee cups that the contents may be hot, even the smallest risk could be used to term the guitars unsafe.
I have the memory of a... um... what are those things called again?

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GrantB wrote:Dang I should have bought a Firebird X
They couldn't even make blue look good! :roll:
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Danger Mouse wrote:
Molly wrote:
Danger Mouse wrote:
These guitars were full of their weird bluetooth connectivity and robot tuner nonsense, so not a normal set of electrical/electronic components.
True but provided they had a 9v battery in them they could be used without all the accompanying paraphernalia.
I reckon it is a bit of a stretch in real terms, but in the litigation-mad US, where they have to put warnings on coffee cups that the contents may be hot, even the smallest risk could be used to term the guitars unsafe.
That was my first thought too when I first saw radio and robot electronics... if it went all Samsung-esque I can see crotches (depending on strap length) catching fire mid gig!

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Danger Mouse wrote:
Molly wrote:
Danger Mouse wrote:
These guitars were full of their weird bluetooth connectivity and robot tuner nonsense, so not a normal set of electrical/electronic components.
True but provided they had a 9v battery in them they could be used without all the accompanying paraphernalia.
I reckon it is a bit of a stretch in real terms, but in the litigation-mad US, where they have to put warnings on coffee cups that the contents may be hot, even the smallest risk could be used to term the guitars unsafe.
To be fair there's a little more to that case, third degree burns and being hospitalised is not a "hot" cup of coffee but a dangerously scalding cup of coffee. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liebeck_v ... estaurants

I suspect that an 82 to 88 degree coffee cup wouldn't do that, but an indifferently microwaved cup definitely could get super heated above boiling point, making it a dangerous thing to do: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superheating

Have I proof? No. Does it fit the evidence? Mostly.

Is it impossible that a McDonalds branch would use up the last of a cool coffee pot by heating it and then avoid admitting it to the Corporation?
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Conway wrote:
GrantB wrote:Dang I should have bought a Firebird X
They couldn't even make blue look good! :roll:
Dude, it starts with a G!!!
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Danger Mouse wrote:
Molly wrote:
Danger Mouse wrote:
These guitars were full of their weird bluetooth connectivity and robot tuner nonsense, so not a normal set of electrical/electronic components.
True but provided they had a 9v battery in them they could be used without all the accompanying paraphernalia.
I reckon it is a bit of a stretch in real terms, but in the litigation-mad US, where they have to put warnings on coffee cups that the contents may be hot, even the smallest risk could be used to term the guitars unsafe.
If your healthcare isn't covered by insurance, you have little choice in the land that has the highest healthcare costs in the world. In fact your insurance company may only cover you IF you sue. Like the woman who had to sue to get her insurance to pay out and got roasted on the internet because that part was missed in all the news stories: https://nypost.com/2015/10/14/aunt-who- ... wyer-says/
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