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Re: Return of the Gibson shocker thread!

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Slowy wrote: Tue Sep 13, 2022 9:53 am
H671 wrote: Tue Sep 13, 2022 8:42 am
Slowy wrote: Tue Sep 13, 2022 8:06 am

I know all about picks bouncing off pickups :roll: The lack of this characteristic is an endearing aspect of Teles and Juniors.
My Epiphone Riviera as received from the factory, has the middle pickup set lower than the others to alleviate this issue. I also tend to use the middle pickup volume control more as a tone control by blending the volume with the others - it can take out some of the potential ice pickiness of the bridge pickup or mellow out the neck pickup. Other times the middle volume is backed right off giving a brighter overall sound. I like the 3 pickup setup for its versatility.
Single P90 and picking dynamics. Job done. :D
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robthemac wrote: Tue Sep 13, 2022 9:56 am
Slowy wrote: Tue Sep 13, 2022 9:53 am
H671 wrote: Tue Sep 13, 2022 8:42 am

My Epiphone Riviera as received from the factory, has the middle pickup set lower than the others to alleviate this issue. I also tend to use the middle pickup volume control more as a tone control by blending the volume with the others - it can take out some of the potential ice pickiness of the bridge pickup or mellow out the neck pickup. Other times the middle volume is backed right off giving a brighter overall sound. I like the 3 pickup setup for its versatility.
Single P90 and picking dynamics. Job done. :D
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robthemac wrote: Mon Sep 12, 2022 3:39 pm Has anyone ever really played a Les Paul Standard and thought "nope, needs another humbucker in the middle of nowhere"?
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Uh oh....

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jeremyb wrote: Fri Oct 14, 2022 8:42 pm Uh oh....

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jeremyb wrote: Fri Oct 14, 2022 8:42 pm Uh oh....

TL;DW. What's the short version?

Gibson makes worse guitars than everybody who makes Gibson-style guitars. So, rather than up their game their strategy is to sue the competition out of business? Something like that?

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Tab has been out of production for two years. Reading a page from Guitar.com is not quality broadcasting. He seems to be misreading 'second amended' as 'Second Amendment.'

Here is the Guitar.com article:
https://guitar.com/news/industry-news/g ... e-guitars/

[Editor’s note: Vista Musical Instruments and NME Networks, Guitar.com’s parent company, are part of Caldecott Music Group]

Here is a Forbes article that explains the history of Gibson's litigation:
https://www.forbes.com/sites/williamhoc ... ar-shapes/

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I really like the burst on that Lester in the video. Personally don't care who made it.
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Gibson must be so awful. You probably never see them much on stage, in recording studios and retaining their value.

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Re: Return of the Gibson shocker thread!

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Gibson make some excellent guitars, they have also let some poorly made guitars out of the factory over the years (to be fair so have other American makers) but they seem to have a knack of doing dumb corporate things and pissing people off. As a company I still don't like them, I even stopped considering their guitars for a while. I recently picked up a late LP Special and it is a fantastic guitar, odd flecks in the clear lacquer aside.

In general the latest guitars do seem to be seeing a genuine improvement in QA over some of the earlier years in my (little) experience. I like what they have done with the model range, I like the new Pickup Shop and Gibson TV.

I just wish they would stop fucking with everyone else that builds a guitar that looks remotely like one of theirs, its too late for that shit. They just need to concentrate on making great instruments with their name on the headstock. 99% of people will choose a Gibson headstock over a Tokai headstock purely because of the name, they have already won in the "Brand" arena.

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Wow, this is quite something. Just saw a TPS video with Joey Landreth where they were talking about his recent gold top Sorokin guitar. His previous Sorokin gold top was LP shaped. Apparently the luthier, who produces 1 or 2 guitars a year, got a hefty email from Gibson saying he could not use the LP shape! I haven't verified any facts about the luthier but, if true, that's pretty shitty of Gibson IMO.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KB5akEKrIRE&t=3002s

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I thought gibson only had the copyright on the diamond control layout, which is why PRS are allowed to produce single cuts? This was a few years back mind.
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