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Guitar company Gibson reportedly facing bankruptcy

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posted on Feb, 27 2018 @ 12:09 PM
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I had a Gibson Acoustic J-45, neck warped and no amount of truss rod wanking could bring it back. Soured me on the Gibson brand. And imo my old vintage plywood Korean Kay sounds better, more sustain and cost $10 bucks at a garage sale.

It's about the sound, not the decal on the headstock.

And the music...I'm more impressed by some kid singing and playing his originals on a old funky 6stg than some music lesson shreader on a Les Paul, EC Strat, or a Vai Ibanez.


edit on 27-2-2018 by olaru12 because: (no reason given)




posted on Feb, 27 2018 @ 12:12 PM
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a reply to: MisterMcKill

Oh, I know that - but I wanted to make sure my post and intent were clear



posted on Feb, 27 2018 @ 02:05 PM
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a reply to: Nyiah

There are too many differences to count between Gibsons and Fenders. Scale lengths, to begin with. Makes a massive difference in feel and tone. Standard Gibson guitars typically come with hum bucking pickups, Fenders with single coils. This makes a huge tonal difference. Fender and Gibson are not the same guitar.



posted on Feb, 27 2018 @ 02:35 PM
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originally posted by: DictionaryOfExcuses
a reply to: Nyiah

There are too many differences to count between Gibsons and Fenders. Scale lengths, to begin with. Makes a massive difference in feel and tone. Standard Gibson guitars typically come with hum bucking pickups, Fenders with single coils. This makes a huge tonal difference. Fender and Gibson are not the same guitar.

If you say so, but they really didn't sound any different from each other to my ear. If this is something musicians bank on with their audiences, it's something so mundane that most never notice it.



posted on Feb, 27 2018 @ 02:37 PM
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a reply to: DictionaryOfExcuses

One of my mates had an '76 Explorer and The Paul (a half thick Les Paul), The Paul was really beautiful to play, the Explorer was pretty uncomfortable to me. His band mate hate a Telecaster which I had a go on a few times, totally different guitars, but they complimented each other nicely.



posted on Feb, 27 2018 @ 02:45 PM
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The only Gibson I ever owned was a '76 Firebird. Nice thick overdrive tones but aggravatingly neck-heavy. It just didn't sit right on a strap. Let go and that headstock would point straight at the floor.



posted on Feb, 27 2018 @ 03:20 PM
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originally posted by: Nyiah

originally posted by: DictionaryOfExcuses
a reply to: Nyiah

There are too many differences to count between Gibsons and Fenders. Scale lengths, to begin with. Makes a massive difference in feel and tone. Standard Gibson guitars typically come with hum bucking pickups, Fenders with single coils. This makes a huge tonal difference. Fender and Gibson are not the same guitar.

If you say so, but they really didn't sound any different from each other to my ear. If this is something musicians bank on with their audiences, it's something so mundane that most never notice it.


Have you ever considered that your ear might not be at its highest state of development?



posted on Feb, 27 2018 @ 03:22 PM
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a reply to: jokei

Sure, tonal contrast can be a wonderful thing. Agreed.



posted on Feb, 27 2018 @ 10:37 PM
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a reply to: MisterMcKill

get a MTD 5 string instead. more versatile sound. better looks.



posted on Mar, 18 2018 @ 08:39 PM
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a reply to: olaru12
Sorry for not replying in a timely manner. I know about the Epi's, but I am a snob and want the open book head stock shape... Les Paul's never used to cost so much, when I was a kid, they were expensive, yes, but not 3-4k expensive. You can buy a Suhr, or a Knagg for that kind of coin. Or pretty much anything else for that matter.

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