Gibson gone... but will be back!

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Gibson gone... but will be back!

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Post by The Stratmangler » Wed May 02, 2018 3:02 pm

Trust the BBC to do proper research, and use stock pictures that feature someone else's work

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I'm referring to the 2 BC Rich Mockingbirds to the right of picture, and there's a distinctly Stratty looking piece to the rear of shot
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Post by andrew Ivimey » Wed May 02, 2018 5:20 pm

I read (somewhere) that Gibson have arranged a 50+million loan and they are selling off the little companies that they lost a great deal of money on, the German company that made those horrible auto tuning devices is suing but Gibson are suing them back! Whatever next?!
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Post by The Stratmangler » Wed May 02, 2018 7:43 pm

I read somewhere on t'interweb that that German company were advanced something like $13,500,000.00 by Gibson, and they can't account for any of it :shock:
https://www.musicradar.com/news/gibson- ... ions-stunt

Now my lad's Les Paul Junior came with the G-Force tuning system on it, and he seemed be spending more time waiting for it to tune itself, instead of actually playing it.
He was so frustrated with the thing that he almost begged me to fit some traditional tuners. Which is what I eventually did.
The guitar now sports a set of TonePros Kluson style tuners, and the guitar now stays in tune.
Not only that, fitting the new tuners improved the tone and sustain as well.
That guitar has turned into a rip roaring rock machine, which is just what a good LPJ should be like.
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Post by andrew Ivimey » Wed May 02, 2018 8:02 pm

Agreed!
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Re: Gibson gone... but will be back!

Post by The Stratmangler » Wed May 02, 2018 8:51 pm

When Gibson announced the Modern Flying V everyone knew just how big their problems were.
A new Flying V - that's gonna turn things round for us.

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What they dreamt up to get Les Pauls selling by the truck full was this collection, the first of which is priced at $5000.00, and increasing in price as you go down the page

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The sooner they get their heads out of their own backsides, and concentrate on doing what people want and expect from Gibson, the sooner things will improve for them.
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Post by andrew Ivimey » Wed May 02, 2018 10:50 pm

Goodness gracious etc - what's the point but then, faced with very strong competition and as weve seen, bankruptcy... what can one do...their decisions look erm, not very good - desperate times, desperate measures - these don't work!

Stay tuned, it's not the end of Gibson.
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Post by mainscablesrus » Sun May 13, 2018 7:07 pm

They bought TEAC which was a mistake, that's up for grabs now (including Esoteric of course)
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Re: Gibson gone... but will be back!

Post by andrew Ivimey » Sun May 13, 2018 7:21 pm

Yeah but how I loved my A3440. Even 30 off years old and well used it was wonderful. If I were Mr Gibson...
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