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    "Interesting" is a good word for that. I like the idea, but I'm not sure if I'd buy the guitar just for that feature.

    $2899 Sheesh! Maybe I'm getting old, but it seems like Les Pauls are getting really pricey.







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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullwinkle View Post
    "Interesting" is a good word for that. I like the idea, but I'm not sure if I'd buy the guitar just for that feature.

    $2899 Sheesh! Maybe I'm getting old, but it seems like Les Pauls are getting really pricey.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullwinkle View Post
    $2899 Sheesh! Maybe I'm getting old, but it seems like Les Pauls are getting really pricey.
    Getting? More like "got." When you buy a Les Paul you're paying half for the materials and workmanship and half for the name. Then there's no guarantee you'll actually get a GOOD one and almost a 100% guarantee you'll need to do a $100 fret level on the thing right away. Between that and the way the Gibson corporation is buying up all the smaller companies and making it nearly impossible for smaller music stores to carry anything BUT their guitars, I can't honestly in good conscience buy one of their instruments.

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    Fuck me. I thought of that idea a couple of years ago. Seriously. My idea was a bit different as it involved a sliding pickup that could slide to any position from neck to bridge and could be changed out quickly without changing strings. I did some rough drawings but never got around to building anything, mostly because I didn't have the money nor the time. What little time I have goes to actually playing the guitar instead of monkeying around with them. If I had half a brain in my head I would've put a patent on it or something. Well, you snooze you lose I guess.

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    I seem to remember seeing this before, although it was a demo guitar for showing different pickups in a Les Paul. Looks like they took the idea for the Demo of pickups and turned it into a production guitar. I'd just as soon change out the pickups myself the hard way.
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    i dont think its at all original or innovative
    i seem to remember another builder offering a similar idea.
    it was that company that makes those plexiglass guitars (ampeg/dan armstrong) their system you could swap a humbucker and single coil, theres no need to unclip any wires or even turn the guitar over, they simply just slide out.

    http://www.sonicstate.com/news/shownews.cfm?newsid=2689

    oh and its a grand cheaper too
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    Actually the concept is not new at all. Several companies have tried interchangeable pickups thought the years. There was a company called Mercurio guitars a few years ago that had an interchangeable pickup system and the company bombed quickly. I know somebody who was doing paint for them. The other is floyd rose had a patent on a system that the pickups would slide into different positions. Floyd actually has a lot of cool concepts. Even Ernie ball had an interchangeable pick up system for the sillouete model . The whole pickguard had one clip on it. So you you could go from a SSS to a HSH by changing out the whole guard.
    I would not doubt that system is owned by the same group that was involved with mercurio guitars but now gibson owns them. They are making them limited basically to see if they sell or not. It seems that it never catches on!

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    Too much of a gimick... especially for the price.

    Most gigging musicians will carry 2-3 guitars to a gig... if they need that much variance in tonal qualites.

    Most people don't switch from buckers to single coils that much in their material unless it's a copy band or play an extreme wide variety of tunes. Even then it's not that necessary for most applications.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zahzoo View Post
    Too much of a gimick... especially for the price.

    Most gigging musicians will carry 2-3 guitars to a gig... if they need that much variance in tonal qualites.

    Most people don't switch from buckers to single coils that much in their material unless it's a copy band or play an extreme wide variety of tunes. Even then it's not that necessary for most applications.

    this is around where i come in on this. Its a novel idea but what is the real use for it? Guitarists not only use different guitars for the reasons mentioned above, but I like each of my geet's for their own uniqueness such as how all the different parts fit together and add up to an individual sound and playability.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vhin04 View Post
    Fuck me. I thought of that idea a couple of years ago. Seriously. My idea was a bit different as it involved a sliding pickup that could slide to any position from neck to bridge and could be changed out quickly without changing strings. I did some rough drawings but never got around to building anything, mostly because I didn't have the money nor the time. What little time I have goes to actually playing the guitar instead of monkeying around with them. If I had half a brain in my head I would've put a patent on it or something. Well, you snooze you lose I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EvH_316_5150 View Post
    Yeah...and George Harrison had Eruption laying around in his head in 1965
    You mean he did'nt? Yeah.... I don't know. It seems like such a gimmick. I think it's just Gibson trying to be everything to everybody. Maybe a little guilt showing in their business practices. Iv'e heard through the grapvine of the industry that they are taking a hell of a lot of flack from all sides. As well as facing multiple lawsuits from smaller manufactures theyv'e either trampled or ripped off outright. This hurts because when I was a kid all I wanted was to be able to afford my first Gibson Les Paul, and back then you could. Now their kinda like a faceless unstoppable machine. I picked up a paul a while ago at a shop, and I could not believe the workmanship. The neckjoint was slightly off kilter, and you could see that they just added more glue to make up the difference, and as you all know, glue does not take stain. I had to double check the headstock to make sure it said Gibson and not Epi! Either way this should not have left the plant. Not the Gibson I remember. And for the record....this was not a second.... They were asking $2,499.00.
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    Yeah. Thats been around a little while. The corksniffers say it seriously robs tone.
    And I agree about the whole price thing with Gibson. I've had a Gibson Les Paul copy in my line of guitars for about 3 years. Everything about the guitar is dead on with the exseption of the price. Even with all the mods, its about a grand less.

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    gison seriously need to look at the quality of both their materials and the quality of their workmanship....
    i've owned several gibsons over the years and its no secret that i really cant stand them, they're too heavy, and (for me) they're more difficult to play than a good strat or similar. the ONLY gibson i've ever liked was the MIII which was a short lived model they produced in the early/mid 90's, saying that i had to do some work on it to get it to be the guitar it is now...
    within a couple of weeks the pots started getting scratchy, so it went back, i got it back but again within a couple of weeks...same problem, so i replaced them myself...problem solved
    after about 3 months the pup and coiltap switches started to die, so instead of sending it back to gibson i replaced them with superior quality items...again no more problems
    then within the first year of owning her the fretwire had grooves worn in (and i didnt play it that much...i have an 84 kramer and some old strats here that have never needed a re-fret!) i replaced the old soft crappy fretwire with nice shiney stainless steel ones...again problem solved.
    problem like this should never appear on a high end guitar within the first couple of years unless its played heavily. ive also heard many simliar stories from owners of other models (even premium lp's and es335's) also from examples ive seen for myself in music stores and reviews ive read in pretty much every guitar related magazine i've picked up...the quality of the finish isnt up to what one should expect from a $1,500 guitar, hell theres makers out there like spear who produce superior and more modern guitar at a 3rd of the price but without any of the problems gibsons seem to build into their guitars......maybe they need to look into p.r.s's quality department and learn a thing or two...just my 2 cents (or pence being as im english!)

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