Guitar tuning outdated! Gibson kills the guitar tuner!

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Guitar tuning outdated! Gibson kills the guitar tuner!

Postby Patr!ck » Thu Dec 06, 2007 9:10 pm

http://www.gibson.com/robotguitar/

Neat idea. Learning how to tune by ear is cheaper.

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Postby Flyn » Fri Dec 07, 2007 2:06 am

Pretty sure that essentially any method, including strobe tuner, is cheaper. Also, I went to the site, and I'm not convinced that Gibson buffs out the lacquer on their guitars with the hardware and strings on, despite apparent photographic evidence to the contrary.

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Postby longtimecoming » Fri Dec 07, 2007 5:24 am

tuening is over raited. i dont even know how. and im a musician! i just keep it as is and play. it works- one dude said my guitar was the best guitar sound he ever heard. its a pink bridgecraft.

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Postby Liesbeth » Fri Dec 07, 2007 6:27 am

Gibson wrote:Every music lover and performer has had to suffer through the show—halting, mood-killing atonal droning of a loudly amped guitar being brought into tune.

I know more than one band that became quite successful with that atonal droning thing.

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Postby GMM » Sun Dec 09, 2007 8:21 am

Yeah, I think done right atonal droning can be awesome

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Postby I.T. » Mon Dec 10, 2007 8:30 pm

I expect this guitar will be as popular as the electric drum set.
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Postby A Brutaful Smile » Fri Dec 14, 2007 10:05 am

this is probably the same guitar but i heard on the radio about the auto tuning guitar. it's not new tho. i read about one years ago. i thought it was a brilliant idea. sure you should know how to tune your own guitar, but it would save so much time in shows when you have to wait for the tuning.

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Postby NatureBoy » Fri Dec 14, 2007 11:20 am

"Banter Killer" is what I'd call it...

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Postby NatureBoy » Wed Jan 09, 2008 12:09 pm

People seem to be buying these and then turning around and selling them almost immediately for profit, sometimes for double what they paid.

I wonder if we'll ever see one being played on stage? I've always preferred tobacco burst when it comes to Gibsons, but the blue burst looks kind of cool.

As far as application goes, seeing a musician go from one tuning to another mid-song would be a hoot.

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Postby No You Are » Thu Jan 10, 2008 7:17 am

I messed around with a Fender VG Strat, which is kinda similar. You can flip a switch and go from Strat to Tele to accoustic to Drop D to 12-string, etc. Pretty fun to play with, but might be more of a novelty. But, like you say, it would be cool to see somebody go from 12-string accoustic to a strat solo.

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Postby sour29 » Thu Jan 10, 2008 10:31 am

NatureBoy wrote:As far as application goes, seeing a musician go from one tuning to another mid-song would be a hoot.


I can already do that with my Third Hand Capo. Although it's a bitch to get on, it's pretty neat.


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