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HP or T ? your choice for 2018

Poll: HP or T (23 member(s) have cast votes)

which do you prefer?

  1. High Performance (5 votes [21.74%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 21.74%

  2. Traditional (18 votes [78.26%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 78.26%

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#1 User is offline   merciful-evans 

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 11:13 AM

Whether or not you intend to buy or not this year...

What suits you?

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 11:26 AM

If only I had the time to Photoshop our Pete into a snap of the 110m Hurdles......Handicap Race.

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 11:30 AM

Obviously, my being a Luddite an' all, I voted 'Stone Age', BTW...
Never could understand why anyone would ever think making things better would ever make things better.

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 11:57 AM

Traditional.

Definitely traditional.
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Posted 06 January 2018 - 12:35 PM

T. I haven't seen a HP model I've liked the look of yet, and I intend to never do.
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Posted 06 January 2018 - 01:07 PM

View Postsparquelito, on 06 January 2018 - 11:57 AM, said:

Traditional.

Definitely traditional.
:)


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Funny. I hope that is your wife.

I vote Trad. I would like to take a Hell No for a test drive though.
1995 - Fender American Standard Jazz Bass with Rio Grande Pickups and a Warmoth Jazz Bass Neck
1997 - Fender American Standard Tele with Rio Grande Pickups
2000 - Gibson SG Special
2003 - Fender American Deluxe HSS Strat with Rio Grande Pickups and a Warmoth Strat Neck
2009 - Gibson BB King "Lucille" Signature Model
2009 - Kala KA-T Tenor Ukulele
2011 - Martin D-28

2014 - Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro II with Lindy Fralin Pure PAF's
2014 - Martin D-18

Fender Deville 60 Watt Combo Guitar Amp

Fender Blues Jr. 15 Watt Como Guitar Amp with a Weber Speaker
Mesa Transatlantc TA-15 Head 5W/15W/25W Switchable
Egnater Tweaker 40 Watt Combo Guitar Amp (On Loan To My Son)

Fender Hot Rod Deluxe Extension Cab with a Weber Speaker
Acoustic B100 Amp 100 Watt Bass Combo Amp
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Posted 06 January 2018 - 01:09 PM

HP with light weight machine heads [tongue]


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Posted 06 January 2018 - 03:33 PM

I am a big fan of the HP models because of the wider necks and nicer finishes.
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Posted 06 January 2018 - 05:32 PM

 sparquelito, on 06 January 2018 - 11:57 AM, said:

Traditional.

Definitely traditional.
:)


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Presented this way I'll take the HP....wait no the T....wait no the HP for sure.....wait.... I'll take both!!

Speaking of guitars though T all the way!
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Posted 06 January 2018 - 06:05 PM

View PostRevolution Six, on 06 January 2018 - 01:09 PM, said:

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Are you about to play an unusual version of Jenga?

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 07:41 PM

View Postpippy, on 06 January 2018 - 06:05 PM, said:

Are you about to play an unusual version of Jenga?

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Holy c-rap I did not see all those cases.
1995 - Fender American Standard Jazz Bass with Rio Grande Pickups and a Warmoth Jazz Bass Neck
1997 - Fender American Standard Tele with Rio Grande Pickups
2000 - Gibson SG Special
2003 - Fender American Deluxe HSS Strat with Rio Grande Pickups and a Warmoth Strat Neck
2009 - Gibson BB King "Lucille" Signature Model
2009 - Kala KA-T Tenor Ukulele
2011 - Martin D-28

2014 - Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro II with Lindy Fralin Pure PAF's
2014 - Martin D-18

Fender Deville 60 Watt Combo Guitar Amp

Fender Blues Jr. 15 Watt Como Guitar Amp with a Weber Speaker
Mesa Transatlantc TA-15 Head 5W/15W/25W Switchable
Egnater Tweaker 40 Watt Combo Guitar Amp (On Loan To My Son)

Fender Hot Rod Deluxe Extension Cab with a Weber Speaker
Acoustic B100 Amp 100 Watt Bass Combo Amp
Orange CrushPiX CRL20 20 Watt Guitar Amp
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Posted 06 January 2018 - 08:04 PM

I say it again I am not a fan of the rear mount pickup as these guitars now have specialty stuff going on. Not that you would plan to replace the pickups, but they will be that much more to replace in case of repair or whatever. Thatís just the way I think about crap. The more generic the better IMHO. Kind of like having a foreign car with foreign parts. Costs you twice as much and/or twice as hard to find. I miss the pickup rings on the HP models too. Obviously no use for them on HP, but I like that look on a LP.
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Posted 06 January 2018 - 08:07 PM

 pippy, on 06 January 2018 - 06:05 PM, said:

Are you about to play an unusual version of Jenga?

Pip.

I think that picture is from Gibson's Facebook page. If not somebody's got some serious gas!!
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Posted 06 January 2018 - 08:44 PM

Is there any way to add locking tuners to the HP self-tuning mechanism? Locking tuners are a must for me since they make changing strings bearable.
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Posted 07 January 2018 - 02:49 AM

View PostPinch, on 06 January 2018 - 12:35 PM, said:

T. I haven't seen a HP model I've liked the look of yet, and I intend to never do.


You intend not to like something you've not yet seen? Or determined not to change opinion of what you have seen? Or maybe both?

Either way, it doesn't leave Gibson much to work with [biggrin] ;)
Hagstrom Deuce / Fylde Acoustic / Variax Standard / Gibson ES-339 / Gibson LP Less+ / PRS SE Custom24 / Hofner HCT-J17 / Camps Spanish / Jackson Soloist / Rickenbacker 650 /Squier Esprit
Miele S5 Power 2200w Vacuum Cleaner
Makita BO3710 Finishing Sander
Verdict 6" vernier scale calipers
Whittard of Chelsea Florence blue teapot
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Posted 07 January 2018 - 03:04 AM

View PostSocProf, on 06 January 2018 - 08:44 PM, said:

Is there any way to add locking tuners to the HP self-tuning mechanism? Locking tuners are a must for me since they make changing strings bearable.


String changing is easy enough. I have arthritic thumbs, so find this painless.

see 30 seconds in to see a string change.

https//www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AVNmIZBDM4
Hagstrom Deuce / Fylde Acoustic / Variax Standard / Gibson ES-339 / Gibson LP Less+ / PRS SE Custom24 / Hofner HCT-J17 / Camps Spanish / Jackson Soloist / Rickenbacker 650 /Squier Esprit
Miele S5 Power 2200w Vacuum Cleaner
Makita BO3710 Finishing Sander
Verdict 6" vernier scale calipers
Whittard of Chelsea Florence blue teapot
Spear & Jackson 1712PF/INS12 trenching fork

*
Posted Image put the kettle on
I sometimes think; therefore I am intermittent
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my band BLOWN OUT
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Posted 12 January 2018 - 12:51 PM

View PostNighthawkChris, on 06 January 2018 - 08:04 PM, said:

I say it again I am not a fan of the rear mount pickup as these guitars now have specialty stuff going on. Not that you would plan to replace the pickups, but they will be that much more to replace in case of repair or whatever. Thatís just the way I think about crap. The more generic the better IMHO. Kind of like having a foreign car with foreign parts. Costs you twice as much and/or twice as hard to find. I miss the pickup rings on the HP models too. Obviously no use for them on HP, but I like that look on a LP.


I'm definitely with you there. Replacing or changing the pickups would be a pain Unless it were redone in a classic manner. I rarely replace pickups but having that option would be nice. I'm more of a traditionalist in some things and guitars are one of them. But for some people, I can see how it would be the perfect guitar. I like having options but the HP options are ones that I'd pass on.
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Posted 12 January 2018 - 02:22 PM

View Postmerciful-evans, on 06 January 2018 - 11:13 AM, said:

Whether or not you intend to buy or not this year...

What suits you?

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What would Pete smash? A Special.
1995 - Fender American Standard Jazz Bass with Rio Grande Pickups and a Warmoth Jazz Bass Neck
1997 - Fender American Standard Tele with Rio Grande Pickups
2000 - Gibson SG Special
2003 - Fender American Deluxe HSS Strat with Rio Grande Pickups and a Warmoth Strat Neck
2009 - Gibson BB King "Lucille" Signature Model
2009 - Kala KA-T Tenor Ukulele
2011 - Martin D-28

2014 - Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro II with Lindy Fralin Pure PAF's
2014 - Martin D-18

Fender Deville 60 Watt Combo Guitar Amp

Fender Blues Jr. 15 Watt Como Guitar Amp with a Weber Speaker
Mesa Transatlantc TA-15 Head 5W/15W/25W Switchable
Egnater Tweaker 40 Watt Combo Guitar Amp (On Loan To My Son)

Fender Hot Rod Deluxe Extension Cab with a Weber Speaker
Acoustic B100 Amp 100 Watt Bass Combo Amp
Orange CrushPiX CRL20 20 Watt Guitar Amp
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Posted 13 January 2018 - 07:44 AM

He was going for that lick, but it got away from him...

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Miele S5 Power 2200w Vacuum Cleaner
Makita BO3710 Finishing Sander
Verdict 6" vernier scale calipers
Whittard of Chelsea Florence blue teapot
Spear & Jackson 1712PF/INS12 trenching fork

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Posted Image put the kettle on
I sometimes think; therefore I am intermittent
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my band BLOWN OUT
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Posted 13 January 2018 - 08:19 AM

View Postmerciful-evans, on 13 January 2018 - 07:44 AM, said:

He was going for that lick, but it got away from him...

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Its a Fender, let it fly. I kid I kid.
1995 - Fender American Standard Jazz Bass with Rio Grande Pickups and a Warmoth Jazz Bass Neck
1997 - Fender American Standard Tele with Rio Grande Pickups
2000 - Gibson SG Special
2003 - Fender American Deluxe HSS Strat with Rio Grande Pickups and a Warmoth Strat Neck
2009 - Gibson BB King "Lucille" Signature Model
2009 - Kala KA-T Tenor Ukulele
2011 - Martin D-28

2014 - Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro II with Lindy Fralin Pure PAF's
2014 - Martin D-18

Fender Deville 60 Watt Combo Guitar Amp

Fender Blues Jr. 15 Watt Como Guitar Amp with a Weber Speaker
Mesa Transatlantc TA-15 Head 5W/15W/25W Switchable
Egnater Tweaker 40 Watt Combo Guitar Amp (On Loan To My Son)

Fender Hot Rod Deluxe Extension Cab with a Weber Speaker
Acoustic B100 Amp 100 Watt Bass Combo Amp
Orange CrushPiX CRL20 20 Watt Guitar Amp
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