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HP or T ? your choice for 2018

Poll: HP or T (25 member(s) have cast votes)

which do you prefer?

  1. High Performance (6 votes [24.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 24.00%

  2. Traditional (19 votes [76.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 76.00%

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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.
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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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I have guitars, amps, pedals, cables, various other things and a strong affinity for short signature lines. . .
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Posted 06 January 2018 - 05:32 PM

View Postsparquelito, 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.
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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

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

Are you about to play an unusual version of Jenga?

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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] ;)
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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.

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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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Posted 13 January 2018 - 07:44 AM

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

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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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