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  1. In betweens are welcome.............................just want to see everyone's take.................................and no flames or bad thoughts intended.
  2. Hell, I figure I might as well get myself banned in a blaze of glory..................................... Are you a collector? Is your prime decision maker resale value? Do you fret over dings every time you pull the guitar from the case? Do you own a 30 power magnifying glass to go over your new Gibson? Do you lose sleep over the slightest detail? Are you afraid to actually play your new Gibson for fear of dinging it? Or............................................are you a player? You paid your big bucks because you love the way it plays and sounnds.........................and you are not afraid to play it hard, loud and proud? You didn't consider resale value but bought the guitar because it just kicks ***? You love your Gibson for what it does for you as a player? Where do you stand?
  3. The Supreme is aimed squarely at collectors - tons of eye candy, very little aimed at a "player" to justify the price. Great guitar - in a nitogen inerted glass case hanging on some rich man's wall.
  4. For Gibson's sake, I hope this is a "what if"............. Epiphone is the seed brand for Gibson - buy an Epi for the budget, get hooked, and save to step up to the big league.
  5. Bean counters rule! I can see this as major cost cutting factor for Gibson, but a major loss for the Gibson playing community. It looks like modding your new Gibson will take on an entirely new aspect - If you don't like your pots, what now? A new board with your selection of pots? The aftermarket companies are going to have a field day. (Gibson licensed exclusives?) Plek? Another cost saving measure. I've played a few "pleked" Gibsons. I see very little difference with that and a properly done fret dress / leveling / polishing / nut filing. Gibson just has to train a few operators on the machine vs keeping on the people who have the experience to do it by hand, sight and feel. Price increases - going to happen as time marches by, but looks like bean counting voodoo to me. For the record, I'm not a stuck in the mud traditionalist, nor am I a luddite fearing new technology. I'm also a dyed in the wool Gibson fan. I never thought that I would even remotely slam Gibson, but these changes don't sit right with me. Gibson is a brand steeped in tradition, and that is their major selling point and magic. Is this brand heading down the slippery slope of the Micro Soft business model? This smacks of bean counters once again ruling the roost......................
  6. So much for easy mods..........................
  7. I'm hearing that the pots are "plug in" and not soldered to the board. Is that correct? Sure looks soldered from the pic....................
  8. Baby need a new pair of shoes...............
  9. I always thought that those tuners were lubed for life.
  10. I don't like the LED meters - they're too jukey. I prefer a real damped meter movement, and my little Korg GT12 has worked like a champ for years now.
  11. Dammit! Here comes the GAS for a VM again..................................................... Thanks, guys.................................................:)
  12. Just make sure you find a good home for the old soldier....................:)
  13. I've heard rumors that the company folded - lack of sales.
  14. Never leave your guitars in a closed up car on a hot (or cold) day. Your guitar will probably be OK, but I wouldn't make a practice of it. Guitars like the same temperatures you do.
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