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gibson robot guitar?!?!?!? i think the lp ultra 2 is way better


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i was just on the gibson website a while ago and i took a look at the robot guitar.... and from what i saw in the videos.... what is the whole point of the guitar?!?!? it just tunes itself to different kinds of tunings and helps you with intonation. (not saying this is bad, but thats it?!?!?) i really dont find anything special on this guitar, i seriously think the lp ultra 2 is way better than that. (having an electric and a pseudo acoustic in one)

Is that gibson's attempt to take on fender's stratocaster vg http://www.fender.com/products//search.php?partno=0117502706?

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I was being cynical. The Robot guitar is nothing but a prestige or image thing for Gibson. They're supposedly shaking the dust of the old feathers with this hi-tech gimickry.

that's really stupid. that's why i really dont like fancy guitars or anything like that. plain and simple is the way i roll.

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that's really stupid. that's why i really dont like fancy guitars or anything like that. plain and simple is the way i roll.

 

And Gibson makes simple guitars too so what's the problem? They cater to a LARGE portion of guitar players, and do it a lot better than Epi honestly.

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Speaking of the VG Strat, I played one for an hour or so 6 months ago.

They're really amazing guitars, and the effects work exactly as advertised.

Now, if I only NEEDED 6 tuning options and 5 or 6 guitar models,

I could justify the $1800 it would cost for an American Standard Strat with a modeling pickup.

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One of the guitar rags had a review about it a few months ago. As with all 'reviews' they said it was the greatest thing ever conceived from the mind of mankind but if you read carefully 'between the lines' you could tell that the reviewer was trying to tell you 'it's not quite ready for prime time yet'. Whereas it would tune itself to the various options, the reviewer pointed out that in some instances it was still 'a little bit off'.

 

Quite honestly, the day I've got to spend an extra $800-$1000 for a guitar that tunes itself is the day I've got to think about hanging it up. My $15 Korg tuner has done just fine for 15 years, thank you. (But I'll admit the day they came out with those 'electronic tuners' was a great day for both bands and audiences. It's rare anymore to hear a live band tuning up 4 or 5 times a set).

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I don't like too many bells and whistles on my guitars or amps for the most part. I bet the Robot sounds great, and while it is a cool idea to actually automatically change tunings with that button dial, it just spells trouble to me. Yes you can still manually tune them if a tuner is to break, or just for choice, but I still don't fancy the idea that much. On topic of this thread, I wouldn't say the Ultra II is "better" than the Robot, but I would personally say that the Ultra II is a better idea, and a much more "usefull" type of special guitar. I'd love to check one out a bit more.

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........ and do it a lot better than Epi honestly.

Yea,

True.

It's not like Big Daddy Gibs is going to give that cookie away now is he?

Certainly not to some second tier company that they shoe'd some time ago that is merely a secondary low budget offspring of the True Gold.

Have a Cigar Gibson,

you owe it to yourself.

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