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    Fixing a lot of their problems would call for a whole new redesign in some areas and that will never happen. Additionally, if those changes were indeed implemented, there would be some tonal variations that people I am sure would want back.
    The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side.

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    • #3
      List these problems...
      aka Chris Pile, formerly of Six String Fever

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      • #4
        Is this Gibson quality thing just hysteria? like Satanic panic? something repeated until it must be true?

        I didn't see any quality issues on any of the Gibsons I've picked up in the stores in the last couple of years.

        Did I buy one? no. but I don't buy them because of the sh*t customer service and lifestyle brand conglomerate BS.

        Not saying they havent had some poorer years with QC from the factory, but is this still a thing?
        Last edited by NegativeEase; 06-09-2021, 07:23 AM.
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        • #5
          Since the change in upper management, I haven't come across anything with ones I've picked up at local shops recently. A lot of changes were made when the new folks came in.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by ErikH View Post
            Since the change in upper management, I haven't come across anything with ones I've picked up at local shops recently. A lot of changes were made when the new folks came in.
            I haven't see it either.
            “For me, when everything goes wrong – that’s when adventure starts.” Yvonne Chouinard

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            • #7
              Originally posted by ICTGoober View Post
              List these problems...
              Not a long list, but having a volute or scarf joint as an option would be a great move...

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              • #8
                Originally posted by NegativeEase View Post
                is this still a thing?
                I'm starting to feel like it is conjured by the very passion with which people love their Gibsons. Like a wierd, but not unheard of human reaction.

                "You say they're best? Well you're wrong cuz here's a botched finish and here's a broken headstock!"

                "Yeah, but here are many with impeccable quality! Mistakes happen, but they're still the best!"

                "Sure, but here's 10 more with issues, so they can't be the best. Besides I play Fender cuz they're the best" blablabla




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                • #9
                  Originally posted by nexion218 View Post

                  Not a long list, but having a volute or scarf joint as an option would be a great move...
                  They tried that once before (if not twice). Guess what happened? The very type of people that complain about the QC and that they don't improve on their designs actually made a stink about the volute. Their reasoning was it wasn't true to the original or some crap like that. So, Gibson stopped it. Now the same folks are complaining again. See this never-ending circle? Damned if you do, damned if you don't.
                  Last edited by ErikH; 06-09-2021, 11:35 AM.

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                  • #10
                    Is this Gibson quality thing just hysteria? like Satanic panic? something repeated until it must be true?
                    ^^^^ Ding! Ding! Ding! WE HAVE A WINNAH! ^^^^

                    aka Chris Pile, formerly of Six String Fever

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by ErikH View Post

                      That tried that once before (if not twice). Guess what happened? The very type of people that complain about the QC and that they don't improve on their designs actually made a stink about the volute. Their reasoning was it wasn't true to the original or some crap like that. So, Gibson stopped it. Now the same folks are complaining again. See this never-ending circle? Damned if you do, damned if you don't.
                      Yeah, I know about all that That's why I said "as an option" . Despite knowing fully well that even having the option is against the "sacred tradition". It's just human nature I guess. I'd like to ask these guys about how plek or cnc fits in their idea of "tradition"

                      I think that at least partially these opinions drove Gibson to bad decisions like the infamous robot tuner &co, which resulted in being fuel to the fire of hatred. "Can't touch the nitro or headstock, but we have to come up with sg... Meet the Rob-O-tuner!" Jk, I might be wrong though...​​​​​

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by nexion218 View Post

                        Yeah, I know about all that That's why I said "as an option" . Despite knowing fully well that even having the option is against the "sacred tradition". It's just human nature I guess. I'd like to ask these guys about how plek or cnc fits in their idea of "tradition"

                        I think that at least partially these opinions drove Gibson to bad decisions like the infamous robot tuner &co, which resulted in being fuel to the fire of hatred. "Can't touch the nitro or headstock, but we have to come up with sg... Meet the Rob-O-tuner!" Jk, I might be wrong though...​​​​​
                        Yeah, the purists don't seem to mind the CNC and PLEK machines.

                        I think Gibson is on the right track with the Modern Collection and Original Collection. Make a volute an option, or even standard, on the Modern Collection.

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                        • #13
                          If I worked there, I would just stay long enough to sell Steinberger back to Ned, and get out quickly.
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                          • #14
                            He doesn't want it.
                            aka Chris Pile, formerly of Six String Fever

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                            • #15
                              So the serious inquirer would have to ask themselves (and Gibson during the interview):

                              "Why did the previous person leave?"
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