#1
I've just found a "Robot" guitar made by gibson it looks a bit like its gibson version of fender VG Stratocaster, I think the gibson got a bit more in it though like those self tuners.
http://www.gibson.com/robotguitar/index.html
the videos on there are pretty amusing
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#2
What's the next thing they'll cook up? Some kind of searching device for online forums, maybe in bar form?
#3
Maybe they will make a guitar that plays itself. Then I don't have to bother practicing cos everyone will think I'm a great player.....
#4
this was on UG music news ages ago.pretty awesome though. but the VG strat tuned the strings relative to each other, so it would still be a little out of tune. this tunes individual strings.so it tunes itself.
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#5
The VG is crap compared to what this sounds like it will be.
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#6
it looks awesome!
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What's the next thing they'll cook up? Some kind of searching device for online forums, maybe in bar form?

I did seach for it but obviously not very well, I just spoted the other thread about it, but theres no harm done really =]
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I did seach for it but obviously not very well, I just spoted the other thread about it, but theres no harm done really =]

no harm done, of course
I usually don't make "omg search bar" posts, don't know what hit me.

I'd like to try one of those guitars, though. But they'll probably be like $20.000 where I live (not exaggerating)
#9
theres like a world view of where you can find them to buy, its pretty much all in america mainly the west, theres like a couple in portugal and one in sweden

I was thinking it says its a limited run so maybe there just testing the water so to speak to see how well it sells, but if it is a limited it can't really hope to compete with the fender VG over the long run
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#10
Lol,the videos are retarded, they look like as if they are some sort of propaganda videos on going against fenders............

Awsome guitar though but i sure dont want it to attack me out of the blue
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#11
it deems you not worthy to play it and strangles you with one of the strings, slowly tuning it arounds your neck lol
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#13
they really are making a mountain out of a molehill to be honest, and probably sticking an everest of a price tag on it. its just a les paul with that powertune system. i don't see whats wrong with just saving the money and tuning the guitar yourself.

i think its kinda funny that "robot kills strat" video - they are basically trying to say "fender sucks", but fender aren't the ones relying on robotic tuning systems to keep their guitars in tune...
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they really are making a mountain out of a molehill to be honest, and probably sticking an everest of a price tag on it. its just a les paul with that powertune system. i don't see whats wrong with just saving the money and tuning the guitar yourself.



That's exactly he point I'm trying to make in the other thread about this.

Tuning a hardtail isn't so difficult/annoying that it justifies the massive pricetag.
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Lol,the videos are retarded, they look like as if they are some sort of propaganda videos on going against fenders............

Awsome guitar though but i sure dont want it to attack me out of the blue

yeah, after seeing what it did to that strat, i'm not gonna buy one
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#16
^Further more,if u watch the last video, the robot guitar killed the guy in the shower cuz he had a fender tatoo on his hand,lol
#17
are there no more pressing issues than "HOW CAN WE MAKE A SELF-TUNING GUITAR?!?!" ?

100% unnecessary if you ask me. simply a novelty item. the concept is a good one, but the cpu serves only to tune the guitar.
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#18
IMO, the "robot" is kinda a lame name, think about it, "what kinda guitar is that", "a robot", ehh just my opinion lol i wouldnt get it even if i could afford it cause of the name, AND because i can tune my own guitar seems too futuristic for me :P
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IMO, the "robot" is kinda a lame name, think about it, "what kinda guitar is that", "a robot", ehh just my opinion lol i wouldnt get it even if i could afford it cause of the name, AND because i can tune my own guitar seems too futuristic for me :P


I agree, if it were the 1970's the Gibson Robot would sound pretty cool though.
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they really are making a mountain out of a molehill to be honest, and probably sticking an everest of a price tag on it. its just a les paul with that powertune system. i don't see whats wrong with just saving the money and tuning the guitar yourself.

i think its kinda funny that "robot kills strat" video - they are basically trying to say "fender sucks", but fender aren't the ones relying on robotic tuning systems to keep their guitars in tune...


Well I think its good, if and only if:

The time it takes to tune with the new system is quicker than tuning by hand

and

The price tag increase from a normal Les paul is less than another guitar

IMO if either of those requisits aren't met then I can't see where the advantage is.
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#21
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The VG is crap compared to what this sounds like it will be.

MM, totally different thing!
The VG can actually do a lot more diverse tunings than this. It can tune up real high and down low(though the variax would be better-Octave down, 5th up).
If you tried anything like this on the tronical system, the strings would either be super floppy or snap. This is pretty much only good for tunings with a very closed range and getting them perfect.

reviews have said that its pretty crap for live use. I see it only being an asset in studio environments.
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#22
I thought it had a fernandes sustainer system on it, sure would be a nice feature too...
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#23
there is one major advantage i can see, you can switch tuning mid song, if you ever wanted to, i wouldnt but some people may find some cool use for it.

asides from that, it's just a trophy to say "i have a fat wallet"
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there is one major advantage i can see, you can switch tuning mid song, if you ever wanted to, i wouldnt but some people may find some cool use for it.

asides from that, it's just a trophy to say "i have a fat wallet"



Well, it's not like Gibson doesn't have any other guitars that scream morbidly obese bank acount.
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asides from that, it's just a trophy to say "i have a fat wallet"


Just like any other Gibson?
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