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Re: My work here is done...
« Reply #15 on: September 08, 2017, 08:39:56 AM »
I've never owned a Thunderbird but that hasn't stopped me from moaning about what Gibson does or doesn't do.

You're welcome to check in anytime. Not everyone here is a Gibson owner.

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« Reply #16 on: September 08, 2017, 09:21:44 AM »
I've limited myself to buying Gibsons, just to try to contain my GAS. But more & more stores are refusing to deal with them as a company. I just stopped at a new local store (new to me) yesterday. They said that you can buy just about any brand there but Gibson & Epiphone. They are just too difficult to work with.

Riff City in New Hope?

Gibson requires a huge inventory purchase. It's easy to understand why a relatively new company just opening a second location wouldn't want to overload themselves with inventory and debt.

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« Reply #17 on: September 08, 2017, 11:51:09 AM »
Yup, Riff City.............. Sounds like they move a lot of guitars, about 25 a day. Their main location is in St. Joseph MN. Nice store. It sounds like they were considering opening their store at the location that Jim Harms vacated, but chose this location instead.
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« Reply #18 on: September 08, 2017, 02:12:08 PM »
You're welcome to check in anytime. Not everyone here is a Gibson owner.

I'm only a Gibson owner in my dreams

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« Reply #19 on: September 08, 2017, 06:59:13 PM »

I'm only a Gibson owner in my dreams

Same here

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« Reply #20 on: September 09, 2017, 01:28:28 AM »
Both of mine were bought in the 70's... Epi's are within most folks reach, mind you, and still may go for one of these new Thunderbirds when finances settle...
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Re: My work here is done...
« Reply #21 on: September 09, 2017, 08:55:30 AM »
I think the only one I was genuinely sad about letting go was my ivory one...it was a thing of beauty and it did sound great, but I do know where it is.  That's said, and while of course desired tone is quite subjective, my Lull JAXT4 sounds more like I want to sound (so neither better nor worse).

I'm a little interested in the new Epiphones, but they seem to be being pushed back and back (how many months since the original leaked scrub sheet?). 

If Gibson did decide to release a new Thunderbird with a two-part bridge, clover machines etc., then it would pique my interest, however they seem more concerned as a company with the continual reinvention of the Les Paul and SG whilst releasing truly appalling looking new models, when they should be doing doublecut Les Paul Jnrs with a P90 in the bridge position.  We play with a lot of bands and we always discuss gear; nearly every punky band we gig with questions why Gibson are making Jnrs.
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« Reply #22 on: September 10, 2017, 07:43:16 PM »
Yup, Riff City.............. Sounds like they move a lot of guitars, about 25 a day. Their main location is in St. Joseph MN. Nice store. It sounds like they were considering opening their store at the location that Jim Harms vacated, but chose this location instead.

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« Reply #23 on: September 11, 2017, 06:14:42 AM »
Looks like a must have!
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« Reply #24 on: September 13, 2017, 12:34:00 PM »
Moody Sounds (swedish pedal builder) made one called Placebo. It featured a pot so you could dial in the correct amount of better tone for your needs:




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Re: My work here is done...
« Reply #25 on: September 13, 2017, 12:47:58 PM »
Brilliant!

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« Reply #26 on: September 13, 2017, 04:05:55 PM »
It does nothing exceedingly well!
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« Reply #27 on: September 13, 2017, 04:18:44 PM »
I'll bet it works equally well for both bass & guitar!
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« Reply #28 on: September 13, 2017, 04:42:06 PM »
Most important: It leaves all the good things of the original signal largely unaffected! Don't you just hate it when stompers taketh away more than they giveth?  >:(  This one has got the balance just right.

Talk Bass question: Any experience with the battery drain?
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Re: My work here is done...
« Reply #29 on: September 13, 2017, 06:09:26 PM »
I  prefer the Funk Logic rackmount units. This one is sadly discontinued - nothing else sounds like it!



EDIT found a slightly more readable image of a different model.
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