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      Gibson Dark Fire (I think I wet myself)

      OMG!!! I was excited about the gibson digital guitar a while back which housed a six humbucker magnet so you play through six amplifiers for each string. Then came the gibson robot guitar which is a bit of a gimmick, but still cool, and then...came...the...DARK FIRE!!!

      sorry, I'm just too excited at this point. I need to have this guitar.

      Its a mixture of the gibson digital and the robot and...burstbucker 3 in the bridge and P-90 in the neck. elegant design. beautiful beautiful features. futuristic new bridge and saddles. Teflon nut and rod. Perfect Setup technology which intonates the neck of the guitar! two finishes for a paint job.

      even comes with its own A/D converter.

      its going to cost so...much...money, but I will cross ends with my morals just to get this.

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      its going to be under $3,500. And those of you familiar with gibson guitars know that that is very very cheap. The gibson digital costs $4,500 and this includes that technology plus much more, and its just...nice as hell.

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      you incompetent bastards need a link? haha just a joke.

      www.gibson.com

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      Are there any samples of what the sound is like?

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      It has the capabilities of the gibson digital. You can check out the movies that explain what it does.

      essentially, there is a bridge pickup which houses 6 different humbucker pickups for each string which can then go to a special cable which branches off into 6 separate 1/4'' cables where you can then send each one to a different guitar amp for each string to give a a hyper realistic suround sound for you're guitar. And it also has regular guitar pickups which you can blend with the other pickups signal anywhere from 0%-100% as you will be able to blend the two together as needed.

      The paint job is very nice too. No other guitar has come up with the combination and it introduces so many new things its well worth the price tag for any guitarist who loves playing like I do.

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      Haha, I can see you're really excited. I like Gibson guitars too, and when I saw the robot I was like "I NEED THAT...", but I'm too cheap and not too serious about guitar (I'm more into piano)... But I would absolutely love to own one, and probably will eventually as well. =)

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      In my experience, Gibsons are absolutely overpriced.

      Ibanez player here!!
      "This is for long forgotten light at the end of the world..."

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      Quote Originally Posted by Scarhand View Post
      In my experience, Gibsons are absolutely overpriced.

      Ibanez player here!!
      Does you're Ibanez have a 2 step paint job which first brings out the pine and then the flame in the maple?

      Does it have a 6 humbucker pickup (1 for every string) which then lets you play each string through its own amp, effect, or go directly into an A/D converter?

      Can you instantly tune you're guitar from E to C? or anything in between?

      Does it have pickups that don't sound like trash?

      Is the craftsmanship as good?

      how about the way it plays? I hate the way most Ibanez guitars play...feels like a Schecter guitar with its flat neck and horrid looks.

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      I've never been a big fan of newer gibsons. But I did once get to play on a 1930s hollowbody. It was fucking amazing. The same guy who owned that had a 68 semi hollow that sounded even better(one of the best guitars I've ever heard), but I never played that one. But the new gibsons don't seem that well made to me, but I've only looked at lower end models. If I ever pay over $3000 for a guitar, I'm getting it custom made.

      I like my gretsch, it's got such a nice feel to it. And the pickups kick ass. Tv Jones

      157 is a prime number. The next prime is 163 and the previous prime is 151, which with 157 form a sexy prime triplet. Taking the arithmetic mean of those primes yields 157, thus it is a balanced prime.

      Women and rhythm section first - Jaco Pastorious

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      damn, I'm jealous. I really want the Gretsch Reverend Horton Heat model, its like $3,300 though. haha.

      Hey, do you have any other music I can listen too? I really like you're tracks

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      http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page...songID=7154294
      Hendrix Tribute

      http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page...songID=7180136
      Unfinished tune

      Merry Christmas. Those are both really unfinished, but whatever. I'm still writing the second one, and the first was a project for a class. It has a wrong chord in it, but it's really two different songs put together. Neither of these sound that great though, I recorded them DI.

      Listen to the big e minor chord at 20 seconds in(song 2). Those pick ups are soo killer. Such great twang.
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      157 is a prime number. The next prime is 163 and the previous prime is 151, which with 157 form a sexy prime triplet. Taking the arithmetic mean of those primes yields 157, thus it is a balanced prime.

      Women and rhythm section first - Jaco Pastorious

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      I will check them out in a sec. You don't have an amp?

      well if you ever end up recording with a mic and amp, may I suggest that you have the microphone sitting a good 9-10 inches away from the grill? It made all the difference in my recordings by smoothing out transients, it also made my guitar sound much fuller for some reason.

      Just a suggestion if you ever go that route.

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      I like the Jimi tribute song, good job. I think the effects were a little on the heavy side. I am officially in love with the Gretsch guitar sound.

      I do however have one problem: now I've recorded guitar strait into my preamp many times, but my main issue was always getting these spikes and they are pretty apparent in the song you did...it seems to just go really loud without a care for transients (not you're fault). I would definitely consider even getting a cheap $200 5W tube amp and a fulltone distortion pedal, it would really improve the sound and make those nasty volume spikes go away.

      But, I kind of like it at the same time...haha, it sounds kind of 3D too with the flanger and gated reverbs happening. It sounded like the first part of the song you were having trouble gaining control of your guitar sound with all those effects going off at once, but soon after it was clear you knew what you were doing and the effects really shinned at that point.

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      the second song is also very nice, but I think the vibrato was a bit too much on both guitar tracks, was there a third? I think the third one had a reverb.

      please tell me more about you're recordings, because I am interested and fascinated by the simplicity, but how well it works.

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      my problem is I don't have a mic right now. I'm gonna but one soon, but I'm very broke. I had been using a freinds, but his phones broken or something, I haven't heard from him in months.

      I really do need a good distortion pedal though. I have a 30w Kustom amp that I use for jazz that has really nice distortion and effects on it(I used this in the Flying through my mind song). But since I don't have a mic I gotta go DI. But my big fender amp has got terrible distortion so I definetly need a good distortion pedal.

      I definetly agree with you about the effects being too heavy, I just do that to cover up the DI sound. I really don't like recording DI. I want to use just plain distortion on the rhythm tracks and a chorus on the lead in that Jimi song, but the flanger in Digital Performer sounds more like chorus than the chorus does.

      The way I achieve the simplistic effect is by focusing on harmony rather than on any one specific aspect. Just creating an overall build up. Have you ever heard of voice leading? I try to do a lot of that, it really makes things sound smoother.
      157 is a prime number. The next prime is 163 and the previous prime is 151, which with 157 form a sexy prime triplet. Taking the arithmetic mean of those primes yields 157, thus it is a balanced prime.

      Women and rhythm section first - Jaco Pastorious

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      I'm not really sure what you mean by "voice leading" but I do sing in my songs and do dubs for the lead vocals.

      Man, I finally made a song tonight that I was pretty proud of. I hadn't smoked for a couple of months and tonight I got high and made music and realized I am so much better at making music when I'm high, every little thing about the song was much better than I expected.

      I'm trying the jazz thing lately, miced with Jimi Hendrix grooves and Pink Floyd timing, keeping it really spacey and organic, and the vocals sound like something coming from Modest Mouse - Radiohead. Really weird song.

      really out their too.

      my friend called it "avant-guard" (while listening/and picking apart my other songs).

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