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Old 01-31-2014, 04:47 PM   #1
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Gibson pranks Fender at NAMM

I hope that I'm not posting something that's already on here. I just ran across this video on Gibson's YouTube channel. It looks like Gibson got this dude that pulls YouTube pranks to put one over Fender. I'm not going to set it up any further, the video speaks for itself. Great stuff Gibson

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Old 01-31-2014, 04:51 PM   #2
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Re: Gibson pranks Fender at NAMM

Funny, but the paint job on that SG looks like something of a Kauer.....

but the Fender guy looked like he had a pole up his ass about it
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Old 01-31-2014, 04:54 PM   #3
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Re: Gibson pranks Fender at NAMM

Lame. That's not a prank it's an entry level troll. ..entry level.

Weak.
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Old 01-31-2014, 04:56 PM   #4
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Re: Gibson pranks Fender at NAMM

The look of disconcert of some people is mind boggling.....

They should have put a sick flame monster in there... not a sad looking SG....
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Re: Gibson pranks Fender at NAMM

I guess Fender will hire a new security crew for the next NAMM
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Old 01-31-2014, 04:57 PM   #6
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Re: Gibson pranks Fender at NAMM

I thought pranks were supposed to be funny?

This is sad because it's so pathetic.
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Old 01-31-2014, 04:58 PM   #7
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I thought pranks were supposed to be funny?

This is sad because it's so pathetic.
We know, you already said that.
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Re: Gibson pranks Fender at NAMM

f**k you very much, have a good day
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Old 01-31-2014, 05:00 PM   #9
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You too sweetie.
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Old 01-31-2014, 05:00 PM   #10
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Re: Gibson pranks Fender at NAMM

Shoulda sent dis guy.
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Old 01-31-2014, 05:05 PM   #11
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Re: Gibson pranks Fender at NAMM

What would have been funny is if Fender took a bunch of guitars and replaced everything in the Gibson booths with Fenders.

or at least burnt some of the 2014 models. anything really.

Also Gibson could have at least put a R9 or something nice looking in there other than the bleak black SG
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Old 01-31-2014, 05:09 PM   #12
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Now I have a bad case of SG gas......dammit
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Old 01-31-2014, 05:09 PM   #13
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Re: Gibson pranks Fender at NAMM

That's funny as hell.
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Old 01-31-2014, 05:12 PM   #14
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It was funny for the first minute or so, not enough happened, they should have got a Slash double in there jamming on the Gibson, that would have been a riot
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Old 01-31-2014, 05:18 PM   #15
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Re: Gibson pranks Fender at NAMM

I thought it was more confusing than anything. A bunch of people with tags around their necks looking mildly confused.
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Re: Gibson pranks Fender at NAMM

I'm thinking they should have made a hideous creation with fender all over it up there, you know, kinda like a tele.
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Re: Gibson pranks Fender at NAMM

Is a three minute video the bulk of which seems to be the prankster drumming up consternation. Wonder how much dead air they would have had before they got enough notice from passers by to get that much video without a barker?

As pranks go, I rank it with Henry's facial hair.
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Old 01-31-2014, 05:46 PM   #18
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Re: Gibson pranks Fender at NAMM

Where the hell did they get the music?
And personally, I think Gibson shoulda built a gawd awful guitar with a Fender headstock and threw it in the case. Plastic neck, sparkly body, dandelions for knobs....
Make it funny, and something that Fender could retaliate on next year. This could have been the start of something pretty funny.
Shame.
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Re: Gibson pranks Fender at NAMM

The comments on the YouTube page....

I'm sure it'll be edited soon, lol.
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Re: Gibson pranks Fender at NAMM

This is a case of the idea being funnier than reality
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Re: Gibson pranks Fender at NAMM

That was not funny at all.
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Old 01-31-2014, 06:21 PM   #22
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Re: Gibson pranks Fender at NAMM

Pretty stupid...and I'd be pissed if I were Fender. That space can't be cheap...at least come up with a decent prank.
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This would have been funnier

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Re: Gibson pranks Fender at NAMM

Something good-natured and clever. Gibson and Fender would both be able to have a good time with it, and it would entertain the hell out of us, while showing themselves to be (hopefully) good sprts about it.
And really, if that space was so expensive, why was it vacant??
Fender will hopefully get them good, next year. And I hope Gibson hires someone smarter. There's a hundred guys on MLP that could send them ideas, if solicited. Free Custom to the winning idea.
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This would have been funnier

This would have been classic!
I would love to see a chick play a slide on this thing.
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What would have been funny is if Fender took a bunch of guitars and replaced everything in the Gibson booths with Fenders.

or at least burnt some of the 2014 models.
Or released all 2014 models bearing bound necks with nibs.
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Where the hell did they get the music?
That's from Henry J's metal band.


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And personally, I think Gibson shoulda built a gawd awful guitar with a Fender headstock and threw it in the case. Plastic neck, sparkly body, dandelions for knobs....
Make it funny, and something that Fender could retaliate on next year. This could have been the start of something pretty funny.
Shame.
That would have been better. You're just not stupid enough to lead Gibson's marketing team.
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They couldn't afford me....
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It was funny for the first minute or so, not enough happened, they should have got a Slash double in there jamming on the Gibson, that would have been a riot
DJ Ashba was probably touring so it'd have been hard to schedual
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I wonder how long it would've taken to be taken down without the guy prodding.
And I think this worked better than a flamey R9, that would have stuck out even more.
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