Alex Skolnick speaks about the Firebird-X unveiling and Gibson

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I'm glad he thinks like most of us do and he is concern with Gibson's future too.

If any of Henrys monkeys read this please tell him to step down in peace or wait for a humiliating end to his fantasy of being Steve Jobs.....loser.

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While he isn't Steve Jobs, he might as well start looking for a job flipping burgers!:naughty: :naughty: :naughty: :naughty: :D:laugh2:
 

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You don't spend "millions" in developing an RnD model.

Smashing an SG, declaring "out with the old" and referring to anyone who isn't a fan of the fireturd as "luddites" sounds a lot lot like HJ is staking the future on this thing to me.

Declaring "out with the old"?!?!?!? Has the old gone? Gimme a break.

It was a massive mess of marketing. Nothing more. Until you cannot buy the meat and potatoes from Gibson then he's definitely not staking the reputation on this. Moving forward and pushing the envelope is ESSENTIAL for ANY business. Just because he seemingly missed the mark doesn't change my feel for Gibson one bit. Maybe it just me, I'm OK with that. Who knows how I'll feel next year or the year after, but I guarantee you this......I won't be

Corporations are rarely personal. It will never be "ours". It cracks me up to see how many people have gotten to "hurt" by this. To each his own, right?
 

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I'm not mad anymore. I just laugh when I think about it... A ridiculous, useless gimmick with the trademark 5K Gibson pricetag... Only Henry can call this a revolution! :D
 

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Declaring "out with the old"?!?!?!? Has the old gone? Gimme a break.

It was a massive mess of marketing. Nothing more. Until you cannot buy the meat and potatoes from Gibson then he's definitely not staking the reputation on this. Moving forward and pushing the envelope is ESSENTIAL for ANY business. Just because he seemingly missed the mark doesn't change my feel for Gibson one bit. Maybe it just me, I'm OK with that. Who knows how I'll feel next year or the year after, but I guarantee you this......I won't be

Corporations are rarely personal. It will never be "ours". It cracks me up to see how many people have gotten to "hurt" by this. To each his own, right?

He said what he said. Take it up with Henry, not me

Your right about one thing. It hasn't changed my opinion either. Gibson is still clueless and out of touch with its customers and still hasn't figured out how make quality guitars consistantly.
 

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He said what he said. Take it up with Henry, not me

Your right about one thing. It hasn't changed my opinion either. Gibson is still clueless and out of touch with its customers and still hasn't figured out how make quality guitars consistantly.

Oh, you were a hater before. I get it now. Nevermind.
 

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I'm interested to know why, after all the years and lawsuits over the headstock.... why oh why did they use a Hamer HS on the little Gumbybird?

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I'm interested to know why, after all the years and lawsuits over the headstock.... why oh why did they use a Hamer HS on the little Gumbybird?

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:laugh2:

Actually, Hamer got the idea for that HS design from Gibson...well, more specifically, Epiphone.:thumb:
 

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Seems they (quietly this time) released another not quite as bad, but still bad abomination:

Gibson.com: Gibson Nighthawk Standard 2010

I'm not interested in the Firebird X, but that Nighthawk--I like it.
If I had the cash, I'd consider it, although my complaint was that they didn't use the slanted humbucker & the Firebird pickups.

However the Epi version does, for much less.
So maybe I'll have to check that out...
 

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I want this photo to become a badge of shame for Henry.

I want people to look at this as time rolls on and then look at Henry and say "Henry.......what the hell were you thinking?"

I want Henry to hear........ "Henry........what the hell were you thinking?" over and over and over and over.

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The CEO smashing one his classic company icons against a brick (thinking it's clever).

Kind of like crapping where you eat.
 

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It looks like he's pooping on a bolt neck Epi SG copy.
That's beside the point!

What he's really doing is making a statement (a crappy one at that) that the classic designs/guitars that made Gibson famous, are basically old pieces of crap, and that HIS goal is to push Gibson into a world of new technological (Robot) BS, which is the total opposite of what Gibson should be. There are many classic guitar companies that refuse to fall into all of the "Digital" BS, and have managed to stay on top of the pile, because they know what their customers (not "fans") want, and if they want "boutique" guitars, there are plenty of places to get them.

The funny thing is, if it were a Les Paul, the mobs would have been after him with pitchforks and torches.
 

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