Gibson Robot

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by Jven, Apr 15, 2013.

  1. GeorgiaGuitars

    GeorgiaGuitars Member

    Mar 23, 2010

    Thousands of happy customers disagree, and thousands more tried to out-tune the Min-ETune at MusikMesse and they all lost. I think the guy demoing it for you must not have known how to use it properly. I can go from a whole step down to standard pitch in about 3-4 seconds on the Min-ETune. I'd like to see you do that with your hands.

    And weighs less than a set of Grovers!

    I asked 15 guitarists last week why they don't play in open tunings and all of them said it takes too long to get into a different tuning. Every one of them. I'm serious.

    If you could be in ANY tuning you want in a matter of seconds, would you play around with open tunings more?

    Would it inspire your songwriting?

    Do you play in a cover band and hate taking 3-5 guitars a night....some of which only get used for one song in a non-standard tuning?

    Yes, the early Robots weren't perfect, but it was a great starting point and launching pad for the Min-ETune.

    All of my Robots work perfectly, and all of my friends that own them have no complaints either.
  2. cap47

    cap47 Member

    Sep 16, 2009
    Bushnell, FL
    I haven't mastered playing in standard tuning yet!:omg
  3. korby

    korby Member

    Jun 12, 2008
    I see the original blue ones going for around $1000 on ebay , that kind of says something .
  4. sanrico

    sanrico Member

    Aug 13, 2009
    Nuevo México
    I sold my blue one for $1,600
  5. desceneisvals

    desceneisvals Member

    Nov 19, 2007
    Palm Springs, FL
    I had the original when the first run came out and each GC got like 2 or whatever - flipped it in 3 days and made $700. I have no idea why someone paid like $2,800 for that thing.

    Honestly, it was garbage. Acoustically it was dead as a door knob. Just a studio with a weird blue finish and some crazy electronics.
  6. porcytree

    porcytree Member

    Feb 6, 2015
    North West England
    Always good to see an old thread bumped........

    Not had any personal experience with any generation of Robots - always seemed like inviting problems by having " technology " so central to the function of a guitar.

    However, one of my all time favourite players, David Rhodes, uses a Robot Les Paul ( not sure which generation - but I suspect Gen 1) for quite a few songs during Peter Gabriels' live sets ( different tunings required within individual songs) and once did a solo tour using just a Robot Les Paul and a laptop running Guitar Rig there must be some "worth" to them.

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