Gibson Robot

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

  1. GeorgiaGuitars

    GeorgiaGuitars Member

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    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

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    I haven't mastered playing in standard tuning yet!:omg
     
  3. korby

    korby Member

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

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    I sold my blue one for $1,600
     
  5. desceneisvals

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    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

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    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 4......so there must be some "worth" to them.
     

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