NAMM 2013 Rumors?

DG_Griffin

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One thing I can almost bet on:
A Gary Clark Signature Casino.

If Gibson doesn't try to hop on that one, they're missing something good.
I just started listening to Gary the other day, heard him on the Stones concert. I didnt really love his playing, but I looked up some more of his work today and I really dig it. Any more info on the possibility of a sig Casino? I think I might purchase one, but not sure if I should hold off for a Clark Jr. model. I've been wanting a 335-ish guitar and this would do that and fill my P-90 void all at the same time.
 

pharmacybear

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I just started listening to Gary the other day, heard him on the Stones concert. I didnt really love his playing, but I looked up some more of his work today and I really dig it. Any more info on the possibility of a sig Casino? I think I might purchase one, but not sure if I should hold off for a Clark Jr. model. I've been wanting a 335-ish guitar and this would do that and fill my P-90 void all at the same time.
Always wait til after NAMM. That way your money doesn't disappear and your dream guitar get released.
 

DG_Griffin

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Always wait til after NAMM. That way your money doesn't disappear and your dream guitar get released.
I hear you on that one. It would all depend on if a possible Clark Jr. sig had a Bigsby on it or not. I would actually prefer it without one, so I may end up being better of with the regualr Casino...probably would save a few bucks aswell.
 

pharmacybear

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I hear you on that one. It would all depend on if a possible Clark Jr. sig had a Bigsby on it or not. I would actually prefer it without one, so I may end up being better of with the regualr Casino...probably would save a few bucks aswell.
If you don't need the Bigsby, consider a Korean made one and swap out the PUPs for (insert name brand here). If the Gary Clark was around say $999 and had Gibson P90's it would be a much better buy. I actually think out of all the Casinos, the John Lennon one is the best buy. I think the non elitist one is $999?
 

duckbunny

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I'm the biggest 5e7 bandmaster fan that I know (2 originals and a Vicky 35310) and I was really excited - up until about 3:36 in the video.

OK, maybe I am overly sensitive (or not, given FMIC's overall history of "reissues"), but I'm afraid I hear "Fender speak" for " It'll be as close as we feel we can be given the cost/benefit analysis that we did." I hope not. I really do.

They did a nice job on the tweed twin and the 5e3, so hopefully that is a good predictor, but the qualifiers they used made me wary. I don't care if they bias them cold out the door - I get that they have to look at longevity in the calculus. No problem there, but when they start talking about "A more this-century sound," or switching around the filter caps to bring in more bottom...

Guess we'll see in the coming weeks and months. I'll be A/Bing all of them for sure!



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Supposing that the new 57 Bandmaster disappoints in one way or another, perhaps it will be something that can be fixed fairly easily, like different caps or speakers or something like that, rather than being so comprehensively a dud that the "can't polish a turd" rule applies.
 

pharmacybear

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I'm the biggest 5e7 bandmaster fan that I know (2 originals and a Vicky 35310) and I was really excited - up until about 3:36 in the video.

OK, maybe I am overly sensitive (or not, given FMIC's overall history of "reissues"), but I'm afraid I hear "Fender speak" for " It'll be as close as we feel we can be given the cost/benefit analysis that we did." I hope not. I really do.

They did a nice job on the tweed twin and the 5e3, so hopefully that is a good predictor, but the qualifiers they used made me wary. I don't care if they bias them cold out the door - I get that they have to look at longevity in the calculus. No problem there, but when they start talking about "A more this-century sound," or switching around the filter caps to bring in more bottom...

Guess we'll see in the coming weeks and months. I'll be A/Bing all of them for sure!



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Yeah I thought that was a very interesting statement. I'm not too interested in "modern voiced" amps. Typically that means that the jabroni with EMG's in his LTD will love the sound of the scooped mids. I'm a big fan of classic tones/sounds from amps without all the annoyances/price/fragility of vintage gear.

I agree the Tweed Twin was fantastic. I assume that this will be at least good enough to keep on the radar.
 
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itchyfingers

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I just got gifted a pass and I'm going for the first time ever. I was wondering if I'd be able to try some instruments out. Is it standard guitar store etiquette, or are there like 'unspoken rules' I should be aware of?
 

CthonicEwes

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Hmm, Korg MS20 reissue is rumored. I'll believe it when I see it. For some reason, this gets me more excited than a new guitar or amp. Pardon me.
 

Matt L

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Ooh...I'll take an Aristocrat!

I see two very different prices.....assuming maybe import and US versions? $6k is a bit ridiculous, though.
 

kracdown

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I just got gifted a pass and I'm going for the first time ever. I was wondering if I'd be able to try some instruments out. Is it standard guitar store etiquette, or are there like 'unspoken rules' I should be aware of?
No, really depends on where you are. You can try most (if not all) of the Gibson stuff, all the fender stuff besides the custom shops made for NAMM, but mostly guitar store etiquette. A lot of times, guys will ask you to play things!
 




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