Do You Consider Yourself A Gibson Guy?

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by NMA, Mar 17, 2019.

  1. Biddlin

    Biddlin Well-Known Member

    Jul 11, 2012
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    Yes, I agree. I have had Dean guitars I liked very much, but could not get the "Gibson" experience from them. I have a Strat I like very much and use frequently, but I am always conscious of the Strat's separateness from my hands. I play two notes on one of my Gibsons and I forget about the guitar and just make music.
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  2. Col Mustard

    Col Mustard Well-Known Member

    Sep 29, 2009
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    yes, this...

    But not at the expense of other fine instruments...
    I am a bass player as well, and I bought my first bass in like 1972
    for $100... it was a used Fender Jazz bass. I played that one instrument
    until 2018, when I finally decided to turn it into cash. I'm sure I made
    hundreds of dollars playing that bass.

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    So I have the same comfort on the 34" scale that Leo Fender and his
    designers and engineers figured out in like 1952. The Fender bass is
    something that Ol' Leo got right the first time... and it has never been
    improved IMHO... except when we work out on a fretless version of
    the same thing. The neck and the scale length is like home to me,
    frets or no frets.
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    Does that make me less of a Gibson guy? naw...
    My first "good guitar" was a used Gibson FJN acoustic that I bought in
    like 1966, when me life and work was just begun...
    So I'll always be one of Gibson's most athletic supporters...
    ...because of my elastic fram of mind, fer shure...
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  3. NMA

    NMA Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2012
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    Yes, but it does work for some. Eddie Van Halen's "brown sound." What would AC/DC be if Angus started played Rickenbackers? What would The Ramones sound like if Johnny went on a quest for different tones?

    I understand what you say, but some guys have become insanely successful just utilizing the one tone they found and loved.
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  4. Logan

    Logan Well-Known Member

    Dec 7, 2016
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    The St. Louis area on the Illinois side.
    Count how many Fenders there are and how many Gibsons there are.
    Safe to say I'm a Gibson guy, mainly because of the scale I think. My Jackson Dinky (now sold) was my first guitar electric, and it had a 24.75 scale. Then, my Wildkat has a 24.75 scale. I have no trouble playing Fenders, but the Gibsons just feel like home to me. I can get most of the sounds I want out of a guitar by fiddling with the knobs, be it a Fender, Rickenbacker, Gibson, et cetera. Sure, certain guitars lend themselves to sound a certain way, but I don't really have a problem with getting what sound I want out of my guitars.
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  5. No_Class

    No_Class Member

    Aug 26, 2018
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    Hell yeah. Nothing beats a Gibson. I also have a Jackson pro King v and a Ibanez rg570 from 1990. But it's just not the same. 20190411_193623.jpg
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  6. Joncaster

    Joncaster Member

    Feb 16, 2019
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    I am now.
    Funny, I've had my Tele (8502 American Ash, two-tone sunburst, maple neck) for about 10 years.
    It was my first decent guitar, bought with money from selling a few re-recorded backing tracks. Got a crazy price on it. Been through it all together, will be with me till the end.
    But I've never really felt like a Fender guy.

    Now, when i get the SG out and smell that candy-floss, look at the headstock, feel the neck...I feel like i'm part of a club.
    Such a strong brand reaction.
    I still don't really dig Les Pauls that much though, haven't found the right one. Need a 335 one day, and a DC Jr...
  7. pedecamp

    pedecamp Active Member

    Jun 28, 2013
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    I'm a Gibson guy, SG and 2 LPs get the most play. Other guitars I have I'll get rid of sooner or later. I recently got rid of all my excess amps, I decided I'm a Marshall guy, just have the Marshall 2204 now, goes together like peanut butter and jelly with Gibson. :yesway:
  8. Robus

    Robus Active Member

    Feb 5, 2013
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    Chicago Area
    I am, until I pick up my Tele.
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  9. John Vasco

    John Vasco Active Member

    Mar 21, 2006
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    Norwich, previously Liverpool
    Count the banjocasters... :rofl: :thumb: :dude:


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