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Gibson strikes again!

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by jd56hawk, Jun 26, 2019.


  1. jd56hawk

    jd56hawk

    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    The Volcano has been removed from the Reverend website.
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    Will Gibson have anything to say about the Thundergun?
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  2. Bass V

    Bass V

    Dec 11, 2008
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    Gibson will die a death by thousands of self-inflicted cuts
     
  3. jeffb28451

    jeffb28451

    Aug 6, 2006
    Leland NC
    Do I really need another reason NOT to buy Gibson?
     
  4. It's really none of my business but I'm beginning to think all these Gibson legal threads would be best posted in Miscellaneous. The topics are largely business decisions.

    Just a thought with no offense intended.
     
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  5. jd56hawk

    jd56hawk

    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    Yes, I think the same thing when people post things that belong under Bassists or Recordings.
     
  6. Wisebass

    Wisebass

    Jan 12, 2017
    Lost in Space
    hi jd56hawk :)

    I hope so! That headstock is clearly a counterfeit! :banghead:

    greetings

    Wise(b)ass
     
  7. Double E

    Double E I ain't got no time to play... Supporting Member

    Dec 24, 2005
    Cleveland, OH
    How do you know this has to do with Gibson?
     
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  8. jd56hawk

    jd56hawk

    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    I wouldn't post it otherwise.
    Joe Naylor posted about it on Facebook.
     
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  9. Why the Thundergun? What Gibson design is the Thundergun derived from?

    At least the Volcano is unmistakedly a take on the Gibson Flying V. Easy to see why Reverend might want to dodge a bullet, vis-a-vis all the recent litigation hubbub.

    But the Thundergun? What am I missing here?

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  10. Double E

    Double E I ain't got no time to play... Supporting Member

    Dec 24, 2005
    Cleveland, OH
    The name is too close to Thunderbird?
     
  11. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru.......... Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2006
    So, does this mean that the Weather Channel can no longer use the word thunderstorm? :laugh:
     
  12. HubbardsFate

    HubbardsFate Supporting Member

    Oct 18, 2006
    I have a coworker whose last name is "Gibbons"...how long before Gibson sics their lawyers on him in order to force him to change his name? :nailbiting::cautious::whistle:
     
  13. Double E

    Double E I ain't got no time to play... Supporting Member

    Dec 24, 2005
    Cleveland, OH
    Jokes about this are funny but the sad reality is that nothing seems off limits.

    And everything seemed to be turning around. So much adulation for the new owner leading up to this with the tweaks made to the product line. I really was starting to have a warm & fuzzy feeling about Gibson... but now... :rollno:
     
  14. Yeah, maybe time for a possible name change, but not seeing a need for discontinuing the model. Unlike the Volcano, the shape of which Rev (and others) have copied. Rev apparently decided to build a flying V guitar, but avoid giving it a name using any words involving or describing "Flying" or "V". Best not to "fly too close to the sun" with shape, layout, AND name, eh?
     
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  15. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru.......... Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2006
    Yeah, now that we, apparently, live in a Gibson-centric universe.
     
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  16. Kyuuga

    Kyuuga

    Jan 5, 2018
    Did you link any article or picture? Can't see it anymore.
     
  17. I'll be surprised if there's any earth shaking decline in Gibson fanhood among guitar players. Too much good history, too much momentum. Could just end up being a tempest in a teapot, in the end.

    Ibanez restored their sullied reputation (and then some) after years of stealing designs back in the day. Any harm done to Gibson's image (by Gibson themselves) can easily be overcome.
     
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  18. Whatchoo mean "we"?
     
  19. mikewalker

    mikewalker Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2017
    Canada, Eh!
    NAG
    KramerVanguard (bb).
    Not-A-Gibson!
    :):):):):)
     
  20. TrueNorthMatt

    TrueNorthMatt Supporting Member

    Mar 7, 2004
    Quebec City
    At some point, there's a limit to how much different bass and guitar shapes or designs can be.

    These actions by Gibson remind me of all the stupid lawsuits between tech companies, the worst (in my opinion) being related to Apple's copyright on the rectangle with rounded corners.

    My point is: stop arguing on look and feel, and start (or keep on) making good instruments. Nobody wins in these wars.
     

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