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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I beg to differ.

But getting back on the subject of guitars:

Has anyone heard of this before Fender VG Strat?

I am not sure i like the sound of it
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, it's pretty much the same as the Roland Ready Strat that's been about for a while.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah we made a lot of posts about the VG Strat when it was released.

Everyone pretty much agreed it's a cool idea but noone wanted one.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh. The VG Strat has a GK pickup, but no 13-pin out to use with synths and Roland gubbins. Retarted!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Played one and was pleasantly surprised. Probably more for a cruise ship band than your average indie-punk-rock type.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Favorite thing about the Robot Guitar = in order to turn the tuners manually you have to disengage the motor. Let's say you absentmindedly or drunkenly try to tune it manually without disconnecting the motor, guess what happens?

YOU FUCKING BREAK THE MOTOR - seriously, it's fragile as fuck and even and accidental bump can destroy the system. Also, what they don't show you is that the assembly is like 4 times the size of a standard tuner and looks extremely awkward.

TERRIBLE DESIGN.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doog wrote:
Played one and was pleasantly surprised. Probably more for a cruise ship band than your average indie-punk-rock type.


I've got this VG Strat. I set it to Bridge pickup, Humbucker mode and Eb tuning and then taped over all the controls with Duct Tape.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Luzzles.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also, before the robot guitar there was a hexaphonic Gibson Les Paul Digital $$$$ thing that might do midi, but no-one ever bought one so I can't find out anything about it. It uses an ETHERNET CABLE!?!?! to connect to a break-out box from which it plumbs new depths of awkwardness and unusability.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the Guitarist review of that. You can effect each of the strings seperately.

it's proper wank.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike wrote:
I have the Guitarist review of that. You can effect each of the strings seperately.

it's proper wank.


Quite pointless. With the GI-20 I've got you can assign a different patch to each string, so you might have some drums on a couple, a haunting 'Enigma' style monks choir on another, a waterfall on the forth and oooh, something spaceage on the last two. This takes forever to set-up, and to my dismay a factory reset to properly remove.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You might aswell just put your head in the Oven and skip all that extraneous tom-foolery.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd also like to add:
Graphtech Ghost Hexpander pickup system

An incredibly expensive and incomprehensible modular pickup system.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hahaha 500 bucks?

WTF



This looks like fucking RAM.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

how about the moog guitar, the moog rep is bringing it here to work to show it off today, i'm kind of excited to play it, even though it looks like utter shit and i'm expecting to to be gay a fuck.




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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Re the moog guitar, personally I reckon they gave that to Lou because the poor bugger's gone senile and they knew he'd go OMG! You could put the morning paper in his hand and he'd go OMG!

But yeah - those pickups on the moog are interesting. Let me know when you've got a spare $28000 to buy one.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah yes the moog guitar. I watched all the youtube bumf on that a few weeks ago so shoulda remembered it. The styling is really quite bad, and it sonds awful. Also it has no midis, only anolog sinths and is therefore a seventies throwback.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moog living off past glories? Quelle Surprise.

Their pedals are fucking TERRIBLE.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yaksox wrote:
because the poor bugger's gone senile and they knew he'd go OMG!


Trewf. I'm on the Steinberger mailing list for some stupid reason, and recently they had Lou holding a baritone steinberger paddle going OMG WTF!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

timhulio wrote:
Yep, it's pretty much the same as the Roland Ready Strat that's been about for a while.


It doesn't have a pinout because the VG Strat is a modeling guitar like the Line 6 Variax. I'm guessing VG means "Virtual Guitar" or some gayskank shit like that.
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