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Let's talk about "Cutting edge" musical technology which hasn't stood the test of time.

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Blazer, Apr 20, 2021.

  1. Blazer

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    Yup, let's look back at what was the most ground breaking tech when it came out but is hopelessly dated when we look at it now.

    Starting with...
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    GAH! Just seeing one of those makes my stomach turn over, I owned a couple of the buggers and NEVER got a good sound from them, they were so lousy!

    Closely related...
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    Now the Warp 7 was made to cater to the Nu-Metal and Swedish black metal crowd with their Chainsaw sounds, it's perfect for that...
    ...and JUST that, so when musical landscapes changed, these became redundant and impossible to get rid of.

    Now when Gibson released the M-3, they called it "A player's dream"
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    But due to Alternative rock breaking big and those players preferring traditional Gibsons, it also became a retailer's nightmare. Very recently Gibson brought back the M-3 since shredding once again has become fashionable.

    And then there's THIS...
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    Now Ibanez have a name for making KILLER sounding pedals, this one isn't one of them.


    It wasn't even a one trick pony.
     
  2. Killing Floor

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    The Bond guitar (stepped fretboard instead of frets).

    The Fender CyberTwin amp.

    It's a lonnnnggggggggg list...
     
  6. Blazer

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    Any kind of mid eighties guitar sporting one of these bridge systems and back then they were everywhere...
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    Impossible to keep in tune, broke frequently and are a nightmare to restring.
     
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    Ha! I have one of the 2015 Specials with that thing on it. It’s goofy but it does what it’s supposed to do. I’m more against the wide neck.
     
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    Anybody remember THESE?


    Or THESE?


    Both of them completely useless when without their gimmics...
     
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    Is the wider nut a consequence of the tuner? I always thought it was a great idea.
     
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    solid state fender amps :) I think they started in the late 60's...
     
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    Wasn't there like a mood ring pedal control a ways back?
     
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    I don’t think so. The string spacing seems about like other Gibsons I’ve played. There’s just more space between the outer strings and the edge of the neck. Kind of a weird feel.
     
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    First thing that comes to mind is this

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    I don't remember but I do know that Leland Sklar has a "producer's switch" on his basses. Here's what it does...




    Go to 10:25 in this clip to see the evolved version...
     
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    All due respect to Ton Koopman.
     
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    I have always wanted a light up middle finger. He’s a great dude, I love listening to his meanderings.
     
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