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Where will the Electric guitar be in 50 years from now ?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Mellencaster, Aug 24, 2013.

  1. Badabing

    Badabing Friend of Leo's

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    Agreed. I think the electric guitar will be around but I bet it will change in the way of things like auto tune, materials, and shapes
     
  2. Tonetele

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    Nick JD has nailed it. Plug in a computerized device(s) into just about anything and the rest is done to make you sound great.
     
  3. Boomhauer

    Boomhauer Friend of Leo's

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    Was the pinnacle of electric guitar technology really when the instrument itself was in its infancy?
     
  4. Gibson

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    I plan to still be around in 50 years, and still playing my guitar. I imagine this will excite just as many people as it does now.

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  5. fuzzbender

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    it will be solar powered and thus more sustainable
     
  6. FreddyS

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    Just in museums and private collections I bet, the way we are getting all kinds of computer aid for music creation is making new generations too lazy to learn to play a real instrument, probably more than 50 years for this to happen though.
     
  7. Mahalo

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    21st century accordion.
     
  8. trev333

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    Air Guitars will actually work....;)

    a USB plug in our brains patched into a powerful belt computer that will recognise thought solos played on thin air...... ooh yeh.....:)
     
  9. fuzzbender

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    it will also display the time, so you won't need to wear a watch
     
  10. trev333

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    Who knows what sort of whaky gear our new Insect Overlords will favour?... ;)

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  11. fuzzbender

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    'Captain's log, stardate 5832.3'

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  12. Mahalo

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    I loved "The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant", thank you.
     
  13. Norton72

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    it will also have a SIM card and internet access -- so you won't need a watch OR a phone.
     
  14. fuzzbender

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  15. Nick JD

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    Roland GR55 is amazing. I was just playing a little jazzy riff with an ES335 on neck pickup (dead ringer for it) with like 3 guys backing me up ... with FREAKIN SCAT!

    Like all diddly BOP BOP! Insane.

    I don't own a 335.

    The thing with it is you can assign tones to the "nuance" of your playing. Play softly and you're playing a clean Strat on position 4 through a tweed, play hard and you're the treble pickup on a LP through a Marshall stack ... or a freaking grand piano, or a clavicord.

    Complete signal processor, loop station, amp modeling, everything. The acoustic guitar and piano tones are wonderful. The synth sounds are limitless. One of my faves is the brass stuff and the honkytonk piano.

    You can assign the strings to be a drum set. Or any alternate tuning you want. $850 is worth it just for the goofy smile it puts on ya face.

    And people talk about ebony fretboards being bright. :lol:
     
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    I was just thinking the same thing the other day myself. I think the classic guitars will still be available but I expect the new models will be very different. I wouldn't be surprised if there were no strings and that there is a range of effects built into the guitar. Dial the number, get the sound.
     
  17. garytelecastor

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    I'm hoping all of mine will be in the hands of my great-grandsons and great-granddaughters.
    At least that's the plan.
     
  18. Westerly Sunn

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    What a beautiful world this will be...

    What a glorious time to be free! :lol:
     
  19. w3stie

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    In the nineties, I briefly had one of these.

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    That was my trip back to the future.:cool:
     
  20. studio

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    In the year 2063.........

    A small piece of Jimi Hendrix DNA was found
    on one of his guitars and modern science
    cloned a few dozen Jimis.

    Of course, by then there were no electric guitars
    that still had strings so poor Jimi had to settle for
    a beginners model of a Radio Shack Saturnalia controller,
    or The Jupiter Organator.

    All the kids have them, they are required by school
    martial law. Kids get to fiddle with their hands uncontrollably
    because of the chemical wars during the 30's (2030's).
    Music is now a medical neurological condition.

    So the controllers bounce their signals off of monitors
    on the surface of distant planets to monitor all human
    whereabouts. The closer Earth orbit satellites were all
    stolen, highjacked or stripped for precious metals once
    public space flight was common. In the future, aluminum
    is $300 bucks a pound! but a loaf of bread is also $300 bucks!


    "Pick up my guitar and play, just like yesterday........"
     
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