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Post by Jay Reynolds » Fri Mar 21, 2008 5:46 am

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23732204/
I've heard the guys who own Gibson are hotheads. I'm now inclined to believe it.
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Post by >Mojave_Gary< » Fri Mar 21, 2008 6:01 am

So thats what these plastic buttons on my les Pauls fretboard are for ! :shock:
What the #*%@ is that BuZzInG sOuNd ??

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Post by ;ivlunsdystf » Fri Mar 21, 2008 6:59 am

Remember when Gibson sued PRS for making a single-cutaway guitar? They lost, and now PRS makes single cutaway guitars, but it cost PRS an assload of money.

The current Gibson guitars suck anyway. Overpriced, cheezy, etc.

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Post by Jay Reynolds » Fri Mar 21, 2008 7:05 am

There's also the issue of all the music licensing that goes into games like GH and Rockband. Aren't some of the artists who are getting royalties off these games Gibson endorsees?
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Post by RedCrownStudios » Fri Mar 21, 2008 7:23 am

I like some of their guitars, but as i read that, thinking as well to the prs incident, i couldnt help but think "what a bunch of douche bags"
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Post by ;ivlunsdystf » Fri Mar 21, 2008 7:55 am

Any time now, major label bands will be writing songs specifically designed to be Guitar Hero hits. They probably already do. Surely they get a cut of the royalties too, right?

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Post by Huntlabs » Fri Mar 21, 2008 8:35 am

Gibson should just drop it and make a Les Paul / Guitar Hero model, a grown up version of the little plastic Hero Guitar with the buttons and lever. They'd probable sell more than the real stringed Les Pauls.
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Post by bluesman » Fri Mar 21, 2008 9:05 am

"Gibson should just drop it and make a Les Paul / Guitar Hero model, a grown up version of the little plastic Hero Guitar with the buttons and lever. They'd probable sell more than the real stringed Les Pauls."


Now Thats a Marketing Strategy!!!
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Post by ;ivlunsdystf » Fri Mar 21, 2008 10:14 am

That's probably exactly what they plan to do once they can secure some Guitar Hero rights or at least forge an "alliance" with Guitar Hero via their DOUCHE lawsuit.

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Post by Jay Reynolds » Fri Mar 21, 2008 10:44 am

Here's the other mind-blowing aspect of this: Gibson claims to have a patent on "a device that lets a user ?simulate participation in a concert by playing a musical instrument and wearing a head-mounted 3-D display that includes stereo speakers.?" Ummm, what version of GH has this? Wouldn't it make sense to try and get them for having a controller that looks like a Les Paul? Of course, they would have to prove that most consumers who bought GH did it thinking that they were getting an acutaul Les Paul.
And why are they suing the retailers and not the distributers and manufacturer? How is this ever going anywhere in court? Sounds like their legal team is as f'ed up as they are.
Imagine Huey Lewis suing radio stations over "Ghostbusters".
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Post by ;ivlunsdystf » Fri Mar 21, 2008 10:57 am

Paris Hilton can sue you if you use the phrase "That's Hot". No shit. Also, Jeep sued Hummer over the distinctive appearance of the grill (but they lost)

So Gibson suing over the distinctive appearance of a Les Paul is not so far-fetched. It still pisses me off though. Fuck 'em - I don't buy their guitars anyway.

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Post by Jay Reynolds » Fri Mar 21, 2008 11:03 am

Tatertot wrote:Paris Hilton can sue you if you use the phrase "That's Hot". No shit. Also, Jeep sued Hummer over the distinctive appearance of the grill (but they lost)

So Gibson suing over the distinctive appearance of a Les Paul is not so far-fetched. It still pisses me off though. Fuck 'em - I don't buy their guitars anyway.
Sure. But they're suing over the fact that they tried to patent William Gibson's sunglasses. And the wording of their patent claim means that if (for some reason :wink: ) Drum Kit Hero was the big title from Activision, they could sure retailers for that, too.
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Post by Jay Reynolds » Fri Mar 21, 2008 11:09 am

Its also not going to go well for them when Walmart's lawyers point out the Guitar Center (who does sell Guitar Hero) isn't included in their suit.
I guess I should be grateful in the end, though. By fixating on this, I have been able to stop wondering what $1,500/hr to an "escort" gets you.
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Post by thieves » Fri Mar 21, 2008 1:24 pm

i don't get this... surely gibson is already getting a cut of the profits, all of the GH3 guitars have a gibson logo on them, and most of the guitars in the game are gibsons and epiphones.
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Post by Jay Reynolds » Fri Mar 21, 2008 1:52 pm

thieves wrote:i don't get this... surely gibson is already getting a cut of the profits, all of the GH3 guitars have a gibson logo on them, and most of the guitars in the game are gibsons and epiphones.
Its like the commercial where the Coke guys are trying to sue Coke Zero.
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