The Robot Guitar...

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  1. Mr. Jiggles

    Mr. Jiggles loves your mother.

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    It tunes itself.



    http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5gAgzTsSAyMaC0cC1E3AOhvUqpanw

    Gibson hoping to hit right note with self-tuning guitar
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    LONDON (AFP) — The world's first self-tuning guitar was unveiled to the public in London Monday -- an instrument that automatically detects when a string has fallen out of pitch and corrects it.

    The Gibson Robot Guitar was unveiled to the public in the British capital by Mike Peters, lead singer and guitarist from The Alarm, the biggest band to come out of Wales in the 1980s and famous for rock anthem "Sixty-Eight Guns".

    Guitar-maker Gibson, based in Nashville, Tennessee, promise that the instrument, whose technology has been 10 years in the making, will "change the guitar world forever" when it goes on sale around the world on Friday.

    It will retail in Britain for 1,400 pounds (1,970 euros, 2,900 dollars). Ten first run limited editions in the Blue Silverburst Les Paul model will be available in each Gibson store worldwide.

    The regular model hits the shops in the new year.

    In an interview on the firm's website, inventor Chris Adams, who hit on the idea after becoming frustrated by constant manual tuning, described it as the "Mercedes of guitars".

    He said the self-tuning device was already being used by guitarists such as Billy Corgan, from the Smashing Pumpkins, and Matt Bellamy, from Muse, while The Who strummer Pete Townshend was intrigued.

    Fans of Gibson guitars include Slash from Guns N' Roses, Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page, Lenny Kravitz, Eric Clapton, Paul Weller and Paul McCartney."
     
  2. Blaster_Prime

    Blaster_Prime drank the last beer

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    Don't be fooled, it's actually laserbeak!! The moment you buy it, a blue Scion will come up and kidnap your ass, using your raw human energy to power the Decepticon force!!!
     
  3. MegaMoonMan

    MegaMoonMan www.megamoonman.com TFW2005 Supporter

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    Damn, why didn't I think of that.
     
  4. Grimlock_13

    Grimlock_13 Reformed Geewunner

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    Badass if it'll work.
     
  5. The_Bardock

    The_Bardock ****** of the Minicons

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    but can it repair itself after being smashed on the stage?
     
  6. aussiehippy

    aussiehippy Au contraire, Blackadder.

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    That is exactly what I need. Mid-gig out of tune-ness is the bane of my life.

    One of the banes, anyway.
     
  7. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    aw now you cant fake looking cool with a guitar by pretending to tune it.
     
  8. smangerbot

    smangerbot The Holy Zombie Jesus TFW2005 Supporter

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    i saw Frank Black live a few years ago, and his guitarist did a solo with one string by tuning it as he was playing. i guess he wouldn't want one of these...
     
  9. Mike

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    I hope it's got a good battery life
     
  10. soundwave-maker

    soundwave-maker Well-Known Member

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    So I guess all those who play guitars that are D-tuned are out of luck with this one or will the guitar be adjustable to that.
     
  11. EvaUnit13

    EvaUnit13 REBUILD

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    Yeah, but it looks like it still has some tuning pegs, maybe you can turn it off, or something?
     
  12. Grimlocks Pretender Shell

    Grimlocks Pretender Shell mmmm...energon

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    YOU need a locking end of a locking trem. YOu also need a good set up.

    Also robot Guitars FTW. All we need are robot drums and bass and no more need for people in bands!
     

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