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Re: NAMM 2012

PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:20 am
by cheyenne
Getting bored here. :( When does this show start anyway?

Re: NAMM 2012

PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:14 am
by jps
According to the NAMM website:

2012 NAMM Show

Start: 01/19/2012 - 12:00am
End: 01/22/2012 - 11:59pm
Timezone: Etc/GMT-8
Anaheim, California

:shock: Long days! :shock:

Re: NAMM 2012

PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:53 pm
by electrofaro
Don't expect Gibson to shoot all its firework at NAMM, we'll have some equally cool new stuff at Messe this year, maybe even more than at NAMM :mrgreen:

Re: NAMM 2012

PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:15 pm
by jps
Wildberry wrote:Don't expect Gibson to shoot all its firework at NAMM, we'll have some equally cool new stuff at Messe this year, maybe even more than at NAMM :mrgreen:

Since most of us won't be at either show, you may as well tell us about it now, Werner.

Re: NAMM 2012

PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:36 pm
by johnallg
jps wrote:
Wildberry wrote:Don't expect Gibson to shoot all its firework at NAMM, we'll have some equally cool new stuff at Messe this year, maybe even more than at NAMM :mrgreen:

Since most of us won't be at either show, you may as well tell us about it now, Werner.

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: NAMM 2012

PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 5:07 am
by electrofaro
jps wrote:Since most of us won't be at either show, you may as well tell us about it now, Werner.

Fender will be coming with automatic "robot" tuning like we have on the Gibson robots! Located on the headstock, fully retrofittable to real tuners. Funny thing is... this is not even a joke :mrgreen:

Re: NAMM 2012

PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:38 am
by sloop_john_b
Wildberry wrote:
jps wrote:Since most of us won't be at either show, you may as well tell us about it now, Werner.

Fender will be coming with automatic "robot" tuning like we have on the Gibson robots! Located on the headstock, fully retrofittable to real tuners. Funny thing is... this is not even a joke :mrgreen:


Kind of intrigued...I have tinkered with Gibson's system a lot and I like the idea but I have found it to be pretty finicky. One of my students had a Robot LP and had all kinds of problems with it, and not his fault either.

A simpler, less-intrusive Robot system on a Fender bass would be really cool to have for gigging.

Re: NAMM 2012

PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:41 pm
by electrofaro
John, think of something like this: a little print plate that is kept in place by the tuners. It has its own battery on board and the automatic tuners like Gibson uses them on the robots. The print plate comes with some sort of piezo PU that's used for the tuning. There's a couple of buttons on the print plate, alternative tunings at a few presses of the button, strumming twice (4 strings, the last 2 strings in tune)... and it also works on acoustic guitars! Basses I did not see yet, though.

Re: NAMM 2012

PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:32 pm
by rickenbrother
Wildberry wrote:
jps wrote:Since most of us won't be at either show, you may as well tell us about it now, Werner.

Fender will be coming with automatic "robot" tuning like we have on the Gibson robots! Located on the headstock, fully retrofittable to real tuners. Funny thing is... this is not even a joke :mrgreen:

Will they come out the device that moves your fingers for you so can play anything without practice or effort next year? :mrgreen:

Re: NAMM 2012

PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:44 pm
by electrofaro
rickenbrother wrote:Will they come out the device that moves your fingers for you so can play anything without practice or effort next year? :mrgreen:

Come one, we provided you bass players with instruments that have 4 instead of 6 strings, and now you still need help playing? :twisted:

Re: NAMM 2012

PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 5:25 pm
by cjj
Wildberry wrote:
rickenbrother wrote:Will they come out the device that moves your fingers for you so can play anything without practice or effort next year? :mrgreen:

Come one, we provided you bass players with instruments that have 4 instead of 6 strings, and now you still need help playing? :twisted:

Hey, some of us have trouble with just one string...
:lol: :lol: :lol:
Washtub.jpg

Re: NAMM 2012

PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:53 pm
by rickenbrother
Wildberry wrote:
rickenbrother wrote:Will they come out the device that moves your fingers for you so can play anything without practice or effort next year? :mrgreen:

Come one, we provided you bass players with instruments that have 4 instead of 6 strings, and now you still need help playing? :twisted:

Who said anything about basses? It's the six stringers that all major guitar companies make a big deal about. :? :P :P

Re: NAMM 2012

PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 3:59 am
by jps
cjj wrote:
Wildberry wrote:
rickenbrother wrote:Will they come out the device that moves your fingers for you so can play anything without practice or effort next year? :mrgreen:

Come one, we provided you bass players with instruments that have 4 instead of 6 strings, and now you still need help playing? :twisted:

Hey, some of us have trouble with just one string...
:lol: :lol: :lol:
Washtub.jpg

This guy seemed to do okay with one string:
Washtub Bass 09.jpg


We saw him at the Sawdust Festival during RIC's 75th anniversary weekend. 8)

Re: NAMM 2012

PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 4:03 am
by cjj
Dang, if that guy had bigger sunglasses he could almost pass for me!
:shock:
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: NAMM 2012

PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 4:25 am
by jps
cjj wrote:Dang, if that guy had bigger sunglasses he could almost pass for me!
:shock:
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Do you have matching chaps? :mrgreen: