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Thread: The Gig-Saver: 15 Tones, One Guitar???!!???

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    The Gig-Saver: 15 Tones, One Guitar???!!???

    I don't know if anyone here heard this bit on NPR last week...

    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/s...ryId=106479558

    I was headed to Staples for supplies when this piece came on the radio. Despite being in a hurry, I sat and listened (a so called "parking lot moment"), expecting to hear something revolutionary, or at least an interview with the Supreme Commander hisself.

    Did anyone here know that an electric guitar can be configured to produce as many as 15 different sounds? To quote:

    "Jacob developed an instrument that could be switched back and forth through a range of sounds, all without pedals or add-ons."

    ...all with a couple of switches!

    It's just incedible!

    Oh, and check out the comments from listeners (one of whom thinks the BFTS is one other bit of unnecessary gimmickry) but I won't hold that against him.
    Lofton Harris
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    couldn't get the video to play, but i've seen a few articles in the past week about them. it's just crazy that they can get that many sounds out of one guitar. imagine splitting coils and everything

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    I'll stick with my three way switches and five
    way switches. Oh and my BFTS "gimmicks" and my pedalboard.
    Sometimes the silence between the notes is more important...

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    Some of the old BC Rich guitars had more switches than the space shuttle!

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    Unreal.. You mean that if you use a switch you can have different sounds?
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    I need exactly 6 sounds out of an electric guitar, the 6 my Hollow Cobra produces...
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    Can you imagine the media's response to a Crowdster Plus? Acoustic AND electric from only ONE instrument!
    Lofton Harris
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    I just listened to this. YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING.

    Any with ANDY HSH with Switcheroo or PRS 513?

    Hello NPR? Do you do any research? This is a ground breaking idea?
    Sometimes the silence between the notes is more important...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ConnemaraGuitar
    Can you imagine the media's response to a Crowdster Plus? Acoustic AND electric from only ONE instrument!
    What about an Andy with HSH, Switcheroo, and a Fishman bridge! YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME? They think this is groundbreaking???
    Sometimes the silence between the notes is more important...

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    As a semi "news junkie" from a very young age, I've been continuously and progressively dissapointed in the increasingly poor quality of news reporting in our country.

    Where are you Walter Cronkite, when we need you???
    Don

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdrs
    As a semi "news junkie" from a very young age, I've been continuously and progressively dissapointed in the increasingly poor quality of news reporting in our country.

    Where are you Walter Cronkite, when we need you???
    I almost can't believe this, but about an hour and a half after I made the above comment, Walter Cronkite died!! HOLY CRAP!!

    He was a GREAT MAN, and a great journalist. I'm not sure that the likes of him exist in today's news reporting business.

    RIP and Godspeed to Walter!!!
    Don

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    I think the real question here is "why did they have to make this thing so damn ugly???" I mean...



    YIKES!!!!!

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    Now's THAT'S funny
    Sometimes the silence between the notes is more important...

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