Today in "Stupid Shit by Gibson"

Thread: Today in "Stupid Shit by Gibson"

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  1. Josh's Avatar

    Josh said:


    Quote Originally Posted by Randy View Post
    Of all the companies to unite the guitar community against Gibson, it HAD to be Dean didn't it?
    Well, Hamer doesn't really exist anymore . . .
    Too much focus leads to tunnel vision
    Too much faith leads to religion
    Too much knowledge leads to confusion
    Too many guitar lessons lead to jazz-fusion
  2. noodles's Avatar

    noodles said:


    It would be sooooo much better if it was Ibanez, since they made the original knockoffs.

    So live for today,
    Tomorrow never comes.
    Die young, die young,
    Can't you see the writing in the air?
    Die young, gonna die young,
    Someone stopped the fair.
  3. thrashinbatman's Avatar

    thrashinbatman said:


    Or ESP, because it'd probably be about the MX which we can all agree made the world a better place.
    C'mon son.

  4. ChainOfThought's Avatar

    ChainOfThought said:
  5. Hellion's Avatar

    Hellion said:


    Quote Originally Posted by ChainOfThought View Post
    licensed bridges
    licensed tuners
    licensed pickups
    and now, licensed shapes.

    i get that its a legal thing and their entitled to their shapes(then again they didn't do shit about it for 40 years) but this is just more money grubbing bullshit that the world of guitar doesn't need now or ever. this move screams "Fine Bros. Entertainment."
  6. brian's Avatar

    brian said:


    The moment Gibson has their Explorer trademark invalidated in Dean's lawsuit, I'm adding it to my available ones.

    I'm hoping ESP is waiting with stacks of wide EXP blanks for the result of that lawsuit.
  7. ChainOfThought's Avatar

    ChainOfThought said:


    "Did we frighten you with our 'You've been put in notice' video and our lawsuit? Just give us some money, and we won't do that to you."
    This quote came from a dude on the fractal forum, thought it was pretty good haha.

    I feel like this is a ‘sneaky’ way that they’re going to try and establish their ownership back over the shapes. They’ve gone so long without enforcing anything that they’ve lost their legal recourse and are losing lawsuits. So now they’re gonna try and set up licensing deals so that some companies will pay them for the right to use their shapes, then they can turn around and sue other companies again but with the added ammo that the shapes are licensed blah blah blah.

    They tried to play heavy handed, got called on their bluff, now they’re trying to come back around and be the nice—albeit sleazy—guy that just wants to make a deal.
  8. Josh's Avatar

    Josh said:


    Quote Originally Posted by ChainOfThought View Post
    So basically, instead of just writing a C&D and saying "we will sue you and stop immediately," they're instead writing a C&D and saying "we will sue you and stop immediately unless you pay us a license fee that will cut into your boutique builder razor-thin margins."