Gibson Decides to Reinvent the Wheel - A Guitar Without Pickups
Sensing that people are getting bored of the sound of electric guitars, Gibson has a solution, one that will appeal to those who also hate getting tangled in patch cables or the bother of returning their instrument - a digital guitar.
In this new design, the magnetic pickup will be replaced by a computer chip that works through a wireless transmitter (Ethernet). A Gibson spokesperson claims that this will give added versatility to processing the sound and allow "a different effect to each of the six strings."
How the effect of feedback will be created without the use of magnetic pickups or air is absent from their press release. But Gibson swears that this thing will sound bitchin'.
Can you can you say "New Coke?"
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