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    Kirk Hammett endorses Gibson



    The new partnership, Gibson says, will result in new Hammett signature Gibson and Epiphone guitars

    Hammett said in an Instagram post that the move to Gibson does not mean he's leaving ESP Guitars, with whom he has had a decades-long relationship, saying, "With these two giants, I get the monsters… and the rock!"




    https://www.guitarworld.com/news/kir...FWbLd2b2MsmK9v Ah4bWSUjEeT-02rVzZaImlJPQ


    ps:

    -This is more News than guitars, but it's also Guitars

    #2
    This could be fun. I watched the beginning of a video with some "curator" at Gibson breaking the news with Jammett, and the first thing the guy did is start lecturing Kirk about taking care of Greenie.

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      #3
      I wonder how that worked out between Gibson and ESP. I’d imagine there’s some agreement that ESP won’t do any of the LP style Hammett models and Gibson won’t do anything S-style.

      I think Hetfield said something a while ago about not being able to make something happen with Gibson and it was closer along the lines of what Bill and Brent from Mastodon said; they just weren’t really great to work with. Brent went a bit further than that and didn’t care about burning any bridges, but I think that’s just Brent being Brent.
      The Karmic Law is not kismet. It is not fate but cause and effect. It is a taskmaster to the unwise; a servant to the wise.

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        #4
        Originally posted by RevDrucifer View Post
        I wonder how that worked out between Gibson and ESP. I’d imagine there’s some agreement that ESP won’t do any of the LP style Hammett models and Gibson won’t do anything S-style.

        I think Hetfield said something a while ago about not being able to make something happen with Gibson and it was closer along the lines of what Bill and Brent from Mastodon said; they just weren’t really great to work with. Brent went a bit further than that and didn’t care about burning any bridges, but I think that’s just Brent being Brent.
        Yeah, that was the old artist department management.

        I remember someone else I think mentioning that? They liked dissolved the whole department or something in 2016?

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          #5
          I didn't know Gibson made a wah pedal?

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            #6
            Good for him. For all the negativity he gets from 'fans' he doesn't seem to whine or bitch much about it.

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              #7
              Originally posted by Toshiro View Post
              I didn't know Gibson made a wah pedal?
              Mesa probably will soon

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                #8
                Nice. I noticed he’s always had a love for Gibsons.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by RevDrucifer View Post
                  I wonder how that worked out between Gibson and ESP. I’d imagine there’s some agreement that ESP won’t do any of the LP style Hammett models and Gibson won’t do anything S-style.

                  I think Hetfield said something a while ago about not being able to make something happen with Gibson and it was closer along the lines of what Bill and Brent from Mastodon said; they just weren’t really great to work with. Brent went a bit further than that and didn’t care about burning any bridges, but I think that’s just Brent being Brent.

                  Maybe the new CEO is smarter than Henry J was and realized selling Metallica guitars is a way to print money.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by BornToLooze View Post


                    Maybe the new CEO is smarter than Henry J was and realized selling Metallica guitars is a way to print money.
                    ESP built their company off of selling Metallica guitars. Gibson in the 21st century isn't too good to go that route either.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by jim777 View Post
                      Good for him. For all the negativity he gets from 'fans' he doesn't seem to whine or bitch much about it.
                      Why should he care? I mean, that's how he plays these days, too, but seriously.

                      Honestly, the best thing he's done in 20 years is his participation in the "Murder In the Front Row" documentary.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by jim777 View Post
                        Good for him. For all the negativity he gets from 'fans' he doesn't seem to whine or bitch much about it.
                        Millions of dollars tends to mellow a man's temperament...

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Mike View Post

                          Why should he care? I mean, that's how he plays these days, too, but seriously.

                          Honestly, the best thing he's done in 20 years is his participation in the "Murder In the Front Row" documentary.
                          I will always give Hammett a pass. Dude never seemed to want to be a guitar hero or some icon of technical playing. He's always just been a sloppy shredder in a thrash band. Good for him.

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                            #14
                            He played Gibson's so, not surprised he wanted to go to Gibson, I think James will join him soon.


                            Dose anyone know why so many artists left Dean guitars? i was curios and did bit of search and came across article one of the guys in top management was charged for child porn. I don't know if that's true but here is that article if anyone wants to check.

                            https://allthatshreds.com/why-are-so...-dean-guitars/

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                              #15
                              I bet Mr. Mustaine delighted about this new.

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                                #16
                                I don't think they've ever had an exclusive deal with ESP to be honest, ESP is probably just happy to keep them around lol. It would be cool if they did a collaboration model KH-1 but I don't see it happening.

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                                  #17
                                  Originally posted by Megametal7 View Post
                                  He played Gibson's so, not surprised he wanted to go to Gibson, I think James will join him soon.


                                  Dose anyone know why so many artists left Dean guitars? i was curios and did bit of search and came across article one of the guys in top management was charged for child porn. I don't know if that's true but here is that article if anyone wants to check.

                                  https://allthatshreds.com/why-are-so...-dean-guitars/
                                  Fucked up management aside, it's probably because their guitars are all terrible looking.

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                                    #18
                                    Originally posted by Chris View Post

                                    Fucked up management aside, it's probably because their guitars are all terrible looking.
                                    According to Dean, Rusty Cooleys guitar 7 string one was most popular.

                                    I do like ML but wish that headstock was bit smaller. I agree dean guitars never captured my interest to own them.

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                                      #19
                                      Originally posted by Megametal7 View Post

                                      According to Dean, Rusty Cooleys guitar 7 string one was most popular.

                                      I do like ML but wish that headstock was bit smaller. I agree dean guitars never captured my interest to own them.
                                      The couple of Cooley's I played were fine, although not totally to my tastes (the necks are really, really thin). The Vinman was cool, and I like the Vs and EXPs with the big split headstocks. The Peterson model was cool, too, and sounded good.

                                      Everything new they've introduced has been blech. The Cooley replacement that's the inkjet-printed-on-plastic burl is :puke:

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                                        #20
                                        Originally posted by Mike View Post

                                        The couple of Cooley's I played were fine, although not totally to my tastes (the necks are really, really thin). The Vinman was cool, and I like the Vs and EXPs with the big split headstocks. The Peterson model was cool, too, and sounded good.

                                        Everything new they've introduced has been blech. The Cooley replacement that's the inkjet-printed-on-plastic burl is :puke:
                                        I did like their new V's after Mustaine left, its basically Mustaines V without his name on it. I never played Dean so I have no opinion on their playability and feel. Only one i like is Dime ML but cant get past the headstock :p

                                        From their newer V's I like this the most.
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                                          #21
                                          Originally posted by Mike View Post

                                          The couple of Cooley's I played were fine, although not totally to my tastes (the necks are really, really thin). The Vinman was cool, and I like the Vs and EXPs with the big split headstocks. The Peterson model was cool, too, and sounded good.

                                          Everything new they've introduced has been blech. The Cooley replacement that's the inkjet-printed-on-plastic burl is :puke:
                                          The Cooleys are ridiculous looking. It's like someone's high school wood shop project if they didn't program the CNC correctly and made that hilariously, needlessly thin Chibanez looking lower horn.

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                                            #22
                                            Originally posted by Chris View Post

                                            The Cooleys are ridiculous looking. It's like someone's high school wood shop project if they didn't program the CNC correctly and made that hilariously, needlessly thin Chibanez looking lower horn.
                                            I'm telling you when I say this. I played an early USA Rusty Cooley Custom Shop and it was by far one of the best, if not the best 7 string I've played in my life.
                                            It was tremendous.

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                                              #23
                                              Originally posted by Ghost. View Post

                                              I'm telling you when I say this. I played an early USA Rusty Cooley Custom Shop and it was by far one of the best, if not the best 7 string I've played in my life.
                                              It was tremendous.
                                              Then you went out and bought one, right?

                                              Of course you didn't. Because they're terrible looking.

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                                                #24
                                                Originally posted by Chris View Post
                                                Then you went out and bought one, right?

                                                Of course you didn't. Because they're terrible looking.
                                                Don’t worry, his Ormsby looks way better……


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                                                  #25
                                                  Originally posted by Chris View Post

                                                  Then you went out and bought one, right?

                                                  Of course you didn't. Because they're terrible looking.
                                                  Didn't have the funds. I should have traded my JP16 for it honestly. Sold it later on.

                                                  I love they way they look. Especially the Xenocide, looks like an Alien guitar.

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