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aFrostyONE

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In Topic: ROCKSMITH 2014 Remastered Deals **** STEAM sale - Game & DLC songs

Today, 01:30 AM

Accessories sale @ Guitar Center

http://www.guitarcenter.com/

It's all over the main page, so I just linked there.

 

But here are a few standouts:

-Ernie Ball Slinky strings, 3 pack for $10

http://www.guitarcen...300744180614.gc

-Ernie Ball Super Slinky strings, 3 pack for $10

http://www.guitarcen...300744182180.gc

-VOX Pathfinder 10, Union Jack edition for $68 (nice little practice amp)

http://www.guitarcen...5484.gc#reviews

-Musicians Gear 20' Tweed instrument cable, 2 pack for $20 (also available in silver/black or black)

http://www.guitarcen...-Gold-2-Pack.gc

-Livewire coiled instrument cable for $29

http://www.guitarcen...led-Straight.gc

 

And if you still wonder how you can set up your guitar, listen to uncle Joe 8-)

https://youtu.be/iKTXTWbI4FU

6-part series, so you can watch as little or as much as you want.


In Topic: ROCKSMITH 2014 Remastered Deals **** STEAM sale - Game & DLC songs

12 October 2017 - 05:37 PM

Congrats man! :beer:

 

How you liking the Dirty Finger pups?


In Topic: ROCKSMITH 2014 Remastered Deals **** STEAM sale - Game & DLC songs

08 October 2017 - 03:05 AM

Been sitting on these for a while; waiting for them to drop lower...

 

Epiphone PRO-1 bundles, including Rocksmith 2014 & Realtone cable

-these PRO-1 electrics are single pickup guitars and from what I've seen only available in these bundles (new).

-hardly any reviews exist on these guitars

-comes with the PC version of Rocksmith 2014 & includes the cable.

-the rest of the stuff in the bundle (amp, strap, picks, bag) are forgettable, so focus on whether you value the guitar & game

 

-Explorer bundle, in ebony @ $99.84 $97.94

https://www.amazon.c...s=p_89:Epiphone

-Les Paul Jr bundle, in sunburst @ $113.29 $107.89

https://www.amazon.c...s=p_89:Epiphone

The other two have gone up in price. But here's a third flavor...

-Explorer bundle, in silverburst @ $91.50

https://www.amazon.c...6:ATVPDKIKX0DER


In Topic: ROCKSMITH 2014 Remastered Deals **** STEAM sale - Game & DLC songs

07 October 2017 - 12:51 AM

They definitely did it to themselves and not so much because of the pricing of their guitars (though that's somewhat of an issue).  That 3k Standard you mentioned is probably the "HP" variant (aka the stuff they introduce on the 2015 lineup).  At least they learned from that decision and created the "T" variants which are more traditional builds and not as pricey.

 

From what I've read, they assumed this debt during all their recent acquisitions (Onkyo, Teac, etc.) in an effort to diversify and expand.  I would argue you don't diversify your company by acquiring other brands that also sell "luxury" items.

 

Anyway, I'm sure Gibson will survive; who knows about current ownership though...

 

And not to go to far off subject, I don't think I could ever justify the Custom shop pricing from either Fender or Gibson.

Closest I would be willing to attempt would be a Titan from Kauer.  May not be handmade, but it would be customized to my preferences.


In Topic: ROCKSMITH 2014 Remastered Deals **** STEAM sale - Game & DLC songs

06 October 2017 - 05:31 PM

"Gibson's predicament"?

They're having difficulty paying debts on time. And they have a massive chunk of debt, coming due in 2018.  The company rating has been downgraded since it's believed they will default.

https://www.moodys.c...tive--PR_371298

 

So, current ownership is hoping to pull a Fender, by paying off the immediate small debts.  That might convince enough investors to work with them on restructuring the massive debt bill.

 

But to make this work, they need as much cash as possible.  Unsold inventory sitting in a warehouse just won't cut it.