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01-16-2011 06:51 PM
Sterling said that it's only going to add about $350 to the out the door price. To me that's ridiculously reasonable.
01-16-2011 07:01 PM
It's like having two 5 way switches when you are playing. The 'z-bank' is just to store additional presets that you can move over to the 5 way switch and you wouldn't be touching that while playing. The 5 way works just like a regular switch, pull the push/pull pot and it gives you 5 other sounds. It's pretty simple in application to me. Configuring each switch setting would in my opinion only be as complicated as you want to make it. But the idea that you can have 5 pickup configurations of whatever you want is just amazing to me.
Honestly, that looks foolishly complicated to me... Sure it's been very simplified but it's still alot of moving, switching and shit to remember... doesn't do a thing for me.
01-19-2011 08:12 AM
I agree. Transferring from the Z-bank to the 5-way is straightforward. The setup, which you do from a computer, is also fairly straightforward, even if there are over 8.5 million theoretical combinations. I saw Sterling and Steve Morse demo this at NAMM. Steve is no phony, and he was really impressed and talked from the heart about how useful and versatile it was. Oh yeah, he sounded great too!
Configuring each switch setting would in my opinion only be as complicated as you want to make it. But the idea that you can have 5 pickup configurations of whatever you want is just amazing to me.
01-19-2011 11:53 AM
Actually, what GC does is basically the same thing as the pickup switching/computer editor technology that was included in Gibson's Dark Fire and Dusk Tiger. The main difference is that those two also included onboard EQ that was part of the computer editor.
Apples and oranges. The GC is just about the pickup wiring. The FX is about many different onboard effects--dynamic, EQ, modulation, delay, etc.
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