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Gibson shipping an Ethernet guitar

blotterPerson was signed in when posted
10:38 PM ET (US)
I've got a friend who uses his guitar as a sythesizer. He can create drumloops, keyboard tones, whatever...and something like this would prevent a tiny amount of analog-to-digital signal loss. But would it be worth the ginormous equipment costs? Not a chance.
Patrick Nielsen HaydenPerson was signed in when posted
09:32 PM ET (US)
I have to say, I really fail to see the point. I'm not a moldy fig, and I'm all for guitar tech, but "ethernet electric guitar" seems like a non sequitur on the level of "ethernet Kleenex box."

Precisely what problem is this supposed to solve?
QrazyQatPerson was signed in when posted
07:23 PM ET (US)
Yeah, but you make it up in savings on the cable. :-)
wavingpalmsPerson was signed in when posted
06:03 PM ET (US)
tying in 'cheap' to 'ethernet cable' is ridiculous, when the subject is 'electric guitar.' It's not cheap, when everything connected to said cable is new/proprietary/complicated.

How is all of this easier than the 1/4 jack standard cables, available everywhere, which plugs into everything?
SakushaPerson was signed in when posted
03:27 PM ET (US)
Read the press release more closely. There is no shipping product, it is vaporware. Gibson clearly says the protocol won't even be finished until March.

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