Gibson is reviving the Steinberger Spirit series

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  1. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    https://www.premierguitar.com/artic...leases-limited-edition-slash-signature-models

    Trying to catch back up with the revived headless craze?
     
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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    If this means the return of the Trans Trem I'm in. :agreed:
     
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    Mathemagician SS.org Regular

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    It’s a move that actually makes sense given current market trends. Plenty of artists felt that Steinbergers were simply “ahead of their time”. And with the popularity of headless models/modern features that may prove to be a profitable line of instruments for them.

    Also, just thinking aloud, they may release some more modernized guitars with headstocks under this label that wouldn’t fly under the Gibson one.
     
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    There's one question we must know about the Spirits.

    Do they djent?
     
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    CapinCripes Trem Snob

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    I had thought that that's why they bought kramer but that's definitely not been happening.
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    The Spirits were the cheap imports, did they ever actually have the Trans Trem?
     
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    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    My thought as well. The Spirit series used the R-trem, which seems to be universally hated.

    EDIT: UNLESS they DO try to release a line of higher-end Spirits with a legit Transtrem.
     
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    Double ball strings please no
     
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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    Hence the "if".
     
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    Randy Ooh, Degrasse Tyson-son Super Moderator

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    ZT3 TransTrem > GL/GM TransTrem

    Flame away
     
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    silverabyss J. Custom taste, Gio budget Contributor

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    Dear Epiphone: Make a got dang LP with a phenolic board that’s not an artist sig
     
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    feraledge Heard the Good News about Maple Fretboards? Contributor

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    CES goers are going to be fucking amped.
     
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    ^ this.
    Steinbergers had some really cool ideas but I was never a fan of how most of them looked. If i wanted a canoe paddle turned into an electric guitar then I'd build one. the transcale baritone concept was really cool. I don't think I'd buy a steinberger unless it was a transcale m-series or something.
     
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    Well now I feel bad about wanting Gibson to go under.
     
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    Randy Ooh, Degrasse Tyson-son Super Moderator

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    Well,the
    For real, doesn't get enough credit. I like the graphite necks and all, but the ZT3 is essentially an upgrade from the GL and GM all across the board.

    The graphite channel gives most of the same structural stability as the graphite neck, plus the ability to still wrap it in wood for your choice of tone. Also, the ZT3 trem can be tuned from the top and adjusted from the back, which means no more need for cutting the whole butt of the guitar out, which gives you 1,000x more flexibility in your body design. The 'classical position' leg rest is the most comfortable position of any guitar I've ever felt, and you can still leave it folded up for the more traditional stance.

    I get all the love for the old Steinbergers because of the dudes that played them, and it's easy to hate the ZT3 for being post-Gibson and made in Asia but it really is reflective of another 30 years of refinements from Ned.

    If you're looking for a reboot of the classic TransTrem, your best bet is to wait for Jcustom. Their S trem copy is on par with the original and they just put out their own rerelease of the R-trem. Based on what I've seen elsewhere, they've already got a TransTrem copy near ready as of last year, so could be soon.
     
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    1:01 - 1:39 he explains it
     
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    Andromalia Pardon my french

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    I could grab a headless bass, thought about it when they were available. Ease of transportation in urban european public transportation actually is a factor.
     
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    I can't help but think this is more Gibson death throes. Like, now that they're circling the drain they're trying to pull cash in from directions they've foolishly been ignoring forever now.

    Hopefully some good guitars come out of this though. I like the steinberger spirit paddle bass we have in the studio.
     
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    If this doesn't result in a reissue of the GM, I'm done with Gibson.
     

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