Gibson 2020: '70s V/Explorer, Adam Jones, and Tony Iommi sig models

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  1. HeHasTheJazzHands

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    https://www.musicradar.com/news/nam...ignature-les-paul-custom-for-tools-adam-jones

    The Tony Iommi sig will be based on his Monkey SG he used in the early '70s. Even seems like it'll use pickups based on John Birch's old winds.

    https://www.musicradar.com/news/namm-2020-tony-iommi-monkey-gibson-sg-special-revealed

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    https://www.musicradar.com/news/namm-2020-gibson-goes-back-to-the-70s-with-classic-v-and-explorer

    And theyre bringing back the '70s Explorer and V... again. :lol: At least with the V, it's actual '70s specs. Matching headstock, pickup rings... Hell yeah.

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    Thats my fav explorer but I have a Coheed and Cambria addiction
     
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    Throw in an EMG 81 and 85 pair and you have peak-era C&C. :agreed:
     
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    Straight up! Vivid memories of watching the Starland Ballroom DVD and gassing hard for Claud's white Explorer.
     
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    I'm still surprised Gibson never did a Claudio Sanchez sig Gibson. Dude's used Gibson since C&C's beginnings.
     
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    Big time!! Watched that DVD soooooo many times. Usually me playing wow on my laptop with that going on my 19" TV lol
     
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    Crash Dandicoot ยป Supra-ise!

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    I'd be lying if I said my multiple E/2 Explorer purchases weren't influenced by C&C. Good memories.
     
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    Shit, at least give us a beveled-as-fuck Epi Claudio Sanchez E/2 Explorer.
     
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    No not at all. It's a 90s-10s "67" spec just with neck binding, pickup rings, and matching headstock. The neck joint is not 70s. The headstock is nowhere near 70s. 60s reflector knobs. Pickguard is not 70s. They could call the Epiphone 58 gothic V a "70s" V and be just as accurate. What a disappointment...

    It's actually literally the exact same V they made last year and since the 90s. They just put the big pickguard back on it and added rings, matching headstock and neck binding for some reason. Neck binding wasn't 70s spec. The 70s Vs painted the back of the neck all the way up to the playing surface of the fretboard. So the white ones look like they have binding but they don't. Apart from one or two small special dealer runs in 1979-80.

    If you want a real 70s V, buy an Edwards. The pickguard is different and there is no volute, but it's as close as you're gonna get without buying an actual 70s Gibson (unless you can find a super rare Fernandes FFV-70 or Burny FV-75 which were 1:1 copies of the 75 Gibson V).
     
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    I just read about Adam Jones Custom. He mentions original Seymour Duncan Super Distortions. Did Seymour Duncan make a pickup called Super Distortion or is he confusing the SD Distortion with the Dimarzio Super Distortion?

    Also no ebony fretboard on the Explorer? Then I'm not interested. I know it sounds silly but I like what I like!
     
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    He's most likely referring to the Duncan Distortion, since his guitars have the stock bridge pickup swapped out for open-coil SD pickups with the logo on the bobbin. I don't know if he verified that he used the JB since people tried replicating his tones with that pickup and they seem to work, so I guess it's confirmed he actually uses the Distortion.
     
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    They should do the 84 Explorer...
     
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    Yeah that's what I was thinking and I couldn't really see the guitar up close to see if he had the screws plus slugs or alen screws on both coils.
     
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    If they do it anything like the Epiphone version, it will just be an ESP knockoff with a Gibson headstock. Plus the actual 84 Explorers and Vs had alder bodies, maple necks, and ebony fretboards.
     
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    They should kiss and make up with Hedfield and release a white hetfield sig.
    Correct knop placement etc.
     
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    I could see myself celebrating my new job with a new V.
     
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    I'm going to celebrate your new job with a new explorer.
     
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    Well given that ESP isn't allowed to make their (superior) version of that Explorer, Gibson might as well. Seeing how much demand there still is for the ESP MX, Gibson could potentially make a killing selling a higher-end version.
     
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    You can still get a brand new MX provided you jump a few hoops. What people want is a cheap one without an epi logo, and I guess they'll stay disappointed for a long time.
     
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    You will get more Slash sigs and you will like it.
     
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