So, is BC Rich officially dead? Apparently not. But there's abalone. And it's owned by FFDP.

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  1. Merrekof

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    Okay, I must admit. This one is really nice. The abalone doesn't bother me at all here.
     
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    Refreshed several times before retrying, still got a double post...
     
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    I mean I would expect Tesla RnD to be able to afford something better than the Quake engine for the truck design. Even the Unreal II Tournament engine wouldn't be that much
     
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    Terrible business model. I'm rewinding to all of us lusting over a 7-string Agile Strat, brow beating Kurt into building them and I think I remember seeing one NGD on here. Same thing with the headless.

    If they're going to chase after every shape and spec they get fed to them on IG, and still price these over $1400, they're going to sell, like, three guitars.
     
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    It is based on this James Bond car, according to Elon.

    [​IMG]

    Honestly I think both cars are cool as fuck.
     
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    I agree, if you take the Bond car through the Quake engine.

    The Tesal car might be cool in terms of options and specs but in terms of design it reminds me what a toddler would draw as a super cool car. And I'm not a Tesla hater. I really like their other designs. Just not this one.

    Maybe it appeals to all the people playing Minecraft. It's been really popular the past years and younger people are really into it so Ellon must be thinking quite ahead in this regard plus saving a fortune in design, prototyping, aesthetics and manufacturing and assembly (I'm exaggerating I know...).
     
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    I don't love the look, but it was clearly a choice rather than "not being able to afford a better design." It obviously looks that way because that's what Tesla wanted. And they sure got the reaction they wanted, so it seems like somewhat of a win regardless. (Not that I think it'll actually come out when it's been advertised for, and it'll probably end up looking a decent amount different.)
     
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    I'm 29 and I've never played Minecraft fwiw

    I just kinda hate how cars became round bubbles. I miss when cars used to have angles. I've been complaining about it for years, then dudeman comes out with a car that's pure angles. It's like he made it for me.

    and I'm not even really interested in Tesla or electric cars or even cars in general. I just like the way it looks. And I like the name. I'm gonna name my kid Cybertruck.
     
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    Bullshit

    It's the bastard offspring of hardcore Delorean x HMMWV fan porn


    (Rendered in glorious 320 x 240 no less)
     
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    Well the bubbles aka curves are supposedly more aerodynamic and this looks like it would be slicing through the air like knife. Not sure how aerodynamic a knife is with the longer side on the z axis.

    But just to be clear I'm just joking about the car as the first two things that came to mind was Quake (which I used to play a lot) and Minecraft (which I haven't played with but it seems most kids from two and upwards seem to be aware).

    You're more than entitled to like the design and if you can afford it buy it when it comes into the market. I'm just in a really bad mood and taking out my frustration on an inanimate object.
     
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    If this is all they got, the promised Ford F150 Electric and rumored Chevy/GM electric trucks will crush em

    And if Lincoln and Cadillac get good electrified models with bling... this Mars Rover Quake from the 90s shit is doomed
     
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    How fast are we expecting this truck to go?
    I'd like to see it run a Baja 1000 though.
     
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    This should, no joke, be the tag line of every guitar forum.
     
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    FTFY
     
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    Ugh....that Widow is life and I want one so bad. Then I can finally stop playing my bassist's widow when he's not at the practice space
     
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    The thing is...there's no way Tesla could have competed directly against the Ford, Chevy and Ram fanbois. You think Kiesel fans are nuts? They have got little on the folks on both sides of "Ford v Chevy". The people who buy pickups trucks likely already know what their next truck, or 2 or 3 trucks, will be.

    Nissan and Toyota have tried several times to crack in. Ford, Chevy and Ram have the top 3 full-size pickups. Toyota is the next one down...and is less than 1/4 of Ram. Barely over 1/10th of the F150. Nissan is even below that...and they've both been trying to compete for decades (admittedly...some could/would/should say they did so a little half-heartedly for a good long while).
    I mean...GMC trucks only exists as a brand because of the name recognition. They are just chevys wearing a different outfit...and yet, enough people/companies buy them because of the name that it's still worth GM to have this whole other brand (even after cutting Pontiac, Saturn, etc) that they can still spend the money on designing a slightly revised nose, some badges, and all of the dealer collateral/marketing.

    Tesla is likely going to get *some* of those pickup truck folks, and perhaps a handfull of high-profile fleet contracts, but they are mostly going to find whatever success they could by having to crack into the market of people like MKBHD who just want the latest and greatest trendy vehicle.
     
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    Hey op can we add something trucks in the title?
     
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    Two words: chicken tax.

    The Asian and European brands simply can't sell their best products over here. They're at a 25% price handicap out of the gate in a sector that's already incredibly bloated and expensive.

    It doesn't help that the foreign offerings are typically less configurable, have fewer engines available, and don't have a fleet market.

    Speaking as someone who's had pickup trucks and work with the kind of folks you're talking about, brand jumping has become a lot more common. Especially now that the RAMs are a heck of a lot more competitive and GM's engine choices have stagnated.

    Unfortunately we've hit the character limit. Maybe I'll fuck around with it later.

    Normally I'd try to get things back on path, but this thread has become dreadfully boring with no one actually buying anything, just [still] complaining about price and abalone.
     
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