The Gibson Adam Jones (Tool) Sig is here

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  1. budda

    budda Do not criticize as this Contributor

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    At least it has good specs then.

    Im debating moving an all mahogany guitar for hog/maple goodness myself.
     
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    yyyep it's what I was saying earlier. :lol: An arguably better-specced LPC.
     
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    budda Do not criticize as this Contributor

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    Yep. Not being a Tool devotee, I'd put that $ to a nik huber and used private stock lol
     
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    I know Tool is pretty polarizing, but here it's probably mostly Gibson hate.
     
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    RevelGTR PRS, Fender, Warmoth

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    “This is overpriced and stupid” - People paying $4500 for an RG clone with a diseased wood top that the builder paid $100 for.
     
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    HeHasTheJazzHands SS.org Regular

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    I really, really wanted to bring up the Ibanez JPM100 too. :rofl:
     
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    gunshow86de Beef Jerky Time

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    My only complaint was the $4k price difference for the relic version. I get that it's an even more limited edition, but that seems insane. But, they did sell out, so what do I know? :shrug: There's already multiple on Reverb marked up to $18k, it will be interesting to see if any of those sell. Most hardcore Tool fans are in their 40's now, so they (should) have considerably more disposable income than the typical guitar buyer.
     
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    All Les Pauls are signature models.
     
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    Using that faulty logic almost every guitar is a "signature model".
     
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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    I don't know, I can't think of another guitar that's named after the initial artist vs. manufacturer that's lead to so many subsequent models.
     
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    possumkiller Square Dance Caller

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    Jesus. Dude finally gets the opportunity to make a sig model. All he does is get an insanely expensive copy of the guitar he already has. What a tool...
     
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    Vyn Not a Sparkly Vampire

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    Both. It's the worst nightmare, an overhyped band with a rabbid fanbase and an overhyped brand with a rabbid fanbase. It's just too much.
     
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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    In both cases I'd say the haters are far more rabbid than the fans, especially when both have been so successful, which is sort of the opposite of hype depending on how you look at it.

    If you listen to the hate you'd wonder how they're even around anymore, and that's when it dawns on you that maybe it's the detractors that are living in an alternative reality.

    This thing never had a chance around here. It checks off all the boxes:

    - Polarizing band
    - Reviled brand
    - Priced above a used Prestige

    It is what it is.
     
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    Vyn Not a Sparkly Vampire

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    I'm not a hater - I listen to Tool, I think they are alright and do what they do, I understand why they got as big as they have. I love Les Pauls, some of the filthiest, knarlest, downtuned B-standard riffs that I love are recorded on Les Pauls and I think they are fantastic to play. I just think the core fanbases of both are over the top with praise, kind of like a high percentage of this forum can be with "insert flavoured djent gear of the month" (And I'm guilty of that myself).
     
  15. MaxOfMetal

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    You can't compare the fanboism of new "hype gear" to an over century old guitar company who helped write the book on the modern guitar and a band that's been around for three decades with over 12 million sales and five Platinum albums.

    That's the point I was sort of making. The accomplishments of both are impressive outside of any subjective opinion about how deserving or non-deserving they are of fandom. They've earned it relative to thier peers.
     
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    70Seven Ibanez Foerever!!!

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    Just realized there's only 79 of these made.. I get the price now.. But sucks for tool fans who have bene waiting for this to happen. Think a production model will come out soon after?
     
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    It's being advertised as a "multi-year partnership", and given similar releases, there's probably a regular Gibson USA model coming down the pike. They're getting the big budget, super fan stuff out of the way.
     
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    Bingo!!
     
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    It's not that tool is bad. I thought they were good on the radio in the 90s and I even bought a cd. It was just the constant bombardment of moronic comments by my burned out pothead idiot friends about the amazing perfect genius of tool that turned me off. They ruined tool, marley, hendrix, the beatles. Or anyone in the army that found out I was a metalhead was like oh yeah man tool is like the metal for enlightened people man. It's so way beyond normal music, maaan.
     
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  20. 70Seven

    70Seven Ibanez Foerever!!!

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    Yeah tool has alot of those fans. I know this guy when we were talking about tool he said something about Ænema and I replied with a joke like "yeah those guys really dont like hollywood".. and he replied with, "no man, the song is about life as a whole".. I let that sit and then when discussing the lyrics to another song, he then again replied "No man I disagree, I think the song is about life man"...
     

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