Tuesday, November 13, 2007

The Master Control Knob Is a Lie

Robot GuitarHot off the presses is Gibson's Robot Guitar, which has electronics in it that automatically turns the tuning pegs to pitch. Words fail me (it's both pure genius and mind-numbing stupidity), so decide for yourself by watching it in action.

The worst thing about it is the steps you have to go through in order to get certain tunings. The number of different colors the Master Control Knob gives off, plus the manner in which you have to twiddle it, is mind-boggling:

"Turn the MCK to the 'E' position. Push twice. Wait until it glows blue. Turn 1/4 rotation until illuminated amber. Wait until coffee is served by guitar. Pull until the MCK glows red, then immerse in water. If not electrocuted, strum lightly. That was great!"


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