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Gibson going full bore during Covid-19

Discussion in 'Music' started by Verne, Mar 22, 2020.

  1. Verne

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  2. laristotle

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    [​IMG] idiots [​IMG]
     
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  3. SG-Rocker

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    Gibson is a brand that has become associated with religious and conservative leaning musicians.
    Seems reasonable that they are often a target of MSM ridicule.

    In other news, it's nice to see Fender partner with Tom Morello on a signature Stratocaster,
    At a worker-friendly price of $1700 CDN, it even comes with an infinitely renewable rosewood fingerboard and single use Soul Power sticker for that authentic champagne socialist look.

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  4. Budda

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    @SG-Rocker none of that has to do with the fact that they are staying open as a non essential business during a global pandemic never witnessed before.
     
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    I think that given that particular news outlet's ideological slant, I would not take much of what they say at face value.

    The Morello dig was just fun. I suppose there's also a joke to be had in the fact that his sig guitar comes with a mirrored pick guard.

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  6. Budda

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    Is gibson staying open during a pandemic? Yes? Then that is all the info we need, regardless of slant. They are a non essential service, putting lives at higher risk.

    Why are you trying to defend them?
     
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    I’m not sure if accurate but a definite bias as a pro labor group that has a grudge to hold from the past.

    In 1985, Gibson Guitars famously closed its unionized factory in Kalamazoo, Michigan to set up shop non-union in Nashville. The shop has remained non-union up to today, leaving many workers at the mercy of their employers as the pandemic strikes Nashville.

    Gibson recently donated instruments to individuals affected by the tornadoes - some good being done there. Let’s wait and see what the response from Gibson is on this matter. Note that if Gibson laid off all of their production employees, they would be slammed as well.
     
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    I don’t think it’s about defending Gibson. It’s complaining about the news outlets ideology. He doesn’t like msm. Gibson has nothing to do with it.
     
  9. SG-Rocker

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    I'm not defending Gibson.
    Just because I read it on the internet doesn't necessarily mean it's true.

    I'm sure if Gibson is breaking laws, they will be prosecuted and rightfully so.




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  10. garrettdavis275

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    Coming from an EMS background and having a wife who is an RN in the intensive care unit at our hospital... it is exactly as simple as you say.
     
  11. SG-Rocker

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    Assuming that Gibson is ordering its employees to work despite shutdown legislation.



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  12. Budda

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    Defending gibson is the "who cares" attitude. Paint it how you like, but that is what you're doing.

    They need to close. Nearly everywhere does. It wont be pretty, but that is how things will improve.
     
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  13. garrettdavis275

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    If the article turns out to be patently untrue I think you've got the whole thing figured out and we can all learn from your wisdom. I find that unlikely to be the case, given the worker reviews and recent history of the company in question (no bias here, I love my Gibson guitars). The story seems not only plausible, but likely. Buuuuuuut I'll concede that a lot of bullshit can circulate before being verified.

    Regardless, there will be companies who do this kind of stuff and they should be ostracized for it.
     
  14. SG-Rocker

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    I looked a little deeper into that news source...

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    I stand by my original assertion that this is an ideologically-driven hit piece, at least until it's corroborated by more than a single unnamed worker speaking through an outlet with an axe to grind.
     
  15. garrettdavis275

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    I saw that too. I wouldn't say they're Reuters by a long shot... but I still find it unlikely to be made up. If it is I suspect Gibson will take them to cleaners for slander or libel or whatever the hell the legal terms are. Given their PR woes as of late, they can't afford to be seen at this level of scumbaggery.

    Let's get popcorn and see how it all goes, shall we?
     
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