Gibson Bumblebee Capacitors

Oh, you want that vintage vibe and Gibson has you convinced that $129 for a couple of caps is going to get you there. Dream on, brother.

If you're been following this blog long enough you know that I think Gibson is one of the most rotten companies around -- and for a lot of reasons. But if you want just one perfect example of what Gibson is all about it is contained in their bullshit bumblebee caps. It perfectly encapsulates the entire firm's essence.

Those Bumblebee Caps are hiding $2 Westco caps on the inside.

This has been well-documented (here and elsewhere) but it's always worth amplifying shady, rotten, snaky practices in the guitar world.

Do you, me, and everybody but Henry a favor and just boycott Gibson guitars.