guitar pet peeves

For guitars of the straight waisted variety (or reverse offset).
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guitar pet peeves

Post by marqueemoon » Sat Jul 30, 2016 10:53 am

I'll start.

vintage top loading Telecasters that have been sloppily retrofitted for string-through (usually that someone is asking an astronomical price for)
"reissues" with gigantic frets
poorly placed string trees
tremolo arms that sit too close to the body
shimmer

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Post by thenewromance » Sat Jul 30, 2016 10:59 am

"Rare" and "sought-after" in basically every classified and auction. (OSG being a refreshing exception)

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Re: guitar pet peeves

Post by Larry Mal » Sat Jul 30, 2016 11:03 am

Gosh...

1) Cheap hardware on every Gibson and most other electric guitars that I have to pull off and replace.

2 )Poor or non-existent shielding on electric guitars, especially in the 21st century where there is so much more EFI and RFI noise compared to the early days of the electric guitar (which were often shielded better).

3) There being every bullshit configuration of Jazzmaster that there can be except for a gigging ready, working man's American Standard.

4) And even if there was # 3 see # 1 and 2, above.
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Re: guitar pet peeves

Post by PixMix » Sat Jul 30, 2016 11:34 am

Uncut string ends that look like it's a birds nest in really early stages.

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Post by spacecadet » Sat Jul 30, 2016 11:42 am

The fact that, in 2016, every nut on every guitar is different. And none of them seem to have quite even spacing or slots of the right height.

A freakin' egg slicer could cut nuts better than Fender could most of the time.

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Re: guitar pet peeves

Post by Hyphen Nation » Sat Jul 30, 2016 11:44 am

Larry Mal wrote:Gosh...

1) Cheap hardware on every Gibson and most other electric guitars that I have to pull off and replace.

2 )Poor or non-existent shielding on electric guitars, especially in the 21st century where there is so much more EFI and RFI noise compared to the early days of the electric guitar (which were often shielded better).

3) There being every bullshit configuration of Jazzmaster that there can be except for a gigging ready, working man's American Standard.

4) And even if there was # 3 see # 1 and 2, above.
All of these, but particularly the gibson and poor shielding. I have a Gibson smart wood studio that I love. It's light, bright and resonant, sounds amazing unplugged. The stock pickups were complete garbage. I replaced them, but now I want to go in and shield the whole thing and replace the entire wiring harness. Why should I have to do that on a quality, american made guitar?

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Post by Larry Mal » Sat Jul 30, 2016 12:36 pm

Hyphen Nation wrote: Why should I have to do that on a quality, american made guitar?
I have no idea. I'm starting to kind of view guitars as like a "starter kit" of some kind. I'm not usually all that picky about pickups, but lame and cheap hardware really bums me out.
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Re: guitar pet peeves

Post by Grandmasterdavid » Sat Jul 30, 2016 12:55 pm

1:Jumbo frets.
2:Neck relief.
3:Tune-o-matic bridges,mainly the saddles.

These are my pet peeves,ymmv.

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Post by Squirrel » Sat Jul 30, 2016 12:57 pm

1. Cheap straps on vintage/expensive guitars.
2. "A modern take on a classic design!"
3. eBay listings where one of the photos is of some dino-rocker playing an identical guitar.

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Post by MechaBulletBill » Sat Jul 30, 2016 1:58 pm

Grandmasterdavid wrote:1:Jumbo frets.
2:Neck relief.
3:Tune-o-matic bridges,mainly the saddles.

These are my pet peeves,ymmv.
Preach!

I hate the fact that every amp that is valve, affordable and less than 50watts runs on el84s. I know why it is, it's because master volumes and "valve saturation at home/studio levels!" is something everyone wants to say their amp has when most people who give a shit have a hundred pedals that will do great distortion tones with a clean amp. Just let amps be clean, use big bottles in your sub £500 amps. Your bedroom rawker has a £50 made in china pedal for when they want a dumb super-saturated sound, or at least a modeling effect that please them well enough.

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Re: guitar pet peeves

Post by FEXII » Sat Jul 30, 2016 3:35 pm

thenewromance wrote:"Rare" and "sought-after" in basically every classified and auction. (OSG being a refreshing exception)
''The best guitar I have ever played'' being in every classified and every auction

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Re: guitar pet peeves

Post by mjet » Sat Jul 30, 2016 3:38 pm

Calling guitars "axes". :fp:

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Re: guitar pet peeves

Post by soggy mittens » Sat Jul 30, 2016 3:57 pm

flippers, though that is music gear in general >_>

some what related while on PP topic, when the next band starts loading on stage before you have amps and pedal boards off stage, like seriously? ffs.. wait 2 more minutes :fp:
If OSG has tort me anything...

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Post by andy_tchp » Sat Jul 30, 2016 4:12 pm

soggy mittens wrote:when the next band starts loading on stage before you have amps and pedal boards off stage, like seriously? ffs.. wait 2 more minutes
Ugh, yes.

Nothing slows me down more than this when I'm trying to pack up. I'm pretty particular about rolling cables properly, if another band starts doing the above I'll make sure they're rolled perfectly before I move any other gear :shifty:
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Re: guitar pet peeves

Post by jakeisjake » Sat Jul 30, 2016 6:14 pm

mjet wrote:Calling guitars "axes".
when i drive past yard sales i try to do a quick scan to see if there's an old guitar...

today i passed one...it was an "AXE" guitar...
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