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Re: guitar pet peeves

Post by MechaBulletBill » Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:36 am

Where's the line between a blues double stop and a country double stop? Is it just a case of neck pickup or bridge pickup?

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Re: guitar pet peeves

Post by BoringPostcards » Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:17 pm

MechaBulletBill wrote:
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Where's the line between a blues double stop and a country double stop? Is it just a case of neck pickup or bridge pickup?
Implementation.
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Re: guitar pet peeves

Post by mbene085 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:43 pm

BoringPostcards wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:17 pm
MechaBulletBill wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:36 am
Where's the line between a blues double stop and a country double stop? Is it just a case of neck pickup or bridge pickup?
Implementation.
I'd also add whether the double stop is preceded and/or followed by a minor third upward or downward, like you're just throwing the double stop in as part of a pentatonic scale.

Why is it that nearly every person testing guitars in stores and in videos does so by playing blooze wankery? The percentage of blues guitar "test riffs" is WAY higher than the percentage of blues music fans in the general public.

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Post by Maggieo » Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:04 pm

MechaBulletBill wrote:
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Where's the line between a blues double stop and a country double stop? Is it just a case of neck pickup or bridge pickup?
You know it when you hear it, I reckon.
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Post by BoringPostcards » Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:33 pm

mbene085 wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:43 pm
I'd also add whether the double stop is preceded and/or followed by a minor third upward or downward, like you're just throwing the double stop in as part of a pentatonic scale.
This kind of usage is exactly what I'm talking about. Hendrix himself didn't even overuse that approach and I'm pretty sure he pioneered it.
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Re: guitar pet peeves

Post by Futuron » Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:51 am

Every ring-in guitarist in a TV live band playing a Telecaster (if not a Les Paul)

Ugliest and least comfortable of the iconic Fenders - who are these strange people? Get a nice looking, feeling AND sounding guitar, they do exist!
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Post by MechaBulletBill » Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:32 am

Don't you think a pro musician thinks the tele feels pretty good if he's taking out to work with him? Not everything needs contours and an offset waist.

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Post by tribi9 » Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:23 am

My guitar is offset by .0034 degrees. Can it be a offset?

C'mon guys, let me call it a offset, will you?

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Re: guitar pet peeves

Post by StevenO » Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:09 am

Futuron wrote:
Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:51 am
Every ring-in guitarist in a TV live band playing a Telecaster (if not a Les Paul)

Ugliest and least comfortable of the iconic Fenders - who are these strange people? Get a nice looking, feeling AND sounding guitar, they do exist!
A Tele is far more comfortable for me to play than a Jazzmaster or Jaguar.

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Post by s_mcsleazy » Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:05 am

Futuron wrote:
Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:51 am
Every ring-in guitarist in a TV live band playing a Telecaster (if not a Les Paul)

Ugliest and least comfortable of the iconic Fenders - who are these strange people? Get a nice looking, feeling AND sounding guitar, they do exist!
i dunno, lately i've been playing telecasters again and while i find jazzmasters/jaguars more comfortable. i think for my style. i find them easier than strats, les pauls and sg's
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Post by shoule79 » Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:20 am

Futuron wrote:
Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:51 am
Every ring-in guitarist in a TV live band playing a Telecaster (if not a Les Paul)

Ugliest and least comfortable of the iconic Fenders - who are these strange people? Get a nice looking, feeling AND sounding guitar, they do exist!
My Jazzmaster is my #1 but if I had to take one guitar out that covered a lot of ground it would be my tele. They sound great and are comfortable to play.

If you’ve never played a good one, I could see where you’re coming from.

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Post by Maggieo » Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:57 am

Teles are great, my main guitars are my ECJM and my Kelly Teles.

That said, I am sick and tired of seeing all those Les Paul Goldtops on the shoulders of The Band Of The Week.
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Re: guitar pet peeves

Post by StevenO » Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:45 pm

Maggieo wrote:
Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:57 am
Teles are great, my main guitars are my ECJM and my Kelly Teles.

That said, I am sick and tired of seeing all those Les Paul Goldtops on the shoulders of The Band Of The Week.
Admittedly I'm out of the loop, but I've never thought of a Goldtop Les Paul as a trendy guitar. I'll keep an eye out...

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Re: guitar pet peeves

Post by Despot » Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:28 am

Telecasters were my main guitars when I gigged - mostly as they were the most available/affordable 'good' guitar out there (1st gen Highway 1 Teles sounded better, to my ear, than the US Standard of the day), and because they worked. My tele could be beaten like a drum for an hour and stay in tune - just rock solid guitars.

And even though I've a room full of guitars to choose from these days, if I was in a rush and going to meet someone to play I'd bring my Tele, even today. I know that I won't have to worry about it getting knocked off a stand and breaking a headstock (as I would with my ES guitars). I'd probably consider my Jazzmaster (fitted with a Mastery) to be almost as rock solid as the Tele - but old habits die hard and I know I reach for the gig bag with the Telecaster a lot more than I should really.

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Re: guitar pet peeves

Post by marqueemoon » Mon May 27, 2019 4:49 pm

Beverages on amps. :fp:

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