guitar pet peeves

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Re: guitar pet peeves

Post by Mechanical Birds » Sat Jul 30, 2016 6:21 pm

The worst is when people call their guitars female pronouns and tigers worse and worse all the time. Seeing dudes say "this is my new little girl and I can't stop touching her" just screams fedora atheist to me. Please stop calling yr guitars "her" it's dumb as hell and really gross.

How every for sale as anywhere starts with "I hate to sell this and I love it but I need something else." NO SHIT DUDE WHY ELSE WOULD YOU BE SELLING SOMETHING?

The lack of easily accessible replacement parts for semi-older stuff. Certain grill patters, knobs, etc. are impossible to find when they aren't that different from more commonly-used versions. I'm having the worst time trying to find a replacement grill for my old Sunn, it's just the dumbest thing that you can't just order a common looking louvered pattern piece of aluminum anywhere without it being a big deal.

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Re: guitar pet peeves

Post by marqueemoon » Sat Jul 30, 2016 9:03 pm

soggy mittens wrote: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
The reverse of this is equally annoying, i.e. bands that chat with friends from the stage after they're done, are slow to pack up, put their gear in everyone's way, etc...

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Re: guitar pet peeves

Post by DesmondWafers » Sat Jul 30, 2016 10:45 pm

The word rock used as a verb.

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Post by sookwinder » Sat Jul 30, 2016 10:57 pm

DesmondWafers wrote:The word rock used as a verb.
you mean in the context of : "... hey when you rock up we can grab a bite and then leave at about 2pm..."

I have actually used the term "rock" as a verb when in Korea and not wanting the translator to correctly explain what I was saying to my (aussie) english speaking colleagues
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Re: guitar pet peeves

Post by noisepunk » Sat Jul 30, 2016 11:30 pm

Strings, who needs em- amiright?
They tried to give me advice, down at the record shop. I said "Sit down boys, this may come as a SHOCK. But alls I listen to, it's all freedom rock."

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Post by Artslap » Sat Jul 30, 2016 11:46 pm

''The best guitar I have ever played'' being in every classified and every auction
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Regretful sale

CP.
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Post by MechaBulletBill » Sun Jul 31, 2016 12:25 am

Mechanical Birds wrote:The worst is when people call their guitars female pronouns and tigers worse and worse all the time. Seeing dudes say "this is my new little girl and I can't stop touching her" just screams fedora atheist to me. Please stop calling yr guitars "her" it's dumb as hell and really gross.
So creepy. Makes me think of those guys who have sex with their car.

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Post by sookwinder » Sun Jul 31, 2016 1:04 am

MechaBulletBill wrote:So creepy. Makes me think of those guys who have sex with their car.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mechanophilia


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Post by thenewromance » Sun Jul 31, 2016 1:05 am

noisepunk wrote:Strings, who needs em- amiright?
Totally overrated.

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Re: guitar pet peeves

Post by andy_tchp » Sun Jul 31, 2016 1:21 am

Locking tuners.
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Re: guitar pet peeves

Post by Squirrel » Sun Jul 31, 2016 1:48 am

The fact that Duesenberg think their guitars are worthy of that name.

Also, blindly replacing all of the capacitors in vintage amps.

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Post by sookwinder » Sun Jul 31, 2016 2:04 am

Squirrel wrote:Also, blindly replacing all of the capacitors in vintage amps.
especially with orange drops
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Post by JazzmasterJonny » Sun Jul 31, 2016 3:35 am

The thing that gets me at the moment is on Gibson VOS finish guitars...they tint the binding, dull the finish, dull the hardware...BUT leave the edge of the pickguard bright freaking white! Does my head in!

Oh and the bright white nut....

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Post by PixMix » Sun Jul 31, 2016 5:37 am

'For sale' ads with one photo, or many poor quality photos most of which show random parts of the guitar with nothing special to see. Also ads with not one photo of a whole (head to toe) guitar, just a bunch of fragments.

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Re: guitar pet peeves

Post by Larry Mal » Sun Jul 31, 2016 5:58 am

andy_tchp wrote:Locking tuners.
You'd hate me, then... fuck non-locking tuners.

I guess put me down for that. I have no idea why tuner technology is little more advanced than it was hundreds of years ago.
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