How the other half lives...

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How the other half lives...

Post by CivoLee » Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:34 pm

Thought some of you guys might get a chuckle out of this...

https://www.mylespaul.com/threads/strat ... er.448376/

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Re: How the other half lives...

Post by HarlowTheFish » Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:06 am

Wow, just . . . wow.

I've hopped over there a couple times to read up on pickups and it's gotten weird, but like, do they . . . do they not know how to talk about stuff without text-yelling at each other?

It's just guitars, MyLesPaul, and it's not even the one your forum is named after. I've seen Gearslutz of all places be more civil in voicing disagreements.

Also come on they're objectively wrong, it's clearly the Mustang :D

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Re: How the other half lives...

Post by BoringPostcards » Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:33 am

Forums like that are straight up only useful for anthropology.
Det er mig der holder træerne sammen.
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Re: How the other half lives...

Post by HarlowTheFish » Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:49 am

BoringPostcards wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:33 am
Forums like that are straight up only useful for anthropology.
That assumes there are people on them.

All I see are particularly intelligent potatoes.

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Post by SignoftheDragon » Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:53 am

I did chuckle. I did.

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Post by sookwinder » Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:55 am

in every forum there is always one guy pushing G&Ls :D
relaxing alternative to doing actual work ...

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Re: How the other half lives...

Post by BoringPostcards » Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:33 am

sookwinder wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:55 am
in every forum there is always one guy pushing G&Ls :D
I resemble this remark! *seethes* :P
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Re: How the other half lives...

Post by BoringPostcards » Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:44 am

HarlowTheFish wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:06 am

Also come on they're objectively wrong, it's clearly the Mustang :D
The shortscale.org gang rejected this Demo I made, in which I obscured the lighting and guitar, so the tones would be the focus. They said it was useless. I guess I should play more like Robroe next time. The particular Mustang was from Shortscale too, and I was the last owner in a chain of about 7 people.
Anyhow, this Japanese Mustang was at the time, the back up for my US SG. My buds always told me use my AVRI JM as backup, but the stang is closer in feel due to 24".
It was strung with 12s and has a Red Lace Sensor in the bridge.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wpB5N1azEKE

I go through all settings and play mostly original riffs with some genre riffs here and there. A but of wah in there too, but its just straight into a sketchy Blues Deluxe.

Team Mustang!
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Re: How the other half lives...

Post by Larry Mal » Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:50 am

They managed to slip in a little misogyny there also, in the My Les Paul tradition.

Or did they take down the "Hot Girls" section that they used to have? I don't see it all of a sudden.
Back in those days, everyone knew that if you were talking about Destiny's Child, you were talking about Beyonce, LaTavia, LeToya, and Larry.

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Re: How the other half lives...

Post by mbene085 » Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:51 am

That thread hit every guitar forum cliché in record time. Comparing guitars to women, multiple angles of misogyny, needless hostility derailing the thread, and some great misinformation about Jazzmasters.

Please, someone, rescue that '59 JM from the boomer who derides it for having "banjo tone" and give that thing a proper setup. The thought of someone owning a '59 and hating it is physically painful for me.

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Re: How the other half lives...

Post by Larry Mal » Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:02 am

And yes, they did take down the "Les Paul Girls" section. It had been here:

https://www.mylespaul.com/lespaulgirls/

Cancel culture and #metoo ruins everything, don't it, boys?
Back in those days, everyone knew that if you were talking about Destiny's Child, you were talking about Beyonce, LaTavia, LeToya, and Larry.

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Re: How the other half lives...

Post by BoringPostcards » Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:08 am

If you want to really grind their gears, post this video:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vMrYSTzqFI8

Make sure to say "Why are we arguing about this guitar, when we could be discussing how this is the single greatest guitar solo, ever performed on an original burst?"

It's Gentle Giant, so it's deliciously subversive to their echo chamber. Retro enough to impress them, but it's prog, and how could you stoop so low?
The song doesn't have a solo on album. It is 100% improvised here and it shits on 90% of their heros. Nobody even knows the guitarist's name. I don't even remember, and I love some GG. Greg?
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Re: How the other half lives...

Post by schoolie » Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:26 am

If you want to create pure havoc, start a thread about how much you admire Greta Thunberg.

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Re: How the other half lives...

Post by Flurko » Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:32 am

BoringPostcards wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:08 am
If you want to really grind their gears, post this video:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vMrYSTzqFI8

Make sure to say "Why are we arguing about this guitar, when we could be discussing how this is the single greatest guitar solo, ever performed on an original burst?"

It's Gentle Giant, so it's deliciously subversive to their echo chamber. Retro enough to impress them, but it's prog, and how could you stoop so low?
The song doesn't have a solo on album. It is 100% improvised here and it shits on 90% of their heros. Nobody even knows the guitarist's name. I don't even remember, and I love some GG. Greg?
Ha, I listen to a lot of 70s prog in high school but never got around to Gentle Giant.
The drummer is really interesting in this song, his look and his beats wouldn't sound dated in the current decade !
Can't say that about the singing, which is what really threw me off many prog groups.
Great song and solo though !

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Re: How the other half lives...

Post by Larry Mal » Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:44 am

schoolie wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:26 am
If you want to create pure havoc, start a thread about how much you admire Greta Thunberg.
Yes!
Back in those days, everyone knew that if you were talking about Destiny's Child, you were talking about Beyonce, LaTavia, LeToya, and Larry.

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