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For sale: Musical instrument thingy

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Telesphere, Sep 26, 2017.

  1. Telesphere

    Telesphere Tele-Meister

    284
    Oct 11, 2005
    The Telesphere
    Last night, I saw an ad for a cheap Squier Affinity Tele on a forum, and having seen varying mentions of the nut being bigger than the usual 40mm Affinity size, decided to ask the seller...

    Hi, can you tell me what width the nut is, please?

    This morning I received a reply...

    It looks like an 8mm hole with a hexagon bolt!

    Well, I've nearly shat myself laughing. Given the response, it's hardly surprising they're selling it. They haven't really got 'into it' have they?

    No doubt there are plenty more stories of people selling all sorts of stuff they haven't got a clue about. Let's hear yours.
     
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  2. trev333

    trev333 Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    I've always wondered why it's called a nut?.... that thing at the far end of the neck that holds the strings separate from each other...

    I suppose it has to have some name... though, if I was asked to name it.. I doubt the word nut would enter my mind...

    funny that...:confused:
     
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  3. fendertx

    fendertx Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Nov 12, 2008
    Houston
    You made me wonder, so I researched in the laziest possible way.

    Though not definitive, this from Wikipedia:

    Etymology[edit]
    The word may have come from the German Nut (pronounced "noot"), meaning groove or slot. The nut, however, is called a de:Sattel ("saddle"; also Obersattel) in German, whereas the part of a guitar known as the saddle in English, the surface of the bridge on which the strings rest, is called a de:Stegeinlage or Steg, in German. In French, the nut is known as a fr:sillet, which, like German, can also translate to mean saddle. The Italian term, capo tasto (or capotasto; "head of fretboard"), is the origin of the capo.
     

  4. MrCairo46

    MrCairo46 Friend of Leo's

    For sale :
    Directional guitar cables
     
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  5. haggardfan1

    haggardfan1 Friend of Leo's

    Mar 17, 2014
    down every road
    A friend of mine, while shopping for a piano, showed me an ad he found on CL which read simply: "Wooden piano, with wheels", and stated the price.
     

  6. BigDaddyLH

    BigDaddyLH Telefied Ad Free Member

    I've used them pedals on the piano and they don't go anywhere. I need a piano with wheels.
     
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  7. unixfish

    unixfish Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free + Supporter

    Apr 20, 2013
    Northeast Ohio, USA
    I would have been tempted to reply "I'm a 42 regular. Are you looking to trade for a suit jacket?"
     
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  8. Telesphere

    Telesphere Tele-Meister

    284
    Oct 11, 2005
    The Telesphere
    Haha! Speaking of trading, there's an option on the 'create new ad' page that clearly states 'NO SWAPS!' and still, you see people asking 'are you interested in a trade for my crappy worn out XYZ-123, or anything else I'm selling on my other ads?
     

  9. 985plowboy

    985plowboy Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 5, 2012
    South Louisiana

  10. Dismalhead

    Dismalhead Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    54
    Feb 16, 2014
    Auburn, California
    Guy who sold me my MIM Strat had lowered the price to $150 since it had a broken string.
     
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  11. Telesphere

    Telesphere Tele-Meister

    284
    Oct 11, 2005
    The Telesphere
    Oh wow! How much was an MiM at the time?
     

  12. Dismalhead

    Dismalhead Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    54
    Feb 16, 2014
    Auburn, California
    It was just a couple of years ago, so $250 - $300. Great guitar too. Use it all the time.
     

  13. Controller

    Controller Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Jun 11, 2010
    Montana
    At least you only had to replace one!
     
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  14. troy2003

    troy2003 Friend of Leo's

    Mar 30, 2010
    Central Minnesota
    I’ve seen ads for a guitar or bass that says something like “just tuned”
     
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  15. troy2003

    troy2003 Friend of Leo's

    Mar 30, 2010
    Central Minnesota
    Just seen on my local Craigslist. A “purple Ibaness base”. Whatever that is.
     

  16. red57strat

    red57strat Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Oct 4, 2003
    Massachusetts
    I saw a CL ad that said something like "Gibson Les Paul. Nuff said." and had no pics.
     

  17. BigDaddyLH

    BigDaddyLH Telefied Ad Free Member

    I prefer them tuned at the factory ;)
     

  18. BigDaddyLH

    BigDaddyLH Telefied Ad Free Member

    And can we talk a minute about bad photos? Sideways, blurry and bare feet included o_O
     
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  19. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Age:
    56
    Mar 17, 2003
    Spring City, Pa
    I once bought a 1929 Indian 101 Scout.
    The old woman whose barn it was in just shook her head and said, "I don't know what you want that old thing for. The tires are flat and the leather's rotted off the seat."
    And it is amazing how many guitar ads can be really in depth...new Mr. Peabody's Wayback wiring harness, knobs with the correctly-shaped "6", Big Dude's lightly-aged pick guard screws, FRESH SET OF GHS 9's."
    Oh, boy!
    Fresh strings!
     

  20. brobar

    brobar Tele-Holic

    Age:
    42
    501
    May 30, 2017
    Colorado
    Humorous, but understandable.

    Nice cheap, affordable guitar. Might be safe to assume it is a beginner guitar for someone. I know when I was a beginner... all I cared about was did the thing make noise and halfway stay in tune while I played some Smoke On The Water. In my first 6 months to a year of playing, if someone asked me what a nut, pot, truss rod or saddle was, I probably would have been like "huh?"

    We were all beginners at some point. Thankfully not all of us stay beginners.
     
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