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Why Roland isn't Rock and Roll

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Cheap Trills, Oct 1, 2017.

  1. LeicaBoss

    LeicaBoss TDPRI Member

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    Oct 16, 2015
    New Jersey
    Being a decent neighbor is soooooo lame
     
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  2. Old Tele man

    Old Tele man Tele-Afflicted

    May 10, 2017
    Tucson, AZ
    Which word bothers you most? Political or Correctness?



    P.S. -- you know, of course, I'm just yanking your chain.
     

  3. Mike Eskimo

    Mike Eskimo Doctor of Teleocity

    Nov 9, 2008
    Detroit

  4. BigDaddyLH

    BigDaddyLH Telefied Ad Free Member


    You know what inconsiderate? Expecting me to be considerate. That's a microaggression aggression right there.

    It's the close proximity. :mad:
     

  5. SolidSteak

    SolidSteak Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 27, 2016
    USA
    "Coffee is HOT"
    "Guitar amp is LOUD"
    "Water is wet"
     
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  6. Old Tele man

    Old Tele man Tele-Afflicted

    May 10, 2017
    Tucson, AZ
    "DO NOT INVERT" on the bottom of cups and glasses?

    "KNIVES ARE SHARP" on cutlery?

    "PEOPLE ARE DUMB" on T-shirts?
     
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  7. HoodieMcFoodie

    HoodieMcFoodie Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Oct 22, 2007
    Tamworth, 'straya.
    But hang on, the GR-55 is a guitar synth module. Does it come with a built-in amp and speakers? :confused:
     
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  8. songtalk

    songtalk Friend of Leo's

    Roland and Boss are more rock and roll than anything we will ever do with our lives.

    *shrugs*
     

  9. Frodebro

    Frodebro Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Aug 17, 2012
    Seattle
    My bigger Mesas came with warning tags warning the consumer that those amps were capable of causing permanent hearing damage.
     
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  10. studio1087

    studio1087 Telefied Ad Free Member

    May 10, 2003
    Near Milwaukee
    It reminds me of this movie......



    Translation issue. It should have been omitted for other parts of the world.
     
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  11. outbreak

    outbreak Tele-Holic

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    Dec 28, 2007
    Australia
    Wait i can't use a roland amp in the shower? I write all my best work in the shower
     
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  12. HoodieMcFoodie

    HoodieMcFoodie Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Oct 22, 2007
    Tamworth, 'straya.
    Sure you can, just don't have the water running...:D
     
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  13. outbreak

    outbreak Tele-Holic

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    Dec 28, 2007
    Australia
    Going to do some market research on demand for a new umbrella mod that attaches to the top of an amp and allows it to be used in the shower
     
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  14. Endless Mike

    Endless Mike Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 2, 2016
    Arlington, Texas
    That's almost certainly the case. In the 80's, I remember buying Boss and Roland products and getting huge laughs out of the manuals because of poor translation.

    I still remember something from the GR-700 manual about "When playing long tone with high fret". While not an example of some of the really hilarious things I've in their manuals read, it stuck with me for some reason.
     
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  15. Endless Mike

    Endless Mike Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 2, 2016
    Arlington, Texas
    What Big Daddy LH said. We could learn a great deal from the Japanese about courtesy.

    Reading manuals doesn't make you lame, it makes you a possessor of common sense.
     

  16. kelnet

    kelnet Telefied Ad Free Member

    Apr 17, 2008
    Port Moody, BC
    The manual is probably just suggesting that using this with headphones instead of running it into an amp would be more considerate.
     

  17. Cheap Trills

    Cheap Trills Tele-Meister

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    May 11, 2016
    Brooklyn, NY
    Relax folks, again, I'll state again that I posted this because I found it funny that it's an "Important Note" in an owners manual for musical gear-- similar to a warning not to put your lawn chair in the dryer, unnecessary and ironic. Also, apologies if the title somehow offended some of you Roland fans-- but I would also recommend loosening up those tight pants. ;)

    Also, for the record I'm part Japanese (there are pro's and con's to over-politeness, happy to share anecdotes) and am using this Roland synth for it's MIDI capabilities to help me notate classical orchestrations -- VERY ROCK AND ROLL!!!


    Haha, reminded me that I had this photo lying around -- my old ROLAND Blues cube in the shower! I've never been able to recall why this happened, but now I'll just assume at some point in the future I'll travel back in time and set it up for this conversation.


    That's hilarious!
     
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  18. ricknbaker

    ricknbaker Tele-Holic

    607
    Nov 12, 2014
    Watford, UK
    I bought an iron once that came with the warning

    'Do not iron clothes while they are being worn. (Don't laugh, this has actually happened)'
     
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  19. 3-Chord-Genius

    3-Chord-Genius Friend of Leo's

    Apr 3, 2015
    Winchester, VA
    If that were an American made product it would have said something along the lines of, "If the neighbors complain, turn it up so you can't hear them."
     
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