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Annoying BS guitar jargon - (let’s have a rant).

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by moonman2, Jan 23, 2021.

  1. GreatDaneRock

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    Right? Since when "self-taught" is something to be ashamed of, or uncool? It only shows its flaws if your playing, well... sucks to the rest.
     
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    Electric Warrior Tele-Holic Ad Free Member

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    This this this
     
  3. Durtdog

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    "Cut through the mix"
     
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    Mine will always be "Plays like butter".


    How about "Plays like K.Y."?
     
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    You are right, I mean I did not take lessons
    But I do have a good ear, and put in a lot of work.
    And I do have an ego
     
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    "Tube-like"
     
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  9. Telenator

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    "The sound I hear in my head." Ugh! I hate that expression. Do you hear voices too? Telling you what gear to buy, song to play, spider to dismember?
     
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  10. Steerforth

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    “Self-taught” is fine. It simply indicates that a person didn’t attend a formal music school or take lessons with an instructor.

    If we stick with such a tight definition on that, then we’re all secondhand people. What percentage of your knowledge comes from direct, personal experience?
     
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  11. moonman2

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    • “worn in feel”
    • “great mojo”
     
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    Did someone drop some Colmans in your tea, mate?

    Did you write the code that enabled your sour screed?

    If you take a good look around, there’s quite a bit of appreciation here for people who put instruments together, regardless of the depth of original effort. I don’t see any humour in this, and I’m trying to be kind, here.
     
  13. elihu

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    Question: does a nitro finish really smell “like cake?” My 2009 Hwy 1 has a nitro finish and it doesn’t make me want to spread frosting and take a bite. Yet I see that phrase all the time on this guitar forum. And no, I don’t have COVID.
     
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    Some lacquers do have a sweet smell to them. Some older guitars positively stink because they were stored for years is a case assembled with animal-based glue.
     
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  16. elihu

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    Hide glue?
     
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  17. AAT65

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    Calling guitar technicians, or even people who build solid-body guitars, “luthiers”. A luthier builds instruments with a neck and soundbox: a lute, a violin, an acoustic guitar. Not a Les Paul, not a Telecaster, not even a 335.

    But what really annoys me is “my luthier” or even “my guitar tech”: unless you’re David Gilmour or Jonny Greenwood and the tech works only or mostly for you he’s not “your” tech — he’s a tech that you give work to.
     
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    Scooped mids
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    Nice. Unsalted butter definitely gives you sparkling highs and haunting mids. Salt kills the mojo. And margarine? Well, that just ruins your pups.
     
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    You know what you never see in an ad? “Plays like a sheet of 80-grit sandpaper wrapped in barbed wire.” That one doesn’t seem popular with guitar sellers for some reason.
     
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