PSA... Don't listen with your eyes

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Preacher, Sep 14, 2021.

  1. Skyhook

    Skyhook Tele-Meister

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    Yeah... I make an effort(but it still has to be made) not to be a jerk and an effort to practice to levels above "novice".

    An acquaintance of mine could play most any Dream Theater stuff he cared to play(i.e he'd done his guitar homework).
    His weapon of choice? A Squier Strat(cream-white-ish with rw fret board(no, I don't have pictures)).
    I remember thinking "Squier?! This guy?!" and my inner snob still thinks that, but since; I've recognized where
    the inner snob sits in his lair and I can usually sneak around him. One thing which has me judging this guy though which
    has nothing to do with his guitar(probably) is this... I've seen him play live and he... how shall I put this... breaks strings.
    Yes, a string break can happen to anyone but this guy broke like four or five strings during a single gig.
    In his defense though, every time it happened he just managed to re-string in a few seconds without stopping the song,
    which means it's very much his standard M.O. I just think that shouldn't be necessary! I firmly believe you can play a gig
    with good tone and feel without breaking 4 - 5 strings in the process.
     
  2. SnidelyWhiplash

    SnidelyWhiplash Friend of Leo's

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    One of the best. I've been guilty as charged in the past in terms of gear snobbery,
    but it isn't the instrument as much as the musician. Clips like this can be a lesson
    learned... :cool:
     
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    posttoastie Friend of Leo's

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    I think Jesus drove an " Infiniti " not a Ferrari.
     
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    Charlodius Tele-Holic

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    When I see a guitar player with a Yari, I think “Man, this guy is a fellow guitar nerd”. Nothing but love for the Yari guitars.
     
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  5. BigDaddyLH

    BigDaddyLH Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    I would have thought "Chrysler".
     
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    Ron R Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Every Alvarez acoustic I've come across has sounded really good.
     
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    knopflerfan Friend of Leo's

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    I still have the first guitar I ever bought - a 1985 Alvarez six-string acoustic. The only reason it sounds mediocre, is because I'm the one playing it!
     
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    What a bunch of asses. Kind of lights a fire in the pickup swap I have in mind for my Squier Tele - an Affinity no less.
     
  9. ChicknPickn

    ChicknPickn Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    Once read that Jack White took pride in playing POS guitars with terrible action. Because if you can sound like you on anything you pick up, you’ve proved that it’s not about the instrument.
     
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    Nogoodnamesleft TDPRI Member

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    One of the best blues players I know uses an Art & Lutherie parlour guitar - the same model I picked up for my daughter for $120 new back in the early 2000s. Absolutely crazy sounding instrument with a low end that shouldn’t come from such a small body. I can’t read people’s minds, but they go really quiet when he plays.
     
  11. telekaster1999

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    Tone is in the fingers, I'll see my own way out.
     
  12. radtz

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    I love this guitar. I'm still mad from 15 years ago when someone tipped a chair over and put those nasty gouges in the wood.....
     

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  13. Preacher

    Preacher Friend of Leo's

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    That would be me!!

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  14. RhinestoneStrat

    RhinestoneStrat Tele-Holic

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    Or better yet? :)

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  15. jrblue

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    Here's another perspective: I've recently taken to really listening to the sound of my own playing -- the pitch, the different dimensions of tone, the volume, the decay -- as well as the actual tune itself. I've found great, powerful enjoyment in the sound of the guitar in my hands (not just my own playing) and indeed find that whatever one I pick up has something to offer if I am musical enough to work with that. I see most snobs as small, insecure, and ugly people acting out their own selfish and sick needs, not as the anointed special folk they think they are. If someone really thinks that their pricey instrument makes them better as musicians, they're looking at only a weak sliver of what musicians are and do.
     
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