The most Controversial, Provocative, Volatile, or Just All-Around Touchy Discussion Topics in the Guitar World?

PCollen

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Fender vs Gibson, Beatles vs Stones, Tubes vs Solid State...

There are some topics that almost always seem to end in a pile-on, no matter how it starts. Those are a few that I can think of off hand.

Without actually going into pile-on level details (this is an EQ test :) ), what are the big ones... anything related to the guitar world?

And, in your humble opinion, why is it such a touchy subject?
Strat trem springs...silver or black, how many, and what pattern ?
 

ReverendRevolver

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Varies hugely by generation .

One of the absolute greatest things that you might not initially realize if you overhear a bunch of millennials talk music, is that there is virtually no chance of anyone even mentioning Uriah Heep, Wishbone Ash, Styx, Vanilla Fudge , other crap band, additional s****y group, etc…

I mean, not even to say “oh, you know who else sucks that my dad listens to ?”

And then they rattle off those names plus a couple more D-listers.

Not
Even
On
Their
Radar

Thank you millennials ! 🙋🏻👍🏽
Millennials is its own flame topic on guitar boards.

;)

Who was that kid who recently called something "boomer rock"? We all knew what he meant.

There are several flavors of millennials though.
 

kctelegas

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I believe he called them “an abomination”
"a blight"

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brookdalebill

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He (Segovia) was impressed with Django.
He purportedly once asked Django who wrote one of his improvised pieces.
Django replied, “Me, just now”, or words to that effect.
I once hung a photo (from a string pack) of Segovia upside down over my workbench.
It was my protest against his “blight/abomination” remark.
Chauvinists (like Segovia) once really frustrated me.
I got over it.;)
 

TokyoPortrait

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Hi.

So called ‘unpopular opinion’ threads can be fun.

I think the solo on Cinnamon Girl is fantastic, for what it’s worth. And I love Neil Young’s voice. And, I also think Nirvana’s music was in fact music.

Recently I had composed an ‘unpopular opinion’ thread opener in my head and was intending to write and post it the next morning. But I got busy and didn’t. Which turned out to be just as well…

Pax/
Dean
 
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