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Guitar sayings/terms that you think are weird or dumb

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Ebidis, Nov 13, 2017.

  1. mshivy

    mshivy Most Honored Senior Member

    There’s one metaphor in particular that has come to be taken quite literally, but I’ll just keep it to myself this time around.

  2. Paperback Rocker

    Paperback Rocker Nitro-mancer Strat-Talk Supporter

    Sep 18, 2014
    Lewisville, TX

  3. abnormaltoy

    abnormaltoy BushBaby Strat-Talk Supporter

    Apr 28, 2013
    Hmmm, interesting.

  4. Vjerilood

    Vjerilood Senior Stratmaster

    Jul 30, 2017
    True but I think it’s weird or dumb
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  5. Vjerilood

    Vjerilood Senior Stratmaster

    Jul 30, 2017
    Or tremolo bar for that matter. It’s a vibrato mechanism.
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  6. suncrush

    suncrush Senior Stratmaster

    Mar 25, 2014
    Ugh. This is the worst. When guitarists say tremolo or vibrato, you have to have a conversation to figure out which way around they mean.
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  7. 2-Finger

    2-Finger Senior Stratmaster

    Aug 16, 2016
    Brussels, Belgium
    Cannot stand it
    And yes, I love teles but I hate the word TWANG

  8. 2-Finger

    2-Finger Senior Stratmaster

    Aug 16, 2016
    Brussels, Belgium
    "Tone wood"
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  9. TomH8

    TomH8 Strat-O-Master

    May 1, 2014
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  10. JMJD06

    JMJD06 Senior Stratmaster

    Aug 2, 2013
    Tasty lick.....lick this
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  11. Malurkey

    Malurkey Senior Stratmaster

    Dec 28, 2016
    The whammy bar gets its name from here:

    ‘Wham’ by Lonnie Mack.

    Folks wanted to know what that device (Bigsby, I believe) on that strange V-shaped guitar was so they could make those sounds as well.

    Whammy bar is a very apt name.

    Mixing up tremolo and vibrato is one thing. Copying that mistake knowingly and consistently is stupid.
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  12. john lavelle

    john lavelle Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Aug 25, 2012
    North Carolina
    So, does a brown Tele have pooh-twang?
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  13. trapdoor2

    trapdoor2 Strat-O-Master

    Oct 25, 2017
    Nawth Alabama
    If so, would that give the mustard ones "baby-pooh-twang?" :rolleyes:
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  14. stratnutz

    stratnutz Senior Stratmaster

    Apr 10, 2011
    Dallas TX
    If I get a guitar with a Fast Neck, will I sound like Yngwie by sunrise?
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  15. radstringz

    radstringz Strat-Talker

    Jun 26, 2011
    NE Pennsylvania
    In order to practice his "chops".

  16. mshivy

    mshivy Most Honored Senior Member

    It will help, but you also need one of these:
    Some people get upset when people say “ so and so plays with no emotion,” but it really doesn’t phase me.
    Probably because I have no emotion, in my soul or in my playing

  17. Ebidis

    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985 Strat-Talk Supporter

    Nov 14, 2013
    That's a pet peeve of mine.

    A watt is a watt is a watt.

    It is a very precise scientific measurement using specific mathematical equations. Physics does not change just because your amp has tubes in it.
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  18. albala

    albala Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    May 10, 2012
    stamford, CT
    chick'n pick'n

    and I hate they way it sounds and that people feel obligated to do it when they pick up a tele

  19. CalicoSkies

    CalicoSkies Senior Stratmaster

    Jun 10, 2013
    Hillsboro, OR, USA
    Tonewood. Why not just say "wood"? Is "tonewood" a special wood engineered for a specific type of tone?

    "Dating a guitar" - I think a nice dinner and a movie usually works well..

    I figured "headroom" was probably a technically correct word. But it always reminds me of Max Headroom:

    When I see "pups", I think of these:
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  20. amagras

    amagras Strat-O-Master

    Oct 26, 2016
    Guys we will have to stop at some point or we won't be able to talk about guitars anymore
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