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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. Ebidis

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

    Age:
    51
    Nov 14, 2013
    Alabama
    My tele doesn't know a single country song.
     

  2. Vjerilood

    Vjerilood Senior Stratmaster

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    52
    Jul 30, 2017
    USA
    I think I was referring to “vintage.”
     

  3. Vjerilood

    Vjerilood Senior Stratmaster

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    52
    Jul 30, 2017
    USA
    Come to think if it, I’m sick of the word “guitar!”
     
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  4. Vjerilood

    Vjerilood Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    52
    Jul 30, 2017
    USA
    The word “Luthiery” bothers me. I don’t know why. It just does.
     

  5. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Apr 21, 2010
    London, UK
    Really? This guy would like to know why you take such a narrow view of Teles.

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  6. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Apr 21, 2010
    London, UK
    The word "luthier" is bad enough since it often means "barely trained guitar tech".
     
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  7. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Apr 21, 2010
    London, UK
    Well that is 100% Leo's fault. I never could understand how he got those two simple words mixed up like that.
     
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  8. lonegroover

    lonegroover Senior Stratmaster

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    58
    Mar 5, 2016
    England
    spank suggests a more focussed midrange than snap, and a touch more sustain.
     

  9. CalicoSkies

    CalicoSkies Senior Stratmaster

    Jun 10, 2013
    Hillsboro, OR, USA
    I've also been known to not read the whole thread and then posting the same thing as someone else..
     

  10. fezz parka

    fezz parka Off.... Strat-Talk Supporter

    Apr 21, 2011
    Undisclosed.
    Stupid is as stupid does. And the above is a perfect example. Well spelled out David. Knowledge is good. Lack of knowledge is ignorance. :D
     

  11. rich815

    rich815 Strat-O-Master Strat-Talk Supporter


  12. amagras

    amagras Strat-O-Master

    575
    Oct 26, 2016
    Ontario
    Or "play", who says play anymore?
     
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  13. CaseCandy

    CaseCandy Senior Stratmaster

    May 9, 2015
    UK/Ireland
    "Cats"

    or more specifically, referring to other people as "cats".

    It's not that I think it's dumb, I actually quite like it but in my mind I'm not qualified to do it, the only people allowed to use this expression are long time seasoned old blues guys.
     
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  14. 2-Finger

    2-Finger Senior Stratmaster

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    Aug 16, 2016
    Brussels, Belgium
    I did say "for me" :D
    Anyway, the tele is probably the most versatile guitar around, together with ES 335 type guitars. I personally completely disagree with people who think strats are more versatile... But that's just my opinion, and I can barely play a guitar :eek:
     
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  15. AngelDeVille

    AngelDeVille Strat-Talker

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    ABQ
    Neck dive


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  16. Ebidis

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

    Age:
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    Nov 14, 2013
    Alabama
    This is one that bugs me. Any guitar is as versatile as the player. They all have strings, pickups, knobs, and a neck. No guitar is limited by anything but the players lack of imagination.
     
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  17. Ebidis

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

    Age:
    51
    Nov 14, 2013
    Alabama
    Another one is "lead" and "rhythm" guitar.

    A couple of weeks ago, a guy asked myself and the other guitarist in my band which of us played lead and which played rhythm. My answer was "both".

    We just play the guitar. He takes the solo on some songs, I do on others. When were just jamming, we do what ever feels right.

    I prefer the term co guitarists. :D
     

  18. fezz parka

    fezz parka Off.... Strat-Talk Supporter

    Apr 21, 2011
    Undisclosed.
    Bingo. Players are versatile. But like Jeff Beck so aptly says: Strats. No other guitar can do what a Strat can do. :D
     
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  19. Ebidis

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

    Age:
    51
    Nov 14, 2013
    Alabama
    Yeah, every guitar has it's own kinda vibe, and things (hard to dive bomb on a hard tail), but I am just talking about when somebody pigeon holes a guitar; like a Tele is only for country, and other such nonsense.
     
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  20. fezz parka

    fezz parka Off.... Strat-Talk Supporter

    Apr 21, 2011
    Undisclosed.
    Country was played on Gibson before Teles.

    Then there's the horrors inflicted on Terd Nugget's Byrdlands. :D
     
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