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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 at 4:24 AM.

  1. Ebidis

    Ebidis Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    51
    Nov 14, 2013
    Alabama
    Back in the '80s I played a Les Paul during the height of the shred mania superstrat era (before Guns and Roses happened). My friend (a shredder) asked me why I wanted to play an "old fashioned jazz guitar" LOL.
     

  2. BobbyS

    BobbyS Strat-Talker

    338
    Dec 11, 2011
    Los Lunas, NM
    yes, you spank the monkey but don't snap it
     

  3. Ebidis

    Ebidis Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Nov 14, 2013
    Alabama
    And you snap your fingers, but don't spank them.
     

  4. TangerineDog

    TangerineDog Senior Stratmaster

    Sep 5, 2015
    The EU
    Well, maybe you don't :whistling:
     
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  5. Sarnodude

    Sarnodude Senior Stratmaster

    Sep 26, 2015
    Mukilteo
    So am I , but in my case , there is a big difference between vintage and valuable.
     
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  6. simoncroft

    simoncroft Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    May 30, 2013
    SE England
    I used to have so many negative perceptions of the Telecaster as a young man. (They sound really thin and you can't play rock guitar on them... The other pickup is useless...) What I later came to realise is: If you can't play it on a Tele, you can't really play it. It's a superb guitar, but that bridge pickup masks no imperfections. What a tone though.

    Man, it sounds great when you put it through an overdrive pedal too! It cuts better than a Strat IMO. The neck pickup is great for a lot of jazz styles. It can be super-mellow, but it also does a great Hendrix-type neck tone too. I have a Callaham wiring system in my Tele, but I must admit I don't use the extra pickup combinations that often.
     

  7. Ebidis

    Ebidis Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    51
    Nov 14, 2013
    Alabama
    I love my Tele. If my Strat is my right arm, then my Tele is my left. It plays so easy, and never goes out of tune. I have come to really appreciate the neck humbucker (even more so after I modified it), and the Gibson wiring scheme gives me even more versatility. C730CAF4-E7F7-4E26-9FE5-13D2FB25B4B2_zpsrfhasuim.jpg
     
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  8. Namelyguitar

    Namelyguitar Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jun 3, 2009
    Mobile Bay
    Maple neck...
     
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  9. davidKOS

    davidKOS Retired Performer Strat-Talk Supporter

    May 28, 2012
    California
    And ignorance is no sin...unless you refuse to learn.
     
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  10. Kulu

    Kulu New Member!

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    I don't know why the great Leo called his vibrato system a tremolo. And people have been getting it wrong ever since!
     
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  11. 2-Finger

    2-Finger Strat-O-Master

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    Aug 16, 2016
    Brussels, Belgium
    Sure, however, players develop relationships with their guitars, so they may feel like their strat is not for punk rock for instance, or that their ES-335 is just for blues... See what I mean? The feeling and relationship developed over the years between a player and a guitar or a guitar type". So I may think you are right in absolute terms but my perception tells me a different story...
     
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  12. davidKOS

    davidKOS Retired Performer Strat-Talk Supporter

    May 28, 2012
    California

    The only limits on an guitar electric guitar in terms of playing styes are string gauge, action, and number of frets/fret access.

    It's really hard to bend notes like a blues/rock player on a set of 13 flatwounds. Or to play above the note C on a 175.....other than that sort of thing, a guitar is a guitar
     
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  13. West Coast Idea

    West Coast Idea Strat-Talker

    Age:
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    213
    Mar 10, 2017
    Out on the Range
    Your handle--so Django! :D
     
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  14. West Coast Idea

    West Coast Idea Strat-Talker

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    213
    Mar 10, 2017
    Out on the Range
    Guilty pleasure--gotta admit I like some of Ted's earlier recordings with the Dukes, *way* before his current persona.
     
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  15. MrPoppa2

    MrPoppa2 Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    75
    Apr 5, 2011
    Sun City, Az.
    What is meant by the term...Woman Tone...? And why do some people call the Tele a Cowboy guitar...?
    ...............Poppa
     

  16. CigBurn

    CigBurn Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    60
    Jun 22, 2014
    The Shed
    "Terd Nugget" - Best laugh I've had in days... :D
     
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  17. Jamie

    Jamie Strat-O-Master

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    Jun 18, 2015
    Australia
    I use the term Mojo quite a bit. I'm sure it annoys the hell out of others but it's got to be the coolest of all the annoying guitar terms.
     
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  18. davidKOS

    davidKOS Retired Performer Strat-Talk Supporter

    May 28, 2012
    California
    1. Woman tone - clapton's sound when using a distorted Marshall amp and rolling the tone knob on the guitar to zero.

    2. because for so many years most C and W players used a Tele. Leo also designed the instrument with the country players in mind getting input from local players.
     

  19. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Certified Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    58
    May 21, 2010
    In my own little world
    It's the loud stream of foul and unnecessary harsh language that erupts from the direction of Mrs Bit when I look at buying more gear... o_O
     

  20. 2-Finger

    2-Finger Strat-O-Master

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    740
    Aug 16, 2016
    Brussels, Belgium
    Indeed! :D
    My friends gave me this nickname because I play just like Django!
    No, wait, that's not a true story.... The reality is that colleagues at work stated calling me 2-Finger because of my strange way of using only two fingers when playing fussball :eek::eek:
     
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