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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by TSims1, Oct 11, 2018 at 8:41 AM.

  1. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    58
    Apr 21, 2010
    London, UK
    Hello Jealous Monte. I'm afraid that the name doesn't suit you....
     

  2. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    59
    May 21, 2010
    Sheffield, UK
    Depends who

    Nope. Best not. :p
     
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  3. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    59
    May 21, 2010
    Sheffield, UK
    Del Monte then?
     
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  4. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    58
    Apr 21, 2010
    London, UK
    I'm not sure that our Monte would want to be associated with "The Man From Del Monte".
     
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  5. TheDuck

    TheDuck Most Honored Senior Member

    Age:
    53
    Jan 12, 2016
    Lil' Rhody
    What happened?

    Hmmm, where to start ....

    Here's ten examples, just to get started ...

    1. Bedroom rock stars who's gear related claim to fame is their prized Line 6 Spyder. That btw sounds just like a Plexi. No. better!
    2. Garage rock stars who have never played a gig to more than five friends, yet they posses all the knowledge and experience of a tour hardened road warrior.
    3. Self proclaimed expert "techs" who think Fenders set up specs are the end all be all of guitar set ups.
    4. Those who believe luthiers work at Guitar Center.
    5. Wiki educated "experts"
    6. The "My Squier is better than your Custom Shop" crowd.
    7. Tube haters and tube snobs. I'll group them, because they share the same defective DNA.
    8. The "This modeler doesnt sound like a real amp" crowd. Who btw, have never heard the amp in question miked up in a studio.
    9. All the resident experts / Pros that offer all their knowledge, yet we've never heard so much as a note from them.
    10. Anyone who says "whammy bar".


    Ok, the last one is a personal peeve ;)
     
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  6. nutball73

    nutball73 Strat-O-Master

    630
    Nov 12, 2013
    Southern UK
    Or may be just people not cutting others a bit of slack? :whistling:
     
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  7. Nick-O

    Nick-O Strat-Talker

    431
    Jun 20, 2014
    SC
    I like whammy bar...I called them wang bars when I was kid cause I thought I was getting away with swearing...
     

  8. carver

    carver The East Coast Strangler Strat-Talk Supporter

    ok lets start this out with I am from Canada.

    Around here folks say eh.

    When I was really young, I used to think Eh was a swear because I only ever heard it when adults were in the room.

    And thats where it all started.

    my friend and I had this game called Mr Guy.

    We would seriously stick our lips out and pretend to smoke pipes and just say Eh to each other. we thought we were getting away with murder. our parents probably checked the house for led paint shortly after.
     

  9. Jason99

    Jason99 Strat-O-Master

    989
    Mar 26, 2014
    Los Angeles
    11. Those pickups sound sterile. I still can’t figure out how anyone can use the word sterile to describe a sound. This is usually directed at EMG pickups by people who’ve never heard them.
     
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  10. 808K

    808K Strat-Talker

    346
    Apr 24, 2018
    Philly, USA
    This is what I really like about this forum. Yeah, I laughed out loud. But no spit, I’m learning.
     
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  11. dbolt

    dbolt Strat-Talker Strat-Talk Supporter

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    66
    331
    Sep 17, 2014
    NC
    Now that is well put
     

  12. TheDuck

    TheDuck Most Honored Senior Member

    Age:
    53
    Jan 12, 2016
    Lil' Rhody
    People shouldn't talk the talk if they haven't walked the walk.
     
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2018 at 11:01 AM
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  13. Strat Jacket

    Strat Jacket Senior Stratmaster

    May 11, 2018
    Illinois
    Isn't that a bit pretentious?
    While I've gigged out a time or two, I've never been 'in
    the band' (for lack of a better description) and most of my playing nowadays is by me, to me, and for me with me as the audience and critic. I've been playing for nearly 50 years (which is longer than a number of people here have been alive) and since joining here, have been playing, experimenting and exploring nearly every night, sometimes for several hours at a time. I've purchased 3 new guitars and a new amp over the past summer. Not bragging about it by any means, but by your interpretation this would mean my opinion is worthless and I should stuff a sock in it when it comes to recommendations or personal opinions.
    While my recommendations may not carry the same weight as possibly yours and others here who are pros or working musicians, I think everyone here regardless of age, stature, profession or country of origin has a valid opinion...if for nobody other than themselves...and should be free to exercise it.
    I hope that didn't come off wrong, no offense intended, but I feel I needed to air that given your statement (which perhaps I misinterpreted?)
     
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  14. TheDuck

    TheDuck Most Honored Senior Member

    Age:
    53
    Jan 12, 2016
    Lil' Rhody
    You misunderstood my post @Strat Jacket

    Your opinions and recommendations based on your experiences definitely hold their own.

    You arent pretending to be an all knowledgeable guru with years of touring and recording experience either.
    Youre being yourself, and offering knowledge based on what you know.

    You're not the type of person I directed my comment at.
     

  15. Dadocaster

    Dadocaster Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Guitar players are often pretentious.
     
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  16. TheDuck

    TheDuck Most Honored Senior Member

    Age:
    53
    Jan 12, 2016
    Lil' Rhody
    You're being kind :D
     

  17. heltershelton

    heltershelton ASKED TO LEAVE THE STAGE Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jun 5, 2013
    Not Florida
     
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  18. 808K

    808K Strat-Talker

    346
    Apr 24, 2018
    Philly, USA
    I wish I was good enough to pretend to be pretentious!
     

  19. TheDuck

    TheDuck Most Honored Senior Member

    Age:
    53
    Jan 12, 2016
    Lil' Rhody
    You dont have to be good, just pretentious :thumb:
     

  20. 808K

    808K Strat-Talker

    346
    Apr 24, 2018
    Philly, USA
    Ha ha, I’m going to tell the wife that. Wish me luck!
     
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