Guitar YouTubers...

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  1. RhinestoneStrat

    RhinestoneStrat Senior Stratmaster

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    There are an interesting bunch and I've been following a few. They have some real good advice and they can guide you to the perfect sound. I like Rhett Shull...he seems like he is on top of his game when it comes to gear. I like Mary Spender and she is very beautiful and plays wonderful guitar, but now these dayz with YouTube comes really dumb and time wasting topics.

    With Mary Spender it is now becoming like a FaceBook...look at me what I'm doing...a self-promoting channel that is starting to get infiltrated with B.S. One of her videos has a topic whether she has a real British accent. I did not watch it...because I don't really care. This is where it treads into retarded time-wasting bull****! Now YouTubers are starting to become ultra-stupid and they are promoting their own self-worth instead of real guitar content. Mary Spender is not my girlfriend and am I losing my ****ing mind??? I can't see what this has to do with anything!!!:oops::(

     
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    I don't get involved with YT. Show me how to play a song. Done and window closed. If I want drama I go on FB.
     
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    People who need to promote their self worth rarely have any.
     
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    I only watch yt to learn how to play certain songs or watch Robski torture test AK's.
     
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    Often the evolution of a media personality directly coincides with the feedback they receive.
     
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    I had to stop watching a couple of people lately. Troglys is the main example. Seemed like every vid, he was wrong about stuff and never would correct it. So all of his followers would blindly believe everything he says because he's a self-proclaimed expert. I spent more time trying to undo his wrongs in the comments than watching the vids it seemed like.

    That, doesn't even address all the other idiosyncrasies. He "falls in love" with every guitar he holds and all kinds of stupid stuff. I just couldn't do it anymore.

    Then, Shane at InTheBlues brought up something on one vid about Youtubers hiding where they get their gear and specifically being shady about telling people where it came from, etc... So I started paying attention and had to drop another channel once I realized the guy on this other channel wasn't very forthcoming about it.

    Compare that to Shane and he tells everyone where his gear comes from. Whether a mfg sent it to him to keep or if he just borrowed it to demo from a local music shop, he ALWAYS tells his viewers how he got it. Personally, I'd rather support somebody like Shane that isn't trying to hide anything.
     
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    I followed Mary Spender for a while on Instagram and YT. I really love her voice- great singer. But yes, @RhinestoneStrat is correct, the YT channel, and even more so the Instagram account, have gotten away from guitar playing and consequently, I lost interest as well.
     
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    I don't think I have ever watched a youtube "personality" video.
     
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    Most of them are click-baiters..
     
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    Phillip McKnight is starting to get on my nerves. I think the number of subscribers had gotten to his head. He will make comments about how his opinion on a piece of gear will affect the market price. Give me a break. Also gear is cool but I’m more interested in how I can be a better player. A guy like trogly has great guitars but how much can you take of someone’s opinion that can’t really play?
     
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    That Pedal Show
    Paul Davids

    Both excellent. I follow about 40 of them but a lot of them get no time as there just isn’t that much available to watch them all.
     
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    Phil has good intentions but he's too wishy washy for me. He does things like complain about and then return guitars that aren't set up to his liking when he gets them. Instead of making a couple of adjustments, he returns them. Fluffy on Riffs & Beards is wishy washy too. Hes been doing this for decades? and still doesn't have a clue about things that even I know after only a year of learning to play. I had to stop watching both of them.

    Not that I'm some know it all. But jeez. I can't learn from people who don't know what I'd consider "basics" that I've learned in the past year. Whether it's what a certain pedal does or how it operates or any number of things. It's not even stuff that no one else knows. It's that most of this kind of stuff is common knowledge that they don't know/understand.

    But then, it may have a lot to do with my personality. When I get into something, I go all in. Learn everything I can. All the time. Just constantly reading, learning, absorbing info. And I forget that not everybody else is like that. Lol. Thats literally all I do is read guitar related stuff when I'm online. All the time.

    Same. Now I pick & choose 1-by-1 which vids of hers I want to watch instead of subscribing and getting hit with all of them.
     
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  13. RhinestoneStrat

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    I've watched a lot of Trogoly videos and he sure has some really cool and informative episodes. But I was not aware he was wrong about stuff as you mentioned...can you point out to me the things he was wrong about for future reference? I'll probably remember the video since I've watched a lot of his episodes. I really digged the Aldo Nova Les Paul guitar with the Explorer headstock and the 'Queen Of Clean' white Les Paul Custom with the 3 P-90 pups. Trogoly is not too shabby at guitar playing...he is getting a bit better but he knows he is no shredder and he doesn't really have a thing for whammy bars. He occasionally gets someone on his channel that actually plays guitar, but that one guy was driving me nutz with his facial expressions...and then promoting his channel!:confused:
     
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    From what I can tell there are a number of Youtubers who have struggled with their "real" jobs during the pandemic - musicians and travellers being two groups badly hit. So they've had to generate content which is unfortunately remote from their normal day-to-day stuff.

    I understand the predicament and sympathise, but in many cases it makes for rubbish viewing.

    Unlike Robert Fripp and Toyah, of course...

     
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    I'd have to go through some vids as it's been forever since I've watched any. I may see if I can go to Youtube.com and search my old comments for stuff on his vids. It's been months since I've watched anything so I'm drawing a blank just trying to come up with examples.

    I wanna say the very first one was something I've posted about here...the Gibson Firebird Xs. As I remember it, that was the first vid of his I ever watched and he was even, wrong there when the actual facts were already out about why it happened and who took the vid and posted it to YouTube.(it was a random employee at the factory that just decided to video them destroying the guitars. Then he posted it to YouTube, IIRC)


    With Troglys vids, I would look up something he said and it wouldn't be correct. Like when he doesn't know for sure about something, he seems to just make up filler to put in. And his constant, fake laughing killed it for me too. Yea I'm probably being too critical but if I can't put up with it, I ain't watching it lol. I used to look past it all for the guitars but I think I finally had enough.

    Here's his Firebird X vid I was referring to.
    He couldn't even figure out who took the vid when they had interviewed the guy by that point and he said who he was and why he was there.(not part of the demolition crew as Trogly suggested/said) He was now a now ex-employee of Gibson(and wasn't let go over this vid). He kept saying Gibson could've sold the guitars to him, etc...and seemed to be just generally guessing at most things...when the article explaining it was out already afaik.

    Hilariously, my comment on that vid linking to the article and explanation has zero likes and zero replies. But the vid itself thousands of comments about how they could've given them to starving musicians and crap

     
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    That sure is an interesting series that is getting lots of attention. I bet Toyah is a super fiend in the sack and poor ol' Robert gets annihilated all the time, but he seems not to mind. Like already I noticed she is not really wearing a bra. Them two definitely remind me of Jim Slip and Lara Stockings...and since you are from the UK you probably know what I'm talking about.;):)
     
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    I enjoy Jason Sadites Series On great tone For the Line 6 Helix, His explanations and details are Just fantastic, for example if analyzing a certain delay amp or any other effect he goes into great detail as to what the functions are and how they can be used
    by watching his Videos i have learnt so much about the Helix
     
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    Kudos to Fripp for maintaining eye contact.
     
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    I have to agree OP – I wanted to like Mary Spender, and I don't dislike her as such – I just HAD to unsubscribe a few months back... the words 'business' and 'money' were just popping up WAY too frequently, for my personal taste. Fair play to her for doing what she's doing – and I wish her well, but... I am out :thumb: !
     
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    I usually try to avoid the "How to get XYZ sound" or "DO YoU NEED this Blah Blah Pedal?!?!" videos. They are kind of just pretty pedestrian.


    Some review ones are okay or just gear talk vids can be fun for me like for example Cameron Cooper , That Pedal Show, Casino Guitars, AguFish, Tomo Fujita, Tim Pierce, Music Bliss Malaysia, Shnobel and some others, I feel these are pretty genuine but many of the youtube stuff is just infomercial click-bait garbage for guitar.




    The best Guitar Youtubers are the ones that can make a good lesson over the camera and teach a song or some stuff on theory.
     
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