Don't you hate it when...

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  1. slpayne

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    Some guy who isn't that great at guitar, nor knows much about gear at all and has never even heard of half you pedals tries to tell you hoe to play YOUR rig??? That frustrates the heck out of me! Happened at church last Sunday...a kid with a TS-9 and TU-2 thru a marshall mgdfx250 was trying to tell me that my rig was unnecessary, and that I wasn't playing any of my stuff right. I hate that....good thing i was at church though (statement following this cannot be posted here due to religion rules, but the preceding seven words were not meant as sarcastic or cynical at all). Rant over. Vent over. Now, how would you guys handle this?
     
  2. rob2001

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    What do you mean here?? He said you weren't playing your parts right, or you weren't using your gear correctly?
     
  3. Ben R

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    If he did it again, I would first politely thank him for his opinion, but reassure him that I know what I'm doing and am comfortable with it all the way it is. If he persisted, I'd find the appropriate way to tell him to f%ck off.

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    You simply say, " I hope my lack of skill did not detract from your worship experience." Smile and go on your way.
     
  5. michael.e

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    Just put him in his place. Be firm and kind.
     
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    i didn't hear you play...so i am not sure if he was right
     
  7. Nurk2

    Nurk2 "Ignore Everybody" ~Hugh MacLeod

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    How would I handle it? Depends COMPLETELY on how much this gig pays.
     
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    How old was the kid? I know I was a know-it-all jackass when I was fifteen. Someone telling me to f#@k off (as suggested above) would not have improved things either. Maybe calmly walk him through your board and show him how you use everything? Let him play through your stuff to see how he thinks? He might appear to scoff and walk away just as annoying as before, but he will be thinking about it.
     
  9. Tmac1957

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    I would try to say "Bless you"
     
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    This
     
  11. eschoendorff

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    "Well, bless your heart!":p
     
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    It might help soften the impact if you remember what you were like at that age. I know I was a true "sophmore" - wise fool - back then.
     
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    You'd think that would have been the automatic response given the OP is in North Carolina!
     
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    Maybe the kid can teach you how to spell.
     
  15. Bussman

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    Nobody but me tells my hoe what to do.
     
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    :omg:rotflmao
     
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    "Hah! If you had the slightest idea of what you were talking about, you'd be getting paid for this gig like I am.

    Now run along and see if you can help the soundman find the power switch on the mixing board"
     
  19. GulfportBound

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    I'm a frequent recipient of variations on the theme of "You need a lot more dirty in your sound and, by the way, where are the rest of your pedals?" (My rig: One guitar, one amp, one volume pedal in between, and that's all, folks.)

    My stock reply by now: I ask "why?" about needing more dirty in my sound; and, I point to the volume pedal and reply, "This is the rest of my pedals---show me the law that says you can't play the blues without a floorful of pedals."
     
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