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yakyak

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I am wondering if it it just me. I read all the hype on here about the latest and greatest. Pretty soon I stop listening with my ears and think that I must have a dick ear. Surely if everybody else says something is good, it must be good regardless of what my ears and technique tell me. Am I just a dick eared loser?
 

shredtrash

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"Dick Ear Loser". There was another thread somewhere about band names...

I'll be right back.
 

xroads

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You always need to consider the person and the musical context when a latest and greatest statement is made.
As example, if a Dumble Robben Ford tone seeker says an amp sounds great, it is not what a indie music guitarist might be looking for. It might sound like crap to him. Choose yout gear according to your musical preference and personal playing style. Don't run with the masses.
 

Celticdave

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You always need to consider the person and the musical context when a latest and greatest statement is made.
As example, if a Dumble Robben Ford tone seeker says an amp sounds great, it is not what a indie music guitarist might be looking for. It might sound like crap to him. Choose yout gear according to your musical preference and personal playing style. Don't run with the masses.
I agree completely. Since joining TGP awhile back, I've gone through about 15 different guitars, countless amps, some new pedals, etc, etc.

In the end, I'm practically back to where I started with a few extras. Being introduced to Lollar pups was an amazing breakthrough. The same goes for Vinetto guitars, RS electronics kits, the meaning and significance of point to point amps, etc.

Also, keep in mind that there are some guys with major mullah in here. I know a few that if they could play as great as equipment they have demanded, they'd be legends by now. Funny thing is, most of the guys we idolize use fairly simple rigs. Clapton's a great example of that, Eric Johnson is a bad one. Haha

Either way, tone is defined by the heart of the player. Sometimes what we hear as "bad" tone could be played by someone else and it sound right. It works both ways.
 

supergenius365

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I think you just have to find the gear that makes the tone you hear in YOUR head. Try stuff out, and if it doesn't do it for you, sell it. The "It" thing is always in demand around here.

Having said that, I think people, myself included, give up too quickly on gear without putting it through it's paces. It might take a ton of tweaking to get everything that piece can do. It might just be the thing you are looking for.
 

84Bravo

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Stop reading this forum. Have your best friend take you blindfolded into your favorite music store and put guitars in your hands to play, sight unseen. See, then it won't matter how much flame is in the top, or whether it's been reliced. If it sounds good, your ears will tell you, and if it plays good, your hands will too. Then, when you've found the one, have your friend remove both the dicks and the blindfold. You're done.
 

yakyak

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I agree completely. Since joining TGP awhile back, I've gone through about 15 different guitars, countless amps, some new pedals, etc, etc.

In the end, I'm practically back to where I started with a few extras. Being introduced to Lollar pups was an amazing breakthrough. The same goes for Vinetto guitars, RS electronics kits, the meaning and significance of point to point amps, etc.

Also, keep in mind that there are some guys with major mullah in here. I know a few that if they could play as great as equipment they have demanded, they'd be legends by now. Funny thing is, most of the guys we idolize use fairly simple rigs. Clapton's a great example of that, Eric Johnson is a bad one. Haha

Either way, tone is defined by the heart of the player. Sometimes what we hear as "bad" tone could be played by someone else and it sound right. It works both ways.

Well said! That is exactly what I was thinking. I was trying to put it in a humorous light. Since I have gotten addicted to the TGP, it has cost me thousands of dollars. Now is a great time to be a player but with all the cool gear out there, there are way too many choices.
When I first got into guitar there were basically two choices for the greatest guitars - Fender or Gibson. Depending on the music you were into, there were two amp camps - Fender or Marshall. If you wanted effects you got a Crybaby, Fuzzface, and Echoplex. Very simple and still great stuff to this day! Now I have 50 choices for everything and I want to try it all......:crazyguy
 

bynt

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Stop reading this forum. Have your best friend take you blindfolded into your favorite music store and put guitars in your hands to play, sight unseen. See, then it won't matter how much flame is in the top, or whether it's been reliced. If it sounds good, your ears will tell you, and if it plays good, your hands will too. Then, when you've found the one, have your friend remove both the dicks and the blindfold. You're done.
Yeah but if everyone did that there would be no TGP!!!:huh Kidding, mostly.

I agree there is some of that going on but I know there are some really reliable people here who share much of my taste and I listen to them. It's a great resource but like everywhere, there's a bunch of people that don't share your tone idea who'll tell you that the tone in your head sucks or that only blankedy blank amp is going to get you there.

Me? I'm not crazy (for now anyway) about "Dumble" inspired amp tones. That's just me but then to the guy who loves that tone, he's going to say that "blankety blank" is the only good amp. If I listen to him, I"ll end up with an amp that has tones I don't like. One of the things that I like about TGP is that there are so many people with differences in opinions and knowledge about stuff. For everyone that gets caught up in brand "X", there are people that have tried it and can give their experience. Where it gets me is when people think someone else is a stupid ass because of what they like. That's really annoying. I just read another post where Scott P. was saying that he has been harassed and hounded because he likes Axe FX. Really? Come on!!! :boxer

It makes me want to go out and get AxeFX just 'cause (semi tongue in cheek [or dick in ear] to the subject of the original post.

I don't know, it's just me. I don't know if this even makes sense. I hope it didn't come off as a rant.


Quck version: No, you are not a dick ear.
 

bilbal

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I just want to call you a "dick-ear loser" cause it's the funniest thing I have heard today. I don't know much else about ya!!!

just kiddin'!!

b
 




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