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IF.....pedals...can ONLY...WHY?????

StompBoxBlues

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I know, don't post in there if you don't like it. Nobody forces me to go into the threads.

But I just don't get it. I think some pedal threads decades ago started out asking these "resttricted option" questions as just another way to ask "what are your favorite 3 pedals".

But devolved to "your 3 desert Island pedals", "you can only use ONE manufacturer", "there's a fire, you can only carry 4 pedals, what are they", etc. etc.

I COULD understand it, if someone 1) compiled THE list from it, to see what the most popular pedals are...but then again "what is your favorite pedal" would do, and 2) if it asked everyone to please explain what was so essential, why they picked that pedal..you know...someting INTERESTING.

But it only ever becomes a list of three pedals, over and over...
and nobody much reads each others posts I have a feeling. Everybody just wants to post what THEIR favorites are (but not enough interested to explain why)..so it is just a list of pedals.

I don't get it. After a while every pedal ever made is on the list...
 

StompBoxBlues

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That's why I try to make description, why I choose particular these pedals.
Yes. THEN it becomes something useful...real information. Most folks don't though and it becomes page after page of just pedal names.

I certainly appreciate folks like you that do give useful information...
 

cajone5

Some guy
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There are two types of "successful" threads...

(1) threads people read and post in
(2) threads people post in and do not read

These are "Type II" threads. Avoid them, for they are worthless.
 

WolfmansBrother

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Tim
Analogman ARDX20
Boomerang III

Edit: oops, sorry; didn't read the OP thoroughly enough. I thought we were listing pedals again. Carry on...
 

JesterR

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There are two types of "successful" threads...

(1) threads people read and post in
(2) threads people post in and do not read

These are "Type II" threads. Avoid them, for they are worthless.
But in many cases users converts potential topic Type1 into topic Type2. Because, when you see pages with just names, you do not see any reason to read them. But, again, I do not feel any sense to post into the topic, which nobody reads, so yeah, just skip them is the best suggestion.
 

StompBoxBlues

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There are two types of "successful" threads...

(1) threads people read and post in
(2) threads people post in and do not read

These are "Type II" threads. Avoid them, for they are worthless.
Excellent evaluation of the situation.

I remember when I was learning electronics, when we learned (back in the 80's) about Read Only Memory (ROM), Write once, read many, etc. I came up with my own variation that I should have patented...as useless as it is, it could be used for threads like this "Write Only Memory!" WOM.

You just write, never read. Turns out I was ahead of my time!
 

MadFrank

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These threads frustrate me too, but as you spend more time here and the more you absorb, the less likely you are to post such questions or see the value in them.

The truth is, TGP is a resource and a discussion forum, but not nessisarily both at the same time! As a resource about gear, it is the best out there, with far more detailed, respectful and concise information about a wide-range of guitar topics than any other forum. I do personally think these are impatient and unrealistic questions, but that's what you do when you are new to it all and it's just so overwhelming. It's part of the learning curve we're all on.
 

frthib

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I never write on tgp, but this one for me is simple.

If I have too much parameters, i tend to waste time playing with all possible combination of those parameters instead of enjoying playing. So less pedal (and controls) = less wasted time turning knobs.

These threads help me priorize or see things i may have missed while doing other thing than obessing :messedup
 

kleydj13

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We all have different reasons for coming to TGP. A big reason is surely to gather information about gear we are interested in. But also sometimes you just want to shoot the sh*t and personally nobody at my work or in my family gives two hoots about component mounting in the new klon and most believe mesa boogie is a type of Native American dance.

It is usually pretty easy to figure out what's going on in a thread from the title. Read the ones you're interested in, skip the ones you don't.

Slightly unrelated, but I've noticed - especially on places like YouTube - that people have a strange draw to things that they know will upset them. Folks who are staunch supporters of product A spend a lot of time and energy seeking discussion about rival product B. Interesting internet phenomenon.
 

harpinon

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Some guys just are not well versed in all of the TGP buzz words describing the tone of pedals.
Some one needs to ressurect the thread containing the terms and definitions.
 

wundergussy

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This is the one place most of us can show off a very niche hobby. The "look at my neat ****!" type of posts have their place and I never tire of pictures on here. Threads that become an endless parade of Top Three with no discussion are easily ignored.
 

ERGExplorer

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...(N)obody much reads each others posts I have a feeling. Everybody just wants to post what THEIR favorites are (but not enough interested to explain why)....
What always astounds me is when someone doesn't even bother reading the original post, especially in topics where someone is asking a specific question.

I will sometimes ask a poster directly, "How does that fit in with the OP's condition of 'not larger than a standard Boss pedal?' (or whatever the the condition is). For whatever reason, it looks like you didn't even bother reading the question, but are just posting a personal favorite. Is that the case?"

And sometimes, people who I ask will actually respond, "No, I didn't bother reading what came before, because I really don't care about what others have to say. I only care about others reading my opinion." *laugh*
 




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