Terms that drive you crazy

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by Winnie Thomas, Jul 13, 2020.

  1. Chmason85

    Chmason85 Gretschie

    369
    May 1, 2018
    Philadelphia
    Lol “transparent...”. Every “transparent” pedal I’ve ever played definitely was not. Wouldn’t “transparent” just be the guitar straight into the amp?
     
  2. Nemesis44UK

    Nemesis44UK Electromatic

    26
    Aug 1, 2018
    UK
    "Cut through the mix."

    Not that there's anything inherently wrong with that phrase, but it's so overused!
     
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  3. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    "Is" is always just is. Screenshot_2020-07-22-17-54-11-1.png
     
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  4. dougmon

    dougmon Gretschie

    427
    Jan 9, 2013
    California
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  5. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    It's what am.
     
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  6. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    welcome to Gretsch-Talk!
     
  7. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
    man, this is turning into a straight up nerd fest #salty #tilted
     
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  8. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

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    70
    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Cord and chord are two very different things.
     
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  9. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    Do all amps sound the same? If not, they are not transparent either.
     
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  10. Jeff67

    Jeff67 Country Gent

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    53
    Nov 3, 2019
    Crockett, Texas
    True- at least since the tv sitcom Mork & Mindi. There was a character on there who referred to his accordian as his axe. I know the term has been around a lot longer than that, but that's the earliest use of it for a musical instrument that I can remember...
     
  11. Chmason85

    Chmason85 Gretschie

    369
    May 1, 2018
    Philadelphia
    Yep! I guess the most transparent would just be an acoustic, but then do all acoustics sound the same? Nope
     
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  12. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Unrelated to guitars, "Out of an abundance of caution." How about, just "Cautiously?" 1 word, not 6.
     
  13. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

    Age:
    70
    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    You can see thru it!?!?!?
     
  14. tolm

    tolm Gretschie

    238
    Jan 25, 2016
    UK
    Not guitar related but ... anyone ... ANYONE ... using “revert” when they mean “respond” or “reply” just winds me right up ...

    This happens all the time in the company I work for. Started with folk who don’t have English as their first language but now Brits and Americans are doing it as well ...

    “let me check on that for you and revert”,
    “can you let me know so I can revert to <x>”

    WTF? You gonna UNDO my response? This is not a complicated part of the language, people?!

    And breathe ...
     
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  15. Byron

    Byron Synchromatic

    786
    Sep 4, 2009
    uk
    'Male and female' plugs and sockets. Surprised the PC lot haven't caught up with that one. Or maybe it's more an issue of just being plain creepy
     
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  16. Gbm6

    Gbm6 Electromatic

    35
    Sep 30, 2019
    New Zealand
    SOUND HOLE

    durrr... der is sound comin outta dis weird hole - i call it a sound hole.

    just sounds so basic, surely there could be a more reverent term for it!
     
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  17. Scott Fraser

    Scott Fraser Country Gent

    Jan 14, 2012
    Los Angeles
    These terms describe exactly how connectors work, in both the electrical & plumbing industries. Nothing PC to worry about.
     
  18. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    That’s not exactly accurate. The idea that a part with a protruding connector inserted into another piece with a hole described as male and female respectively isn’t inherently obvious, as there are plenty of other terms
    that would work just as well - A/B, top/bottom, key/lock, front/back, first/second, piston/valve. They don’t “work” as male and female at all, that’s just a traditional description.
     
  19. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    Noise orifice?
     
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