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Old 03-21-2012, 06:07 PM   #1
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We all got weird guitar hang ups, whats yours?

Ok we all got certain things we like and dont like about guitars, but if you had to pick one thing that could make or break a guitar for you what would it be.


For me I have this huge hang up on headstocks. I hate seeing headstocks that just dont flow with the design or feel of a guitar. I dont know what it is, but if its got a ugly headstock I wont buy it or even consider it no matter what it is.

So whats your hang up?

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Old 03-21-2012, 06:11 PM   #2
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I guess Headstock is often my problem too, that's why I prefer headless...

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Old 03-21-2012, 06:17 PM   #3
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wrong headstock can turn an awesome guitar into an outstanding piece of .....


I don't like certain guitar shapes.For example,a good strat-like guitar just cant have those thin ibanez-shaped horns,I hate them

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Old 03-21-2012, 06:23 PM   #4
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The bridge is a pretty big thing for me
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:24 PM   #5
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Light colored rosewood fret boards. Even if a particular guitar sounds amazing with a light colored board... I just can't bond with it.

Kinda like sleeping with Carrie Underwood... and the next morning she tells you she used to be a dude. I can't deal with it.

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Old 03-21-2012, 06:26 PM   #6
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Headstocks to a point, but mainly its middle pickups

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Old 03-21-2012, 06:29 PM   #7
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Headstocks to a point, but mainly its middle pickups
I hate those as well. I prefer H-H or S-H pickup configurations. Me no like S-S-H axes.
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:40 PM   #8
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Headstocks to a degree, but, as long as it isn't too strange or out of the ordinary, I'm rather liberal with them.

Over-the-top usage of abalone can kill or make a guitar for me. A student of mine has a beautiful red LTD H-351NT that's bound in abalone, and it looks great. However, it looks absolutely horrendous on a lot of other ESP's/LTD's and Schecters.

Ever since I got my Carvin, whenever I play non-SS frets I feel very clumsy and sloppy. It becomes harder to play haha. My DC727 definitely spoiled me too much. It's not a deal breaker for me, but regular frets have become a bit of a turn-off.

I think that's about it, though.

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Old 03-21-2012, 07:05 PM   #9
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Put me down for headstocks.
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:38 PM   #10
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Crazy Shapes...Xephos, Warlock, etc.
Bolt on necks

Oh, and I don't know what it is about standard Tele's, but the little metal strip where the toggle/knobs go...THAT PLATE DRIVES ME NUTS. I feel like it doesn't flow with the guitar at all. It's just like, "Mmmm, pretty, pretty, wood, METAL PLATE...not so sure if pretty anymore. "
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:46 PM   #11
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I hate bad designs.. weird proportions and lines that make no sense design wise. Things that just aren't appealing to the eye. I feel like so many independent builders fall into this.. to me any way.

oh..and.. Floyd or GTFO
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:48 PM   #12
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Well I don't see myself buying a production guitar ever again But to be more practical for the thread...

Middle pickups
Non matching headstocks (i.e. the all too common black headstock on coloured guitar)
Non hipshot or floating bridges

Something kind of related is the fact that I absolutely cannot play most guitars in a casual setting. I wouldn't call myself any more than a fairly good guitarist, but plenty of people must think I'm terrible. Unless I'm carrying my thumbpick, have the guitar in classical position, and it's set up similarly to mine - I am screwed Even fitting that criteria, if it's not a 7 I'm pretty lost haha
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:52 PM   #13
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finishes mainly. i hate overly bright finishes, odd designs, or just anything yellow i like the color to be tasteful as i'm not someone who goes through multiple guitars in the span of a year. i want the guitar i play to be something i'd still want a few years down the road when my tastes and styles change. same goes for strange shapes, not but two and a half years ago i wanted a DBZ Bird of Prey super bad, now i think it's ugly as sin. another thing, the pickup switch needs to be in the perfect location, right below the bridge with no knobs in the way, so that i can switch it with ease while playing. even if everything about the guitar is perfect, a poorly placed pickup selector can be a deal breaker, which is why i will never own a PRS Torero sadly

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Old 03-21-2012, 09:18 PM   #14
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the look of bolt-on necks.

floyd rose bridges.

super strats.
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Old 03-21-2012, 09:25 PM   #15
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Headstock in some cases.

HAS to be H-H

and sometimes bridges
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Old 03-21-2012, 09:40 PM   #16
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I feel very irritated when I see an awesome guitar burdened with ....loads of "technology" on it. It's like those gun nuts who love to attach a bunch of "tactical gear" on their gun. (no offense, personal preference)

More specifically I don't like it when a body seems swiss-cheesed to accommodate a battery or two, piezo system, extra switches, massive trem routes, arm rest cut-outs etc etc. I think the guitar would resonate better if it's not so sliced up. Such a waste of good wood IMHO For a good example just google the backside of Jackson RR24.

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Old 03-21-2012, 09:44 PM   #17
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phew, i have lots.

no maple boards, no trems, no middle pups, carved top only, no bolt necks.

my dream guitar is basically a 7 string caparison angelus with a thin U neck and the satin trans black finish. i'd want the neck heel sculpted like a neck through, too.

everything else is just a compromise for me. my current compromise is an ESP NT7, so it's not like it pains me to not have the dream guitar.
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Old 03-21-2012, 10:08 PM   #18
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the ....ing way a singlecut LP shape balances on your leg, :golf: ....ing christ it's annoying to me, don't get me wrong, I LOVE THE SHAPE. BUT THE BALANCE IS AWFUL TO ME


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Also, I can't stand when the hardware doesn't match, seriously.

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Non-double locking bridges, and that damned volume knob being right under the bridge pickup.

I really don't mind the feel of hipshots, but I can't stand tuning up with my left hand.
(floyd-spoiled lol)
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Old 03-21-2012, 10:18 PM   #20
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Tuners that go out of tune.
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Old 03-21-2012, 10:49 PM   #21
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Tune-o-matic bridges.
I HATE those bastards !!
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Old 03-21-2012, 10:53 PM   #22
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Neck Binding. IDFK why but playing a guitar without a bound neck feels so weird : /
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Old 03-21-2012, 11:11 PM   #23
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I don't know if it's just me, but I hate most carved tops. They just look awkward and ugly to me. Schecters, LPs, PRSs, whatever. Oddly, headstock issues never really bothered me though.
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Old 03-21-2012, 11:11 PM   #24
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Light colored rosewood fret boards. Even if a particular guitar sounds amazing with a light colored board... I just can't bond with it.

Kinda like sleeping with Carrie Underwood... and the next morning she tells you she used to be a dude. I can't deal with it.

That's a really ....ed up thing to say dude, just fyi

What bothers me:
Dramatic divergent lateral angle from the nut to guitar tuner, I generally prefer the look of straight pull
The relationship between where a guitar sits on your leg and the positioning of the bridge - Agile ALs feel really wonky to me, but it's not just the LP shape, as Gibsons and ESPs feel just fine to me.
Stoptail height adjustment screws - this wouldn't bother me if I had a screwdriver that fit that big ....in' slot tightly
Terminally loose input jacks, I've gained a love for the switchcraft barrel jacks due to this
V shaped necks
Super-thick poly finishes
Non-individual string packaging
String trees close to the nut, a la double locking trem set-ups
Locking nuts
New gold hardware
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Old 03-22-2012, 12:51 AM   #25
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Ibanez.
Sorry, i know, but i ain't never getting one again.

Other than that, i guess i'm not too picky about anything cosmetics-related - guitars should be meant to play.

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