Whats your "stupid" reason for disliking a brand/piece of gear?

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  1. Ojinomoto

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    We had this discussion in a bass forum I'm in. I thought it was interesting to hear other peoples opinions.

    So I'll start:

    Even though they sound "okay" (still a little too digital for me) and have a LOT of promise, Line6 gear really pisses me off. It's not so much the premise of sounding like one is "playing through the best amps out there" but the whole promotional aspect of it: "play with presets dialed in by the most notorious guitarists from the hottest bands, from (shitty band,) (shittiER band,) (SHITTIEST band.) Then on top of that, song-based sound presets!? Give me a break! When reading descriptions of the gear, I start to feel like a sucker, kinda like the kids who think buying Nikes will make one jump/run/play better.

    Again, stupid reason.:nuts:
    Y'all's turn.

    Thank the fucking thread!
     
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    My stupid reasons?

    -> Something not being black or a dark colour when it comes to amps. I just couldn't buy something orange, yellow or white as an amp head. It just doesn't work, no matter how amazing it sounds

    -> Too many other people owning one. What can I say, I am a sucker for stuff that I don't see anywhere else. As soon as there's too much of one thing then I'll just instantly be suspicious of it for some bizarre reason
     
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    thadood 'Das brootal.

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    Dimebag Signature gear. The amount of signature equipment put out by Dean and Krank, post-death, is insulting. They STILL use his name and likeness for their products, ESPECIALLY Dean. Dean keeps putting out NEW guitars that Dime never played. It's sickening.
     
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    :agreed: on both counts.

    Come back to me on this one, I have many many things to say about this subject. :lol:
     
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    Good points.

    For me, as well, just the opposite. How so many guitarists drop bank on buku gear, especially tube amps, thinking they will instantly have good tone and/or play better. And the resulting snobbery that then comes from these uber-tone maestros.

    How people think money=tone/good taste/skill.
     
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    But... you use Mesa, and everyone else is using them :fawk:


    I dunno, I don't think there's 'stupid' reasons for not liking something. If you don't like it for some reason, there should be a good reason for it. Unless you don't like something because "so-and-so" uses one. That'd be dumb.
     
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    A TriAmp costs $3k. ;)
     
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    I think that's it right there. He is implying that the guitars (or the amps - especially the amps, actually, because Kranks suck) aren't good enough to sell on their own, without Dimebag's name attached, so they are just cash ins and don't actually do justice to the man.

    I'm also a big proponent of not having the same gear everyone else has, and that's why I play a bright orange cab, predominantly Jackson guitars (instead of the cheaper ESPs), and a Stiletto :) I also hate massive companies, so Fender, Gibson, ESP and Ibanez all suck, even if I am forced to buy gear from them because the four of them account for 90% of the market.
     
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    I SOOOOOO have the same problem. :agreed: Not black = not in the RigOVchaoS.

    I didn't like the sound of 5150's before they became the big "thing" but now I absolutely ABHOR them due to their extreme popularity!!! You can't start a "which amp?............." thread without 100 metalcore kids saying, "teh fitty won fiddy!". These kids even make up albums that were recorded with them that weren't.

    I really don't like any of the gear that's popular with the Sneap worshipers.
     
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    The orange KILLS if for me.

    Bold: Strangely enough, my entire life revolves around this concept.
     
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    Hmmm... me too. I have about 30 black shirts, a navy blue one, a gray one, and a dark brown Guinness shirt. No light or bright colors.
     
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    I'll never play a Gibson, because their stuff is outrageously overpriced for the level of quality.

    I'll never play a Marshall because they are the same way.
     
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    Tubes.

    Fuck tubes.

    Jeff
     
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    Stupid reasons.

    1.Inlays that I don't like.

    2. The hologram on the universe.

    3. Signature guitars.

    4. Appearance, I want my gear to be something I like to look at.

    5. When I get an amp I want to be able to run both lines form the 2027 into it at the same time, so any amp with just one input is out. This is more of a budget thing as I just can't afford two amps.
     
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    i have to like how things look, regardless of how great they might sound. this is a large part of why i have a bit of a thing against even considering Orange products (and i'm glad to see that i'm not alone here).

    i'm not particularly interested in ever owning anything by Splawn, because of this:
     
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    I actually hate the advertisements more than anything.
     
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    Ah, but not that many people use a triaxis :D If i had a rectumfrier, then it'd be different :D:

    Another thing I can't cope with is gold hardware. I could never buy anything with gold hardware. makes me think of sovereign rings and council estate slappers...
     
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    So you also would never own anything that says "Made for the most evil sounds ever. A tribute to satan" either, correct?
     
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    Yup. I think should henceforth blow a crapload on an amp and become one of these people :D
     
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