Pet Peeves/Irritants/Agitations

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  1. crossthestyx

    crossthestyx SS.org Regular

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    People that have nothing better to do than to take up a blog cause they couldn't give a shit about just to be contrary.

    People that barbecue in their driveway, so the entire neighborhood can see them, when they have a quarter acre of backyard with green grass and trees.

    People that tailgate you even when there's a lane to go around you, and there aren't any other cars within sight.

    Arrogant fast food workers that act as though you're the idiot when you have to repeat your order to them because they have the attention span of a chimp.

    People that bring their whole family to the grocery store, then block a main isle to have a 5 minute conversation and make everyone go around.

    Parents.

    Musicians texting their girlfriend when she's in the same room between songs.

    I could keep going, but I've bitched enough today. lol :)
     
  2. Seybsnilksz

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    I like humming or whistlings on songs I have in my head or that I'm listening to. I especially like humming the bass line or different background harmonies, and sometimes I worry that it will sound like I can't sing to unmusical people that are used to only focusing on the lead melodies.

    God I'm such an intellecual I'm sorry.
     
  3. MetalHex

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    I can relate to this 100%
     
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  4. MetalHex

    MetalHex SS.org Regular

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    Tech death bands that have names and song titles that look like ingredients you would find on a bottle of shampoo.
     
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  5. BlackSG91

    BlackSG91 Loves Black Guitars

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    The Avocadoes?:pickle:

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    I don't think I've read a shampoo bottle since the internet became a thing.
     
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    Anquished hhnice!

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    I have several times when I've been to the loo and either my phones died or I've forgotten it.
     
  8. Seybsnilksz

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    How can some people that make tabs get some stuff so right and at the same time some simple stuff so incredibly wrong
     
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    People crapping on Chinese made products. Yes, the biggest pieces of crap smartphones may come out of China, but also the best. Basically the same with TV's, clothing and parts for basically everything we have.
    So that USA built Mesa is great, but not because it was made by Americans. It is great because the USA uses the best materials and has a better quality control. China cuts corners to keep prices down.
    The Japan made Boss pedals are no better than the Taiwan made. The materials and QC is basically thesame imo.
     
  10. Smoked Porter

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    The phrase "can we just take a minute to appreciate _________". Something about it is just really irritating, even if I like whatever it's being said about.
     
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    I think there are two major ways of looking at it, and quality is only one of them.

    The other is human rights. China is not known for its human rights. As an example, we know that some Chinese factories offer an existence so horrible that too many people were killing themselves, and now some people working in Chinese factories are made to sign anti-suicide contracts that punish the surviving family monetarily.

    I hope none of that is going on at any guitar factories, but the fact is we don't know and can't check. And what's worse, even for guitars and amps that are built in places that do have decent human rights protections, the components are all coming from China anyway, whether it be electronic components in the amp itself or the guitar's body being milled on a Chinese made CNC machine using Chinese endmill adapters etc. Even if you buy American, it's virtually impossible that are aren't supporting the Chinese economy in some way. Don't want to give away any trade secrets but I know for sure at least two well known American guitar makers that my company has sold Chinese endmill adapters to their factory.

    And that factors into the quality aspect: Can someone whose only incentive not to kill himself is fear of the punishment that will befall his family capable of making a high quality product?

    Having said that, with what I know about the way that Japanese people are raised and educated and the working conditions there, as opposed to the United States, I think it's pretty silly that anyone would imagine an American made product to be of higher quality than a Japanese one. I might be biased, but in a professional setting, I see Americans cut corners constantly. I have less professional experience in Japan than I do in America, but that was certainly not the case there at all over there. Cut a corner in America and if you can still pass of the product on someone you'll get a raise. Someone finds out you did that over there you're gonna be in trouble.
     
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  12. PunkBillCarson

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    The thing about cutting corners... you're not wrong unfortunately. I've worked in several different factories where the attitude is "good enough" instead of perfection.
     
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  13. p0ke

    p0ke 7-string guitard

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    That's something I keep wondering about too. For example there was a guitar pro tab of Showdown (by Amoral, check it out on Spotify or Youtube or whatever if not familiar) which was pretty much perfect in terms of the melodies, but they'd tabbed the intro riff in 7/8 even though it's clearly in 4/4. I mean, come on :lol:
     
  14. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    One of my favorite anecdotes I heard from an old Chrysler guy at the union conference some years back.

    In the 90's, when the Japanese auto manufacturers began eating the "Big Three"'s lunch management at GM called a meeting with some floor bosses and union reps.

    The team of executives asked the floor bosses and union reps if there was a way to get tolerances tighter. They shrugged their shoulders and said "we'll see".

    Two weeks later, when doing a quality audit, management found panel gap tolerance was at or above the threshold of the Japanese.

    Shocked at the success management asked the union rep what they did.

    The rep then says: "When I asked if they could make the gaps smaller they said 'sure, no one ever asked us to make them that tight, so we figured no one cared.'"

    OT, but I'll butcher that story any chance I get.
     
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    This site and pictures, they just don't work.
     
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    Can confirm as someone with family in the manufacturing industry :lol:
     
  17. LiveOVErdrive

    LiveOVErdrive CNC hack

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    I once got Victor Wooten's autograph.

    ... On a guitar pick.

    My past self is my pet peeve.
     
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  19. Smoked Porter

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    Calling guitars "fiddles". Or guitfiddles/gitfiddles. Older dudes, did people do this before the internet and guitar forums caught on?
     
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  20. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    There's actually an old (way back to the 1200's) instrument called a guitfiddle/gitfiddle. It's basically a bowed guitar/violin/dulcimer thing.

    The old timers my old man used to hang out with would use the term for guitars, they're pushing 70/80 now, so I'm sure folks have been saying it forever.
     
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