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Mr Badguy
01-18-2004, 03:05 PM
If not, why bother with any particular design?

ELVIS
01-18-2004, 04:07 PM
Yes.. It affects one's mood and attitude...

Mr Badguy
01-18-2004, 04:47 PM
Well, I have an electric blue Telecaster, it`s really bright.

The shape of the neck, weight of the body etc. are different from my black strat but it`s hard to tell if it makes me play any different.

Eyes of the Night
01-18-2004, 04:48 PM
Re:Badguy

Shape yes ... Color no ...

Mr Badguy
01-18-2004, 04:58 PM
But Elvis says it affects his mood which suggests that colour also has something to do with it.

Eyes of the Night
01-18-2004, 05:02 PM
Dude, everybody is different dumbshit! Aren't they? What kind of fucking question was that anyway ... no wonder you're not mod here ...


:56k:

Mr Badguy
01-18-2004, 05:10 PM
So much for serious dicussion.

No wonder no one likes you, Eyes.

You can`t think so you just go around pissing on other peoples threads.

Get a life.

If what you said above is all you`ve got to contribute, FUCK OFF.

Eyes of the Night
01-18-2004, 06:30 PM
Buwahaha! Get a grip pal ... if you can't take the heat gets out of da kitchen ...

I was serious though, what kind of question is that? Does the color and shape affect how you play? Good lord, that's so rookie ...

ELVIS
01-18-2004, 09:03 PM
If I don't like the color I don't feel comfortable.. therefore it affects my playing which is all about attitude...:)

Mr Badguy
01-19-2004, 09:37 AM
Originally posted by Eyes
Buwahaha! Get a grip pal ... if you can't take the heat gets out of da kitchen ...

I was serious though, what kind of question is that? Does the color and shape affect how you play? Good lord, that's so rookie ...




Well why do they make them in so many diiferent shapes and colours?

Why does Ritchie Blackmore favour black or white Strats when he plays electric guitar?

Why do you always see Angus Young with an SG and nothing else?

Why can`t you get your head around the concept?

It`s a pretty fundamental question about why we pick certain models of guitar.

If your answer is "Buwahaha" or whatever, then I suggest that you`re the lame ass.

Elvis is right, in my opinion.

If you don`t like the colour or shape it can upset your playing the same as a strange neck or a crap sound because you don`t feel comfortable with it.

What`s your arguement?

"Buwahaha", I presume?

Mr Grimsdale
01-26-2004, 10:40 AM
his argument is with his parents for supplying such low grade DNA

flappo
01-26-2004, 11:15 AM
of course eyes is SUCH a grate geetar player

..he should be sent dahn for crimes against music

flappo
01-26-2004, 11:17 AM
Originally posted by Eyes
Buwahaha! Get a grip pal ... if you can't take the heat gets out of da kitchen ...

I was serious though, what kind of question is that? Does the color and shape affect how you play? Good lord, that's so rookie ...




..even by your sub-plankton level of moronic standards of stupidity that was pathetic

..eyes , does it hurt when your brain is asked to do more than one function per day?

..breath THEN walk THEN fart THEN post THEN drink..

etc

flappo
01-26-2004, 11:19 AM
Originally posted by Eyes
Dude, everybody is different dumbshit! Aren't they? What kind of fucking question was that anyway ... no wonder you're not mod here ...


:56k:

..ACTUALLY you dumb fucking cunt , HE IS A MOD

..oh and look

YOU FAKKIN AIN"T

OWNED!

Dr. Love
01-26-2004, 02:29 PM
I think it's a legitimate question; Sight is the only sense other than hearing that is constantly in use, affecting almost all your decisions (conscious or unconscious).

I don't think it would conciously affect your playing, but definitely it will on some level.

Good topic.

Junyore Grades
01-26-2004, 04:23 PM
I play drums, but do "fiddle around", if you will, on guitar. I once owned a Kramer Flying-V. It looked mean, sounded mean and was crimsom red. Hey, it was the eighties and Randy Roads was the new Top Jimmy. I hated it.
The only way you could play it was standing up and with a strap. If you tried to play it sitting down, you had to put your knee where the "V" was, or else it would slide all over the place. It also had a Floyd Rose tremelo that never would stay in tune.

Panamark
02-02-2004, 06:02 AM
Yeah, Im a bit of a sucker for colour and shape. In every aspect of life, guitars included. My Black Destroyer puts me in a decidedly Metal Mood whereas my Blue Strat makes me wanna Rock and Roll. The Sunburst Tele is for those moments of indecision !! Maybe Im a tad fucked in the head, (well, thats a given) but my playing is influenced by the guitar in hand. Im actually looking for a Paul at the moment, my small collection is crying out for one. I used to own one and found an even different dimension in the Gibson realm.

I would go one step furhter and say that certain guitars can influence songwriting differently too. Very valid subject !

BrownSound1
02-06-2004, 06:22 PM
Shape effects tone...so that is a determining factor in most guitarists playing style. For instance, if I play a Strat, I play more Hendrixy, than if I play a Les Paul. Certain guitars "suggest" certain playing styles....at least for me they do. Color doesn't effect my playing though.

ELVIS
02-07-2004, 08:55 AM
What if you're playing for a black girl ??

Eyes of the Night
02-07-2004, 10:11 AM
Originally posted by Brownsound1
Shape effects tone...so that is a determining factor in most guitarists playing style. For instance, if I play a Strat, I play more Hendrixy, than if I play a Les Paul. Certain guitars "suggest" certain playing styles....at least for me they do. Color doesn't effect my playing though.

That's what I shoulda wrote and did after I corrected myself saying that shape does and color doesn't ... accept my apology Badguy ...

Panamark
02-07-2004, 11:10 AM
Originally posted by ELVIS
What if you're playing for a black girl ??

In Oz you would need a didgeridoo !

Our Black chicks are not that into guitars :D

ELVIS
02-07-2004, 12:06 PM
LMFFEAO !!

:elvis:

Cathedral
02-07-2004, 03:47 PM
I think that we pick the shape of our guitar based on our attitude, not the other way around.
And for the record, Color has everything to do with mood as it has been proven in many a psychological tests.

A Dark Color can result in a darker mood whereas a lighter, brighter color tends to excite.
Say for instance, Blue on your walls at home..It is a soothing color that helps to relax.
Red, tends to go hand in hand with being self centered and a jerk. (just look at any Red Porsche owner)
There is actually alot of scientific information on the relationships between sight, sound, mood swings and colors, shapes etc..
It's like a killer rock song, when in the car and it comes on you tend to drive faster because it excites the senses.
Pink, well that goes without saying and the jury is still out on that one, lol.

I think it is a very good question and it has many answers, even if those who are "Life Ignorant" cannot see past their crack pipes...

Eyes of the Night
02-08-2004, 04:43 PM
I'm just saying, color has nothing to do with how I play the damn guitar ... even if you have "tests" that show ...

Cathedral
02-08-2004, 07:14 PM
You're right, it doesn't effect how you play the guitar. It effects your mood which in turn effects how you play your guitar, lol...

It's no biggie, just stating documented fact my brotha'.

alexpgrimes
02-08-2004, 11:51 PM
I don't know about the color, but the weight sure effects me. I love my les paul, but it's too heavy to play for a long period. I switch off to my strat or my washburn if i'm gonna play longer than an hour.

Panamark
02-09-2004, 12:18 AM
Onya Alex ! Brings yet another tangent to the perplexing issue !

alexpgrimes
02-09-2004, 12:22 AM
Well I do try...lol

Mr Badguy
03-04-2004, 03:22 PM
It must affect the way you play.

How often do you see a jazz player playing a BC Rich Mockingbird?

I know the pickups would be a bit fierce for jazz but you can change them.

The same applies to Telecasters and thrash metal.

Lots of examples.

Cathedral
03-21-2004, 01:48 AM
Multi Colors for Multi Personalities... :)

GAR
04-02-2004, 07:01 PM
Back in 1982 when I worked for Rex Bogue, we had a band The New Yorkers which consisted of half of the future Megadeth rehearsing in the eves (Chris Poland, Gary Samuelson and Stuart Samuelson).

Since Gary and Stuey both worked at BC Rich in El Monte at the time, everyone had BC Rich's including Chris - a nice Mockingbird.

New Yorkers were a rock/jazz band like Asia which was big at the time, and both guitarists played out of Fender Super Reverb combo's. Both had super-stingingly clean sounds and very fucking loud, they WAILED on leads. I have a rehearsal tape of them somewhere I need to rip to MP3 -

BUT my point is sometimes pricepoint and availability dictate what you choose: my first quality guitar was a black Kay SG copy, because it was comfortable to play and learn on, but I WANTED a Les Paul copy which was a hundred more.

Wasn't till I got a Ibanez Les Paul goldtop copy that I actually progressed however, because the Kay SUCKED MY DICK

Cathedral
04-03-2004, 09:03 AM
GAR, My first guitar was a KAY SG copy also, purchased at Willis Music along with the Orange Crate Amp....I thought that guitar was shit from day 1....but my mother was the one who bought it.
I was looking at the $750.00 Gibson Les Paul that it took me 5 years to save for.
I wish like hell i still had that Gibson, but Noooooooo, I had to be a Strat fan....Thanks Edward, lol....