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Let's make forum disagreement more entertaining
by meambobbo on 2012-10-08 13:47:14

I know this isn't a new thing, but lately the amount of arguing on this forum has reached fever pitch.  This often derails threads and leads to other unconstructive consequences.  I know we're not going to be able to completely stop it, but I have a suggestion to at least make it more entertaining.  You've heard of rap battles...

**** GUITAR BATTLE ****

Here are the ground rules.

1) If you want to make a long-winded argumentative post, particularly if it is off-topic, you have to record and upload a clip of actual guitar playing.  Backing tracks/mixes are optional.  If you don't upload a clip for an appropriate post, we will bury your post by replying an obscene amount of times "No clip.  You lose"

2) If you want to add to your argument's validity, make your post have a uniform meter and rhyme scheme.

Whoever gets the most likes wins.

I think this will help people stay more engaged in the forum while two or three people carry out ridiculous arguments.  It should also help demonstrate the tonez the Pod HD is capable of.  I know a lot of people come on here saying, "Pod Sux - I can't blah blah blah".  Well a clip speaks more than a thousand words.  Finally, it takes next-to-no effort to criticize others anonymously over the internet.  Well, having to post a clip of your own playing makes you exposed and should naturally make you more humble.  Don't criticize lest ye be prepared to be criticized.

(As far as being able to upload clips, you can make a soundcloud.com account, dropbox account, or simply attach them to your post on this forum)



Re: Let's make forum disagreement more entertaining
by DeanDinosaur on 2012-10-08 14:33:22

It's gonna be love feast when the HD500/PRO/Desktop updates come out this week (OH wait I guess two weeks ago Hugo said to come back here in a couple of weeks to check on the progress of the update, so it's not really coming out this week; or is it?)(Mischief, thou art afoot, Take thou what course thou wilt)



Re: Let's make forum disagreement more entertaining
by tdollaway on 2012-10-08 14:51:13

I personally think that this is a great idea. Much more civilized than a "your momma's so..." battle and less bloody than an all out medieval swords and morning star battle. Let the shredding commence!



Re: Let's make forum disagreement more entertaining
by BMoe on 2012-10-08 14:58:13

Can we clarify who's guitar playing? Because that could be embarrassing to some if you have to use your own (yes, I am including my own)



Re: Let's make forum disagreement more entertaining
by silverhead on 2012-10-08 15:29:50

tdollaway wrote:

......

Let the shredding commence!

Hey!! Who says it has to be shredding?? All you metalheads make me wanna pu** Why, your momma's so.....     oh - wait - does that mean I hafta post a clip?

(jk of course - just thought I'd get in the spirit...)

Actually, I think ANY suggestion to address the level of discourse that has taken over here is welcome, and this sounds like a fun one.



Re: Let's make forum disagreement more entertaining
by Karl_Houseknecht on 2012-10-08 15:37:02

I think that's a great idea, Bobbo!

Here's back payment for my recent OT arguments:

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Sothat should pay for about, what?  8 minutes of online argument?



Re: Let's make forum disagreement more entertaining
by CairnsFella on 2012-10-08 15:55:29

If it cuts down on prolonged debates, I am all for it. Shame though, that this really means that only the talented will have a voice.



Re: Let's make forum disagreement more entertaining
by Crusty_Old_Rocker on 2012-10-08 16:04:11

silverhead wrote:

tdollaway wrote:

......

Let the shredding commence!

Hey!! Who says it has to be shredding?? All you metalheads make me wanna pu** Why, your momma's so.....     oh - wait - does that mean I hafta post a clip?

(jk of course - just thought I'd get in the spirit...)

Actually, I think ANY suggestion to address the level of discourse that has taken over here is welcome, and this sounds like a fun one.

I believe that's half the problem, too many shred kiddies!

Here's a clip.  It's not me though.

Cheers,

Crusty



Re: Let's make forum disagreement more entertaining
by tdollaway on 2012-10-08 16:07:48

I don't think it would be meant to decide upon disagreements (as the swords and morning star battle would), just a good way to cut down on the agruments (as valid as they may be) and to showcase what we can do with the POD.

And Silverhead, we can throw down some sweet blues of funk as well.



Re: Let's make forum disagreement more entertaining
by BMoe on 2012-10-08 17:08:04

That's almost better than the lead from the Cover of the Rolling Stones, "beautiful man"



Re: Let's make forum disagreement more entertaining
by spikey on 2012-10-08 17:38:16

grrrrrr.....



Re: Let's make forum disagreement more entertaining
by cgtrox on 2012-10-08 18:58:30

LOVE these! My fave is the Yngwie one, hilarious!

cgtrox



Re: Let's make forum disagreement more entertaining
by spikey on 2012-10-08 19:49:07

Blues and funk- Im in..!



Re: Let's make forum disagreement more entertaining
by meambobbo on 2012-10-09 07:28:06

CairnsFella wrote:

If it cuts down on prolonged debates, I am all for it. Shame though, that this really means that only the talented will have a voice.

You don't have to be talented to post a clip.  It doesn't have to be mind-blowing.  It doesn't have to be good.



Re: Let's make forum disagreement more entertaining
by toneman2121 on 2012-10-09 11:06:33

yo crusty got some cool stuff. post it up.



Re: Let's make forum disagreement more entertaining
by toneman2121 on 2012-10-09 11:12:26

i think the op should get it stated with some raw



Re: Let's make forum disagreement more entertaining
by Karl_Houseknecht on 2012-10-09 12:13:12

toneman2121 wrote:

i think the op should get it stated with some raw

Mind if I kick it off?

Well, I kinda already did back when he first brought it up, but this is on Line6 gear and that wasn't.  It's the HD500 in a very quick recording with a backing track of bass and drums.  Not going for the original tone, more of a modern take.  Zero post processing on the guitars, HD500 tone right out of the box.  And right into the box.

http://soundcloud.com/karl-houseknecht/man-in-the-box-hd500-demo

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Re: Let's make forum disagreement more entertaining
by spikey on 2012-10-09 21:09:55

Very nice Karl. I just loved the snd of that wah...



Re: Let's make forum disagreement more entertaining
by brue58ski on 2012-10-09 22:29:08

Make disagreements more entertaning...hmmmmmmmmmm.  OK how about this.

(Just an example)

You Suck!!....Take my wife....please!

Oh yeah, you suck!!!....How do you get rid of a guitar player?....Put some sheet music in front of him

Well you suck more!! .....How do you make a million dollars playing folk music?....Spend 2 million dollars....

If I suck, then your music blows...What do you get when you play New Age Music backwards?...New Age Music.

See...a joke an insult.  Your feelings are hurt but at least you're entertained!

Whadya think?



Re: Let's make forum disagreement more entertaining
by Akeron on 2012-10-10 01:40:27

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Re: Let's make forum disagreement more entertaining
by CairnsFella on 2012-10-11 00:11:08

You don't have to be talented to post a clip.

Check

It doesn't have to be mind-blowing.

Check

It doesn't have to be good.

Check

Hey... I may even qualify for this gig !!!



Re: Let's make forum disagreement more entertaining
by cgtrox on 2012-10-12 22:24:48

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cgtrox



Re: Let's make forum disagreement more entertaining
by CairnsFella on 2012-10-12 23:33:31

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Like it. but not really much of a disagreement.(though, I suppose it prompted this post - which is.



Re: Let's make forum disagreement more entertaining
by spikey on 2012-10-13 12:38:55

Water

&

Lonely Feelin Blues

Official Speculation Thread my ass..., where the  ^%@$#!@&**&@%$  HELL is my update!!!?!?!?!!!?!?



Re: Let's make forum disagreement more entertaining
by toneman2121 on 2012-10-14 04:50:24

very nice. you deserve a couple more posts for that



Re: Let's make forum disagreement more entertaining
by BMoe on 2012-10-14 05:59:06

spikey:

I know this thread is to allow you to be long winded in your posts but,

my critique on your music clip is---

"V" Cool, "V" tasty,  I like the way you use the voice in "Water" and

its a very "Funky" song, nice work.



Re: Let's make forum disagreement more entertaining
by spikey on 2012-10-14 07:37:14

ty for the kind words guys...



Re: Let's make forum disagreement more entertaining
by silverhead on 2012-10-14 07:52:52

Nice work, spikey. You've now got credit for two whacks/rants!!



Re: Let's make forum disagreement more entertaining
by mcolquitt on 2012-10-14 11:04:42

Sounds like fun. Here is an Original tune that has a features nun-other than Mr. Carl Childers on Vocals!!

http://soundcloud.com/mcolquitt/slingblade

CompositionAll instruments and  drum programming by Me. Snippts of dialog taken from the film "Slingblade" written and directed by Billy Bob Thornton. Oscar nominations and much praise was earned with this film.

The tune was initially composed with a very different end result in mind. I am sure not to leave it like this; just thought it would be funny.                                               



Re: Let's make forum disagreement more entertaining
by spikey on 2012-10-14 16:51:58

Liked the music alot,  and the vocal interaction was interesting...



Re: Let's make forum disagreement more entertaining
by mcolquitt on 2012-10-14 23:48:50

Is from a movie called slingblade, Spikey. Funny if you have seen the film...thanks though




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