The Acoustic Guitar Forum

Go Back   The Acoustic Guitar Forum > Other Discussions > Open Mic

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 11-05-2019, 11:47 AM
YamahaGuy YamahaGuy is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Ohio the heart of it all
Posts: 2,687
Default "Best" threads.

With all the recent "best" threads, I was wondering why there are so few "worst" threads? Is everyone trying to focus on the positive, or is there something else I'm missing?
__________________
FGX730SC
LLX6A
CSF1M TBS
A1M
FGX5
AC3M Deluxe
SLG200S

Revstar 502T
Pacifica 012
Weddington Special
AES500

Ibanez AW54CE

Takamine P5DC

Cole Clark FL1E-BM
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-05-2019, 11:49 AM
J-Doug J-Doug is online now
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Canada
Posts: 5,457
Default

Generally turns into brand bashing which is against forum rules.
__________________
Doug, guitar player of variable quality for over 35 years. Proud owner of Gibson, Martin and National guitars and a spiffy Fender amp.

My recordings
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-05-2019, 11:50 AM
warfrat73 warfrat73 is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Syracuse
Posts: 2,042
Default

A) People want to know which is the best thing to buy.
B) "Worst" threads just turn into brand bashing and flaming, and disturb the peace.
__________________
"What have I learned but the proper use for several tools" -Gary Snyder

Bourgeois DR-A / Martin CS D-18 (Adi & flamed hog) / Martin OM-21 / Martin 000-17sm / Northwood M70 MJ / 1970s Sigma DR-7 / Eastman E1OM / Eastman E6D
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-05-2019, 11:54 AM
YamahaGuy YamahaGuy is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Ohio the heart of it all
Posts: 2,687
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by J-Doug View Post
Generally turns into brand bashing which is against forum rules.
That makes sense.
__________________
FGX730SC
LLX6A
CSF1M TBS
A1M
FGX5
AC3M Deluxe
SLG200S

Revstar 502T
Pacifica 012
Weddington Special
AES500

Ibanez AW54CE

Takamine P5DC

Cole Clark FL1E-BM
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-05-2019, 12:02 PM
cdkrugjr cdkrugjr is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 392
Default

On church music forums, the current "Thing" is Kanye, to the point where the "K-word" along with a certain song (Reckless Love by Cory Asbury) have been banned . . .

Along with innumerable threads that are basically, "You've never heard my voice, and I'm not going to tell you what my range is, but what key should I sing this song in."

So I'd NEVER ask, "What key should Kanye sing Reckless Love in..." . . followed by "How long before Tomlin covers Kanye and everyone forgets that Kanye was the original artist?"
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-05-2019, 12:07 PM
foxo foxo is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Scotland
Posts: 722
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cdkrugjr View Post
On church music forums, the current "Thing" is Kanye, to the point where the "K-word" along with a certain song (Reckless Love by Cory Asbury) have been banned . . .

Along with innumerable threads that are basically, "You've never heard my voice, and I'm not going to tell you what my range is, but what key should I sing this song in."

So I'd NEVER ask, "What key should Kanye sing Reckless Love in..." . . followed by "How long before Tomlin covers Kanye and everyone forgets that Kanye was the original artist?"
Reminds me, do you have any bluegrass tabs for “Closed on Sunday, you my Chick-fil-A”?
__________________
Martin 00015m with Baggs Anthem SL
Lowden F32


Bandcamp
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-05-2019, 12:40 PM
Kerbie Kerbie is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 25,018
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by J-Doug View Post
Generally turns into brand bashing which is against forum rules.
Perfectly said. The "worst of" threads really do waste a lot of moderator time and they almost always end up being closed or trashed.

We occasionally take criticism from folks unhappy with the AGF because they say they have to sugarcoat everything, but that actually isn't true at all. We're all allowed to voice honest, sincere opinions. Bashing occurs when folks are simply rude and take their criticism to the point of being ridiculous. "Worst of" threads almost always offend somebody because one man's ceiling is another man's floor. All our opinions vary considerably and what one person thinks is a trashy guitar might be the best guitar another person has ever owned. Harsh judgments just don't make many friends around here.

The rules state, "What sounds great to one person might not sound so good to another. That's okay! If you can make music with it, if you love it, it's the right guitar for YOU"! So, "worst of" threads have a hard time fitting within the rules of the AGF and for good reason.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-05-2019, 12:53 PM
Brooklyn Bob Brooklyn Bob is online now
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Hamilton Square, NJ
Posts: 1,732
Default

Esteban guitars and Zager guitars have been thoroughly discussed. Do a search.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-05-2019, 01:03 PM
B Chas B Chas is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: South Florida
Posts: 1,521
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brooklyn Bob View Post
Esteban guitars and Zager guitars have been thoroughly discussed. Do a search.
Nicely said, and from a New Yorker ( I know, you're from Jersey, the Brooklyn threw me off). First rule here is "be nice".
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-05-2019, 01:15 PM
justonwo's Avatar
justonwo justonwo is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 6,392
Default

Because they always devolve into arguments. And talking about the "worst" stuff is bound to be 1) a downer and 2) an insult to someone's sensibilities.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 11-05-2019, 02:24 PM
cdkrugjr cdkrugjr is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 392
Default

"Wurst" threads quickly become a sausage fest . . .
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 11-05-2019, 02:44 PM
boombox boombox is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 1,569
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cdkrugjr View Post
"Wurst" threads quickly become a sausage fest . . .
Best post here!
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 11-05-2019, 03:22 PM
Tnfiddler Tnfiddler is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Middle Tn
Posts: 2,449
Default

It was the best of times, It was the worst of times!!
__________________
Education is important! Guitar is importanter!!



2019 Bourgeois “Banjo Killer” Aged Tone Vintage Deluxe D
2018 Martin D41 Ambertone (2018 Reimagined)
2016 Taylor GS Mini Koa ES2
2006 Charles J. Horner Fiddle
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 11-05-2019, 05:53 PM
L20A L20A is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Roy Utah
Posts: 5,837
Default

By suggesting best guitars, you are ruling out the guitars that you don't like without having to identify them.
Just a nice way to go about it.
__________________
Happiness Is A New Set Of Strings
L-20A
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 11-05-2019, 07:35 PM
frankmcr frankmcr is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 3,545
Default

Got yer worsted thread right here

https://www.trc-leiden.nl/trc-needle...worsted-thread
__________________
Kalamazoo Sport Model
Martin 0-28VS
Martin 0-18KH
Danelectro Dano Pro reissue
Vega lap steel
Maui Music CM concert ukulele
Hollokoi Lajos citera
Tom Yocky dulcimer
Reply With Quote
Reply

  The Acoustic Guitar Forum > Other Discussions > Open Mic

Thread Tools





All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:14 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, The Acoustic Guitar Forum
vB Ad Management by =RedTyger=