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Desc:i think there are fourteen strings.
Category:Arts, Stunts
Tags:noodling, Jimbo, not half bad, even more useless than regular music, warr guitar
Submitted:Bus_Aint_Comin
Date:09/27/15
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oddeye
I don't do playing music and shit but couldn't you just buy a keyboard/keytar or church organ?
EvilHomer
They sound different, and the technique is different, too. I can see why you'd draw the comparison between playing keyboard and something like this, but there is a very different tactile sense to hammering a string vs depressing a key; not to mention the fact that, as a stringed instrument, this guitar has its notes laid out chromatically, on a fretboard, rather than on a series of differently-spaced keys.

You *could* play a keyboard instead, which is an argument that applies equally well to any non-keyboard instrument, but it's a different experience, and if you know how to play a guitar or bass and not a keyboard, this 14-stringer is probably going to be easier.

yogarfield
because then you can't look like you're rhythmically fondling a giant wooden penis.

duh.

Chancho
DUDE IS FUCKING SHREDDING AWWW YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!
jangbones
if you listen closely, you can hear the testicles of bass guitar players retracting even further into their bodies
godot
Nah, we've had the Chapman Stick for decades.

Gmork
And it all sounds like muffled peanuts' adult conversations when you put bass notes close together. Not so with guitar.

Sorry, bass is rad, but it's the support character, not the leading role.

Old_Zircon
I don't know, a guitarist can do any old bullshit with a good bass player and sound good, but nothing will compensate for a bad bass player.

Technique doesn't have much to do with it, either.

EvilHomer
Counterpoint: ... And Justice for All.

It was the worst Metallica album prior to Load, but it had no bass and it worked adequately enough.

Meerkat
Counterpoint: Charles Fucking Mingus.

15th
"Sex is 20% of the relationship when it's good. 90% when it's bad." - Dr. Phil

This can be applied to the bass players in bands.

jangbones
the Chapman Stick is for bass players that are good enough to be guitarists

(I played bass in my teens, then abandoned it when I realized that my favorite instrument was superfluous, disrespected, and ignored)

infinite zest
So, if I do bad sex I get to have more sex? Rad! Thanks bald guy!

Old_Zircon
Drums are the most important. There are so few drummers who have technical skill AND good taste, usually it's one or the other.

That's kind of true of most instruments but especially drums, second only to synthesizers.

Maggot Brain
Just play a fucking piano.
infinite zest
That's funny to hear from someone who named themselves after the greatest guitar solo in any song ever, but yeah I kinda agree.

EvilHomer
Why are people getting so mad at this guy? I think it's neat!
Old_Zircon
Because guitarists collectively are just about the most conservative musicians there are, but don't tell them that.

That guy
Tell me you think it's neat to listen to..........

EvilHomer
That Guy - I think it's neat to listen to! As a matter of personal preference it wouldn't be on top of my everyday mp3 playlist (no Top Ten lister here!), but I could picture this guy opening for Dream Theater or Porcupine Tree.

OZ - are they? I know a bunch of guitarists who are very elitist and/or primadonna'y (that is to say, they get defensive and catty around other talented guitarists), but I don't know too many conservative guitarists (except maybe for blues players?). It could be that I don't know enough guitarists, or perhaps guitarists in Rhode Island are less fun than guitarists elsewhere?

EvilHomer
Also, I notice a lot of people on Youtube asking if it djents. Is that a meme? Is the question meant to be ironic, or sincere? I would think that Jimbo's guitar could be used in djent, and I would assume that djent kids, being off-shoots of prog culture, would dig this kind of playing... but maybe they do not?

Oscar Wildcat
Ha! Time to spring the trap! For you see EH, this music you find is neat, pretty much is poorly played King Krimson. Trey Gunn in particular, but Robert Fripp more generally. This guy is prolly an actual student of Fripp's League. YOU LIKE DAD ROCK, EVIL HOMER. ADMIT IT. YOU ARE A DAD ROCK FAN!

Also: I am surprised this thread has gone on without some mention of the deficit of R's in the title. It's a proper noun, Warr.

EvilHomer
What's wrong with King Crimson? And not to be too pedantic, but you can't really call music Dad Rock if it isn't even "rock" to begin with. King Crimson's not Dad Rock, it's more like Dad Prog - or even maybe Grandpa Prog, by this point.

Anway, I wouldn't say this is poorly played King Crimson. It doesn't sound much like King Crimson, at least, not like any King Crimson songs which I've heard. I mean, yes, I suppose in a very broad, "genre" sense it sounds like King Crimson, but that's like saying Bach sounds like Liszt, or the Stray Cats sound like Carl Perkins! As for being played poorly, well, I'd call this is *at least* adequate. He does whiff a few notes, most noticeably at 0:47, which was most likely due to nerves, but Jimbo is still a very good guitarist, and you can tell that he's spent years mastering his craft. This guy's no Shawn Lane or Guthrie Govan, but you don't have to be one of THE greatest living guitarists to still be really darn good! Give him a break wouldja, Oscar Wildtroll!

EvilHomer
And well I'll be; Oscar was right, there should be two 'r's:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warr_Guitar

The original Youtube title was misspelled.

Have you ever played one of these things, Oscar?

Oscar Wildcat
Hell no, I can hardly handle six.

80's era Krimson was all about Warr guitars and Chapman sticks. This in fact is probably Dad rock for a lot of POETv commentators. The 60's era Krimson is Granddad Rock proper: the old hippie will cuss a blue streak if you even _mention_ that 80's era sellout garbage. A clear line in the sand there.

I for one enjoyed the 80's era lineup immensely, and so I'm partial to old Jimbo here. He sounds good, don't get me wrong. He's just sounding too much like Fripp. He needs to do his own thing, you know?

15th
"Because guitarists collectively are just about the most conservative musicians there are, but don't tell them that."

So true. I've played guitar for many years and I have to say it is one boring instrument and it's often played unimaginatively. The most boring people flock to it and play it like a sport.

Not me though! doodle-doodle-doodle-doodle-doo

EvilHomer
Well, can you at least play with all hammering, Mr Wildcat? You should try it out.

I think it would be neat to get a poeTV band going. You could play non-Warr-guitar-Warr-guitar!

chumbucket
I am definitely impressed as someone who has next to no skills on stringed anything.

But if he's auditioning for a wedding gig, I'd recommend a pass.
betamaxed
Psh... only 14 strings? This guy has nothing on Michael Angelo Batio

https://youtu.be/Xzx9NTHUkeE
Nominal
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