Unofficial MLP slang Dictionary

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  1. Kiwirocker

    Kiwirocker Senior Member

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    I've noticed and few times on this thread that some people talk about parts of the guitar using a certain "slang" and other members just sit there thinking "wahhh?" :shock:

    So i've come up with the perfect solution, I am now bringing to you the "UNOFFICIAL MLP slang dictionary".

    Hope this helps some people out there
     
  2. Kiwirocker

    Kiwirocker Senior Member

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    Pups: Pickups

    Pots: Potentiometers - Used to control sound/tone

    Pickup Rings: the Cream, or black, rings around your picups.

    Nut: The white saddle your strings sit in at the top of the neck.

    more to come
     
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    Zoshquin Senior Member

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    I just learned this a few days ago..

    MIJ = Made in Japan
    MIC = Made in China
    MI* = Made in * so on.. XD
     
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    HB's = Humbuckers.....
    Caps = Capacitors
    Epi = Epiphone
    Payressguitars = Dont be so stupid.
    mics = Pups = Pickups * just found that one out
    R0,R8,R9 R* number = Reissue models
     
  5. Kiwirocker

    Kiwirocker Senior Member

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    MIK - made in korea

    Gibson Robot - Piece of crap

    SD - seymour duncan
     
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    TRC = Truss Rod Cover

    Poker Chip = The plastic ring under the toggle switch labeled "Rhythm and Treble"
     
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    GAS = Gear Acquisition Syndrome
     
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    This is a great idea, let's keep it on-topic.

    BB
     
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    G0 - 1960 plaintop reissue made to be sold only at Guitar Center
     
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  10. Kiwirocker

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    restoration - the process to restore a vintages guitar etc
     
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    Relic - Newish guitar made to look old through accelerated and/or artificial means.

    Natural relic - aged by time and playing.
     
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    burst - guitar with a burst finnish
     
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    goldtop - guitar with the top painted plain gold
     
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    quilt/flame/plain - finnishes styles found on guitars
     
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    Depending on the context, sometimes 'burst can mean an original vintage burst. Which is still a burst finish, but nevertheless it should be noted that there are differences.
     
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    cork sniffer- the only a Gibson is good enough, even if I don't have the talent to go with it crowd.
     
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    Burst (noun): Term given to a Les Paul Standard made between 1958 and 1960, the "Golden Years" of the Les Paul.

    Burst (verb): explode, as in "If I don't pee soon my bladder is going to burst!"

    Sunburst (noun): Term given to a Les Paul finish type, normally accomplished by painting the guitar a lighter shade first, then darker shades around the outside edges of the body. The type of sunburst finish is dictated by the shade of the darker finish, e.g., Cherry Sunburst, Tobacco Sunburst, Iced Teaburst, Clown burst, etc.
     
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    Course, then there's the Anti-cork sniffer. One who believes that their entry level Epiphone/Squier is the end all be all of guitars. Generally goes into the Gibson forum to crap on the Cork-sniffers. :laugh2:
     
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    I read that term "cork sniffer" here and just about died laughing, I love Gibson and was a cork sniffer myself for many years.
     
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    Bobbo Burst - Clown burst :D
     

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