- Nov 23, 2013
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This is a result of MLP having no “Live Performance” sub forum. Those who want to post about problems in this area have no other place but the Backstage to do it. The Backstage is (correctly) a place for non-guitar discussion and for humor. It is not really for discussion of live performance problems, but there is no other place here to post about these things.
This rather strange, as I’ll bet the vast majority of members here play only live. It may be live alone in a basement music room, or in small bar venues, or even in larger venues — but it is still live performance. I’ll bet few members here have recording contracts!
That is why this thread has received so many humorous responses. That is one thing the Backstage is for. But if one has a serious live performance question, where does he post it on MLP?
And you already paid the $20 to get in....I asked myself why I read this far. I didn't have a good answer. It's like watching dogs fuck. You know that you should stop, walk away and not return. But, you can't help it. And, then when it's over, you feel bad.
Thanks... I took the jokes as jokes and laughed at them. I did take offense at the poster saying I always ask questions and never take the advice. It was as much how he said it as what. If I didn't value the opinions I would not ask. This thread for example.... as soon as it was said that I should get it to a luthier, I contacted the best one I know and did EXACTLY what he said, yet somehow I didn't take the advice given. The jokes and humor on here really don't bother me. Even most at my expense. But on occasion there is someone who just has to be an ass. That REALLY gets me. I post on here a lot. To be honest 99% of the time I know what should be done and post for validation and conversation. Or to share my gig experiences. And even then I occasionally get some smart assed remark. I don't understand the necessity for that kinda stuff.Actually, the OP’s question was valid and guitar related. The posts that followed were humorous, to be sure. But most of them had nothing to do with the OP’s question. I am an old fart who will either have an answer or I will shut up.
Look, go back and read the OP. We have a brother who gigs and is having string breakage problems on stage. I know the OP is on the Backstage (the only place to post it here) and humor is common in the Backstage. And I know I have been accused of having a defective sense of humor on this forum (to which I plead guilty). I just feel that we should not make responses to the real concerns of a gigging musician to be a joke (or an attempted one).
In the past 11 years, I have posted a number of guitar related questions on this forum. Some of my earlier ones were amateurish, but nobody made a joke of them. As a result, I have learned much here. I only suggest that if a poster asks a guitar related question, we give him a legitimate answer, or no answer at all.
i hope that the minority of legitimate responses on this thread will help the OP resolve his problem. I can think of no better definition of Hell than to be playing onstage and having repeated string breakage problems.