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Unread 09-08-2007, 05:09 PM   #1
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Where does this mentality come from?

I've noticed this with almost every Squier owner I know: they're never content to call it a Squier (or even call it Squire like everyone else in the world...), they have to call it a Squier by Fender or a Fender Squier. One person won't even call his a Squier, he just calls it a Fender. No one calls guitars a Gibson Epiphone or an Applause Ovation, unless they're selling one on eBay. What's up with this?

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The key to great tone is really found in the kind of hand soap that you use.
For years I used a typical off-the-shelf bar-type soap and I had no idea that, even though I rinsed properly and thoroughly after every cleansing, there was still a soap scum residue on my hands and fingers.
This negatively affected my tone in ways that I just can't describe.
Then, on a whim, a few years ago I wandered into a Bath and Body Works store at a local mall and picked up some of their gentle foaming anti-bacterial hand cleansers.
The difference in my guitar's sound is so wickedly improved that I no longer feel the need to buy a new amp or pedals or even strings...EVER!
So, it's my belief that tone is in the soap.
Thank you and goodnight.

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Unread 09-08-2007, 05:13 PM   #2
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Solution: Don't hang out with squier owners.
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Unread 09-08-2007, 05:26 PM   #3
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Solution: Don't hang out with squier owners.
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The key to great tone is really found in the kind of hand soap that you use.
For years I used a typical off-the-shelf bar-type soap and I had no idea that, even though I rinsed properly and thoroughly after every cleansing, there was still a soap scum residue on my hands and fingers.
This negatively affected my tone in ways that I just can't describe.
Then, on a whim, a few years ago I wandered into a Bath and Body Works store at a local mall and picked up some of their gentle foaming anti-bacterial hand cleansers.
The difference in my guitar's sound is so wickedly improved that I no longer feel the need to buy a new amp or pedals or even strings...EVER!
So, it's my belief that tone is in the soap.
Thank you and goodnight.
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Unread 09-08-2007, 05:38 PM   #4
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It's called a dissatisfaction complex. Us guitarists get it after buying gear we're not completely satisfied with.

Of course, it helps that I also play an MIA Fender... and my Squier is a pretty cool lookin' axe...
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Unread 09-08-2007, 05:44 PM   #5
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It's called a dissatisfaction complex. Us guitarists get it after buying gear we're not completely satisfied with.

Of course, it helps that I also play an MIA Fender... and my Squier is a pretty cool lookin' axe...
That's a pimped out Squier...

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Unread 09-08-2007, 05:51 PM   #6
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It's called a dissatisfaction complex. Us guitarists get it after buying gear we're not completely satisfied with.

Of course, it helps that I also play an MIA Fender... and my Squier is a pretty cool lookin' axe...
You can call that whatever you want. Very nice.

I haven't seen a scalloped fretboard in a while. Do you like it or was it just something you wanted to try?
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Unread 09-08-2007, 05:59 PM   #7
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I play a Squier and am proud to say it's a Squier.
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Unread 09-08-2007, 06:05 PM   #8
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I like Squiers. I wish my starter was a Squier.
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Unread 09-08-2007, 06:13 PM   #9
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I have a Squier, and aside from a few small issues it has been very great.

Though, it cant compete with my Gryphon or 7321.
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Unread 09-08-2007, 06:30 PM   #10
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I have a Squier, and aside from a few small issues it has been very great.

Though, it cant compete with my Gryphon or 7321.
We've got a "Squier" in quadrant IV! Activate defense mode!
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Unread 09-08-2007, 06:32 PM   #11
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When I had my Squier I never referred to it as a Fender Squier, but I did always refer to it as my "Squier Standard" because I didn't want it confused with the Squier Affinity or worse yet, a Squier Bullet. It was a good guitar. It served me well and sometimes I wish I still had it. I'm sure if I had a MIJ Squier, I would always refer to it as a "Squier MIJ".

Okay, I confess: I did call it a Fender Squier when I sold it on Ebay.
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You can call that whatever you want. Very nice.

I haven't seen a scalloped fretboard in a while. Do you like it or was it just something you wanted to try?
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I just wanted to try it. I like it, but not enough to do it on any of my other guitars.
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Unread 09-08-2007, 07:01 PM   #13
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It's called a dissatisfaction complex. Us guitarists get it after buying gear we're not completely satisfied with.

Of course, it helps that I also play an MIA Fender... and my Squier is a pretty cool lookin' axe...
How the heck do you play the thing?
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The key to great tone is really found in the kind of hand soap that you use.
For years I used a typical off-the-shelf bar-type soap and I had no idea that, even though I rinsed properly and thoroughly after every cleansing, there was still a soap scum residue on my hands and fingers.
This negatively affected my tone in ways that I just can't describe.
Then, on a whim, a few years ago I wandered into a Bath and Body Works store at a local mall and picked up some of their gentle foaming anti-bacterial hand cleansers.
The difference in my guitar's sound is so wickedly improved that I no longer feel the need to buy a new amp or pedals or even strings...EVER!
So, it's my belief that tone is in the soap.
Thank you and goodnight.
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Unread 09-08-2007, 07:04 PM   #14
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How the heck do you play the thing?
Hmm? Like any other guitar...
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Unread 09-08-2007, 07:22 PM   #15
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Hmm? Like any other guitar...
It just seems like it'd be darn near impossible to hit the fret.

I guess we'll continue the scalloping discussion in Shane's thread...
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The key to great tone is really found in the kind of hand soap that you use.
For years I used a typical off-the-shelf bar-type soap and I had no idea that, even though I rinsed properly and thoroughly after every cleansing, there was still a soap scum residue on my hands and fingers.
This negatively affected my tone in ways that I just can't describe.
Then, on a whim, a few years ago I wandered into a Bath and Body Works store at a local mall and picked up some of their gentle foaming anti-bacterial hand cleansers.
The difference in my guitar's sound is so wickedly improved that I no longer feel the need to buy a new amp or pedals or even strings...EVER!
So, it's my belief that tone is in the soap.
Thank you and goodnight.
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