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The way the labels on this Hopf Telstar are upside-down and oritentated toward the player
I like that
70%
 70%  [ 19 ]
I hate that
29%
 29%  [ 8 ]
Total Votes : 27

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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 1:50 pm    Post subject: Exciting poll about labelling controls on guitars Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GUITAR IS COOL LOOKING THOUGH
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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Makes sense. But a lot of things that make sense are not the norm in the world of guitars.

Like I think Leo should have slanted his Bridge pickups the other way. (But who could argue with the results)


I think Nels Cline plays one of these with Wilco. 11 minutes: 48 seconds in.


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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

While hate's a strong word, it's not like anyone's actually going to need to read the instructions more than once. So then they're stuck with a guitar with upside-down words on. Where do you draw the line? Headstock decal tilted 120 clockwise so you can read it easily from the pilot's seat?

As a wiser man than me said upon learning of the existence of the Haynes Telecaster Manual: it's hardly the fucking space shuttle.
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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

benecol wrote:
As a wiser man than me said upon learning of the existence of the Haynes Telecaster Manual: it's hardly the fucking space shuttle.


Haha.
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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure about guitars but it, very mildly, irks me when amps with top mounted controls have them the "wrong" way round. i.e. configured to be used with you stood behind the amp. It's possibly more vintage correct () that way but meh.
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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BearBoy wrote:
Not sure about guitars but it, very mildly, irks me when amps with top mounted controls have them the "wrong" way round. i.e. configured to be used with you stood behind the amp. It's possibly more vintage correct () that way but meh.


Ugh, this. It also pisses me off when easily described EQ boost/cut functions are obtusely labeled in marketingese, like "contour" and "colour".
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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I think Nels Cline plays one of these with Wilco. 11 minutes: 48 seconds in.


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watched video. he got it at Mikes in Cinn. MY OLD HANGOUT!!!!

place is great. its like HOG but smaller but 5 floors of shit instead of 3
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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

laterallateral wrote:
BearBoy wrote:
Not sure about guitars but it, very mildly, irks me when amps with top mounted controls have them the "wrong" way round. i.e. configured to be used with you stood behind the amp. It's possibly more vintage correct () that way but meh.


Ugh, this. It also pisses me off when easily described EQ boost/cut functions are obtusely labeled in marketingese, like "contour" and "colour".


lol don't forget TEH INTENSE BUTTON


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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

laterallateral wrote:
Ugh, this. It also pisses me off when easily described EQ boost/cut functions are obtusely labeled in marketingese, like "contour" and "colour".


Well, quite. This Blackstar HT5 has an EQ control labelled 'ISF' and I don't even. I've fiddled with it a few times but it doesn't seem to do anything either.
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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They should be in German, it's a German guitar.

(I'm not sure how people would react if it was in Chinese. I bet some people would want it in Japanese.)
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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

robroe wrote:
GUITAR IS COOL LOOKING THOUGH


This is true.

Is that your guitar Tim?
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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

timhulio wrote:
This Blackstar HT5 has an EQ control labelled 'ISF' and I don't even. I've fiddled with it a few times but it doesn't seem to do anything either.


It's an infinite shape feature. Obviously.





No, me neither.


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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BearBoy wrote:
robroe wrote:
GUITAR IS COOL LOOKING THOUGH


This is true.

Is that your guitar Tim?


Nah, I'm gonna buy one when I find one though. The redburst would look cool with my matching Framus and Musima, but I really like that green finish.

Reason for the poll- I've got to design the scratchplate for this Musima I'm fixing, which has some added preamp/fuzz stuff. So, lots of labels and I'm looking for inspiration as to how to orientate them. I do like the way Hopf have done it, with mysterious abbreviations at all crazy angles. I'll poast my scratchplate when I've something I like.
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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dislike it.

You could say it's logical but how long does it take the user to become familiar with the layout, a couple of hours or days maximum?
After that it looks forever aesthetically wrong. Which ironically, can sometimes look good in the right hands, as we know.
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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know what you mean. Having the writing upside-down is at least unusual.

This one is sideways, with less guesswork involved. I like it less.


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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dislike it.
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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't really like the idea either, but taken as a whole I quite like the guitar overall. It's one of those "[particular feature] is a bit 'off' to me, but I like most other things about it."

It looks like how I'd imagine a Jag would look, if it had been designed by someone in Eastern Europe instead of California. I kinda dig it.
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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

benecol wrote:
While hate's a strong word, it's not like anyone's actually going to need to read the instructions more than once. So then they're stuck with a guitar with upside-down words on. Where do you draw the line? Headstock decal tilted 120 clockwise so you can read it easily from the pilot's seat?

Pretty much this.

EDIT: Accidentally selected the wrong option in the poll, though. Lol.
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