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The way the labels on this Hopf Telstar are upside-down and oritentated toward the player
I like that
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I hate that
29%
 29%  [ 8 ]
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PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2017 7:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's like someone getting all their tattoos oriented upside down so they can see them... just doesn't happen man.

Also everyone who's posted says Hate but like still winning the poll... show yourselves stand by your vote you cowardly likers
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PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2017 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dezb1 wrote:
It's like someone getting all their tattoos oriented upside down so they can see them... just doesn't happen man.

Also everyone who's posted says Hate but like still winning the poll... show yourselves stand by your vote you cowardly likers

Can you show me a synth with the panel controls labelled towards the audience, as well as slanted that way so they can read the controls better?
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PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2017 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, man. Synth players are real musicians, we are talking about guitars here Wink
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PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2017 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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dezb1 wrote:
It's like someone getting all their tattoos oriented upside down so they can see them... just doesn't happen man.

Also everyone who's posted says Hate but like still winning the poll... show yourselves stand by your vote you cowardly likers

Can you show me a synth with the panel controls labelled towards the audience, as well as slanted that way so they can read the controls better?


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PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2017 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

timhulio wrote:
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.


I think for standard guitar controls labelling would be a bit superfluous. As (the other) Tim said, you'd only need to look at them a couple of times before you knew where everything was. Given what you're doing, however, it might be a good idea to have some sort of labelling if you're going to have lots of switches/knobs.

Maybe go for some weird symbols instead of letters like on Orange amps? Then they wouldn't be upside down.
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I love how this place is basic as fuck.

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I'm just going to smash it in with a hammer and hope it works. Tone is all in the fingers anyway.
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PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2017 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fakir Mustache wrote:
dezb1 wrote:
It's like someone getting all their tattoos oriented upside down so they can see them... just doesn't happen man.

Also everyone who's posted says Hate but like still winning the poll... show yourselves stand by your vote you cowardly likers

Can you show me a synth with the panel controls labelled towards the audience, as well as slanted that way so they can read the controls better?


Synths have slightly more controls than a guitars 3 way selector and volume and tone pot... butvi get your point.


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PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2017 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Synths are facing the player not the audience lol, and also far more complex where you would actually need some amount of labelling to use it on the fly.
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PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2017 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dezb1 wrote:
butvi get your point

Is it some kind of a terrible Scottish insult?
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PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2017 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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dezb1 wrote:
butvi get your point

Is it some kind of a terrible Scottish insult?



It is now... "so but 6 you as well pal"
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PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2017 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2017 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't hate it but I don't need them and almost have no feeling on them either way.

I always thought putting stickers or a diagram on the guitar that are removable would have been a good idea, I've seen some makers (Cort, that company in Japan that made the Jaguar copies with no Rhythm Circuit, and Vox I thnk) actually do that. I can see how it might help someone who is new to guitar, but to someone like me, I'm pretty good at figuring these things out myself as I assume most other people are.
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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Righto. Good feedback. I agree with all of it.

This is where I'm at now:


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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice mockup.

If you're going to do screen printing or labeling you could experiment with some accent lines to the pickguard. But that might be gilding the lily, so to speak.
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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks. I think you're right. The Musima originally has this accent, but Framus and Hopf don't. Because it's a black guitar I reckon it's needed.

I'm nuts for these upside-down controls.


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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like it.

What program are using to draw these sketches?
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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like, makes more sense.
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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jcyphe wrote:
I like it.

What program are using to draw these sketches?


I'm attempting to relearn Illustrator. Some of those curves still need a bit of work...
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Almost done! I got the custom pickguard made by Scratch-It, who were super professional and helpful. Really pleased with the result.
http://www.originalscratchplates.com/


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks good.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NickS wrote:
Looks good.

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I love how this place is basic as fuck.

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I'm just going to smash it in with a hammer and hope it works. Tone is all in the fingers anyway.
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