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I'll start. I thought frets were smaller up top so the maker could fit more on.

Turns out, it's to get the intonation right.
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#2
I thought pickup covers made a pickup better. I thought a Les Paul was the ultimate guitar and that strats were crap(Ironic that now I'd prefer a Fender over a Gibson). Otherwise, not much out of the ordinary.
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#3
I thought all trems were the same and as such did divebombs on my Squier Strat...then wondered why it went totally out of tune!

I also used to believe that tuning wasn't too important cause no-one would be able to tell anyway....
#4
i thought a searchbar was something to be avoided at all costs. boy was i stupid
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#6
i thought a starcaster by fender was good because it said fender....umm...
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I don't recommend passive pickups for any kind of blues tone. Ideally, you'd want a passive pickup with a reasonably low level of output.
#7
When I first got an electric guitar, I played it, and said "It doesn't sound like an electric guitar"
and then I plugged it into an amp. I played it and said "IT STILL doesn't sound like an electric guitar" because it was on clean. And I started lessons. When I plugged into his amp, my guitar was distorted. He assumed I knew about distortion so he never told me about it. So it went on. For 3 months. NOBODY TOLD ME. Then I went on the internet, and heard about Overdrive and Distortion and said pretty much every amp had a switch for it. I looked on mine, and couldn't find it! (OD, not overdrive, nitwit) and finally I asked my teacher and brought my amp in. :| He told me and oh god I felt like an idiot.

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#8
i wanted a guitar without a tapered neck

but all of them are


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#9
I thought it was gonna be easy...then i actually picked one up
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#10
Oh, and I didn't know what an open string was until I started lessons. I thought the "frets" in tabs were what fingers you used to play the string. D:

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I thought it was gonna be easy...then i actually picked one up

me too....
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I don't recommend passive pickups for any kind of blues tone. Ideally, you'd want a passive pickup with a reasonably low level of output.
#12
I know a lot of people who think that if they are good at Guitar Hero they think they'll be good at the real thing.
#13
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Oh, and I didn't know what an open string was until I started lessons. I thought the "frets" in tabs were what fingers you used to play the string. D:

That would be sweet to have 22 fingers
1 for each fret
That means i could finally play smoke on the water!


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#14
I thought playing the song on guitar hero meant you can play it on a real guitar.
Now I just want to slap anyone who still thinks so..
#15
i thought all guitars sounded and felt the same and it just depended on what u wanted it to look like

doesn't get much stupider than that
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#16
I thought I could just mess with the tuners and magically find the perfect tuning, when I tried this, I broke a few strings. I also thought when I re-strung a guitar, and left the excess string hanging, that when a string broke, I could use that extra string hanging off, and put the broken string back on. Damn was I wrong.
#18
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i thought all guitars sounded and felt the same and it just depended on what u wanted it to look like

doesn't get much stupider than that


I used to think the same!

I could never understand why people would pay thousands when you could pick up a guitar that looked the same for like 50 quid.....needless to say I've learnt since then!
#20
I remembered my first time re-stringing my guitar. I like wrapped the string around the peg and hopefully it coiled lol.
#21
I thought Fender's sucked and because it was a Marshall, it was kick-ass.

Yeah, I was the "br00tz metalzhed" when I started.
#23
oh and the first time i playing a guitar i thought you were supposed to push inbetween the strings....i am an idiot
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#24
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I remembered my first time re-stringing my guitar. I like wrapped the string around the peg and hopefully it coiled lol.

Haha, It took me about an hour and a half to restring my guitar the first time I ever did it.
#25
I thought that I could crank the amp and get the power tube distortion if I lowered the volume on my guitar...
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#26
i had no idea about tunings, like atall..... obv im self taught.

2 years later i can nearly drop to C standard by ear lol
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#27
i also remember that when it came to buying picks, you went by colour lol
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Quote by oneblackened
I'll start. I thought frets were smaller up top so the maker could fit more on.

Turns out, it's to get the intonation right.


Wow, I just learnt something.

I've been playing for 3 years too haha
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#29
Quote by PhillyHendrix
i thought all guitars sounded and felt the same and it just depended on what u wanted it to look like

doesn't get much stupider than that



Aha me too! I also thought that because I found it difficult to play my cheap stratocaster replica (which only cost me $60 tax incl.) that ALL guitars were that difficult to play.
#30
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I thought that I could crank the amp and get the power tube distortion if I lowered the volume on my guitar...


Son of a bitch.
#31
I thought that kurt kobains was a very good composer because the chords on "Smells like teen spirit" were far away from eachother ond the fretboard
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#32
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i thought a starcaster by fender was good because it said fender....umm...

Same..... Got Ripped off

Also thought trem was soo amazin until ti broke, and Covers on pups made it better
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#33
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i thought it could help me getting girls...


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#34
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Same..... Got Ripped off

Also thought trem was soo amazin until ti broke, and Covers on pups made it better

lol mine broke too...the trem that is
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I don't recommend passive pickups for any kind of blues tone. Ideally, you'd want a passive pickup with a reasonably low level of output.
#35
I thought I wanted a Fender.
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#36
I thought that Arpeggios, or as I called them at that time "single notes" didn't exist on guitar, then after getting mad, I figured out how to play Smoke on the Water on my first day, and realized that you could play "single notes"

Boy, have I come a long way in just a year.
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I tried it out in store.

Great neck, nice n light, good tuning stability. Overall a good guitar. I didn't but it cause I generally only buy guitars over a grand now.
#37
also thought you pushed on the fret wire to make it play. Also thought O.D. on my sp-10 meant "overly Destructive". 3 Days it took me to restring my guitar the first time, and broke the strings doin it. Smoke on the watter was imposibly hard wen i thought the fret wire thing....
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#38
Oh, and I thought that a string only needed to be changed when it snaps.
#39
Quote by guitar351
also thought you pushed on the fret wire to make it play. Also thought O.D. on my sp-10 meant "overly Destructive". 3 Days it took me to restring my guitar the first time, and broke the strings doin it. Smoke on the watter was imposibly hard wen i thought the fret wire thing....


+1 to the fretwire thing.



Also, I thought the gain knob on my Studio 10S meant volume Gain, because I never turned it past 5, and all i noticed was more volume added to it.
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I tried it out in store.

Great neck, nice n light, good tuning stability. Overall a good guitar. I didn't but it cause I generally only buy guitars over a grand now.
#40
I thought all the sound came from the guitar and an amp was just an annoying necessity that did nothing for the sound except made it louder.

I thought you had to put your finger on the fretwire itself.
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