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Slang/Short Hand

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Angel LaHash, Nov 15, 2012.


  1. Angel LaHash

    Angel LaHash

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    I wounder if it would be possible to have a List of Short Hands you lot use..

    like GAS (think i think of is GAS!) PUP (Play Up Pompey)
    as i dont use these every day, i just would like some were to ref to them when i need them. Even Dating has short hand and you need to know it for well going on dates.. GOSH and such i wont go in to the more x-rated ones but.. you get the picture..

    Would be good as a STICKY POST .. HINT HINT

    I Edited the List below so you could have a Alphabet list, and as people say them and i get around to edited it .. ive put them in the places the A-Z there is because i never learnt the song.. so i get lost in the middle ABCEDEGHIJKLMNOP____XYZ
    QR..ST..U.VW are the ones i keep forgetting .. should remember VW (Volks Wagon) and i knwo ST are together just need to remember were and the QR and U
     
  2. Angel LaHash

    Angel LaHash

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    [​IMG]
    ABG - Acoustic Bass Guitar
    B - Blend (see Post Script 1)
    CIJ - Crafted in Japan
    CV - Classic Vibe
    EBMM - Ernie Ball MusicMan
    ERB - extended range bass (i.e. more than 4 strings)
    EUB - electric upright bass
    FMT - Flame Maple Top
    FS - For Sale
    FSO - For Sale Only
    FSR - Factory (Fender?) Special Run
    FT - For Trade
    FTO - For Trade Only
    GAS - Gear Acquisition Syndrome
    GLWTS - Good luck with the sale
    IMHO = in my humble opinion
    IMO = see above, remove humble..
    J - Jazz Bass (Fender or similar)
    JV - Jazz 5-string (Fender or Similar) (Or early Squier model (Joint Venture))
    MIA - Made In America
    MIC - Made in China
    MII - Made in Indonesia
    MIJ - Made in Japan
    MIK - Made in Korea
    MIM - Made in Mexico
    MM - MusicMan
    NAD - New Amp Day
    NBD - New Bass Day
    NCD - New Cab Day
    NOS - New Old Stock
    OBO - Or Best Offer (I think)
    P - Precision Bass (Fender or similar)
    POS = piece of shat
    PUP - A shortened way of writing "pick up" of an electric guitar
    PV - Peavey
    QMT - Quilted Maple Top
    SBMM - Sterling By MusicMan (a brand, made in Asia, not to be confused with the Sterling bass, made by MusicMan in the U.S.)
    SR, SR5 - StingRay (5)
    T - Tone (see Post Script 1)
    V - Volume (see Post Script 1)
    VM - Vintage Modified
    YMMV = your mileage may vary (in my opinion)

    Post Script
    1) V, B, T - volume, blend and tone (e.g. VVT = a bass with two volume controls and one tone control)
     
  3. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

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    GAS = Gear Acquisition Syndrome
     
  4. StuartV

    StuartV Out of GAS!! Supporting Member

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    NAD - New Amp Day
    NBD - New Bass Day
    NCD - New Cab Day
    J - Jazz Bass (Fender or similar)
    P - Precision Bass (Fender or similar)
    PV - Peavey
    SR, SR5 - StingRay (5)
    MM - MusicMan
    EBMM - Ernie Ball MusicMan
    SBMM - Sterling By MusicMan (a brand, made in Asia, not to be confused with the Sterling bass, made by MusicMan in the U.S.)
     
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  6. StuartV

    StuartV Out of GAS!! Supporting Member

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    MIA - Made In America
    MIC - Made in China
    MIM - Made in Mexico
    MIJ - Made in Japan
    CIJ - Crafted in Japan
    NOS - New Old Stock
    FMT - Flame Maple Top
    QMT - Quilted Maple Top
    FSR - Factory (Fender?) Special Run
     
  7. SoVeryTired

    SoVeryTired Endorsing nothing, recommending much Supporting Member

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    VM - Vintage Modified
    CV - Classic Vibe

    Both ranges of Squier instruments.
     
  8. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

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    ABG - Acoustic Bass Guitar
     
  9. SoVeryTired

    SoVeryTired Endorsing nothing, recommending much Supporting Member

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    ERB - extended range bass (i.e. more than 4 strings)
    EUB - electric upright bass
     
  10. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

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    FS - For Sale
    FT - For Trade
    OBO - Or Best Offer (I think)
     
  11. StuartV

    StuartV Out of GAS!! Supporting Member

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    Good work, Angel.
     
  12. StuartV

    StuartV Out of GAS!! Supporting Member

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    FSO - For Sale Only
    FTO - For Trade Only
     
  13. StuartV

    StuartV Out of GAS!! Supporting Member

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    JV - Jazz 5-string (Fender or similar)
     
  14. SoVeryTired

    SoVeryTired Endorsing nothing, recommending much Supporting Member

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    Or early Squier model (Joint Venture).
     
  15. SoVeryTired

    SoVeryTired Endorsing nothing, recommending much Supporting Member

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    MII - Made in Indonesia
    MIK - Made in Korea

    V, B, T - volume, blend and tone (e.g. VVT = a bass with two volume controls and one tone control)
     
  16. cronker

    cronker

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    POS = piece of shat
    YMMV = your mileage may vary (in my opinion)
    IMHO = in my humble opinion
    IMO = see above, remove humble..

    You will notice that, rather than starting arguments across the Internet, people will use lots of "in my opinion" slang and smilies to convey their intention, or hide behind their convictions.
     
  17. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

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    GLWTS - Good luck with the sale
     
  18. Inconnu

    Inconnu

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    AFAIK : As far as I know
    ROFL : Rolling on the floor laughing
    G&L : Georges Fullerton and Leo Fender Company (Ok, ok the real name of that brand is G&L, but there's jus too much Fender related expressions in that thread yet...;))
     

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