Can we please refrain from the term "gui****"?

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by McThumpin, Jun 27, 2008.

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  1. I suppose it's all in good fun, and I'm just trying to help... but when you disrespect a fellow musician in such a childish way, you sound stupid.
  2. mutedeity


    Aug 27, 2007
    I agree. I am glad someone said it, too. I would take one of the guitarists I work with over 1000 of the people that use that term in Talkbass. The way I see it, you can only judge yourself by the standard of people you work with and if you think your guitarist is an idiot the chances are...
  3. Stumbo

    Stumbo Guest

    Feb 11, 2008
    I thought it went along with percussionistard, keytard, and vocalistard. And most of all, the infamous bassistard. :cool::bassist:
  4. Is this serious!?!?!

    My Gawd!! Can we possibly be any more politically correct??

    Lighten up guys.........
  5. BryanM


    Dec 15, 2007
    Seattle, WA
    I feel that we should no longer use the term bass, as the last three letters can be misconstrued as offensive. Let me propose the politically correct alternative of bbottom.
  6. PhatBasstard

    PhatBasstard Spector Dissector Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2002
    Tacoma WA
    What a basshole. :bag:
  7. derelicte


    Dec 25, 2007
    I LOL'ed a bit :D
  8. Hilarious. :rolleyes:

    It's got nothing to do with PC-ness. It's just that whenever I see someone using the term "gui****," I automatically assume they're 12 years old and/or clearly resentful that most guitarists can play circles around them on their own instrument. And that makes me sad.
  9. Ampeg SVT

    Ampeg SVT Son, I am disappoint.

    Sep 9, 2006
    Its just a joke
  10. GassieBall


    Oct 15, 2006
    I remember in college, "freshman" was considered by some to be offensive because of the "man" part.

    So it became freshwoman - but once again it had "man"

    So it became freshwoperson - but that had "son" which also was masculine

    So it became freshwoperdaughters

    I said, "whatever."
  11. Ampeg SVT

    Ampeg SVT Son, I am disappoint.

    Sep 9, 2006
    hahaha thats brutal
  12. Deacon_Blues


    Feb 11, 2007
    I agree with the OP. I also don't like the term as it's really disrespectful/offensive. I know several really great guitarists that definitely don't deserve to be called gui****s. But anyway, what's your definition of "gui****"? Disrespectful guitarist, I'd say. So guess what a disrespectful bassist should be called? Yes, that's right, so if you don't want to be called a "basstard" or "basshole", please refrain from using that term.

    I understand when the term is used in a rant about a clueless guitarist, but otherwise, I don't get it...
  13. mutedeity


    Aug 27, 2007
    The thing is. Most of the people that use the term I would bet if they went on to a site where guitarists were calling bass players basstards and saying the old "well bassists are just failed guitarists" they would be the first to think it was offensive.

    Then we get the old "Oh, how politically correct do we have to be?". This is the typical justification for saying something stupid that makes you look stupid. It's not about being politically correct it's about having some self respect. As I said, you are a mark of the musicians that you work with and if you think your guitarist is an idiot or want to call them one publicly, it only reflects on you. I personally don't work with idiots and if I ever happen to they either need to be paying me good money to bare with their stupidity or I don't hang about for long.

    I really wonder how many of you call your guitarists "gui****" to their face as well.
  14. bassmonkeee


    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    With assumptions like that, I think you're the ones with issues. Lighten up, Francis. Why would you think anyone cared what you assume, anyway?

    Oh, and for the record--I don't use the term. I'm just mature enough and intelligent enough to not be offended by a word on a bass message board that is more often than not used in jest.

    What next? We can't make fun of drummers? Would you also like us to get off of your lawn? :rolleyes:

    Talkbass---Serious business.
  15. alembicguy

    alembicguy I operate the worlds largest heavey equipment Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2007
    A Priest a Rabbi and a gui**** walk in a bar......woops sorry about that.Its only a joke!!!
  16. knarleybass

    knarleybass Commercial User

    Apr 6, 2005
    Tustin, CA
    Owner of Ulyate Instruments
    I consider myself a failed guitar player, so if I use the term "gui****" what does that really make me? Am I a failure and ********? I don't feel tardy.
  17. WayneS


    Apr 9, 2007
    Never heard anybody admit that before!
  18. knarleybass

    knarleybass Commercial User

    Apr 6, 2005
    Tustin, CA
    Owner of Ulyate Instruments
    as I get older, I will admit to just about anything. In all honesty, I can't play solos very well, I admire and respect that.
  19. I won't even dignify your very "mature" and "intelligent" name-calling and personal attacks with a response.

    Oh wait, yes I will. So's your face.
  20. Oh the hypocrisy.
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