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Glossary?

Discussion in 'Suggestion Box' started by kirbywrx, Jul 11, 2003.


  1. kirbywrx

    kirbywrx formerly James Hetfield

    Jul 27, 2000
    Melbourne, Australia.
    Its seems that alot of people have been asking "whats a compressor, what does OHM mean"? etc etc. Now i know theres a few things that explain things like this in the FAQ, but mabye a glossary may help a bit more.

    A list from A-Z explaining what a compressor is and how it works, and perhaps even explainging a bit of physics of music and sound.

    What do you all think?
     
  2. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    Good idea, a lot of work though.

    perhaps if the work load was divided, interested members that wanted to contribute, could vouch for their area of expertise and write a paragraph or two on whatever item(s) they choose. Then Blackbird can go over them with a fine toothed cone for spelling errors and grammatical mistakes, and then when it's it would make for a lovely addition to TB.

    perhaps it could be a work-in-progress type thing, where entries are submitted as they are completed, but people can view it the whole time.
     
  3. kirbywrx

    kirbywrx formerly James Hetfield

    Jul 27, 2000
    Melbourne, Australia.
    Like my amps buyers guide :D
     
  4. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    that's what I was thinking of yes :p
     
  5. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Deptford, NJ
  6. kirbywrx

    kirbywrx formerly James Hetfield

    Jul 27, 2000
    Melbourne, Australia.
    Im willing to think of a few terms that need explination around here.

    Could you guys tell me a few terms/objects that really need clear defining for the modern day newbie?
     
  7. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Deptford, NJ
  8. kirbywrx

    kirbywrx formerly James Hetfield

    Jul 27, 2000
    Melbourne, Australia.
  9. kirbywrx

    kirbywrx formerly James Hetfield

    Jul 27, 2000
    Melbourne, Australia.
    ok, i made a list... feel free to add more!

    MIA
    MIJ
    MIM
    Neck through
    Bolt on
    OHM
    Combo
    Head
    Cab
    Pre-Amp
    Power Amp
    EQ
    Tube amp
    Solid State amp
    Pickups (piezo, P, J, Humbucker etc)
    Strings
    Action
    Neck Relief
    Intonation
    Active/Passive Electronics
    Ghost note
    Tweeter
    Envelope Filter
    Compressor
    D.I.
    Synth
    Slapping
    Tapping
    Popping
    Tendonitis
    Modes
    Tabs (maybe, maybe not?)
    Hertz
     
  10. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Deptford, NJ
    Bass
    Treble
    Mid Range

    maybe? ....i dunno...ill think of more
     
  11. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    Bp13, Kirby mentioned EQ on his list, Those three could go under EQ.

    Maybe Tinnitus
     
  12. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Deptford, NJ
    ahhh..

    i see...my mistake
     
  13. kirbywrx

    kirbywrx formerly James Hetfield

    Jul 27, 2000
    Melbourne, Australia.
    Headroom
    Binding
    Syncopation
    Decibels
    Figured & Flamed (wood)
    Nut
    bridge
    Key
    Pot (potentiometer)
    tone
    capicitator
    Modeling Processor
    Root note
    Graphic and Parametric EQ
    Bi-Amped
    Power Conditioner


    Anymore?
     
  14. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Soda, Candy, Twinky - things like that!! ;)
     
  15. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Oh and of course there are the really big ones -

    Like, can somebody please define :

    Liberal aand Conservative

    ,so that thread can be shut down!! ;)
     
  16. moley

    moley

    Sep 5, 2002
    Hampshire, UK
    Just an observation, but it's interesting how few of the items on those lists, Kirby, are related to music, and how many are related to gear.
     
  17. kirbywrx

    kirbywrx formerly James Hetfield

    Jul 27, 2000
    Melbourne, Australia.
    Ahh yes, good point. It is just that i cant think of many musical terms that are hard to understand. gimme a bit and ill get onto it :)
     
  18. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002

    Another Observation, based off of yours.

    It's interesting how many newbies only care about gear and not music. :meh:
     
  19. Nick Gann

    Nick Gann Talkbass' Tubist in Residence

    Mar 24, 2002
    Silver Spring, MD
    Edited to make it more appropriate :)
     
  20. kirbywrx

    kirbywrx formerly James Hetfield

    Jul 27, 2000
    Melbourne, Australia.
    Heres the word file with a few more added. Someone want tostart adding definitions.

    Oh yeah, i tried to list them alphabetically, but it didnt work :meh: