Sign up Calendar Latest Topics
 
 
 


Reply
  Author   Comment  
ixlramp

Avatar / Picture

Registered User
Registered:
Posts: 94
Reply with quote  #1 
On some instrument forums there are rules that limit what manufacturers can write, it is done to avoid excessive promotion of their own products.
Often there may be a special section where they can freely promote, but everywhere else in the forum they are constrained.
On a large and busy forum it's unfortunate but understandable why some administrators would want such rules.

However, on this forum i suggest that manufacturers are left completely free to write what they want, as long as they state who they are in their signature.
If, which i rather doubt it would, any self-promotion becomes excessive, it can be dealt with, as it should be, on a per-case basis through moderation.

I feel that it is unfortunate that on some forums, those with so much involvement, experience and knowledge have their posting constrained in such a crude generalised way.
For example i would love to have luthiers of tapping instruments on this forum and would want them to enthusiastically discuss their instruments.
0
Jayesskerr

Avatar / Picture

Administrator
Registered:
Posts: 125
Reply with quote  #2 
Not sure this is an issue?

If someone builds a thing and they want to talk about it or get feedback I am 100% in agreement, go for it. More than welcome. As far as I know, nobody here has been negative about that sort of thing, if so let me know and I will take care of it! I want this forum to be an open discussion without a doubt...  

Now if someone "creates" a thing that looks like a stick, uses Emmett's tuning, dots in 4ths, etc etc and is quite obviously a blatant attempt to re-create a less expensive version of the same thing, well I think that one can expect some pushback. For sure, feel free to post your thing and talk about it here but If you can't be bothered to at the very least have some aesthetic differences (headstock, tuning, approach) y'all have to expect people will speak up about it and force the "designers" to defend their design, or at the very least acknowledge the influence. If it looks like a Strat, plays like a Strat, and sounds like a Strat then it is at the very least an imitation of a Strat - even if it is named the keflatosmaster

The Chapman Stick is undisputedly unique, and THE premiere dedicated tapping instrument. It just is. As such, it gets imitated a lot, I mean the simple design, the look, the setup it just works on so many levels and it's ingenious how it's evolved. And yes, I am a fan of the Stick,  I own two of them and I practice the crap out of them.

I mean, post your new Harpejji influenced creation and I guarantee that Harpejji owners (If they post here) are going to say something about the shape, where the design came from, inspiration surrounding playability etc etc.

So in short, post whatever the f**k you want - but don't steal. Don't hurt anyone. Don't get your feelings hurt if someone says "that looks like a blatant rip-off of __________". So, expect opinions. I get negative feedback all the time on what I create musically, and if I couldn't take it, I wouldn't share it (it helps sometimes to get that opposing viewpoint). If you create an instrument that has 26 strings on it, and the body shape looks like a giant turd and the whammy bar keeps falling off in the demo video of "twinkle-twinkle" I am going to say "Jeepers, that looks bloody terrible - perhaps its needs a design revision or two?"

The same thing with posting music and musical ideas. If you post an idea saying it's all you, and it looks an awful lot like an idea that ________ taught you in one of his lessons, he will probably say something. I would too. If you create a method book for tapping and call it "Free Toes" and the inner contents look like the Free Hands book, well it might be construed as plagiarism. Expect Emmett to let you know, and expect the community to hold you to a higher standard and be all over it.

So in closing, post whatever you want but try to be nice, be lawful and respectful and have some fun talking about music stuff as it pertains to the articulation we use called "tapping".

Drama = Crushed

__________________
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdNmj2xi91qQWLymozzMudA
0
ixlramp

Avatar / Picture

Registered User
Registered:
Posts: 94
Reply with quote  #3 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jayesskerr
Not sure this is an issue?

If someone builds a thing and they want to talk about it or get feedback I am 100% in agreement, go for it. More than welcome. As far as I know, nobody here has been negative about that sort of thing.

Indeed it is not an issue. To be clear, i only write this as a suggestion for forum rules going forward, i don't mean to imply that manufacturers have not been free in their posting, and i'm not taking issue with anything that has happened.
I'm happy you agree with this freedom.
0
Previous Topic | Next Topic
Print
Reply

Quick Navigation:

Easily create a Forum Website with Website Toolbox.