AVRI JM GAS? What does THAT mean? The Acronym Directory!

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AVRI JM GAS? What does THAT mean? The Acronym Directory!

Post by Carbohydrates » Thu May 13, 2010 10:17 am

Here's a handy directory for all those confusing acronyms people like to throw out! Post 'em in the thread and I'll update the OP (original post ;)) with 'em!

2TS: (finish color) Two-Tone Sunburst.
3TS: (finish color) Three-Tone Sunburst.
AlNiCo: Aluminum Nickel Cobalt alloy, often written out as 'Alnico'. Used in pickups. Available in different grades, higher grades are more magnetic.
AVRI: American Vintage Reissue, the current line of American-made reissues.
B&B: Blocks and binding, referring to block inlays and binding on the neck of a guitar. 1966 and onward.
BB&B: Black Blocks & Binding, on maple fretboard.
BF: Black Face, refers to Fender amps produced from 1964-1967. The acronym describes the color of the faceplate.
BMM: (finish color) Burgundy Mist Metallic.
CAR: (finish color) Candy Apple Red.
CC: Closet Classic, one of Fender's relic variants. It's about the lightest possible relic treatment.
CIJ: Crafted in Japan, signifies certain factories and time periods, not the same as MIJ.
CL: Craigslist, a localized classifieds website.
CP: Classic Players, a series of Mexican-made instruments that are modernized takes on traditional designs.
CuNiFe: Copper Nickel Iron alloy. Used in 70's Wide Range Humbucker pickups. Difficult and expensive to come by, which is why it isn't used anymore.
CS: Custom Shop
D&B: Dots and binding, referring to dot inlays and binding on the neck of a guitar. Transitional 1965-1966, before blocks.
DIY: Do It Yourself.
DRRI: Deluxe Reverb Reissue, a Fender amp.
ECJM: Elvis Costello signature Jazzmaster
FDP: Fender Discussion Pages, a Fender-centric discussion forum.
FMIC: Fender Musical Instruments Corporation.
FS/T: For Sale/Trade, indicates that the person posting this will accept either cash, a trade, or both.
GAS: Gear Acquisition Syndrome, the more-or-less official term among musicians for "I want that, and I want it bad."
HC: Harmony Central, a general music site and forum.
HRD: Hot Rod Deluxe, a Fender amp.
IBM: (finish color) Ice Blue Metallic.
IMO: In My Opinion
IMHO: In My Humble Opinion
JM: Jazzmaster.
JMJM: J Mascis signature Jazzmaster
JV: Japan Vintage, used to denote a model of (desirable) Squier guitar produced by Fender Japan in 1982-1984.
LP: Les Paul. I refuse to believe you're actually looking this up out of necessity.
LPB: (finish color) Lake Placid Blue.
LRJM: Lee Ranaldo signature Jazzmaster
MDF: Medium Density Fiberboard, a dense, composite wood material.
MF: Musician's Friend, the largest online guitar retailer.
MFD: Magnetic Field Design, pickup designed by G&L
MIJ: Made in Japan, signifies certain factories and time periods, not the same as CIJ.
MIK: Made in Korea.
MIM: Made in Mexico.
MOP: Mother of Pearl.
MOTO: Mother of Toilet Seat, a synthetic pearloid laminate material.
NAD: New Amp Day! The poster of this thread just got a new amplifier!
NGD: New Guitar Day! The poster of this thread just got - well, you can guess.
NOD: New Offset Day! The poster of this thread, et cetera et cetera
NOS: New Old Stock
OCR: (finish color) Old Candy Apple Red, a Fender Japan option, darker than CAR
OLP: Can mean two things, actually! Officially Licensed Product, a Music Man licensee; or Old Lake Placid, a finish color.
OP: Original Post / Original Poster
OSG: You're reading it!
OTM: (finish color) Ocean Turquoise Metallic.
OT: Off Topic
PCB: Printed Circuit Board, a type of circuit that connects components using a conductive trace printed or etched on a nonconductive surface.
PTP: Point To Point, describes (often inaccurately) a type of circuit wiring where components are soldered to terminal strips.
RI: Reissue
RWRP: Reverse Wound Reverse Polarity. When two single coils are selected and one is RWRP, the 60-cycle hum generated by singles is canceled out.
SF: Silver Face, refers to Fender amps produced from 1967-1981. The acronym describes the color of the faceplate.
SGD: Smashed Guitar Day. Congratulations, I guess.
SRV: Stevie Ray Vaughan
SS: Short Scale, refers to an electric guitar with a shorter scale length neck. Also refers to ShortScale.org, a website dedicated to these guitars.
TAD: Tube Amp Doctor, a vacuum tube retailer.
TDPRI: Telecaster Discussion Page Reissue. It's anybody's guess how a forum could be a reissue.
TGP: The Gear Page, a forum that revolves around its emporiums. Has a bit of a reputation of catering to the boutique and expensive stuff.
TMJM: Thurston Moore signature Jazzmaster
TOM: Tune-O-Matic bridge.
TRRI: Twin Reverb Reissue, a Fender amp.
TS: Thin Skin, a limited production of Jags, Jazzmasters, Strats, and Teles with a thin nitro finish.
VOS: Vintage Original Spec, referring to a reissue or recreation with vintage-accurate specs. Gibson uses this to describe a type of finish for some reason.
WRHB: Wide Range Humbucker, a Seth Lover-designed pickup used on certain 70's Fender guitars.
YMMV: Your Mileage May Vary. In other words, take it with a grain of salt.
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Post by cursesfoiled » Thu May 13, 2010 10:30 am

B&B: Blocks and Binding (ex. post 1966 necks on Jazzmasters)
D&B: Dots and Binding (some necks between 1965 and 1966, the transition before blocks, but with binding)
CAR: Candy Apple Red
OLP: Original Lake Placid (Blue)
OTM: Ocean Turquoise Metallic
MOP: Mother of Pearl
DRRI: Deluxe Reverb Re-Issue
TRRI: Twin-Reverb Re-Issue
MIK: Made in Korea (hello, Squier)


Maybe you could group these into like categories (colors, country of origin, gear), or does alphabetically work better?
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Post by panoramic » Thu May 13, 2010 10:33 am

more uncommon ones
Bando - Bandmaster
Tremo - Tremolux
DRRI - Deluxe Reverb Reissue
DRI- bad punk band
TMI - Too Much Information
TMJ - LOCK JAW
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Post by Carbohydrates » Thu May 13, 2010 10:37 am

cursesfoiled wrote: Maybe you could group these into like categories (colors, country of origin, gear), or does alphabetically work better?
I figured a single alphabetical list would work best, because if people encounter an acronym they don't know and go to look it up, they won't necessarily know what category to look in if its something they've never seen before.

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Post by Skarrgus » Thu May 13, 2010 10:40 am

WRHB- Wide Range Humbucker
3TS- three-tone sunburst
2TS - two-tone sunburst

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Post by Orang Goreng » Thu May 13, 2010 11:09 am

Carbohydrates wrote: OLP: Can mean two things, actually! Officially Licensed Product, a Music Man licensee, or Original Lake Placid, a finish color.
I might be wrong, but I think it's Old Lake Placid. Maybe not.
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Post by Keegan » Thu May 13, 2010 11:18 am

IMHO - In My Hipster Opinion
IMMH - It Makes Me Hard(I want that guitar)
FS/T - For Sale/Trade
YMMV - Latin for "I'm probably full of shit", Yumanos Manurum Mar Veritas
Alnico - Aluminum Nickel Cobalt alloy, common grades are 2, 3, 5, and 8, represent different ratios of Al, Ni, and Co. Higher grades are more magnetic, thus emphasizing treble frequencies more
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Post by Carbohydrates » Thu May 13, 2010 11:55 am

Updated with most of the guitar-related stuff posted thus far. I'm trying to avoid most of the generic internet stuff, but "YMMV" made it in because guitarists just love saying that for some reason.

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Post by the older brother » Thu May 13, 2010 12:02 pm

More 60's Fender custom colours:

BMM - Burgundy Mist Metallic
OLY - Olympic White

and this one maybe:
Tort - Tortoise pattern plastic pickguard material.
Someone knows where I can find the nearest woodchipper to throw my pieces of junk into?

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Post by Feynman » Thu May 13, 2010 12:48 pm

panoramic wrote:more uncommon ones
DRI- bad punk band
I laughed.

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Post by Carbohydrates » Thu May 13, 2010 1:10 pm

the older brother wrote: OLY - Olympic White

and this one maybe:
Tort - Tortoise pattern plastic pickguard material.
Abbreviations. :) I'll add a section for those if there are enough to justify it.

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Post by the older brother » Thu May 13, 2010 1:20 pm

Carbohydrates wrote:
the older brother wrote: OLY - Olympic White

and this one maybe:
Tort - Tortoise pattern plastic pickguard material.
Abbreviations. :) I'll add a section for those if there are enough to justify it.
Well I guess they're abbrevations, but not acronyms.... ;)
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Post by saxjag » Thu May 13, 2010 4:01 pm

Keegan wrote:Alnico - Aluminum Nickel Cobalt alloy, common grades are 2, 3, 5, and 8, represent different ratios of Al, Ni, and Co. Higher grades are more magnetic, thus emphasizing treble frequencies more
Does stronger string pull = "more magnetic"? Hmmmmm. I gather from lurking at Music Electronics Forum > Guitar Tech > Pickup Makers that many factors can influence a magnet's properties, including shape, thickness, casting, charging, de-gaussing, manufacturer's secret blend of herbs & spices, etcetera. Wiser heads than mine have cautioned that an Alnico magnet's numerical grade tells only a fraction of what you need to know to dial in a particular sound. Not only treble freqs
are affected but mids as well, in fact the whole range -- plus harmonics, sustain, & everything else. If we're gonna have an official definition of Alnico, we'd be well-served by detailed, accurate info.

Me, I dunno nothin', just wanna get the straight skinny on Alnico from any OSGers with chops in electromagnetic engineering or whatever it's called. Where's Nikola Tesla when we need him?

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Post by bigsur78 » Thu May 13, 2010 4:03 pm

IBM Ice Metallic Blue

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Post by bigsur78 » Thu May 13, 2010 4:07 pm

PUPS Pickups (do people say that here or have I been spending too much time elsewhere?)

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