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Re: New fuzz reviewer in town, FuzzBoxGirl

Postby DarkAxel » Sat Jun 25, 2011 3:52 pm

FuzzBoxGirl wrote:Middleearth, it's cool if you aren't into the demos and thankfully, there are a bunch of others out there that you can watch. Someone posted about me in a forum and one of the guys from Premier Guitar asked me to do an interview.... he thought it was interesting what I was doing.

I am a stay at home girl, but not by choice. I was laid off from work due to budget cuts. I had always had this idea and the situation with work just kind of presented this as something to keep me occupied. If I can make a little bit while doing this, then so be it. I'm sure people in here know how hard it is to really make something of yourself as any sort of musician. With the shirts and mugs.... I thought it would be cool to see people wearing them and I got the idea from GMD's website. You want to know the only person who bought one? It's me and so be it if it remains that way. And I only get about 2 dollars for any shirt that sells, so by no means is that setting the world on fire. Is it upsetting to you that GMD sells his own pedals and T-shirts on his site?

And sure, I may be able to one day sell ads on the channel, but again, how many ad links have to be up to make a decent living? If I wanted to be internet famous, I would autotune a news cast or make prank videos or film cats doing cute things. I absolutely love music and guitar gear and I just wanted to share that love and become kind of a part of the community. I think I've received about 3 free pedals.... all the rest I paid money for and that is not to mention any of the vintage gear that I am also going to demo. I am just putting up demos that perhaps show another side of what a pedal can do, because if you are like me, then you watch a couple of demos of a pedal before you buy one.

I understand that no matter what I do, there will be people that dislike it.... the lighting, my playing, my equipment, my voice, etc and in the end, that is totally cool. I'm not a person that everyone likes and I'm not Eddie Van Halen on the guitar... I'm just a girl with a cramped basement, some gear, my little sony camcorder and imovie on my laptop. And that's it..... nothing fancy. I'm giving you an additional reference point for potential gear you may want to buy or maybe some gear you haven't heard about.

And to be honest, I've had some stores contact me to see if I wanted to do demos for them and what they carry. They offered to pay me and for someone out of work, that is enticing. But I turned them all down.... I'm demoing what I want to demo, I'm not trying to sell you something because there is a financial gain for me, it's a sellout... I'm just an independent person providing a bit of a service I guess. If I wanted to get rich doing this, then yeah, I would have taken a store's offer and would have been demoing amps, guitars, pedals, etc. I would have all of that at my fingertips, but I said no...... I'm going to do what I please with it and at my own pace, etc. Should I just be demoing Boss pedals? Is that how I can get super "famous" and make money? If I wanted to be famous and make money, of all things, why would I choose to put up demos of fuzz boxes on Youtube?

Alright, I've said my piece :)

Thanks again to everyone that his given me their support and encouragement.

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Re: New fuzz reviewer in town, FuzzBoxGirl

Postby Fuzzy Fred » Sat Jun 25, 2011 6:26 pm

aen wrote:Psssh. I threw down the sex gauntlet ages ago, and aint nobody come close yet.



I have just died a thousand deaths, but even through that disturbing, and I mean disturbing advertisement, I still want your pedals.

Is something wrong with me?
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Re: New fuzz reviewer in town, FuzzBoxGirl

Postby aens_wife » Sat Jun 25, 2011 11:27 pm

I had never watched that video. Fucking hilarious.

But seriously, how come I don't get that kind of treatment at home? No strip tease for me? (insert puppy eyes here)
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Re: New fuzz reviewer in town, FuzzBoxGirl

Postby theavondon » Sat Jun 25, 2011 11:47 pm

aens_wife wrote:I had never watched that video. Fucking hilarious.

But seriously, how come I don't get that kind of treatment at home? No strip tease for me? (insert puppy eyes here)


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Re: New fuzz reviewer in town, FuzzBoxGirl

Postby CBA » Sun Jun 26, 2011 12:09 am

I also give :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: to FuzzBoxGirl.

Straight goodness to you for having an idea and then doing it. I'm not a HUGE part of this board, but I'm slightly embarrassed that you've gotten some guff for what you're doing. I won't make any claims as to what other people are feeling or their reasons for disliking you... to me, what you're doing is hotness + fun so yes. If you truly are just a girl that likes to make fun demos in your own sexy style... excellent.

If it turns out that this is some sort of ersatz scheme where it's really like some huge gearhead dude that has his girlfriend do sexy voice-overs on demos that he's created... that's different.

But if everything that FBG (already with the acronyms) says is true... then KEEP IT UP.


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Re: New fuzz reviewer in town, FuzzBoxGirl

Postby grindonomicon » Sun Jun 26, 2011 2:56 am

aens_wife wrote:I had never watched that video. Fucking hilarious.

But seriously, how come I don't get that kind of treatment at home? No strip tease for me? (insert puppy eyes here)


It's a known fact that we men are only able to express our sensual sides to complete strangers on the interwebz. :lol:
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Re: New fuzz reviewer in town, FuzzBoxGirl

Postby Jero » Sun Jun 26, 2011 2:46 pm

That video demo Aen made is on a'whole'nother level. I laughed solid through the first 1:15. No need to exercise today!
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Re: New fuzz reviewer in town, FuzzBoxGirl

Postby aen » Thu Jun 30, 2011 12:38 am

blooghost wrote:I Now some may make the argument that the gear should stand on its own. And the sexpot image somehow "cheapens" the demo. Well,did it ever occur to anyone that FuzzboxGirl might just like sex? There's certainly nothing wrong with that,right? Has anyone ever had mutually consensual sex and thought"ZOMFG,what have I done?!"(barring a few drunken liaisons,maybe). Whether the sex thing is just a means of self promotion or not,it doesn't matter. And I agree with PP that "FuzzboxGirl" is enough to make anyone here watch these vids. But,we're mostly adults here,right? I can personally vouch for sex/sensuality and say "the worst I ever had was wonderful".


Ok, I've read most of the thread, and I guess this is a good enough spot to jump in. My wife and I have been talking about this, and it's a fucking mess. The problems the FBG phenomenon presents are these.

This is clearly some kind of marketing. Whether it's actually FBG trying to score gear, or as I suspect, something Premier Guitar related, this is marketing, cut and dried. How do I know? I have a bullshit detector, and it never ever EVER gives a false positive. How do you get a bullshit detector? Get raised by a bullshitter and then spend your whole life bullshitting.
While I don't have a problem with sex, or sexuality, even in marketing, it's a question of how that sex got there. When I take my shirt off and shake my tits, it's funny, and I did it because I know my hairy tits are funny. If I thought I could actually turn you nerds on with my body, I might do it.
But FBG seems like puppetry in some ways. If she is just a gal who wants gear, it's a god damn shame that she had to show skin to get it. Gearmandude gets plenty of free shit, because dudes take other dudes seriously. dudes do NOT take women seriously ESPECIALLY in music. Yep, I'm generalizing, suck it. I'm sure there's any number of lovely guys out there who are totally unbiased. except not. Usually we don't even realize we're doing it until it's too late. Even when we men "joke" it shows a great disrespect, and it doesnt really matter if she's real or some fat dude who wants to sell us something.
I don't think there's a real understanding for most males, especially single young-ish ones, as to how sexist the world is. If you really don't believe that women are treated as second class citizens, you need to wake the hell up. These knee-jerk sexually charged reactions are the reason why there are so few women in music.
Though she is certainly inviting some sexual responses, FBG herself is not the greater problem here. Some of the reactions have been pretty gross (more so in the Offsetguitars.com discussion). If we can take a look at ourselves as men and our relationships and interactions with the women around us, then maybe this whole Fuzz Box Girl debacle can be a good thing.
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Re: New fuzz reviewer in town, FuzzBoxGirl

Postby blooghost » Thu Jun 30, 2011 1:15 am

aen wrote:
blooghost wrote:I Now some may make the argument that the gear should stand on its own. And the sexpot image somehow "cheapens" the demo. Well,did it ever occur to anyone that FuzzboxGirl might just like sex? There's certainly nothing wrong with that,right? Has anyone ever had mutually consensual sex and thought"ZOMFG,what have I done?!"(barring a few drunken liaisons,maybe). Whether the sex thing is just a means of self promotion or not,it doesn't matter. And I agree with PP that "FuzzboxGirl" is enough to make anyone here watch these vids. But,we're mostly adults here,right? I can personally vouch for sex/sensuality and say "the worst I ever had was wonderful".


Ok, I've read most of the thread, and I guess this is a good enough spot to jump in. My wife and I have been talking about this, and it's a fucking mess. The problems the FBG phenomenon presents are these.

This is clearly some kind of marketing. Whether it's actually FBG trying to score gear, or as I suspect, something Premier Guitar related, this is marketing, cut and dried. How do I know? I have a bullshit detector, and it never ever EVER gives a false positive. How do you get a bullshit detector? Get raised by a bullshitter and then spend your whole life bullshitting.
While I don't have a problem with sex, or sexuality, even in marketing, it's a question of how that sex got there. When I take my shirt off and shake my tits, it's funny, and I did it because I know my hairy tits are funny. If I thought I could actually turn you nerds on with my body, I might do it.
But FBG seems like puppetry in some ways. If she is just a gal who wants gear, it's a god damn shame that she had to show skin to get it. Gearmandude gets plenty of free shit, because dudes take other dudes seriously. dudes do NOT take women seriously ESPECIALLY in music. Yep, I'm generalizing, suck it. I'm sure there's any number of lovely guys out there who are totally unbiased. except not. Usually we don't even realize we're doing it until it's too late. Even when we men "joke" it shows a great disrespect, and it doesnt really matter if she's real or some fat dude who wants to sell us something.
I don't think there's a real understanding for most males, especially single young-ish ones, as to how sexist the world is. If you really don't believe that women are treated as second class citizens, you need to wake the hell up. These knee-jerk sexually charged reactions are the reason why there are so few women in music.
Though she is certainly inviting some sexual responses, FBG herself is not the greater problem here. Some of the reactions have been pretty gross (more so in the Offsetguitars.com discussion). If we can take a look at ourselves as men and our relationships and interactions with the women around us, then maybe this whole Fuzz Box Girl debacle can be a good thing.

Honestly,Aen,I'm more ashamed of all the bad jokes that have come about after she received an invite from forum members. Not doubting the accuracy of yr bullshit detector. But there seems to be a catch 22 of"Hey Fuzzboxgirl-show me yr bewbz" vs. a standard that we hold women to(and we're just as wrong for,IMO) of "Put yr long denim pentacostal skirt on and rawrk like a proper lady". And what's actually the lesser of 2 evils? I think,in some instances,you and I agree on some things(?). But is it more sexist to say "heehhee,BIg Muff",or "represent the ladies all proper like and cover yrself"? In my most honest of opinions,one is not greater than the other in terms of sexism.
And I'm quite aware that sexism is alive and well. But I can't wrap my brain around FBG having to work that particular angle. The fact that this is considered such a novel thing is perplexing to me,as ultimately,she's a woman who plays guitar :idk: And,I'm engaged,living with my bride-to-be,and respect not just women,but anyone(or I try to)until they give me a reason not to,y'know? My 2 cents,FWIW,
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Re: New fuzz reviewer in town, FuzzBoxGirl

Postby plhogan » Thu Jun 30, 2011 1:32 am

aen wrote:I don't think there's a real understanding for most males, especially single young-ish ones, as to how sexist the world is. If you really don't believe that women are treated as second class citizens, you need to wake the hell up. These knee-jerk sexually charged reactions are the reason why there are so few women in music.
Though she is certainly inviting some sexual responses, FBG herself is not the greater problem here. Some of the reactions have been pretty gross (more so in the Offsetguitars.com discussion). If we can take a look at ourselves as men and our relationships and interactions with the women around us, then maybe this whole Fuzz Box Girl debacle can be a good thing.
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Re: New fuzz reviewer in town, FuzzBoxGirl

Postby plhogan » Thu Jun 30, 2011 1:34 am

Oh and screw you Aen for being so articulate and building awesome pedals. God's only supposed to give with one hand, jerk.
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Re: New fuzz reviewer in town, FuzzBoxGirl

Postby dubkitty » Thu Jun 30, 2011 2:00 am

my $0.01: in 21st Century America people are either surprised OR offended by the idea that a woman uses her sexuality as a way to market her product, said product being her reviews? especially members of a forum where people talk about fapping to anime? further, does the fact that FBG uses sexuality as part of her marketing schtick somehow entitle other folks to be rude to her? not that FBG is comparable, but if you went to a strip club, where women are most assuredly marketing their sexuality AS the product, would you be rude to them? so what makes it all right here? i'm just sayin'.
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