What is Guitarbarian?
N. A guitarbarian is a guitarist or bassist who refuses to take care of his/her guitar/bass properly. The key signs of guitarbarianism are:
-Refusal to change strings
-Not adjusting the truss rods according to string gauge (if possible)
-Leaving the guitar lying around to gather dust
-Exposing the guitar to extreme temperatures or highly fluctuating temperatures
-Damaging the guitar on purpose (except when smashing the guitar on stage, because that's a past-time)
-Not tuning the guitar when you know you need to
-Over-tuning your guitar (tuning the guitar excessively or screwing with the tuning keys excessively weakens the strings)
Your average guitarbarian is a stubborn, preppy jerk who believes that they can pick up a guitar/bass and weave gold with it instantly, because
Joe is a total guitarbarian! Me and Eric went to his place for a jam session, and we found out that he had been using his guitar a a fucking dinnertable! There was Buffalo sauce all over the damned thing!
There should be a Social Services for guitars, where they go from door to door stabbing guitarbarians and giving guitar lovers rewards.