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Postby poodeeo » Wed Nov 14, 2001 1:19 pm

Howe & Hackett's band was called GTR. Why?

Is this one too easy?
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Postby fragilesi » Wed Nov 14, 2001 2:21 pm

It might be because isn't it just an abbreviation of guitar? Simon.

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Postby Dr_Yes » Wed Nov 14, 2001 7:19 pm

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<b>fragilesi wrote:</b>
It might be because isn't it just an abbreviation of guitar? Simon.

PS If I'm right I won't answer the next one!
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I know the answer to this, but I'll abstain too this time. I remember why Steve decided upon it at the time.
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Postby magnifier » Wed Nov 14, 2001 8:49 pm

As far as I know its an abreviation of guitar.
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Postby khalpin » Thu Nov 15, 2001 3:42 am

It IS an abbreviation for guitar, but I think what Poodeeo is referring to is the band's manager wanted a short name so that when it's printed on album covers or concert advertisements you could then have 3 giant letters so people would notice it more.
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Postby poodeeo » Fri Nov 16, 2001 5:41 am

Everybody's right! Yeah Brian Lane had a lot to do with naming the band. BTW, anybody have Hackett's remaster version of GTR? I hope it's got more depth.
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Postby fragilesi » Fri Nov 16, 2001 5:23 pm

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<b>khalpin wrote:</b>
It IS an abbreviation for guitar, but I think what Poodeeo is referring to is the band's manager wanted a short name so that when it's printed on album covers or concert advertisements you could then have 3 giant letters so people would notice it more.
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Hmmm, a certain other band was named this way . . . Simon.
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Postby Dr_Yes » Fri Nov 16, 2001 5:46 pm

In a Guitar Player interview from the time of GTR's release, Steve said that the reason he wanted GTR was that usually studio engineers used the abbreviation GUIT. on the mixing console and that he found this annoying. He tended to use GTR for guitar inputs to get away from the 'git' sounding name.
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