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L.a. Speak : Guitar Center Riffs

February 25, 1996|Mark Lewman

spinning adj . beyond busy. Customers lined yp, phones ringing. "Somebody page Marty to the drum room. The noon rush showed up and we're spinning ."

* fluffed adj . when a store's interior has been decked out with promotional displays--microphones standing in formation, a pyramid of guitar cases.

* meltdown n . annual midwinter sale. "I think I'll wait for the meltdown to score my Les Paul."

* dweeber n . novice musician making a show of testing out equipment.

* straight n . vintage guitar in original factory condition. Ant . Frankenstein.

* jazz box n . hollow-body electric guitar favored by jazz players.

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