The greatest forum on the planet. Ostensibly a place for people to discuss guitar tones (which they often do) it is often host to funny picture threads, hilarious n00b
bashing, and humorous (and often ambiguous) use of emoticon
s. Also contains a number of "clubs" to which people profess their allegiance in their signature, which occasionally are "joined" to support for a particular manufacturer, e.g. the Mesa Boogie Mob or the VHT Death Squad, but are more often whimsical and rather meaningless, such as Renoir1's :o club and various other emoticon clubs. It has either popularized or invented notable memes, such as numerous pictures involving the faces or bodies of the likes of Eddie Van Halen
, Zakk Wilde
and moshzilla photoshopped
into various amusing locations, and slang as well, such as "teh br00talz
" and "porcupwned
." Despite all of its shenanigans, however, HCAF is actually quite a useful resource for all manner of amp- and guitar-related material, and can be very useful to beginners and seasoned tone veterans alike. The members tend to be very opinionated, however, with a notable tend towards tube amp-purism, and a general (though not universal) dislike towards certain manufacturers, such as Crate, Bugera, Krank and others which are seen as overpriced, overhyped, of low quality, or a combination the above.
(Topic on hcaf veers into a far-fetched religious discussion)
Poster A: In my life, the lack of religion is the greatest source of mental peace and also comedy, as I view shit like this and can't help but laugh. Break out, baby.
Poster B: Just remember:
Jesus is coming... that's why he's too busy to visit us here on earth.
Jesus saves...and he gets 25% interest.
Poster C: Jesus saves ... and at THESE prices, that IS a miracle!!!
Poster D: Jesus was my co-pilot but we crashed in the mountains and I had to eat him
Poster E: Bugera 6260 :o
Poster F: lol only on HCAF :cop:
Stands for Harmony Central Amp Forum. A place where scum guitar players hang out and discuss shit online. It is a purely man & boy zone. There are no females on HCAF. 50% of topics are about guitar playing the rest are off topic.
HCAF is dominated by metalheads. But if you wanna bring teh br00talz and you scoop your mids or have an amp powered by bees you will be laughed, and possibly battered, out of town.
It is plagued by trolls and has handbag drama going on a near daily basis. In comparison to other forums there is little moderation. An atmosphere of self-moderated anarchy is prevalent.
Keywords and phrases you should familiarise yourself with before you go to HCAF are: A2M
, Fucking Douche
, Butt Rape
, Tweedbucket is a fucking cunt
, The inhabitants of Open Jam
should be exterminated, Tone