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Cigarette on headstock

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by HotRodSteve, Nov 3, 2014.

  1. HotRodSteve

    HotRodSteve Friend of Leo's

    Sep 24, 2013
    The Hudson Valley
    Any of you fellow smokers do this?

    Zappa.jpg
     

  2. Toto'sDad

    Toto'sDad Telefied Ad Free Member

    Jun 21, 2011
    Bakersfield
    Back when I smoked I have, but I can almost guarantee you won't like the results WHEN you forget it's there.
     

  3. Lowbassnotes

    Lowbassnotes Friend of Leo's

    Feb 7, 2012
    Pacific Rim USA
    An unlit one in the headstock might fly in today's world, I mean is there actually any venues left at this point where you can smoke?
     

  4. blowtorch

    blowtorch Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    May 2, 2003
    Wisco
    I used to think it was cool as hell that Eddie VH did that.






    Then he lost part of his tongue to cancer
     

  5. Marshall_Stack

    Marshall_Stack Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Sep 19, 2011
    Portland, Maine
    Used to do it all the time - because, well, just because.
    And I was young. Luckily I gave them up - 18 months ago.

    Clapton and Zappa, et all did it but I never saw the point - you can't grab a drag while you're playing and it was always down to the filter by the end of the song. Maybe it would work if you were in the Ramones or the Buzzcocks. :D
     

  6. Toto'sDad

    Toto'sDad Telefied Ad Free Member

    Jun 21, 2011
    Bakersfield
    Merle used to hold a cigarette in some sort of goofy way and play and grab a drag when he got the chance. Really looked odd to see him doing that. Looked like he was smelling the palm of his hand.
     

  7. HotRodSteve

    HotRodSteve Friend of Leo's

    Sep 24, 2013
    The Hudson Valley
    One of these would be good for holding a cigar onto the headstock.

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  8. Coach56

    Coach56 One of the Boys

    Age:
    61
    Aug 16, 2013
    Oak Park, IL
    ya I did it when I was young and a smoker, left a nasty scar in an otherwise very nice blonde P-Bass. I smoked Camel Turkish Blend back then.

    -H
     

  9. thinling

    thinling Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

    394
    Mar 3, 2012
    New York

  10. telex76

    telex76 Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Age:
    66
    Jun 24, 2006
    Fort Worth,Tx.
    I just keep mine in my mouth, even singing. Don't take it out or put it down unless smoke gets in my eyes.
    Haven't gigged in a long time. Guess I never will again if you can't smoke while you are playing.
     

  11. wutmornin

    wutmornin Tele-Holic

    801
    Nov 18, 2012
    Oregon
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    this is better, Billy G knows whats what
     

  12. jhundt

    jhundt Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    63
    Mar 23, 2003
    Netherlands
    you gotta watch Ronnie Wood - he knows all the tricks
     

  13. studio

    studio Poster Extraordinaire

    May 27, 2013
    California
    I don't miss smoking at all.

    Have a few headstocks with yellow marks on them.
     

  14. metalicaster

    metalicaster Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 5, 2011
    I'm a wanderer...
    seriously, how long are these gigs that you can't last that long without a cigarette?


    I thought I had a problem when I smoked... :lol:
     

  15. Papa Joe

    Papa Joe Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Age:
    88
    Jun 30, 2007
    Swanton Ohio
    Never did and will slap the snot out of anyone that does on my guitar..And I've been smoking 70 +years..
     

  16. bender66

    bender66 Friend of Leo's

    Jan 18, 2010
    on my bike
    Greg Dulli rocks a mic stand with an ashtray & cup holder. Straight up innovator.
     

  17. Lenderman_k

    Lenderman_k Tele-Holic Gold Supporter

    Age:
    33
    881
    Mar 16, 2011
    Paoli, IN
    I've never seen a smoking ban stop a band from lighting up.
     

  18. fendertx

    fendertx Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Nov 12, 2008
    Houston
    I did it copying Van Halen, got a Strat that still has the burn mark. The first thing I thought if was SRV playing Lenny. He works the cigarette pretty good the first couple of minutes of the video

     

  19. cowboytwang

    cowboytwang Poster Extraordinaire

    Jul 28, 2003
    Sonoran Desert
    Frank Reckard, who replaced Albert Lee as the guitar player in the Hot Band, used to hold his cigarette between his ring finger and pinky on his picking hand, and when he would use his B-bender he would take a puff. His left hand would pull down on the neck, of his B-bender LP JR, while his right hand went up to his mouth to take a puff, then blow smoke rings while he finished the solo. It was always fun to watch him play.
     

  20. BartS

    BartS Friend of Leo's

    Feb 18, 2013
    St. louis MO
    I just have mine in my mouth while I play so I can actually smoke and enjoy the thing. I sing that way too.
     

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