No Guitar in Sight! Guitar withdrawal distress syndrome

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by t-ray, Sep 21, 2019.

  1. LGOberean

    LGOberean Doctor of Teleocity

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    I play every day. I think that if I went more than two days without, I'd suffer withdrawal.

    Don't relate to the golf thing...at all! You couldn't pay me enough to take up golf.

    Well, wait, of course that's not true. Money could entice me to take up golf as some sort of twisted contractual obligation, but that's all it would be for me. And it would have to be obscene amounts of money. And I can guarantee you that I'd spend a good chunk of that cash on guitars!
     
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  2. jimilee

    jimilee Tele-Afflicted

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    I can’t even wait to get home from work so I can wrap my hands around a neck and play for a while.


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  3. El Marin

    El Marin Tele-Holic

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    Me either. If the trip is more than two days I take a guitar with me. If no place, I take a Concert Ukelele with the fourth changed to a classic guitar fourt
     
  4. Toto'sDad

    Toto'sDad Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Few do! (and stay married)
     
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  5. Toto'sDad

    Toto'sDad Telefied Ad Free Member

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    That's what they all say until they try it, then they forsake chasin' women, working, watchin' football, and a number of other things they find they can live without.
     
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  6. javiersson

    javiersson TDPRI Member

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    Uke is the answer, small and funny to play. Not the same, sure, but better than air-guitar...
     
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  7. Toto'sDad

    Toto'sDad Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Here's an interesting factoid for ya. In 2018 in round figures 3.5 billion dollars were spent on golf equipment in the U.S. During that same time period less than 1.4 billion dollars were spent on guitars in the U.S. What does that mean? I have no idea, I just know a lot more money was spent on golf equipment than there was on guitars.
     
  8. Toto'sDad

    Toto'sDad Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Just imagine twenty million or so people playing " Somewhere Over the Rainbow" on ukuleles. That ought to go a long way towards saving the planet! (because everyone that could manage it would leave)
     
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  9. javiersson

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    Hahahahaha! I would probably leave too, or hara-kiri myself with the uke neck :lol:
     
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  10. Toto'sDad

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    If that didn't do it, this surely would!

     
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    Life without at least one guitar around is inconceivable, for me.
    About ten years ago I helped my best friend move back to Texas from Oklahoma.
    We packed and moved all his and his wife’s stuff and drove two trucks back.
    No room or time for a guitar.
    I resorted to chord fingerings on my right forearm on the second day without a guitar around.
    Pathetic!
    I’m a dern addict!
     
  12. Toast

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    Golf equipment works perfectly for playing air guitar.
     
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  13. Toto'sDad

    Toto'sDad Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Never tired it, but I'm gonna have to now.
     
  14. t-ray

    t-ray Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    OMG. Starting to worry about the callouses on my fretting fingers ...
     
  15. Jupiter

    Jupiter Telefied Silver Supporter

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    I’m hardly anywhere besides my house, my job, and my sister’s house in the States (summer vacation), and I got a few guitars in each location, so I’m alright.
     
  16. awasson

    awasson Poster Extraordinaire

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    I play my guitar every day. I mean absolutely every day but I was away for a month in Europe and just got back late Wednesday night. While I was away I visited guitar shops and for a few days I was staying with someone who had a Martin D31 and someone else who had a Squier Mustang.

    On the upside, once I got home it sure was nice to pick up my guitars. My Telecaster thing is an amazing guitar, warts and all and my Strats are just killer. I also appear to be a better guitar player than I recall before I left.
     
  17. stratoman1

    stratoman1 Tele-Afflicted

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    A couple of months if I have to. It's not like you'll suddenly forget how to play if can't get your hands on a guitar for a little bit. And you can come back with a different point of view and fresh ears so to speak. Any rust you may have picked up shouldn't take more than a day or so to brush off.

    So all in all it's not that big of a worry. Enjoy some other things every now and then
     
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  18. Fretting out

    Fretting out Tele-Afflicted

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    I thought there was a clause when people sign up here that if you log in you have to be within 15 feet of a guitar ;)

    As for how long I can go maybe a week tops if I’m out of town doing a job since I’m too tired to play anyway, if everything is normal then I start getting itchy if I can’t touch a guitar within a couple hours it’s actually pretty sick
     
  19. thunderbyrd

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    why, oh why does the world insist we leave our couch?

    I do believe that a day or two without playing can sort of recharge one's self and cause you to come back with renewed energy. but I won't do it deliberately.
     
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  20. Jerry J

    Jerry J Tele-Afflicted

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    On long family vacations to CC or FLA, I always make room for one of my teles. Just for down time. We're a pretty active family but it's nice to have a guitar handy when bored and not doing anything. Sometimes I take my Vibrochamp, other times I play 'naked'. That would be 'un-plugged' thankfully for the rest of family....
     
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