TDPRI = GAS

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by superbadj, Aug 27, 2019.

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  1. Obsessed

    Obsessed Telefied Ad Free Member

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    To me, TDPRI helped direct my GAS to the right stuff. I have not made a bad or regrettable purchase since joining, because I ask questions from our incredibly knowledgeable group first. I have not bought an amp or guitar for over two years now, so even though TDPRI gives me the occasional GAS (and I kind of enjoy it), I keep myself focused on my playing with what I have instead. It is fun and wonderful to read the excitement of people getting new gear.
     
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    idjster VERY grateful member Ad Free Member

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    Nope. It isn't my spending time here that gets GAS going and causes me to buy guitars. For me its hanging out at a local music store. Once I stopped doing that - Poof! no more gas. Not going in to the store lets me see the collection I have and decide what to play rather than seeing what I don't have and lusting after a new acquisition. No new guitar has ever made me a better player anyway, but not going in to the store has. More time to practice! :cool:
     
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  3. Toto'sDad

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    I do.
     
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  4. NewKid

    NewKid Tele-Holic

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    I quit Facebook two years ago because I lost interest in seeing my friend’s kids, vacations, and pictures of the food they are eating.

    Now I have no friends. :(

    It’s probably good to start spacing out the visits here since I already have three electrics, three amps, and three pedals.
     
  5. thunderbyrd

    thunderbyrd Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    aaaah, yes the handwired 64 deluxe. my gear addicted friend has had two of them. I plugged an es-339 into one and that is the finest guitar noise I have ever made. I was disgusted with him when he traded them off. I think I would not have ever needed another amp.
     
  6. telemnemonics

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    Fender has new models now?

    Wasn't the Tele, Strat and Jazzmaster enough?
    Plus P bass and J bass of course, and the little student guitars and basses.
    When did they come out with new models???
     
  7. dreamingtele

    dreamingtele Friend of Leo's

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    Without TDPRI, I wouldnt have learned about Telecasters and everything about it.. Ive always dreamed of Telecasters since I started playing electric guitars and I didnt know anything about them.. I was glad I found a forum that is dedicated to Telecasters.

    Without TDPRI, I wouldnt have accumulated up to 5-6 guitars.. and wouldnt have known which amps to get, or which guitar model, or what pedals.. my rig got so much better, and the tone pursuit started.. and guitar cases started piling up as well.. LOL

    With TDPRI, I see lots of guitars and amps that are cool, new ideas, people's DIY builds, and everything in between..

    Im thankful for TDPRI but I just have to exercise self discipline and avoid buying even more stuff.. its fun to see NGD threads, NAD threads, NPD threads and a lot of more threads related to guitars, amps, pedals, and etc etc..
     
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  8. verb boten

    verb boten Tele-Holic

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    That's where my wish list developed...and came true. Glorious reviews on all things musical that i had to have. What really got things rolling was finding out what all my heroes used, info i didn't have until i hit TGP. And of course this place only made it worse. :D
     
  9. telemnemonics

    telemnemonics Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    I go to TGP for certain purposes, like endlessly detailed tech analysis by rabid fanboys.
    Glorious revies make me suspicious!
    But for example the TDPRI can't touch TGP for Tone Benders, and we can also sort of see the difference between us and them in how we discuss something like a fuzz box.

    Not all members but we have enough longer term members with practical down to earth realistic experience to share, often from gig environments but plenty of good info from serious hobby and retired guitar player/ musicians here.

    We have our fanboys too, and I'm somewhat of a fanboy about a few companies, like Fender for guitars and Marshall or Orange for amps.
    But I do take pedal reviews by one brand pedal users with a grain of salt.

    It's nice to also have techs here we know, that build and/ or repair guitars, amps and pedals, when we seek some info on them.

    I guess we get more and more newer members with less real world experience posting tech info they read on the internet, but we can sort the wiki from the experience based info with a little time and effort.
    It's also interesting to watch new members go from wiki quoters to more knowledgeable info bearers as some of their answers get corrected by more experienced members, they start doing tech stuff, and in many cases learning members grow into teaching members with a little help.
     
  10. guitarsophist

    guitarsophist Tele-Meister

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    I have one tele (a MiM ash natural finish with Toneriders in it) one strat (a white Roland Ready) one LP (Agile from Rondo with GFS Vintage '59's in it) and an Epi Casino with Lollar vintage wind P-90s. This pretty much covers all the bases for me. They all play and sound great. I rotate them with one out on a stand and the rest under the bed at all times. But I must admit, reading this site makes me think I need 49 more guitars. I resist that impulse because no more will fit under the bed.
     
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  11. Matthias

    Matthias Friend of Leo's

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    I’m the other way round... I’ll drift off then come back because I have a project or something new in mind.
     
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    verb boten Tele-Holic

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    I agree, a wealth of info here and a distinct difference from TGP. Hard to put my finger on it until your explanation and i think you nailed it pretty well.
    I have to admit, i was getting what i wanted on TGP (especially entertainment) but was given a vacation over there :( So i checked things out here....and sure glad i did! A different vibe and everything a guy needed to know about teles, which i had never researched in spite of owning one. I really do appreciate all the good useable info from you all, i'm soaking it up. :cool:
     
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    Fendereedo Friend of Leo's

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    Oddly enough since coming back, I've bought one Tele and two Jazzmasters...:confused:
     
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  14. telemnemonics

    telemnemonics Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    A while back when the TDPRI was down all the time I tried to join offsetguitars.
    They took a really long time to decide if they wanted me there, or if maybe I was substandard forum member material.
    Eventually they accepted me but the damage was done.

    So I showed THEM!
    No Jazzmasters for me!
     
  15. Fendereedo

    Fendereedo Friend of Leo's

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    Ha! Ha!
    I've only had a couple of bad experiences there, but then that's the same with most forums I suppose. I guess that's what the ignore button is for. The one I did try and join was the short scale guitar forum 3 years ago, and I'm still awaiting any kind of response lol!
     
  16. ROADMAN

    ROADMAN Poster Extraordinaire

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    I believe the OP is on to something though for me it was more of fellow guitar guys talking about guitars was permission enough to acquire more of them with no guilt attached ..fortunately I'm able to afford my addictions....at least for the moment, my new obsession is sports cars
     
  17. Mick Sullivan

    Mick Sullivan TDPRI Member

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    Everyday I yearn for another guitar. If I had the spends I’d buy a Blonde Tele, single-ply white pickguard, ashtray bridge, brass saddles, vintage-style tuners, maple fretboard, ‘70s style logo, MIA, 2 single-coils...everything I already have with my American Performer - yet still I crave :-/ It’s not healthy.
     
  18. dented

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    I think you need to see a physician.
     
  19. radiocaster

    radiocaster Poster Extraordinaire

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    The only difference is that I'm looking more at teles and considering getting them. Otherwise I'd be looking at pointy guitars.

    Although I hate pointy guitar forums, some people on there have no idea what they're talking about and insist they're right.

    I'm constantly looking at Les Pauls too, and have no desire to join one of those forums.
     
  20. bluzkat

    bluzkat Tele-Holic

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    I joined the TDPRI in 2011 after I bought my first Tele and wanted to learn more about Teles... I now have six Teles.

    :twisted:
     
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