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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by GoldDeluxe5E3, Nov 8, 2019.

  1. DLReed

    DLReed Tele-Meister

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    Mine is my dog named Louis (pronounced Louie). Louis died almost five years ago when he was four but I still expect him to greet me at the door when I get home. He had a condition known as aortic stenosis which is basically a narrow heart valve. He was a Dogue de Bordeaux and a very handsome and well behaved pup! He liked to lay his head on the floor next to my amp when I played.
    Lots of dogs, guitars and cars in this thread - Three of my favorite things
     
  2. geoff_in_nc

    geoff_in_nc Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Mine is just a self depreciating dig at my hillbilly heritage.
     
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    The best beer I’ve ever had (Three Floyds Dreadnaught) in a mug given to me by one of my best friends as a gift for being a groomsman in his wedding.
     
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    I used my bandmix profile pic. It’s just a pic my girlfriend snapped when I put my Firebird on right after buying it.
     
  5. ClashCityTele

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    It's Joe Strummer's 1966 Telecaster while he was still with the Clash.
    It's as it looked in 1978 on the 'Sort It Out' Tour.
    It acquired more stickers & lost more paint, later on.
    I love the electricians tape across the bottom of the pickguard.
     
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  6. David Barnett

    David Barnett Doctor of Teleocity

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    Clyde the Cat, 1994-2014 RIP
     
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    New hat day, 2 years ago working in Rock Springs WY.
     
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  8. DLReed

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    Is Joe's guitar still out there somewhere?
     
  9. ronzhd

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    Lol, Nice touch!
     
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    Jim622 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    72 Thinline MIM RI. It was a gift from my wife about 20 years ago. Still #1. Now has a black pick guard
     
  11. Mike Simpson

    Mike Simpson Doctor of Teleocity

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    Mine is currently my 1965 Dodge truck, the seemingly never ending project. Currently building a 440 engine that should be about 485hp. It will have a 440/727/3.55:1

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  12. ClashCityTele

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    Yeah, it was on loan to the Cleveland Rock n Roll Hall of Fame. Not sure if it's still there.
    His wife left it in a damp shed after he died, along with his stage clothes & some lyric books that some mice had a nibble at.
    I'm sure someone posted some pics of it last year.
     
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  13. Deeve

    Deeve Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Oh, Zoom!
    Your short post should replace the "just messin' around. . . " licks we hear on Saturdays at 1:30p at GC.

    I have no idea how those switches work, but certainly like the setting used for that clip.
    Well done.
    Peace - Deeve
     
  14. telemnemonics

    telemnemonics Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Damn that's cold!
    What mate puts something historically significant like that out in the shed after losing their spouse?
    OTOH maybe that's just par for the clash of marriage...
     
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    She probably had other things on her mind.
    Maybe to her, and a lot of other people, it would just be a battered old guitar.
     
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    Chicago Matt Friend of Leo's

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    Mission 5e3 kit I built around... 8 years ago? Ordered the aluminum name plate from an online vendor for $20. Wish I could remember who it was :confused:
     
  17. tery

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    My Tele .
     
  18. telemnemonics

    telemnemonics Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    So my avatar pic is an atypical vintage Tele bridge pickup, one of many vintage Fender pickups I have and have had over the years.
    This one came to me dead with the start end of the wind broken but visible, just not long enough to reach the lead wire ferrule.
    The top of the bobbin was sanded at some point and the slightly protruding magnets are a little rounded, but it appears to be flat pole era. The fiber material shows some not totally black core which I've never seen on any Fender pickup, but it's clearly very very old and AFAIK nobody else was making Tele bridge pickups in the '50s or even '60s.
    After adding a bit of wire to connect the broken end of the winding, I tested the resistance and it came in at 6.66k on the meter.
    The tone it produces is sultry and smoky for the fairly bright coil wind, so the devilish reading made sense.

    Using an old Fender pickup for my avatar pic also speaks to the fact that I've been butchering vintage Fenders to create partscasters I like better for 40 years.
    My guitar butchering got the attention of other players who courageously asked me to butcher their guitars in hopes I would make them better too.
    So putting my hands on old Fenders for tech work and music making is what that pic reps.
     
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    Bentley "Babyface" Bottoms..... He's a senior now, pushin 10, not looking forward to that day... enjoying the moments ...

    He's a chick magnet,, wish I had it so good.

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    Mine is a bit ironic. It’s a young gang member from the 1950’s showing off his new tattoo, but I don’t have a tattoo myself. The guy also kind of looks like me when I was younger.

    The best part is that old Buick in the background, and I love old Buicks. The car in the foreground is a Buick too, I think. Any guesses?

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