You know what the TDPRI is good for? It's good for making you unhappy with your guitar.

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Toto'sDad, Aug 3, 2018.

  1. deytookerjaabs

    deytookerjaabs Friend of Leo's

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    I started a similar thread on TGP once, something like "You've got a great piece of gear...list everything the internet says is wrong with it."
     
  2. bender66

    bender66 Poster Extraordinaire

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    All I own is "cheap" gear. No MIM or domestic built. Quite a bit has been word of mouth via tdpri, & most hasn't disappointed.

    My friends come by & have no idea where I find the odd brands & leave scratching their heads. Most of them play far better than I probably ever will. There's the divide I'm trying to cross. Play more & disregard the internet even morer.

    But it's so fun to build, tweak, learn...

    I really associate to the other hobbies having the same problem, notably cycling. I ride a fully rigid 29'r on the gnarliest terrain that my downhill friends swear you can only clean on a dual suspension 5k+ rig. Nonsense. I need a bike that fits me. A dual jobber weighing in at almost 30lbs wont suffice on an 6-8 hr ride.
     
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  3. scottser

    scottser Friend of Leo's

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    Ive never really seen too many snobs on this forum. On the contrary, ive seen some post ngd pics and some may point out that they had one but didnt like the neck, or share mods thet might have done, usually with a 'ymmv' qualification.
    As for cheap v expensive gear, its all about how you use it, which is hammered home in most threads on here.
     
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    Because of this forum I let a guy talk me in to sending a $50 flea market old Harmony guitar to a fellow who rebuilt and rebraced it for about a grand. When it came back to me it played perfect and sounded like no other guitar I've played. It's my lifetime companion and soul mate. Curses, TDPRI!!! :D
     
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    I fully thank this site for helping me learn me again..first got on here and had all fenders..now i have all Gibsons and now purchasing shred guitars..this is a very good site with some great knowledgeable guitar freaks,,i just had to learn 1) i play heavy music 2)Only play original music. never played 1 cover full way through ever. This puts me out in left field compared to most,I am not comparing anything to anything..just learning from everybody to make me a better player and offering very candid honest reviews of gear as i go through a lot of it and really put it through its paces and it does get serious pro studio time and always offer up the settings and guitars used. Being happy has more to do with how much quality playing i get to do and i learned this year what is on the headstock and what it costs and where its made and who plays it ..means nothing to me..what it sounds like recording and live means everything
     
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    im gonna share this with yous guys.
    this was a challenge i issued at strat talk a few years ago.
    the challenge was to record something with your cheapest stuff.
    i used my cheapest stuff.....a squier affinity and little ss epiphone crap amp.
    there was one rule to this challenge.....and that was....you had to plug straight in...no pedals, no nothing. guitar into amp. i said it was ok to add stuff while mixing though. but it had to be recorded straight.
    this is what i did, on some cheap stuff. i aint saying its all great or anything....all im sayin is it turned out better than i thought it would. i did add some drums and bass, but i played the bass through the same amp...just set it different.
     
  7. jaybones

    jaybones Friend of Leo's

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    Gee, I dunno but I've only ever had something of mine insulted (and not directly- a Bugera V5 Infinium someone on another forum called a POS).

    I will say forum make me unappreciate what I own when I see others' gear...
     
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  8. Toto'sDad

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    Hope you have a great time Getbent!
     
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    I've become a bit of a reverse gear snob when it comes to golfing equipment. I pride myself on buying stuff that was the cats meow a few years ago for pennies on the dollar of what it sold for. I find it's just as good as anything they make now since the rules forbid any real improvements to golf clubs, it's mostly advertising. As long as it's newer than 2010, and conforms to the current rules, I'm good to go.
     
  10. Toto'sDad

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    Did it go 600 pages? :lol::lol:
     
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  12. Average_Joe

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    sent all your butt crack teles to me. *

    * good thing i said teles *
     
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    TDPRI is not my demise.
    I am my only enemy here.
    You guys buy whatever, you won't find me with anything quitelike you have.
     
  14. Toto'sDad

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    My butt crack is BIG ese!
     
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    I'm picking up what you're laying down, brother. This is my "TDPRI Panty-buncher" rig:

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    Everybody has been pretty good about my love for drop-tuned shredders. I'm assuming the many people who hate them are being kind and staying quiet about it :D
     
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    E5RSY Doctor of Teleocity

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    Well, after those two great audio clips, I'm unhappy with my playing, not my gear. :( Is that a different thread?
     
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  19. Stringbanger

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    I caught the razz for buying this:

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    “It’s the wrong brand.”
    “Nobody plays them anymore.”
    “You paid too much.”
    “You could have spent the money more wisely.”
    “Why didn’t you buy a guitar.”
    “It’s not a good color.”
    “A banjo would have been a better choice.”
    “I’d return it if you can.”
     
  20. Frodebro

    Frodebro Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    No, I think they're just afraid of you and don't want to tick you off. :lol:
     
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