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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by skinny ted, Jan 26, 2008.
an' yer also countin' the # of Teles pictured in said mag.....
Other than the Fender mini-amps and lunchboxes (go get help, guys...) I 'tested positive' for every definition in this thread so far.
Mind you, I didn't know about the inny and outy switch tips before...
You may be a guitar nerd if...
...you've trained your wife to identify a Telecaster, a Stratocaster or a Les Paul when one comes on T.V.
...you sit on the couch with an unplugged electric guitar and play along with the T.V. for hours.
...you carry on a long distance phone conversation about MXR Distortion+ vs. Big Muff vs. Rat with an old friend.
...your mother gets you the reissue of USA by King Crimson for Christmas because she knows your vinyl copy is worn out, plus the reissue has bonus tracks she knows you will like.
I am guilty of all of the above.
According to every post on this thread so far, I'm a 100% guitar nerd. Except for the lunchboxes. I've never collected lunchboxes. Though it could become a new hobby...
Oh, and I suppose guitar Christmas tree ornaments might be a bit nerdy. I've got some of those.
GUILTY!!! I'm glad to know I'm in good company.
this is a big pet peeve of mine... like the buddy holly story... where is the strat? and setzer as cochran in la bamba playing a 6120 with filertrons... tj
My wife sez I'm "obsessed"!!! and she's never wrong.....
...you watch some band, video, or performance of some sort of music you don't really like or care for just to see what gear the guitarist uses.
log onto TDPRI.
You see someone's Blodwyn Pig avatar and immediately tune to open G, grab a slide, and start playing "Sorry, Babe."
(Thanks, Sunkidd! MY wife thinks I'm POSsessed. I tell her it's better than being repossessed...)
hahah i guess your right!
...when you bail out on a date..or girlfriend...to play guitar.
not that ive done that or anything...
Your license plates have changed from
. . . when you look at a picture like this:
and think, man, that's a nice-looking guitar . . .
...when you know the tabs better than the words to a song
...when you can always rationalize just one more guitar
...when 95% of your email is ebay "search results" for vintage guitar parts
...when your air-guitar is technically correct
...when you spend a Saturday night reading TDPRI posts and responding to them
Gee..if ya put your thumb over her face....she could pass as Keef...kooky
Going into a music shop, looking at a guitar and thinking about what parts you can take off of it for your partocaster.
Or looking at old furniture to see what kind of wood you can get from it to make guitar bodies.
I'm just a nerd by nature. Guitar nerd, computer nerd, car geek. Whatever I get into, I have to go deep, usually to the point of building a few. Yes, I've built cars, guitars, computers, and a few other things from parts.
One of these days I'm going to become an alcohol geek and build a still...
oh, i also look at the costs of things and translate them into guitar stuff.
like pumping gas..i always tell myself how i could have bought 10 packs of strings for the same price..hahaha. sad.
I'm an uber-nerd to say...It was actually late 1955-and note that the Bassman amp Marty knocked over was missing the Fender logo......
More nerdinessne of the Animal House(set in late 1962) party scenes has "Louie,Louie" playing-about 8 months before its release.
Another one:At the end of American Graffiti(set in September 1962),the Beach Boys' "All Summer Long" is playing-about 2 years before it was released.