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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by skinny ted, Jan 26, 2008.

  1. maestrovert

    maestrovert Poster Extraordinaire

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    an' yer also countin' the # of Teles pictured in said mag.....
     
  2. TG

    TG Doctor of Teleocity

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    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...
     
  3. mr natural

    mr natural Friend of Leo's

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    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.
    -Mr. Natural
     
  4. Doug Ferguson

    Doug Ferguson Friend of Leo's

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    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.:D
     
  5. buddywayne

    buddywayne Tele-Afflicted

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    GUILTY!!! I'm glad to know I'm in good company.
     
  6. olewichita

    olewichita Friend of Leo's

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    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
     
  7. sunkidd

    sunkidd Tele-Holic

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    My wife sez I'm "obsessed"!!! and she's never wrong.....:oops:
     
  8. bowlfreshener

    bowlfreshener Friend of Leo's

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    ...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.
     
  9. odiemann

    odiemann Tele-Afflicted

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    log onto TDPRI.
     
  10. Charlie Bernstein

    Charlie Bernstein Poster Extraordinaire

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    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...)
     
  11. skinny ted

    skinny ted TDPRI Member

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    hahah i guess your right!:lol:
     
  12. skinny ted

    skinny ted TDPRI Member

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    ...when you bail out on a date..or girlfriend...to play guitar.
    not that ive done that or anything...:D
     
  13. telel6s

    telel6s Tele-Afflicted

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    Your license plates have changed from

    6-STRNG

    to

    GBSN L6S

    to

    TELCSTR
     
  14. KC

    KC Friend of Leo's

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    . . . when you look at a picture like this:

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    and think, man, that's a nice-looking guitar . . .
     
  15. Califatboy

    Califatboy Tele-Meister

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    ...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
     
  16. Califatboy

    Califatboy Tele-Meister

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    Gee..if ya put your thumb over her face....she could pass as Keef...kooky
     
  17. O- Fender

    O- Fender Tele-Afflicted

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    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.
     
  18. e-merlin

    e-merlin Doctor of Teleocity

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    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...:D
     
  19. skinny ted

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    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.
     
  20. Dave Hopping

    Dave Hopping Friend of Leo's

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    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 nerdiness:eek:ne 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.
     
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