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People playing guitar with their lit cigarette in the low E string and headstock.
Cool. "LLLAAAAAAAYLAA!!!"
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Not cool. "POSER! sit down, Eric..."
74%
 74%  [ 26 ]
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caboose22



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 6:16 pm    Post subject: headstock cig burns Reply with quote

who's got reference pics of good headstock burns? real or not... I just need more examples other than Blackie to go off of. I'm gonna do it the old fashioned way of sticking cigarettes in there while I'm playing in the garage or something, but I want to see how legitimate burns look compared to I-burnt-this-exactly-like-blackie burns. Which are still cool, but... I'm just curious, so sue me.

thanks everybody!
*don't seriously sue me.

lets make this interesting and make it a poll...
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Structo



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most cigarettes are FSC nowadays.
Fire Safe Cigs.
They will go out if you let them sit for very long.......
That being said, I think they are sort of being over done on today's relics.
So I vote lame.
I don't think it is a necessary relic mark to age a guitar.
But hey, it's your guitar, if you want one, light up! Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you're gonna do it, do it right. Make sure you use a really nappy non-filter smoke like a Lucky Strike or Chesterfield.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you smoke, and you really stick the lit cigarette on your headstock ala Clapton or Van Halen, then that look is fine. Otherwise, it is lame.
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the fool



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

here is a shot of my 1970 p bass

the burn is light but real

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's way over done, not everyone who ever owned a Strat smoked. That being said, Clapton didn't invent sticking a butt under the strings on the headstock. Even when I smoked, I wouldn't smoke while playing, and if I did I would use an ashtray. Smoking on stage is just as bad as drinking on stage, unprofessional. Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you don't drink on stage, how do you make the chubby girls dancing look better? Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lol. Cute. Laughing
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caboose22



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ha, good point.
Yeah, I don't smoke real often, but I do roll my own when I do, so they do burn the headstock a little more than ones with filters.
Still, I'm a little OCD, so they usually don't get forgotten long enough to burn the headstock.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anybody really do that any more? Besides Ed?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

here's one I did when I built my SRV#1 replica:




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