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Smoking while playing Who does it?

#1 User is offline   WahKeen 

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 01:59 PM

Now, I don't smoke but I do enjoy a good cigar every once in a while. I know it's pretty "rock and roll" to play while smoking a cigarette (Keith, Clapton, etc) and some of you may do it, but I just can't bring myself to do it with cigars. The obvious being the potential ash burns on the guitar. Now, if that doesn't happen, please correct me. If it does, how do you guys reconcile this with your axes?

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•2011 R9 Gibson Les Paul SunTBurst flame (ltd. ed.) based on the "Beauty Of The Burst", hand picked for Yamano.
•2010 R0 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop, with custom-wound BB's (coil-split, phase switch, killswitch), and Jimmy Page wiring.
•2009 R68 Gibson Les Paul Triburst flame with '57 Classics, gold hardware and ebony fretboard.
•1997 R62 Fender Stratocaster Vintage Sunburst (MIJ), with Vintage Noiseless pickups.
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•Marshall JCM 2000 TSL602 with Dual 12" "Wolverine" custom Celestions.
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 02:04 PM

Who the heck smokes anymore?
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 02:13 PM

I don't smoke anymore, but as a rule I would not smoke while doing a gig but would smoke at practice.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 02:17 PM

if you're a working musician you don't have to smoke, the bar is full of it, I happen to smoke but hell if I was to stop I'd still get it working and I'm not going to stop that..

oh well..

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 02:19 PM

Smoking is so 1990's.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 02:19 PM

Smoking is so 1990's.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 02:24 PM

All of my exes encourage me to smoke as much as possible.
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 02:25 PM

I don't know, I never looked. :unsure:
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 02:34 PM

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Back in the day, it wasn't unusual to see more than one burn mark on a headstock used as a cigarette rest -

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#10 User is offline   IndianScout 

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 02:41 PM

that's one thing I never did and will kill someone if they do it to my guitars is use it to hold a smoke..

#11 User is offline   WahKeen 

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 02:43 PM

 BigKahune, on 05 April 2012 - 02:34 PM, said:

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Back in the day, it wasn't unusual to see more than one burn mark on a headstock used as a cigarette rest -

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Yeah, exactly. That hurts to see, BigK.

Like I said, I don't do it, so I wanted to see what a bunch of burly hairy monsters had to say [tongue].
Apparently, there are just a bunch of sissies here [biggrin] . Nah, 'course smoking is, umm, bad for you, so I dig the answers. And come to think of it, I mostly play my "gigs" in churches, festivals, christian events, etc, so me coming out with a fat Cohiba or Montecristo would look as bad as a hungover preacher on Sunday morning.... [flapper]

Guitars:
•2011 R9 Gibson Les Paul SunTBurst flame (ltd. ed.) based on the "Beauty Of The Burst", hand picked for Yamano.
•2010 R0 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop, with custom-wound BB's (coil-split, phase switch, killswitch), and Jimmy Page wiring.
•2009 R68 Gibson Les Paul Triburst flame with '57 Classics, gold hardware and ebony fretboard.
•1997 R62 Fender Stratocaster Vintage Sunburst (MIJ), with Vintage Noiseless pickups.
Amps (tube):
•Marshall JCM 2000 TSL602 with Dual 12" "Wolverine" custom Celestions.
•Peavey Delta Blues with 15" Blue Marvel.

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#12 User is offline   stein 

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 02:45 PM

I smoke...addicted....just cigarettes.

I haven't played out sinse they banned smoking in bars, so I don't know if any of what I USED to do would apply.

I never thought it was a "cool" thing to smoke while playing, mostly because playing is so cool in the first place, don't need a cig to make it so. The playing and WHAT I was playing is what I thought was cool. Cig is redundant..useless for that, as in, doesn't matter.

It is strictly a convenience thing. Smoking while playing is a PIA, but as you know, a smoker can only go so long till he needs a 'fix'. So, rather than take a break from playing it is far easier to just smoke a little while I play.

The 'cig in the headstock' is more a PIA because it takes too long...doesn't serve a purpose. I usually had an ashtray near me. If I was 'live' in front of poeple where I was truly busy, I might have it in my mouth for a short time, and the ashtray is there to get rid of it quick. But mostly, I would just take a few puffs between songs or riffs or whatever. Most of the time, while I am playing, I ain't thinking of the smoke anyway, so it is a secondary distraction.

If you must, go with an ashtray. Then, you can forget about it without worry.

I do have one guitar with a burn on the headstock. I think it was there when I bought it, but I don't remember. Sinse the guitar is otherwise in (surprisingly) perfect condition, I am planning on fixing it because I am thinking of selling.

#13 User is offline   WahKeen 

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 02:48 PM

I guess you don't mind a guitar with a stein, huh stein? [unsure] [biggrin]

Guitars:
•2011 R9 Gibson Les Paul SunTBurst flame (ltd. ed.) based on the "Beauty Of The Burst", hand picked for Yamano.
•2010 R0 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop, with custom-wound BB's (coil-split, phase switch, killswitch), and Jimmy Page wiring.
•2009 R68 Gibson Les Paul Triburst flame with '57 Classics, gold hardware and ebony fretboard.
•1997 R62 Fender Stratocaster Vintage Sunburst (MIJ), with Vintage Noiseless pickups.
Amps (tube):
•Marshall JCM 2000 TSL602 with Dual 12" "Wolverine" custom Celestions.
•Peavey Delta Blues with 15" Blue Marvel.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 02:56 PM

I smoked for decade's but gave it ALL up 5 years ago. I can't stay in a smoke filled room for long with out getting a queezy feeling in my gut and it kills my voice so I avoid it. I can't do any gig's in the few club's that still allow smoking, I'd play out side but not inside.
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 03:10 PM

 WahKeen, on 05 April 2012 - 02:48 PM, said:

I guess you don't mind a guitar with a stein, huh stein? [unsure] [biggrin]

LOL..it's JUST a guitar! I ain't exactly 'perfect' either...in looks AND otherwise.

If I had Jesus' blood all over everything, I wouldn't wash that off either. And, I'm quite sure He would light our stogy's, too.

But still....smoking with bloody guitars wouldn't exactly go over well in church. But that is a respect thing-respect for others. The REAL deal has nothing to do with smoking/non-smoking, clean shave, haircut...etc.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 03:15 PM

About as often as I brush my teeth while playing guitar.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 04:03 PM

yet you buy a relic'd guitar and of course it has a cig burn in it..

double standard...

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 04:11 PM

During breaks or outside gigs.

So yes.
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 08:16 PM

 AXE®, on 05 April 2012 - 04:11 PM, said:

During breaks or outside gigs.

So yes.


Exactly.
So many states have banned smoking in public establishments, between/after sets is the only option.
outside gig, IE car shows, ect, thats a no brainer, smoke em if ya got em....

#20 User is offline   stein 

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 08:48 PM

I got me one of those E-cigarette things. I actually like it. It works.

Question: I haven't been out (much). How does it work in bars or clubs and such? Are they "acceptable" to use there?

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