Bonehead things you've done to avoid practicing?

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  1. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Member

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    - Shopping at almost every GC or Sam Ash in the state, and even the G&L & RIC dealers

    - Modding & shielding an instrument so it's not noisy, even though you never "play out"

    - Obsessing about all the stupid stuff relating to gear, when it really doesn't affect you

    Deep down I guess I knew I was just wasting time, but I think I may have wised up, a little.
     
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  2. marktweedy

    marktweedy In Transit®

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    I installed a Bigsby on a guitar I really don't play on a whim to avoid learning songs one night.
     
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    That's a good one. Did you take it off as a similar ruse?
     
  5. A-Bone

    A-Bone Montonero, MOY, Multitudes Gold Supporting Member

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    I think I was always more like to play and practice when I really needed to study or attend to other life responsibilities.
     
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    Not yet! I have a set of Grovers I'm waiting to procrastinate on that same guitar. It's a lazy work in progress.
     
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    Sex, although I guess that's a kind of practice...
     
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    Blue410 Silver Supporting Member

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    Great, thanks to TGP I can add to this list browsing at the local Goodwill store for cool dresses to wear for my next jam band gig. One more hour away from the so-called "grown-up chords".
     
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  9. sixstringfuel

    sixstringfuel Hotdogs kill Silver Supporting Member

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    Not intentional but it worked just the same.

    Shut a car door on my left hand about 8 months ago and broke my ring and pinky fingers. Oddly enough I did it in a hospital parking lot after just being discharged after a week stay.
    I believe I was still groggy I think from meds.
     
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  10. slybird

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    This is me. If I was responsible I would never practice. If I didn't practice at music I might be making more money than I do and have a cleaner house for sure.
     
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    Hacksaw Time Warped Gold Supporting Member

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    Dang that sucks!!
     
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    TGP Pub and Emporium.
     
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  13. Hawx

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    Everything I do to any other guitar I own. I only play the one guitar yet I waste my time modding and setting up the others...
     
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    Spend time on the Gear Page
     
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    Got Married.
     
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    mannish Member

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    not really I don't really consider it practice but I play everyday - always a guitar nearby except for the bathrooms
     
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    stared at the guy looking into my house from outside for like, hours... at some point of no longer being afraid to blink and miss something, I reached for my beer on the coffee table and when I looked back he was gone.

    I could have been practicing.
    I could have been practicing with an audience.
    I could have been practicing with an audience that whole time.

    what a sinking feeling it was upon that realization.
    tragic... disappointment.
     
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  18. cram

    cram Member

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    actually! ... do you remember "randee of the red woods"???
    He was at DQ.
    I was at home.
    :)

     
  19. jeff5371

    jeff5371 Silver Supporting Member

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    Lol all of the above......
     
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