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#1 jahloon

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 01:11 PM

From another thread, somewhere....

There's some talk around that fretless guitarists are Freaky.

Well we could find out how Freaky with a quick confessional.

Apart from the obvious, playing fretless guitar, do we have any other quirks that could add to being considered Freaky? Any that might even be considered Geaky?

I'll start the ball rolling with a confession; I'm rather partial to Earl Grey Tea.

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 02:51 PM

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 03:11 PM

I'm more than partial to Earl Grey tea...

The smell... :D

Earl Grey thyself!

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 03:37 PM

I'm more than partial to Earl Grey tea...

The smell... :D

Earl Grey thyself!

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Me three..

Ah yes, the oil of bergamot... <geekout type="googling">Interesting note re the name: "The word apparently is derived from the Italian town Bergamo. The name Bergamot, for a variety of pear, is an entirely different word, supposed to be a corruption of the Turkish beg-armudi ( = princes pear; cf. Ger. Furstenbirn)."</geekout>

I've been known to quote Jean-Luc Picard on too many an occasion ("tea, Earl Grey, hot!") Makes me a freak AND a geek, I guess... On the other hand, I draw the line at saying "Make it so!"...
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Posted 29 July 2005 - 04:58 PM

I'm more than partial to Earl Grey tea...

The smell... :D

Earl Grey thyself!

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Me three..

Ah yes, the oil of bergamot... <geekout type="googling">Interesting note re the name: "The word apparently is derived from the Italian town Bergamo. The name Bergamot, for a variety of pear, is an entirely different word, supposed to be a corruption of the Turkish beg-armudi ( = princes pear; cf. Ger. Furstenbirn)."</geekout>

I've been known to quote Jean-Luc Picard on too many an occasion ("tea, Earl Grey, hot!") Makes me a freak AND a geek, I guess... On the other hand, I draw the line at saying "Make it so!"...

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You win!

But, I'll still try. I prefer Darjeeling. But keeping with the tea/geek theme, I once designed (about 50% done before I gave up) a programming language that I named Oolang.

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 05:56 PM

What would really be freaky though, is to rub the fingerboard of a fretless with bergamot oil (you know, for the smell) :D And what would be even more freaky, is that this does not feel like a bad idea at all :D

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 10:37 PM

What would really be freaky though, is to rub the fingerboard of a fretless with bergamot oil (you know, for the smell) :D And what would be even more freaky, is that this does not feel like a bad idea at all :D


Should have similar qualities to lemon oil I guess, oops I like this idea too much!

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 11:22 PM

What would really be freaky though, is to rub the fingerboard of a fretless with bergamot oil (you know, for the smell) :D And what would be even more freaky, is that this does not feel like a bad idea at all :D


Should have similar qualities to lemon oil I guess, oops I like this idea too much!

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Sounds good to me. I'm looking for a replacement for lemon oil since I've discovered that some brands at least have been screwed up with a petroleum base.

The smell would be nice. Might help to ease you into that trance like state.

Hmm, I smell a new product line coming. Essential oils and aroma therapy for musicians and their instruments.

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Posted 30 July 2005 - 07:53 AM

What would really be freaky though, is to rub the fingerboard of a fretless with bergamot oil (you know, for the smell) :D And what would be even more freaky, is that this does not feel like a bad idea at all :D


Should have similar qualities to lemon oil I guess, oops I like this idea too much!

--j

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Sounds good to me. I'm looking for a replacement for lemon oil since I've discovered that some brands at least have been screwed up with a petroleum base.

The smell would be nice. Might help to ease you into that trance like state.

Hmm, I smell a new product line coming. Essential oils and aroma therapy for musicians and their instruments.

Rob

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Don't know what it is, but I'm deeply suspicious of Aromatherapy.

I do think we should adopt Earl Grey as the official refreshing drink of the NYC Village of the Unfretted Festival.

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Posted 31 July 2005 - 08:33 AM

I do think we should adopt Earl Grey as the official refreshing drink of the NYC Village of the Unfretted Festival.

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i think you've stumbled on to a common factor among "fretlessers"
i to am very partial to Earl Grey but remember that there are many different brands
and flavors . (i 've been keen on Twinnings but switched to Kobbs )
about the "lemon oil and petrolium" , i think that i just came across a earl grey teah
that also is based on the same derivat ( petrolium i mean )
just having my morning cup of this REAl Oil thingie teah , i don't know if it has any relations to the bergamot or if it is better used to fill the car up ! well it gets the blood going.
anyone know the price of bergamot fretboard oil ?

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Posted 31 July 2005 - 10:05 AM

I do think we should adopt Earl Grey as the official refreshing drink of the NYC Village of the Unfretted Festival.

--j

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i think you've stumbled on to a common factor among "fretlessers"
i to am very partial to Earl Grey but remember that there are many different brands
and flavors . (i 've been keen on Twinnings but switched to Kobbs )
about the "lemon oil and petrolium" , i think that i just came across a earl grey teah
that also is based on the same derivat ( petrolium i mean )
just having my morning cup of this REAl Oil thingie teah , i don't know if it has any relations to the bergamot or if it is better used to fill the car up ! well it gets the blood going.
anyone know the price of bergamot fretboard oil ?

:D

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Still trying to pluck up the courage and go into an aromatherapy shop to find out.

It looks like the only place to get it, unless you can reverse engineer the tea.

Twinnings is good, as they use quality tea, but steer clear of Tetley, vile round tea bags, very little fragrance.

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Posted 31 July 2005 - 10:59 AM

Take a look:
http://www.buyaromat...rgamot_oil.html

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Posted 31 July 2005 - 11:16 AM

Take a look:
http://www.buyaromat...rgamot_oil.html

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ON SALE! about 5% off, smells of something....

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Posted 31 July 2005 - 03:11 PM

Twinnings is good, as they use quality tea, but steer clear of Tetley, vile round tea bags, very little fragrance.

Jeff


I never use teabags there's something smelly for ya

but try Tower Earl Grey slightly smoked flavour

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Posted 31 July 2005 - 03:22 PM

Twinnings is good, as they use quality tea, but steer clear of Tetley, vile round tea bags, very little fragrance.

Jeff


I never use teabags there's something smelly for ya

but try Tower Earl Grey slightly smoked flavour

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Not seen that, has to be bags at work I'm afraid, but I just picked up some classy stuff at the Russian Deli, off to brew same...

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PS Earl Grey in Russia does come in a smoked version, from memory.
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