Best Pipe for Studio Work? (Donald "Duck" Dunn conent)

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Son of Wobble, Nov 4, 2015.

  1. Son of Wobble

    Son of Wobble

    Mar 8, 2010
    Any opinions on the best pipe for studio bass playing?

    Duck Dunn apparently favored the "Straight Apple" model, while occasionally
    smoking an "Aristocob." How about TB players? Ever had a studio engineer or producer
    suggest or demand a specific pipe?

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  2. ahc


    Jul 31, 2009
    No. Virginia
    The bottom one can only be "The best pipe for metal".
  3. vmabus


    Nov 1, 2013
    Ben Wade!

  4. BigDanT

    BigDanT Supporting Member

    Aug 26, 2011
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  5. Son of Wobble

    Son of Wobble

    Mar 8, 2010
    I surmise pipe-smoking died in the sixties as a general trend among the young in the sixtes? Around the same time as hats, perhaps?
    (There's an old joke about the young and impeccably coiffed Kennedy being assassinated by spurned hat manufacturers...)

    Here's a vintage ad attempting and failing to win back the demographic...

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  6. MattZilla


    Jun 26, 2013
    some would argue that it would be made of glass...
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  7. Son of Wobble

    Son of Wobble

    Mar 8, 2010
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  8. Son of Wobble

    Son of Wobble

    Mar 8, 2010
    Keef, double-fisted smoking.

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  9. Son of Wobble

    Son of Wobble

    Mar 8, 2010
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  10. fhm555

    fhm555 So FOS my eyes are brown

    Feb 16, 2011
    I think it’s less about the vessel and more about the contents thereof. I’ve heard there are blends that actually expand the creative enzymes in the brain, or some such complicated medical stuff that gives me a headache every time i try to think about all that creative enzyme expansion and those willing to risk the potential hazard of expanding their brain beyond the physical limits of it’s natural protective enclosure. I guess that’s where the old expression about blowing one’s mind originated, Or they just read too much Castaneda.
  11. Winslow


    Sep 25, 2011
    Duck was a smart guy. With a pipe, you don't get cigarette ashes falling into your beard. :thumbsup:
  12. Albert King.




    BB King.


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  13. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    Gang a bong, get it on.
    Don’t forget what happened at the end of the session for this song:smug:
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  14. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    Probably not Rick James’.
  15. Jeremy Crockett

    Jeremy Crockett Amiable Crank

    Mr. Anderson is another solid go-to for pipes.

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  16. Gatemouth brown always had a special blend in his pipe.
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  17. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Inactive

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
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  18. joelns


    Mar 10, 2014
    Funny. I have a brandy shaped Larsen in my mouth right now. I used to make high grade pipes before my palsy kicked in. I can no longer hold the tools and my hands shake too much for the fine work needed.

    Here's an example I made:
  19. Winslow


    Sep 25, 2011
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  20. Very nice. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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