Hello Fellow Tele Lovers

Discussion in 'Welcome Wagon' started by FenderBender99, Jan 21, 2019.

  1. FenderBender99

    FenderBender99 TDPRI Member

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    Hey everyone just wanted to introduce myself. I'm new to the world of Fender/Telecasters, but not to guitar playing. I used to play ESP/PRS/Gibsons and played newer metal stuff but pretty much stopped playing about 10 years ago after leaving a couple bands I was in.

    Got the itch to start playing again and knew I needed new gear that better fit my current musical tastes and to give myself a motivational spark to play more. I grew up listening to classic rock and wanted to start primarily playing that. I've listened to (some, think 90's and older) country for awhile and want to play a bit of that as well, but this will require the most effort with the different techniques. I also recently started getting into the blues, à la Muddy Waters, the 3 Kings (Albert, Eddie, BB), and Howlin' Wolf, and have been playing that.

    To me, a telecaster was the guitar that was versatile enough to cover these genres and I was drawn to the historical appeal of it. I also felt like a valve amp would be the best compliment to the sound and style I was looking for and settled again on Fender. I've never been a fan of blackfaces, but love the sound, look and history of Fender tweed amps. I'm a minimalist and not a pedal guy (I prefer to only use a Crybaby, at most), so having an amp with spring reverb and a drive channel, especially one with a boosted drive and foot switch, was ideal, although I would have been happy with a single channel and rolling off to clean up.

    I appreciate traditional styling with a modern twist, and settled on the Player's Series Telecaster and the HRD4. I couldn't be happier with my rig and am looking forward to many more years of playing to come.

    I know how you guys appreciate geetar pron so here ya go...

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  2. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Howdy!
    Nice rig!
     
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  3. FenderBender99

    FenderBender99 TDPRI Member

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    Thanks!
     
  4. Fiesta Red

    Fiesta Red Friend of Leo's

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    Howdy from Fort Worth...
    I agree with brookdale Bill, that’s a nice rig...

    Do you have pics of your former rig(s)? We love gear pics...
     
  5. FenderBender99

    FenderBender99 TDPRI Member

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    Hi friend. Much appreciated. This is all I think I have readily available. This was my last guitar, an ESP M-1 NTB (neck through body) with an active EMG 81 pickup. It's for sale BTW if anyone is interested... https://rvrb.io/2009-m-1-ntb-mvdw7i

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  6. StrangerNY

    StrangerNY Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    Welcome! Enjoy that new rig, should work well for you.

    - D
     
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  7. FrankJames

    FrankJames Poster Extraordinaire

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    Welcome to the forum !!
     
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  8. ejphotos

    ejphotos Tele-Meister

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    Nice rig! Simple, fun, and versatile!
     
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  9. tery

    tery Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    Welcome to TDPRI :)
     
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  10. Stringbanger

    Stringbanger Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Welcome to the fold!

    SB
     
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  11. ohmygato

    ohmygato TDPRI Member

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    Hello! Great choice of gear... it will keep you inspired and will help you focus on your renewed passion.
     
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  12. Greggorios

    Greggorios Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    Hey Bender, nice to see you here. I like your rig too. Dynamite combo. Enjoy the forum. Great bunch here.
     
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  13. unixfish

    unixfish Poster Extraordinaire

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    Nice place to restart.

    Welcome!
     
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  14. Bruxist

    Bruxist Friend of Leo's

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    Welcome!
     
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    Fenderdad1950 Tele-Meister

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    Very nice
     
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    Welcome!
     
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