Hello from Long Island!

Discussion in 'Welcome Wagon' started by Ziggy587, Feb 19, 2019.

  1. Ziggy587

    Ziggy587 TDPRI Member

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    Hey guys! My name is Tyler, and I'm from Long Island, New York.

    I've come across this forum countless times when Google'ing for stuff, I'm not sure why I never joined until now. I joined so I could post my recent experience with Fender regarding my Player Series Telecaster bridge issues. This community seems so great, I think I'll stick around!

    I got my first electric guitar in 1999, and I got my first Telecaster in 2002. A Squire Standard Telecaster with a humbucker in the neck position.

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    This guitar actually has a really great sound. The neck humbucker has a really sweet Tele neck tone, despite being a humbucker. The bridge is full of twang, but a little hotter than usual to compensate for the neck humbucker. It's definitely hotter than standard Tele pickups, but still retains that classic Tele tone. Sadly, this Squire currently has some issues. But I think I'll post a thread about that.




    August of 2018 I finally bought a proper Telecaster, a Fender Player Series (AKA the new MIM).

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    Mine came with the bent steel saddles, you can read about the issues I had with them in the link I posted above. I just recently swapped the bent steels for block saddles and now this guitar is playing as it should!




    For the past 10-12 years, my main guitar (when I'm just playing by myself) has been a Fender MIM Strat. I installed Dimarzio Area pickups in it, as well as done a few other modifications. One mod was installing a push/pull knob to turn the neck pickup on in any position. This allows you to get the bridge and neck pickup selected. After playing this guitar for years and hardly ever using the middle pickup, I thought to myself, "I think I need a proper Telecaster."

    I enjoy almost all styles of music. When I'm just jamming by myself, it's usually some kind of mix between rock, blues and jazz. A Telecaster is perfect for this mix of genres.

    I enjoy writing and playing with other people, but I also like to write and record solo. One of my goals for 2019, after setting up my home studio, is to have 2 songs recorded. I want to try and have somewhere around 10 (new) songs written, but I want to have at least 2 recorded.

    I (try to) play instruments other than guitar. My first instrument was Trumpet that I played in the school band from 4th grade through high school. My second instrument was piano, but I stopped practicing after getting my first guitar. I really enjoy playing bass and drums. A few years ago I got an alto sax and a violin, but I'm not very good at either. If only I didn't need a job, I could spend more time practicing! A life goal of mine to be able to play many instruments well. Not amazingly well, but well enough that I can do what I want to do when writing and recording.

    Anyways, I'm happy to be here! I'm looking forward to becoming apart of the community! :)
     
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  2. Anita Bonghit

    Anita Bonghit Tele-Meister

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    Greetings from Colorado !!
     
  3. GuitarGeorge

    GuitarGeorge Tele-Meister

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    Greeting from a fellow Long Islander and Tele lover!
     
  4. brookdalebill

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  5. Greggorios

    Greggorios Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    Hi Ziggy, nice to have you in the forum. Enjoy, good info, good folks and more than a few laughs.
     
  6. buddyboy

    buddyboy Tele-Meister

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    Greetings from the Island!
     
  7. nojazzhere

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    Welcome!
     
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    Ydwen Jones Tele-Meister

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    Welcome to TDPRI, Tyler!
     
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    Bristlehound Friend of Leo's

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    Croeso!
     
  10. JL_LI

    JL_LI Tele-Afflicted

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    Howdy neighbor. My avatar Tele is an MIM with N4 pickups. My Strat is out now and there are a few others I reach for. I play country and country influenced almost exclusively. Good to know you. There’s at least one other Long Islander I run across regularly here with musical tastes more in line with yours. Welcome to a great group.
     
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    Slow this morning. Deleted duplicate post.
     
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  12. bcorig

    bcorig Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    Writing songs. I don’t even know where to begin. Welcome.
     
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    Welcome! I grew up in Port Washington. :D
     
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    tery Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    Welcome to TDPRI :)
     
  16. jtees4

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    WELCOME! I am also a LI'er semi Eastern LI.....and a Tele lover and owner, but I do also love SG's.
     
  17. unixfish

    unixfish Poster Extraordinaire

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    I have friends on Long Island. Do you know them? :lol::lol:

    Welcome.
     
  18. Ziggy587

    Ziggy587 TDPRI Member

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    Wow, so many Long Islanders! Thanks, everyone, for the welcome!

    I am also Eastern LI. How do you feel about the Guitar Center that opened in Selden?
     
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    Welcome to the forum, Tyler !!
     
  20. ickylick

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    Welcome Tyler
    Now the initiation process begins..


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