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Hi from Devon, England

Discussion in 'Welcome Wagon' started by spikypaddy, May 20, 2010.

  1. spikypaddy

    spikypaddy Tele-Afflicted

    May 20, 2010
    Devon, UK
    Hi all

    Forum newbie here, found some great threads on here over the last couple of years and figured it was about time to join up, now I actually own a Tele!

  2. irishjim

    irishjim TDPRI Member

    Apr 20, 2010
    Welcome to the site

  3. Jonder

    Jonder TDPRI Member

    May 7, 2010
    SW MO
    welcome to the forum

  4. djdeacon

    djdeacon Tele-Meister

    Jun 21, 2008
    Toronto, Canada
    Are you a buddy of those ska guys who do the Dr. Who theme?

  5. FrankJames

    FrankJames Poster Extraordinaire

    Aug 9, 2008
    Ohio, USA
    Welcome to TDPRI !!

  6. tgfmike

    tgfmike Telefied Ad Free Member

    Jun 28, 2009
    Culver City CA
    Welcome! Do we call you spiky or paddy?

    Make, model and year, please.

  7. jefrs

    jefrs Doctor of Teleocity

    Nov 20, 2007
    Newbury, England

    rule 1, new guitar = post pictures ;-)

  8. spikypaddy

    spikypaddy Tele-Afflicted

    May 20, 2010
    Devon, UK
    Thanks for the welcome, guys.

    If you mean Muse, they're from not far away from here, but no, I don't know them. I do, however, use the same guitar shop as them and know the man who makes all of the guitarists instruments (and all of John Paul Jones' basses... and acted as JPJ's bass tech on the Them Crooked Vultures tour). If you mean someone else, then I haven't got a clue, I'm afraid!

    I answer to pretty much anything, but the name's actually Kieran - spikypaddy was my nickname in school (spiky hair + Irish family + spikypaddy)

    As per the signature, really. 2009 Fender Baja Tele in blonde, bought new in January, along with a second hand but awesome Custom Vibrolux Reverb. I've been after a 52 reissue for years, but just can't afford it. The Baja looks similar from a distance (if you squint) and will make a good basis for some mods and upgrades.

    My main guitar (whilst I gently break the Tele in) is actually a 1999 (I think) Mexican Deluxe Super Strat I've had since new, with all black plastics, a set of Lace Sensors, a +25dB mid boost (a la Clapton signature Strat) and a blocked trem.

    Planned Tele upgrades include a set of compensated saddles and maybe a set of 12's short term, whilst I have a think about pickups and switching...

    Just ask and it will be done!


    It's a group shot because I haven't got any pictures of just the Tele, yet.

    Encore Strat copy with reflective tape racing stripes (mainly used for slide)
    Baja Tele - used for older/more vintage sounding stuff and when I really want that Tele snarl and twang
    Fender Strat - used for more modern/higher gain stuff
    No-name Jazz Bass copy - used for playing bass on...
    Custom Vibrolux Reverb - used to make everything louder
    Mesa Boogie V-Twin - used to make stuff louder still
    Boss Super Chorus - used to make loud stuff swirly
    Vox Wah - barely ever used at all
    Korg Pitch Black tuner - used to make everything sound slightly more in tune.

  9. Fatmanstratman

    Fatmanstratman Poster Extraordinaire

  10. Big Tony

    Big Tony Friend of Leo's

    Mar 17, 2003
    Sweden, by golly!
    Welcome, Kieran!

    / Tony

  11. Nighthawk

    Nighthawk Friend of Leo's

    May 2, 2008

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