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Discussion in 'Welcome Wagon' started by BallisticSquid, Nov 6, 2018.

  1. BallisticSquid

    BallisticSquid TDPRI Member

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    I suspect I am one of many strat-talk folks that signed up today since s-t has been down for a couple of days. I know many ST members are also members here and TDPRI has always been spoken of fondly, so it was as good an excuse as any to come on in and check it out.

    I've been playing guitar for a little over 30 years...15 of those years more seriously. A strat was my first "real" electric guitar. I got a tele in the form of a G&L ASAT Tribute a couple of years ago. I was quite surprised at how different the tele sounded from the strat! It's one of my favorite guitars to play along with my Gibson LPs and my PRS CE 24.

    Over the past 5 years, I've played in various bands and projects. Currently I'm in a 5 piece cover band.

    Like any other guitar forum, I'm sure y'all love pictures :). Here's one of my ASAT. Olympic white was always a favorite guitar color for me, so it was prefect when I found this. I also happen to prefer the headstock shape of the G&L from the Fender tele...sorry :).

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  2. teleswisster

    teleswisster Tele-Meister

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    Welcome
     
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  3. teleswisster

    teleswisster Tele-Meister

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    Welcome
     
  4. Strat Jacket

    Strat Jacket Tele-Meister

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    Wait...don't I know you from somewhere?
     
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  5. BallisticSquid

    BallisticSquid TDPRI Member

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    Could be....could be...

    ;)
     
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  6. Strat Jacket

    Strat Jacket Tele-Meister

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    I know...you're on that knitting forum, ain'cha?
     
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  7. ftbtx

    ftbtx Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    Ballistic Squid? You're not one of those boomer guys that get three months off at a time are you??
     
  8. Jimi D

    Jimi D TDPRI Member

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    Welcome Squid...

    I don't post much but I had to say, you could be the first person I've ever met that prefers the G&L headstock to Fender's... I guess there really is no accounting for taste...

    :D
     
  9. BallisticSquid

    BallisticSquid TDPRI Member

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    guilty as charged!! :D

    No. My username comes from a youtuber that my kids used to watch when the video game Minecraft was all the rage. Stampy Cat and iBallistic Squid were the main guys on the youtube channel. The name always struck me as funny so I decided to use it as my forum name. Later on I discovered it's also a reference to submariners.
     
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  10. BallisticSquid

    BallisticSquid TDPRI Member

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    It used to be that I found the entire tele ugly! :eek: So I have made some progress.

    What got me interested in teles was a bandmate. He was able to get this awesome old school rock-n-roll tone out of it and it stuck with me. Once I finally got one and played it through my gear at home I could really appreciate what the tele could do.
     
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  11. archetype

    archetype Fiend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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  12. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Howdy!
     
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  13. jackinjax

    jackinjax Friend of Leo's

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    Welcome @BallisticSquid
    Just remember, Leo gave birth to the Telecaster first. The Strat 's just the curvy little sister with the big head. :twisted:
     
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  14. -Hawk-

    -Hawk- Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Sup Squid! Hope all is well man.
     
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  15. -Hawk-

    -Hawk- Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Sup Squid! Hope all is well man.
     
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  16. tery

    tery Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    Welcome to TDPRI :) … its nice to have you here my friend !
     
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  17. TangerineDog

    TangerineDog TDPRI Member

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    Hi!
    As a long time member here, I bid you welcome, stranger :cool:
     
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  18. FrankJames

    FrankJames Poster Extraordinaire

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    Welcome to the forum !!
     
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  19. bcorig

    bcorig Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    Beautiful. No apologies necessary. My next Tele may be a G&L
     
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  20. BallisticSquid

    BallisticSquid TDPRI Member

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    Dooooood!! Long time no see. No surprise to see you here :).

    I am doing well. Hope all is good with you.
     
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