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

  1. BallisticSquid

    BallisticSquid TDPRI Member

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    Nov 6, 2018
    US
    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. Strat Jacket

    Strat Jacket TDPRI Member

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    Nov 6, 2018
    Land of Lincoln
    Wait...don't I know you from somewhere?
     
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  3. BallisticSquid

    BallisticSquid TDPRI Member

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    Nov 6, 2018
    US
    Could be....could be...

    ;)
     
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  4. Strat Jacket

    Strat Jacket TDPRI Member

    66
    Nov 6, 2018
    Land of Lincoln
    I know...you're on that knitting forum, ain'cha?
     
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  5. ftbtx

    ftbtx Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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

    Jimi D TDPRI Member

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    Mar 16, 2003
    Ontario, Canada
    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
     
  7. BallisticSquid

    BallisticSquid TDPRI Member

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    Nov 6, 2018
    US
    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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  8. BallisticSquid

    BallisticSquid TDPRI Member

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    Nov 6, 2018
    US
    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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  9. archetype

    archetype Fiend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Jun 4, 2005
    Williamsville NY
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  10. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

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    61
    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx
  11. jackinjax

    jackinjax Friend of Leo's

    Sep 11, 2016
    Jacksonville
    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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  12. -Hawk-

    -Hawk- Friend of Leo's

    Oct 14, 2015
    IL, USA
    Sup Squid! Hope all is well man.
     
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  13. -Hawk-

    -Hawk- Friend of Leo's

    Oct 14, 2015
    IL, USA
    Sup Squid! Hope all is well man.
     
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  14. tery

    tery Poster Extraordinaire

    Sep 21, 2012
    Tennessee
    Welcome to TDPRI :) … its nice to have you here my friend !
     
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  15. TangerineDog

    TangerineDog TDPRI Member

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    Jun 11, 2016
    The EU
    Hi!
    As a long time member here, I bid you welcome, stranger :cool:
     
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  16. FrankJames

    FrankJames Poster Extraordinaire

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    71
    Aug 9, 2008
    Ohio, USA
    Welcome to the forum !!
     
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  17. bcorig

    bcorig Tele-Holic

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    Mar 11, 2018
    Chino Hills CA
    Beautiful. No apologies necessary. My next Tele may be a G&L
     
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  18. BallisticSquid

    BallisticSquid TDPRI Member

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    Nov 6, 2018
    US
    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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