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Old man, first Tele

Discussion in 'Welcome Wagon' started by spupilup, Nov 4, 2018.

  1. spupilup

    spupilup TDPRI Member

    Age:
    58
    6
    Nov 4, 2018
    New England
    I guess I'm going through the combination of a second mid life crisis and GAS. I played bass throughout my teens and twenties. Sold off my equipment. Picked up a Martin acoustic in the 1990's and even took lessons, primarily dealing with music theory. Then life got in the way, again! Picked up an Epiphone Casino a few years back. But, this year it's been overkill. A Squire Bass VI appeared in my office earlier this year followed by an Ampeg Micro CL.

    After spending time getting the Bass VI sorted, I started eyeing the American Original 50's Telecaster. I'd always loved the 50's version. As a bass player, first and foremost, that baseball bat of a neck always felt great whenever I had one of these guitars in my hands. I love those 50's LP's for the same reason. Anyway, the 9 1/2" neck combined with the club like thickness was perfect for me. So, now I have my first Telecaster, a 2018 American Original 50's in Butterscotch and I'm having a ball with it.

    I have a mini Marshall stack that I picked up for next to nothing. It's an early Lead 12 setup that was actually made in the UK. In the cabinets I have one Celestion Gold and one Tone Tubby Red 10" speaker. I also picked up a used DSL1HR so I could play with some of the tubes left over from my audiophile days.

    I don't really expect to be playing in front of a lot of people these days but I have a couple of good friends who I do jam with every now and then. I'm just really happy to have my hands on a beautiful guitar that has amazing tone coming out of inch of it.

    So, a big hello to all my fellow Tele owners. I look forward to spending time on this forum and I'm thrilled to learn about the wide variety of RI's Fender has made since I was playing professionally back in the early '80's.
     

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  2. DesmoTele

    DesmoTele TDPRI Member

    Age:
    57
    30
    Sep 26, 2018
    Texas Gulf Coast
    Howdy from Texas! She's a beauty!
     
  3. Dog Bite

    Dog Bite TDPRI Member

    30
    Oct 30, 2018
    Jersey
    That is a beauty! Hello from Jersey.
     
  4. LocoTex

    LocoTex Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    63
    Jan 16, 2018
    Waxahachie, TX.
    Another howdy from Texas! Very nice choice for your first tele.
     
  5. nojazzhere

    nojazzhere Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    66
    Feb 3, 2017
    Foat Wuth, Texas
    Welcome! BTW...don't be throwing around terms like "old man".....some of us can be a little "sensitive". :)
     
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  6. Frank'n'censed

    Frank'n'censed Doctor of Teleocity

    Mar 27, 2011
    Parts Unknown
    Howdy & welcome to Tele Town, from sunny, Raincouver!!
     
  7. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

    Age:
    61
    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx
  8. Toadtele

    Toadtele Tele-Meister

    Age:
    43
    360
    May 23, 2018
    Idaho just the tip
  9. unixfish

    unixfish Poster Extraordinaire

    Apr 20, 2013
    Northeast Ohio, USA
    I would love to try one of those AO 50's Teles - nice score!
     
  10. unixfish

    unixfish Poster Extraordinaire

    Apr 20, 2013
    Northeast Ohio, USA
    I would love to try one of those AO 50's Teles - nice score!
     
  11. unixfish

    unixfish Poster Extraordinaire

    Apr 20, 2013
    Northeast Ohio, USA
    I would love to try one of those AO 50's Teles - nice score!
     
  12. unixfish

    unixfish Poster Extraordinaire

    Apr 20, 2013
    Northeast Ohio, USA
    I would love to try one of those AO 50's Teles - nice score!
     
  13. unixfish

    unixfish Poster Extraordinaire

    Apr 20, 2013
    Northeast Ohio, USA
    I would love to try one of those AO 50's Teles - nice score!
     
  14. unixfish

    unixfish Poster Extraordinaire

    Apr 20, 2013
    Northeast Ohio, USA
    Oops - I should have refreshed before hitting submit again. :oops:
     
  15. Ira7

    Ira7 Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    61
    Jan 8, 2008
    Coral Springs, FL
    It doesn't matter what you did. It would still show at least twice.

    It's a big problem for me, because I'm obnoxious enough as it is. I don't need it doubled.
     
  16. Skamania

    Skamania Tele-Meister Platinum Supporter

    107
    Jul 27, 2018
    California
    Welcome from Hawaii (on vacation) :)

    My favorite color combination. Great guitar!
     
  17. 985plowboy

    985plowboy Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 5, 2012
    South Louisiana
    Nice guitar.
    And welcome aboard.
     
  18. preactor

    preactor Tele-Meister

    Age:
    60
    207
    Nov 27, 2009
    gainesville, ga
    Welcome from North GA
     
  19. tery

    tery Poster Extraordinaire

    Sep 21, 2012
    Tennessee
    Welcome to TDPRI :)
     
  20. memorex

    memorex Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    68
    Jan 14, 2015
    Chicago
    Yes, welcome to TDPRI. Nice guitar. The older you get, the more you'll get to like Teles.
     
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