Old man, first Tele

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  1. spupilup

    spupilup TDPRI Member

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    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

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    Howdy from Texas! She's a beauty!
     
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    That is a beauty! Hello from Jersey.
     
  4. LocoTex

    LocoTex Tele-Afflicted

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    Another howdy from Texas! Very nice choice for your first tele.
     
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    nojazzhere Poster Extraordinaire

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    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

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    Howdy & welcome to Tele Town, from sunny, Raincouver!!
     
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    Howdy!
     
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    Toadtele Tele-Meister

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    Welcome
     
  9. unixfish

    unixfish Poster Extraordinaire

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    I would love to try one of those AO 50's Teles - nice score!
     
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    unixfish Poster Extraordinaire

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    I would love to try one of those AO 50's Teles - nice score!
     
  11. unixfish

    unixfish Poster Extraordinaire

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    I would love to try one of those AO 50's Teles - nice score!
     
  12. unixfish

    unixfish Poster Extraordinaire

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    I would love to try one of those AO 50's Teles - nice score!
     
  13. unixfish

    unixfish Poster Extraordinaire

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    I would love to try one of those AO 50's Teles - nice score!
     
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    unixfish Poster Extraordinaire

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    Oops - I should have refreshed before hitting submit again. :oops:
     
  15. Ira7

    Ira7 Doctor of Teleocity

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    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

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    Welcome from Hawaii (on vacation) :)

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

    985plowboy Tele-Afflicted

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    Nice guitar.
    And welcome aboard.
     
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    Welcome from North GA
     
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    tery Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    Welcome to TDPRI :)
     
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    memorex Friend of Leo's

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    Yes, welcome to TDPRI. Nice guitar. The older you get, the more you'll get to like Teles.
     
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