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Greetings from Belfast, Norn Iron

Discussion in 'Welcome Wagon' started by switcher, Mar 14, 2009.

  1. switcher

    switcher TDPRI Member

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    Hello all, thought it was about time I posted to say how brilliant this site is, although you probably all know that :D

    Anyways, been a player for over 30 yrs, gigging all that time, at least a couple a week. Up until October last year that is when I had a brain hemorrhage and stroke and had to give the whole thing up..for a while:( But...back gigging tonight for the first time since it happened and really looking forward to it ..Yeeahhh!!

    During my recuperation I found this site and now visit nearly everyday, it has rekindled my interest in playing and in guitars again. I have learned and laughed in equal measures every time I've visited, so thank you it has helped me pass the time tremendously.

    I was/am a Strat guy but felt the need to get a Tele after my first few visits, so that's exactly what i did :lol: A nice butterscotch 52 style reissue thing with maple board, loved it as soon as I opened the tweed case. Wont be gigging it tonight though,... or will I ?? Hmmmmm...
     
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  2. fenderix

    fenderix Poster Extraordinaire

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    Welcome to the TDPRI, switcher! You did right registering - good to have you with us.

    May we see a pic of your gear please?

    Best of luck with your gig tonight!

    Enjoy! :)
     
  3. blue metalflake

    blue metalflake Doctor of Teleocity

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    Hi and welcome. Have a good one tonight.
     
  4. Mr. Sparkle

    Mr. Sparkle Tele-Afflicted

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    Dude, ROCK IT!
     
  5. diffeecult

    diffeecult Tele-Afflicted

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    Welcome aboard.
     
  6. switcher

    switcher TDPRI Member

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    Thanks for the welcome guys, much appreciated.

    Gig went well last night, if a little reserved and 'polite', no major mistakes but good to be back in the saddle again.

    I chickened out of playing the tele though :oops:, thought for the first gig back I'd have enough to think about and so fell back on my 2000 Am Series Strat.

    Will post some pics of the gear over the next couple of days, don't expect anything grand though, I went cheap for my first tele (well first 3 teles actually, liked the butterscotch one so much I just had to get another couple more :lol:, a sunburst and a Lake Placid Blue ), but I'll tell the story when I post the pics. £375 for 3 guitars. And they all play great, honest.

    Good to be hear.
     
  7. Doug Ferguson

    Doug Ferguson Friend of Leo's

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    Welcome.
     
  8. Nighthawk

    Nighthawk Friend of Leo's

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    Gee, play the Tele man...:lol: Welcome to TDPRI. Glad that your health has improved and you are making the world a better place by putting more music in it.
     
  9. fakeocaster

    fakeocaster Tele-Afflicted

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    Welcome aboard +1
     
  10. Tele Fan

    Tele Fan Friend of Leo's

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    Welcome and enjoy the gig!
     
  11. jkingma

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  12. switcher

    switcher TDPRI Member

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    Cheers everyone for your kind comments! Been away for a month but here's the first of the pics I promised...still need to get a pic of the sunburst tele.

    The butterscotch has already had the bridge replaced with a wilkinson ashtray with compensated saddles (these are last months pics). Next thing is to get them all loaded with Kinman Pickups...
     

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  13. voxboy

    voxboy Tele-Meister

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    hello from dublin !!

    nice guitar ! ;)


    welcome ..........
     
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  15. VonRang

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    I'm glad you enjoyed my post regarding solid state amps and my Zoom MS-50G Multistomp effects pedal.

    My wife's ancestors were Scottish and had emigrated to Belfast after Culloden.

    They were in the ship building trades in Belfast. In fact the radioman on the Titanic was one of her ancestors.

    We visited Scotland in 2016 and had planned to go to Belfast to follow her family roots there.

    The dominant clans in her background were Chisholm and a very old clan going back to the vikings, clan Irvine.

    I have been playing guitar since I was 9 years old. I am 58 now.

    I live near Bowling Green, Kentucky about an hour north of Nashville Tennessee.

    Sam Grado
     
  16. tery

    tery Doctor of Teleocity

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    Welcome to TDPRI :)
     
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    As you post more I expect the level in that bottle to go lower each time.
     
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    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Howdy!
     
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    Welcome to the forum Switcher! Glad to hear that your health has returned enough that you're back at guitar, it's good therapy! Each day is a gift. Hope your gig is enjoyable. -TP
     
  20. unixfish

    unixfish Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    11.5 year old OP - this person has not been on the board in over 6 years.
     
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