Greetings from Santa Cruz

Discussion in 'Welcome Wagon' started by rgbedard, Sep 10, 2019 at 1:44 PM.

  1. rgbedard

    rgbedard TDPRI Member

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    Another Strat-talker ... but at least I have 2 Telecasters, a Nashville Deluxe and a Modern Player ... I mostly play acoustic though ... late 40's Gibson L50, 1974 Ovation Legend, newish Taylor 352ce, Fender Avalon, David Kelly Dragonfly 5 acoustic bass, couple Mandolins ... a Deluxe Mahogany Strat, a Japanese Strat XII, a 1980's Japanese p-bass clone ... retired, love just playing guitar. I don't gig.

    This site receives a lot of good mentions at Strat-talk ... been meaning to check it out ... no time like the present, lol.
     
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  2. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Howdy!
     
  3. unixfish

    unixfish Poster Extraordinaire

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    Welcome! There have been a few of "you" flocking over here with the Strat Talk server problems.
     
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    We are an equal opportunity forum that accepts all refugees. Come on in and drink the Kool-Aid.
     
  5. Justjammin

    Justjammin Tele-Meister

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    Welcome neighbor!
     
  6. cousinpaul

    cousinpaul Friend of Leo's

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    Santa Cruz is one of my old haunts. Great music town! Welcome to TDPRI.
     
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    FrankJames Poster Extraordinaire

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    Welcome to the forum !!
     
  8. teletimetx

    teletimetx Doctor of Teleocity

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    welcome. Hip deep in the Big Muddy...
     
  9. Shuster

    Shuster Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Welcome Sir!!
     
  10. rgbedard

    rgbedard TDPRI Member

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    Thanks for the welcomes ... been poking around ... like this forum.
     
  11. Digital Larry

    Digital Larry Tele-Afflicted

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    Right over the hill from you. Seen a lot of great shows at Moe's Alley and various sundry others.
     
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  12. rgbedard

    rgbedard TDPRI Member

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    Yeah, Santa Cruz is great for music. Big enough to draw serious artists, small enough to see them in venues that are small enough you can really watch them play. In the last year, have seen Chic Corea, Stanley Clarke, Jorma Koukonen, Zakir Hussain, and Asleep at the Wheel, among others ... all from within ten feet of the stage.
     
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  13. cousinpaul

    cousinpaul Friend of Leo's

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    Is the Catalyst still open?
     
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  14. rgbedard

    rgbedard TDPRI Member

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    Yep. Hard to imagine downtown Santa Cruz w/out the Catalyst, lol. I actually go see shows at Kuumbwa and the Rio Theater more often ...
     
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    Bristlehound Friend of Leo's

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    Croeso!
     
  16. Stringbanger

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    Welcome to the fold, but where are the guitar pics? Around here we say, “ pics or it didn’t happen.”
     
  17. rgbedard

    rgbedard TDPRI Member

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    Yeah, I have heard that before ... lol

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    The late 1940's Gibson L-50, my current favorite.

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    The 1974 Ovation Legend

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    My Taylor (it's currently jealous of the L-50, bumped out of #1 spot)

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    MIJ Strat XII

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    My Telecasters; the black one is a Modern Player Plus, a pretty decent cheap Tele; the white one is a Nashville Deluxe assembled from parts, strung with flatwound stainless.

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    The American Deluxe Mahogany Strat

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    Late 70's/ early 80's Japanese P-Bass clone w/ SD Quarter Pounders

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    Michael Kelly Dragonfly 5 bass

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    Epiphone 339 Pro

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    Sigma Mandolin
     
  18. rgbedard

    rgbedard TDPRI Member

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    Forgot the Avalon ... friend just gave it to me ... had been in closet since the 1980's ... had excessive bow in the neck, and a really lame plastic saddle that was tipped in the bridge slot.

    Managed to get the action down to .080" @ the 12th, installed a new bone saddle, leveled, crowned and polished the frets. Not a bad little guitar, but probably won't hang on to it ...

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