Hello everyone, greetings from a grey and miserable England...

Discussion in 'Welcome Wagon' started by lancashiremick, Nov 13, 2019.

  1. lancashiremick

    lancashiremick TDPRI Member

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    Hello all,

    Currently rocking a home brewed telecaster shaped thing built from a Vintage brand body, genuine fender Mexico maple neck and hardtail string through bridge.
    It's kind of a Tele "junior" if you will, with a single humbucker in the bridge position that came out of a long gone aria pro ii. Just volume pot, no tone. And a home cut pickguard. I still need to mill a stainless control plate to replace the temporary plastic item.

    So I'm probably the world's worst guitar "player", learned power chords years ago and never moved on from that unfortunately. Recently decided to learn proper chord shapes and try to improve my technique, picking etc

    I kind of enjoy the home depot builds so tomorrow I'll unveil the "progress" I've made on a 1958 explorer, danelectro style.

    You all seem like a friendly bunch and I hope to be here often...
     
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  2. tery

    tery Poster Extraordinaire

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    Welcome to TDPRI :)
     
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    lancashiremick TDPRI Member

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    teletimetx Doctor of Teleocity

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    welcome aboard and plenty folk here who like to build their own. I was just about to complain about the lack of photographic evidence and there you go posting a photo - looks good!
     
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  5. lancashiremick

    lancashiremick TDPRI Member

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    Cheers! I think it's what's known a a "six footer", what with its freehand pickup routing and ⅛" thick poly finish. But the neck is good and I've managed to get the intonation to within a few cents and the action is pretty low.
     
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    rze99 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Welcome from rainy dark dull London!
     
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    Welcome and I'll trade you our sub zero weather with snow, for your rainy UK.
     
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  8. tintag27

    tintag27 Tele-Afflicted

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    Hi, Mick, welcome to TDPRI - the antidote to 'grey and miserable'!
     
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    Howdy!
     
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    Steve 78 Friend of Leo's

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    Welcome aboard!
     
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    Tenderfoot Tele-Holic

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    Welcome to TDPRI. As an FYI, in the late 90's I spent a lot of time in your area working as a project manager for GE. Had an office in Runcorn and stayed at the Old Hall in Frodsham. Have friends just outside of Chester that the wife and I visited in 2017.

    Been to London many times visiting Lloyd's on Fenchurch Street and revisited during our 2017 trip to UK.

    Cheers!
     
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  12. unixfish

    unixfish Poster Extraordinaire

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    Nice. Welcome to the TDPRI!
     
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    Well, you sound ever so slightly bonkers so you’ll feel at hone. Welcome!
     
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    FrankJames Poster Extraordinaire

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    Welcome to the forum !!
     
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    Welcome.....and nice guitar. If YOU like the way it plays, then you did a good job!
    BTW....looking at your picture, is England that foggy and hazy INDOORS as well as OUT??????? ;)
     
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    Hi from the disastrous Italy...
     
  17. FenderGuy53

    FenderGuy53 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Welcome, lancashiremick! It doesn't matter what you play, or how you play; you're always welcome here.

    This past June, my wife and I spent 4 days in London (and 4 days in Paris), celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary. We stayed at the Hard Rock Cafe and Hotel, across the street from Hyde Park. We loved it!
     
  18. Boil

    Boil Tele-Holic

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    Greetings back from the grey and miserable Okanagan.
     
  19. Anita Bonghit

    Anita Bonghit Tele-Meister

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    Greetings from Colorado !!! I hand roll all my guitars also, Tele that is.
     
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    Welcome.
    In the land of drought and severe bush-fires, we dream about grey and miserable weather.
    I see thick clouds on the horizon rising to 20,000 feet, ..... but they're not rain clouds.
     
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