Hello from Europe

Discussion in 'Welcome Wagon' started by senor evez, May 26, 2016.

would you risk gigging with an American Telecaster

Poll closed Jun 2, 2016.
  1. Yes

    87.5%
  2. No

    12.5%
  1. senor evez

    senor evez TDPRI Member

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    Hi people, I just wanted to post a hello and mainly a big thank you!
    2 years ago I had my guitars stolen at a concert in Prague, I had been using them since I was a teenager, an old hohner and hondo tricked out and upgraded, I loved them :)
    So...I looked around for two new guitars (I use two on stage to cope with changing tunings quickly) but I had very little budget! So I fell upon two Tele copies from Thomann in Germany, they just looked liked the best workhorse guitars for the money and I needed them quick.
    As you can imagine, I received two playable but clunky, heavy 'telecasters' and got on with gigging.
    In between times I started to work on them and I used this forum for everything!
    At the time, not having much to contribute, I didn't join. But...I fell in love with my 'tele's' after sorting them out a bit.
    First step was to level and dress the frets, then I made new bone nuts, smoothed and polished the saddles, adjusted the neck relief, upgraded all the electrics (one tele has a strat neck pickup, the other has a splittable humbucker neck) and even stripped and repainted one of them......all with help from you , so big thank you.
    Now with all this telecaster experience I feel I can join in!
    If you want to hear my 'tele' here is a video of me playing a bright yellow one



    So...when my ship comes in, I'll be getting myself an American Fender but for now, I'd rather risk these two chinese dames.
    Darren (senor evez) Eve, UK/Czech Republic
     
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  2. Ira7

    Ira7 Doctor of Teleocity

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    It's about time!!!

    Bienvenidos!!!
     
  3. src9000

    src9000 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Hello and Welcome!
     
  4. fendertx

    fendertx Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    Welcome Darren!
     
  5. senor evez

    senor evez TDPRI Member

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    thanks!
     
  6. StanleyAccrington

    StanleyAccrington Tele-Meister

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    Welcome. Thomann Teles are pretty good for the price....so I hear. Its the transportation/courier aspect that concerns me. If I thought that I could get a guitar safely from Germany to UK then I would go for it.
     
  7. senor evez

    senor evez TDPRI Member

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    Well mine was sent from Germany to the Czech Republic and didn't seem to suffer - could be just luck though :)
     
  8. radiocaster

    radiocaster Poster Extraordinaire

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    Welcome.

    Seriously though, watch your guitars and have someone watch them when playing at pubs.
     
  9. john_cribbin

    john_cribbin Tele-Afflicted

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    No worries with Thomann delivery mate. My Tele was packed in the original Fender box, whick was inside a large outer box with plenty of large bubblewrap type stuff. Received in three days.
     
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  10. john_cribbin

    john_cribbin Tele-Afflicted

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    Welcome to the group Darren.
     
  11. senor evez

    senor evez TDPRI Member

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    thanks, good advice.... I am a bit more careful now, and insured :) I kind of accept it as a gigging risk though, that's why I only gig with cheaper gear. The stuff was actually stolen from the van outside the club! They left just the amps and the some of the drum kit - at least that.
     
  12. djangomango

    djangomango Tele-Holic

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    Hello and Welcome!!

    I did vote yes. I don't have an American Standard but I'd take it to bars if I had one
     
  13. Stringbanger

    Stringbanger Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Welcome to the forum Darren!

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