Hello from Houston, PIC HEAVY

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  1. billiam5billion

    billiam5billion TDPRI Member

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    I'm a bassist who has recently begun playing more and more guitar. I am a tech and repair guy, I like to take pawn shop mutts and turn them into hot rods.

    So, the reason I'm here specifically is that I got my first tele about four years ago when my lifelong guitarist/songwriting partner died of cancer. He left me his mid-90's tele. it was 3ts, with a bigsby and Rio Grande Muy Grande pickups added. And also a tort PG. Well, me and my dead friend had been bigtime modders, so I took his tele and made it my own. I stripped it, removed the bigsby, filled all the holes, and rewired the harness, since years of cigarettes, beer, gigs, and sweat had filled the control cavity. I left all his finger funk on the neck.

    I painted it shell pink and it plays like a dream, like a guitar that has been through it. pics or it didn't happen.

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    My next project is a black on black squier pawn shop rescue with SD hot rails. It's actually my first matching headstock too.

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    Anyways, love teles! I'll keep y'all up to date on the progress!
     
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  2. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Mmmmmm....shell pink.
     
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  3. Toadtele

    Toadtele Tele-Afflicted

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    Very cool. Welcome
     
  4. billiam5billion

    billiam5billion TDPRI Member

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    I know! So classic and you hardly see it anymore.
     
  5. teletimetx

    teletimetx Doctor of Teleocity

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    welcome aboard! fine looking work on that tele.
     
  6. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Howdy!
    Nice work!
     
  7. Hootmeister

    Hootmeister TDPRI Member

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    Nice Tele. Wellcome to the forum. I'm also a new Tele owner and also in Houston.
     
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  8. Old Plank

    Old Plank Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    Welcome and I love the shell pink, nice job and your buddy would approve I'm sure!
     
  9. tah1962

    tah1962 Friend of Leo's

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    Welcome to TDPRI. :) Nice teles!
     
  10. unixfish

    unixfish Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Hey! Pics or it didn't happen! Wait, never mind... :lol::lol::lol:

    Welcome! Nice work you are doing.
     
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    FrankJames Poster Extraordinaire

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    Welcome to the forum !!
     
  12. tery

    tery Doctor of Teleocity

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    Welcome to TDPRI :cool:
     
  13. nojazzhere

    nojazzhere Doctor of Teleocity

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    Welcome!
    All that shell pink Tele needs is a Hello Kitty and/or Taylor Swift sticker to be complete! :)
    Just kidding you......looks nice. ;)
     
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  14. Stringbanger

    Stringbanger Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Welcome to the fold!

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  15. telleutelleme

    telleutelleme Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Welcome. Nice work. Lots of modders here so you will be very welcome.
     
  16. Fenderdad1950

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    Welcome
     
  17. Jim603

    Jim603 Tele-Meister

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    Wow, you really know how to make an entrance!:) Welcome.
     
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  18. Nubs

    Nubs Friend of Leo's

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    Welcome fellow Houstonian. If you need a drummer, I'm around.
     
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  19. GGardner

    GGardner Friend of Leo's

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    Cool photos! I wish I had an ounce of ability to build and repair things.
     
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