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Hello from New England !!

Discussion in 'Welcome Wagon' started by Caedarn, Jan 17, 2021.

  1. Caedarn

    Caedarn TDPRI Member

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    Hello TDPRI,
    I'm a new Tele owner and wanted to say Hello. I bought a 2016 Lake Placid Blue MIM Tele a couple weeks ago and just finished a few modifications today.

    I swapped out the pickups for the Fender Yosemites, which I decided on after doing a lot of reading on this excellent forum. I think they sound great. As I think someone else posted on this site, I didn't think the stock ceramic pickups were bad, just not quite "Tele" enough.

    While I was at it, I swapped out the pickguard for a Fender white moto. (I bought Black also and liked that as well, but the Mrs. felt strongly about the white moto.) Finally, I put on the string guide from the American strats.

    I did a lot of reading on TDPRI about Tele bridges. I was tempted to swap out the bridge for one with brass saddles while I had it apart, but decided against it - again, based on a lot of info from this site.

    Below is a pic, alongside my first love, my 2005 American Deluxe Strat.

    I'm strictly a bedroom player. In addition to the two below, I've got a Les Paul. I got into pedal DIY a couple years ago, so you can see a bunch of those in the background.

    Finally, I'd like to thank all the members of this forum for the great information and advice that I've found here.
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  2. tah1962

    tah1962 Friend of Leo's

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    Welcome to TDPRI :) Nice guitars!
     
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  3. Coloradotwanger

    Coloradotwanger Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    Nice ones!Welcome!
     
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  4. Blister

    Blister Tele-Meister

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    Welcome aboard nice guitar and a great bunch of people here
     
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  5. Fiesta Red

    Fiesta Red Poster Extraordinaire

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    Howdy and Welcome from Fort Worth, Texas!

    Nice guitars, BTW...let’s see those pedals and amps, too!
     
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  6. tery

    tery Doctor of Teleocity

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    Welcome to TDPRI :)
     
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  7. FrankJames

    FrankJames Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    Welcome to the forum !!
     
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  8. johnnylaw

    johnnylaw Tele-Afflicted

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    Tourist to yankee: “You lived here your whole life?”
    Yankee replies, “Not yet.”
    Welcome to the Televerse.
     
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  9. john_cribbin

    john_cribbin Tele-Afflicted

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    Welcome from the other side of the pond.

    I've just seen that some guy called Tom did something in Florida?

    Means nothing this side of the pond.
     
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  10. Dereksys38

    Dereksys38 Tele-Meister

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    Welcome!
     
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  11. Fenderdad1950

    Fenderdad1950 Tele-Afflicted

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    Welcome from Albuquerque New Mexico. Nice LPB 2016. Hope you pickup choice works for you. The white pearloid looks great with the blue looks stunning, good choice.
     
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  12. 68Telebass

    68Telebass Friend of Leo's

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    Welcome aboard from Sunny Arizona!! Native New Englander myself! From North Shore, then eight years in Northern Vermont before heading west!
     
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  13. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Howdy!
     
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  14. Chuckster

    Chuckster Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    Welcome from a fellow Bay Stater... North Attleboro and Cape Cod here, where are you based?
     
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  15. gridlock

    gridlock Poster Extraordinaire

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    Welcome, I love blue guitars.
     
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  16. fendrguitplayr

    fendrguitplayr Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Welcome neighbor!
     
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  17. Renegade

    Renegade Tele-Meister

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    Welcome and congrats on the new Tele.

    I have a 2004 American Deluxe Stat, what great guitars.
     
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  18. Greggorios

    Greggorios Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Welcome! Nice instruments.
     
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  19. Caedarn

    Caedarn TDPRI Member

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    Thanks - I use a Laney L5 Studio head with matching cabinet. Re. the pedals - I'm going to have to organize 'em first!

    Thanks - I hope the pickups work too... So far I like them, but I don't have much frame of reference.

    I'm from Dedham originally but now live outside of Lowell. Miss the south shore, though.

    Me too! I now want to get an Ice Blue strat....

    Yeah, love the Strat. It's fun having the major bases covered with Strat, Les Paul, and now Tele. Maybe semi-hollow is next!
     
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  20. unixfish

    unixfish Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Ooh! Love me some LPB!

    Welcome.
     
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