Hello from Olympia Washington

Discussion in 'Welcome Wagon' started by Lazarus, Jul 12, 2019.

  1. Lazarus

    Lazarus TDPRI Member

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    I just signed up, I recently ordered my first Telecaster which is going to arrive on Tuesday and I can't wait.

    I've been saving for months and researching what kind of guitar I wanted to start off with (I've only played bass till now and I'd say I'm at an intermediate level at best, still have a lot to learn there as well) and it all lead me to the Telecaster (less fiddly bits) and I fell in love with the tone and vibe of the American Original 50's and I especially love that is has a nitro finish as I've played bass for years and have always somewhat regretted that it still looked brand new no matter how much I played it, while admiring the guitars that looked like they've seen lots of action, but I really don't like the whole fake wear trend.

    Looking forward to learning all I can, and just having fun with it.
     
  2. BB

    BB Poster Extraordinaire

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    Welcome Lazarus! Enjoy your telecaster!
     
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  3. unixfish

    unixfish Poster Extraordinaire

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    Nice choice for a first Tele!

    Welcome.
     
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    nojazzhere Poster Extraordinaire

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    Welcome!
    "Less fiddly bits" is the general policy and philosophy around here.....you'll fit right in! ;)
     
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    FrankJames Poster Extraordinaire

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    Welcome to the forum !!
     
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    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Howdy!
     
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    Hello from Eatonville... not far from you.
    Welcome to TDPRI
     
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    Ivorytooth Tele-Meister

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    Is it really the water? :D

    Welcome to the show!!
     
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  9. Lazarus

    Lazarus TDPRI Member

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    Haha yes, the other Fenders have Tremolos and rocking bridges etc and I don't have the know how to keep all of those intonated correctly all the time so I figured lets keep it simple so I can spend more time learning how to play better, and less worrying about having to get it set up all the time, and from what I've heard you can drop a Tele down the stairs and it'll probably stay in tune! Plus I'm just not a huge fan of the Strat tone.
     
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    Welcome man!!
     
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  11. Stringbanger

    Stringbanger Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Welcome to the fold!

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  12. DFB1

    DFB1 Tele-Meister

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    Hiya
     
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    Fretting out Tele-Meister

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    Greetings from MD
    The American original series is a heck of a good guitar.
    There’s a great community here with plenty of nice folks
     
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    tubedood Tele-Meister

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    Welcome! You are in goods hands with this crowd... very knowledgeable and helpful.
     
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  15. Lazarus

    Lazarus TDPRI Member

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    C12FDE0A-3273-4C05-BCB3-312B9CAAD8D8.jpeg It’s here, and now my fingers hurt!
     
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  16. Steve 78

    Steve 78 Tele-Afflicted

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    Welcome, looks like a great guitar you have there!
     
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