Hello from rural Vermont!

Discussion in 'Welcome Wagon' started by Smallbutslow, Jun 2, 2021.

  1. Smallbutslow

    Smallbutslow TDPRI Member

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    Hello! I started playing the guitar four and a half months ago, not very good but really enjoy it. I have a Chinese made Guild acoustic and a butterscotch player Tele. Been playing through a Rumble 15 bass amp which sounds not too bad but have a 5 watt supro 1964 on the way.

    I like pre -1990 (with a few exceptions) classic rock and country music. Here are my favorites in no particular order:

    Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, the Who, Pink Floyd, Lynyrd, Skynyrd, Allman Brothers, ZZ Top, Ry Cooder, George Thorogood, Link Wray, U2

    Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Jerry Reed, George Jones, Roy Clark, George Strait, John Conlee

    edit: 50 years old, wish I'd started 40 years earlier
     
  2. johnnylaw

    johnnylaw Tele-Afflicted

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    Welcome to the friendliest website for pickers (that I found) from a die-hard New Englander.
    I hope your road is long and filled with discovery.
    Don’t blow your inheritance on pedals, no matter what we tell you. 8^)
     
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  3. gkterry

    gkterry Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    Welcome to the Telecast nuthouse! Your obsession will start very shortly. :)
    There are a lot of good folks around here with TONS of knowledge. Don't be afraid to ask if you have a question.
    I always tell people I am not a very good player but I have fun playing. That is the most important thing: enjoy yourself while playing.
     
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  4. twangking

    twangking Tele-Afflicted

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    Hello from next door to the right.
     
  5. gkterry

    gkterry Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    BTW, I really enjoy your state. It is beautiful . My wife and I have been there on 3 occasions. Stayed a bit in the Bennington area.
     
  6. Smallbutslow

    Smallbutslow TDPRI Member

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    Thank you. We moved here from Chicago a couple years ago. We like it a lot.
     
  7. Telecastoff1

    Telecastoff1 Tele-Afflicted

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    Welcome! Great to have you here! You're really gonna like this place.
     
  8. frank a

    frank a Tele-Meister

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    Welcome from NY! Great site, you’ll enjoy it.
     
  9. Cosmic Cowboy

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    Welcome. Never too late. If you'd started back then, just think of all the money you'd have blown on gear and guitars.

    I abandoned my 'dreams' to raise a family also. Now I'm single, kids grown and been gigging again for a few years.

    Last time I was in Vermont, I thought to myself...'what a great place this would be to live.'
     
  10. Whatizitman

    Whatizitman Poster Extraordinaire

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    Welcome! Speaking of 50... I hope to be spending my fitty bday and anniversary in your neck of the woods for the fall colors. :)

    Not sure how it will be immediately post pandemic lock down. Very busy and crowded, I imagine. But it's on the bucket list regardless!
     
  11. Old Plank

    Old Plank Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    Welcome!
     
  12. Mrbob135

    Mrbob135 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    Welcome neighbor!
     
  13. Boreas

    Boreas Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Welcome aboard! I too wish I had started at 10. The Sousaphone was a sad dead end...
     
  14. WalthamMoosical

    WalthamMoosical Tele-Holic Ad Free Member

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    Welcome!

    Yeah there's a few of us about
     
  15. Blue Bill

    Blue Bill Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

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    I love Vermont! Welcome aboard, SBS.
     
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    tery Doctor of Teleocity

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    Welcome to TDPRI :)
     
  17. Buell

    Buell Tele-Meister

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    Welcome in, Vermont. It's nice to have another snowball in here that understands what real cold is, the way us Minnesotans do. Don't ever forget what you first said, that you really enjoy playing. That's all that matters!
     
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  18. Sidney Vicious

    Sidney Vicious Friend of Leo's

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    @Smallbutslow - welcome to the TDPRi - as others have said, hands-down the best group on the 'net.

    I love your state - spent many a vacation week up there - Warren / Waitsfield / Peru / Burlington towns that come to mind - and my son now lives in Burlington -
     
  19. unixfish

    unixfish Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Welcome. There are a number of late starters from what I remember seeing here.
     
  20. Smallbutslow

    Smallbutslow TDPRI Member

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    Thank you, I was born in Minneapolis and my mother was born and raised in Bemidji.
     
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