Hello from the backwoods of San Diego

Discussion in 'Welcome Wagon' started by FeelinDank, Nov 14, 2019.

  1. FeelinDank

    FeelinDank NEW MEMBER!

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    Up near Julian area where it snows ...yes it snows in (east) San Diego County!

    I’ve been playing bass guitar for the longest, 15 years. I started in sophomore year of HS with an Ibanez starter bass, joined a band in freshman year of college, and finally upgraded to a Fender Am. Std. P bass my senior year of college. I’m glad I waited so long to get a nice instrument because I really knew how to play and put in time practicing by then. I also discovered the local pawn shop during college. They had some deals (still in 2012!) on gear. No, not on guitars or effects pedals, but on synthesizers!

    So yeah I have some synthesizers, combo organs (like a Farfisa Compact), and other keyboardist-y things. I love to be at jam sessions and be versatile (if it’s allowed).

    During HS I bought a Squier Affinity Tele, which I loved for about a week. Then I almost never enjoyed playing it. Too brittle and tacky looking (butterscotch blonde was not for me!). Sold it at a “huge” loss just to be done with it. I still had my acoustic guitar which worked for me.

    Just a few days ago I re-discovered the telecaster in all its glory. Sitting on a used rack of a big box store was an Elite Tele from recent years. Played it a ton over two different days and realized a good Tele is amazing. I bought it and yeah now I know what a tele can do. Looking back I should have just saved some more and went with a MiM tele instead of the Affinity.

    On another note: although I love the Stratocaster sound, I couldn’t gel with the Volume knob being so close to the strings. P basses are similar to Tele’s in this regard. Congrats to everyone who has does it though!
     
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  2. johnny k

    johnny k Friend of Leo's

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    It s funny, i just read an blog article on the beat farmers.
     
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    Welcome to TDPRI :)
     
  4. nvilletele

    nvilletele Friend of Leo's

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    Welcome, from right near MCAS Miramar in SD. Save some of the Julian pies for us . . .

    The group has for a while been known simply as The Farmers. But yeah, the Beat Farmers were great. RIP Buddy and Dick.
     
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    Welcome Sir!
     
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    Welcome to the forum !!
     
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    Welcome aboard!
     
  8. Fluddman

    Fluddman Tele-Meister

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    Welcome aboard! Enjoy your new tele.
     
  9. getbent

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    man! we used to go to Julian for apple picking... I have been there when it snowed too.. my folks were growers (avocado) in Vista....

    you are from Chris Hillman country... (my favorite beat farmer was Joey Harris, but loved them all, saw them several times in a bar in Fallbrook)
     
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  10. Blue Bill

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    Welcome to the show, dank dude. Post us a picture of that Elite.
     
  11. RodeoTex

    RodeoTex Poster Extraordinaire

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    Welcome. I didn't even know about backwoods there.
     
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    Hi
     
  13. AAT65

    AAT65 Friend of Leo's

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    Welcome on board — let’s see that Elite Tele! (I have one — great guitar.)

    BTW I used to spend a lot of time in San Diego for work, and often at weekends I drove out through the mountains towards the desert, then north through Cuyamaca, and back towards the coast through Julian and Ramona. Great country!
     
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    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Howdy!
     
  15. RoarDog

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    What up dank, welcome bro! My folks had a cabin in Julian in the 80s. Have a slice of Dudleys apple bread for me homie. North County native, grew up on the backside of the hill in Warner springs/Aguanga. We were in Mt Center and Idy before the Ozarks. I'm a hill dweller for life hahaha.
     
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  16. Old Deaf Roadie

    Old Deaf Roadie Tele-Holic

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    Many of us has to mature into accepting Telecasters, myself included, and am glad I did. It changed my musical world for the better.
     
  17. Texicaster

    Texicaster Tele-Holic

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    Hey now!

    I was just there last week end for a wedding! Love Julian! Was a regular at the Bluegrass festival for years!

    Grew up in O'side and all over the inland mountains!
     
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    Welcome :)
     
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    Skamania Tele-Meister Ad Free Member

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    Welcome to TDPRI from the other end of California.
     
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    Welcome to the fold! We need guitar pics to validate your membership!

    SB
     
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