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Hi from Tasmania, Australia

Discussion in 'Welcome Wagon' started by AndrewCW, Jan 25, 2021.

  1. AndrewCW

    AndrewCW TDPRI Member

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    I’ve looked in on the great stuff on these forums for a while but am now hoping to become a little more active though I’m unlikely to post too often. I’m on a rural property half an hour from Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.

    Until recently I had only really played bass when playing with others so along with time issues hadn’t played my electrics much. I have started jamming with a band on guitar and am no longer working full time so have more time. I have lots of electric guitars and many other instruments but I do tend to come back to tele style as a preference. My teles are a MIM Fender, a Cole Clark Offender & a thinline from a StewMac kit. I’m looking at upgrading the pickups on either the Fender or the Cole Clark. Possibly the Fender as it does feel better to play though the Cole Clark is the one that probably needs more tlc so may be the better one to upgrade so that i enjoy playing it more.


    Andrew
     
  2. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Blister Tele-Meister

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    Welcome aboard
     
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    Dacious Poster Extraordinaire

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    Gimme six, Cobber!:lol:
     
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    richiek65 Friend of Leo's

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    Had the best NYE of my life in the pub at Richmond about 35 years ago. Are you far from there (just edited my typo, hope you didn't see it!)

    Welcome aboard!
     
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    tah1962 Friend of Leo's

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    Welcome to TDPRI :)
     
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    unixfish Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Well, you are a long ways from me! Welcome aboard.
     
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    tery Doctor of Teleocity

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    Welcome to TDPRI :)
     
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  9. AndrewCW

    AndrewCW TDPRI Member

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    Hi, Richmond is a lovely little town. I'm about 45 minutes drive from there (50km).
     
  10. myteleplaysjazz

    myteleplaysjazz Tele-Meister

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    Hello. Welcome to the forum.
     
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    nicknklv Tele-Holic

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    Hi! Welcome from Sweden! :)

    Now I'll be the first to say it - show us your geetars. If you don't, it's like they don't exist. This forum is for visually oriented. :D
     
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  12. AndrewCW

    AndrewCW TDPRI Member

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    2 of the 3 tele style guitars I have plus some of my overall collection. The third tele is a thinline from a kit that I need to take pics of.
    telecaster01.jpg cole_clark01.jpg studio1.jpg
     
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  13. trev333

    trev333 Telefied Ad Free Member

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    straight to the pool room, eh....;)

    nice collection,,, cheers from sunny qld..:)
     
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  14. AndrewCW

    AndrewCW TDPRI Member

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    Yes straight to the pool room. :)

    My other tele - just a StewMac kit.

    partscaster13.jpg
     
  15. Leonardocoate

    Leonardocoate Tele-Meister

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    welcome....and good morning!....It's yesterday here in Ohio (usa)
     
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  16. trev333

    trev333 Telefied Ad Free Member

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    I've been making 2xp90 teles for a while, out of recycled timber, mostly oregon..Douglas fir ..beams...

    they keep my US guitars in the cupboard...;)

    Red tele1.JPG
     
  17. AndrewCW

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    Nice. I keep thinking about building another guitar but swap around in my thoughts between scratch build, kit or partscaster or somewhere in between. Given the cost of quality parts I’m not confident enough that my limited woodworking skills would do a good enough job.
     
  18. Fenderdad1950

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    Welcome from Albuquerque New Mexico USA :D This is the first post I have seen from your island. I guess the weather there is about the same as on the south island of New Zealand. Here in the US, we grow up watching Looney Tunes ( Bugs Bunny ect) and there is a critter we all are familiar with from your island. We all hold the rascal dear to our heart
     
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    Rockinvet Tele-Afflicted

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    Welcome! Nice collection there.
     
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  20. AndrewCW

    AndrewCW TDPRI Member

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    Yes got to remember to turn left when you get there. :) Yes home of the Tassie devil though I haven’t seen any on my property. Similar climate to parts of NZ - fairly hot and dry in summer and cold winters. I’ve had snow settle only about 3 times in 5 years but we often get frosty mornings.
     
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