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Discussion in 'Welcome Wagon' started by stueycaster, Oct 30, 2020.

  1. stueycaster

    stueycaster TDPRI Member

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    I've been hanging out here a little. I've actually made a couple posts. I'm a 69 year old man. I used to play out quite a bit. But wives and old man health issues dictate that I don't now. But when I get my knees replaced I hope to get back out there. I really loved playing for people. It's an awesome feeling.

    Over the years I gave up on trying to be a rock star. I discovered that I really liked what those Country Pickers were doing. So I played in a few country bands. One of them was exceptional. The guys in the band were like brothers to me. I wish they weren't 2000 miles away.

    I tried the fat humbucker sounds but soon discovered too much bottom in the sound made my guitar indistinguishable from the drums and bass. So I switched to single coils. My first one was a Strat copy. I was in love with the neck and middle combination sound. But that sound meant my guitar wasn't being heard again. I finally figured out that a guitar by itself and a guitar with other instruments are two completely different things. You need a sharper sound to cut through the mix and be heard. That's why we all play Teles. They're great for playing in the band.

    The most heartbreaking thing I ever learned was that the vast majority of people in the audience don't care about guitar players. Their eyes and ears are on the lead singer. The rest of the musicians are only there to back up the singer. The only people who care about us are other musicians.

    I have a Parallel Universe American Elite Telecaster HSS. I love the different sounds it has. I also have a Peavey Stereo Chorus 212 amp. It's 25 years old and still going strong. It's got a lot of cool features. I don't need a lot of stomp boxes to get all the sounds I need to fit my sound into the different styles of music I play. Mostly I use compressor and graphic equalizer. I also have a P Bass and a Hartke KB15 amp.

    So that about covers it. I'll probably stick my nose into some stuff around here. See yall later.
     
  2. stueycaster

    stueycaster TDPRI Member

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    Maybe I shouldn't have said nobody cares about us. Some people do.
     
  3. Old Plank

    Old Plank Tele-Afflicted Gold Supporter

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    Welcome! it's ok by me that people want to look at the lead singer, I wouldn't want to look at me either!
     
  4. tery

    tery Doctor of Teleocity

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    Welcome to TDPRI :)
     
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  5. WalthamMoosical

    WalthamMoosical Tele-Holic Ad Free Member

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    Nor would I want to *listen* to me!
     
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  6. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Tele-Holic

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    Hello there, glad your here with us even if you don't post often. Good luck on getting the medical problems taken care of, so you can get back out there playing. Post some photos if you get a chance. We all like to see other peoples equipment.
     
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  7. unixfish

    unixfish Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Yeah, that bugs me too.

    Welcome.
     
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  8. myteleplaysjazz

    myteleplaysjazz Tele-Meister

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    Welcome to the forum.
     
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  9. TeleAndSG

    TeleAndSG Tele-Afflicted

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    Welcome to the forum.
     
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  10. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Howdy and welcome!
     
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  11. voodoostation

    voodoostation Friend of Leo's

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    Welcome aboard! Never cared about the spotlight, just like playing the pretty parts!
     
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  12. Paulie_Boy

    Paulie_Boy Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    Imagine how the bass player must feel! :D

    I dug your post and I'm glad you're here. Sounds like you need to grab a pen, paper and guitar and put some of the feelings into songs. :cool:
     
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  13. carpenter

    carpenter Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    Welcome sorry to hear about the knees good luck.
     
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  14. ajaxlepinski

    ajaxlepinski TDPRI Member

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    Welcome!!! I'm a new guy too and you got 9 years on me!!!

    Let's see... guitarists who people care about that don't sing....
    Jimmy Page
    Link Wray
    Dick Dale
    Pete Townshend
    Hank Marvin
    Nokie Edwards
    Keith Richards
    Slash
    Brian May
    Angus Young
    Tony Iomi
    Dimebag Darrell
     
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  15. SuprHtr

    SuprHtr Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    I like this post. I'm less old by a handful of years and far less experienced. I'm a guitar neophyte, struggling to wrench some tones out of a tele at age 62 with only two years under my belt. Everything is harder to pick up when you age. But I love hearing the sound and every time I practice, it sounds better. I'm right now playing better than I have in my entire life! Not saying much but it's good. I am able to sing, with far more skill than I'm able to display with a guitar. We all do what we can.
     
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  16. 68Telebass

    68Telebass Friend of Leo's

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    Welcome aboard from Sunny Arizona!!!
    Some of us (*Ahem!*-bass players...) just want to make the girls shake their bottoms! Singers can’t do that! :twisted:
     
  17. stueycaster

    stueycaster TDPRI Member

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    Hey thanks for getting back to me guys. It's obvious I've fallen in with a bunch of good people here. And yeah, the girls' bottoms are one of the best perks of being in the band.
     
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  18. Renegade

    Renegade Tele-Meister

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    Welcome
     
  19. arlum

    arlum Tele-Meister Platinum Supporter

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    Welcome to a Senior to me. You're become rarer by the day. An HSS Tele sounds killer to me.
     
  20. Stringbanger

    Stringbanger Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Welcome to the fold. We need guitar pics to validate your membership.

    SB
     
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