I bonded with my Telecaster Tonight (emotional content warning)

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  1. Hey_you

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    I am 6 days away from my 2 yrs anniversary. Twas Sept 27. Never owned any guitar till that day. From day one, it was/is my goal to produce the cleanest sound possible from a guitar. I became overcome with the desire to play a guitar. Lasted bout 2 weeks till I gave in the the urge. But see, my approach was to learn to play the guitar. Not to learn a certain song. Wasn't an idol. And not because I liked a sound I've heard. I figure once I learn the guitar, I can play any kind of song I desire. Given that I have decades of listening experience. I think I have reached that threshold. It seems to me, my skill level have risen exponentially in just a few day. Last few days I have played for hours, switching between Tele/Strat/bass and keyboard. 8-10 hours. Just can't stop. Well tonight, I am in a good mood. Nothing special about day. I'm not up, I'm not down. (not more than usually). Regular day. I got to jamming along to a 80' song over the radio. The sounds coming out of that 12" speaker sounded like they came from heaven. Every note was so clean. Rang so true. My finger pressure so light, just enough. And I was playing right along. Like I was part of the group. It was like everything came together perfect. An emotional enveloped over me and I begin to cry. The sounds! And I was the one making it happen! Tears flowed, but I kept on playing. Playing. I don't ever want it to stop.
     
  2. rangercaster

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    Did you get a new amp ???
     
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    Wow, 1 response. Looks like baring your soul scares the people here. Lesson learned.

    No. It was my '65 PRRI LE. I did adjust the volume lower that usual. 5 instead of 6 or 7 on the dial. And sat a few feet away, facing the amp. It's on a stand so it angles up a bit.
     
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    Sometimes this is a tough crowd. Maybe this will help.

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    nothing like hours and hours of practice to improve your playing that's for sure. I'm not sure how bare your soul is and all but. I glad you're happy with your progress. Keep at it.
     
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    um... u attaboy!!
     
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    I hope you wiped that tele down afterwards...:D
     
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    Sir you are now "chasing the dragon"...tele-dicted
     
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    And now it's time to take that other big step: music is stuff that you do with others, for others. Start a band, agree a list of tunes and when day comes pack your face mask, spare strings and cables, grab your guitar in one hand and PRRI in the other … and off to rehearsal. There will be times when you sound like sh*t, there may be arguments etc. It's all good.

    Happy playin'!
     
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    I’ll be one to admit that music has made me cry but I’ve never done it to myself
     
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    Respect @Hey_you : I've had few of those recently when I was teaching my bandmates to play some Stax/Muscle Shoals stuff and what came out of my Roland cube was pure 100% Cropper, I could have sworn it wasnt me...there's a tipping point when you "get it" and you sir, have got it good.
     
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    Great for you. Just curious. How many hours without sleep is needed to get there?
     
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    Hey, glad you had such a transcendend experience!

    About that: did you "bare your soul" to get applause? It sounds like you had a great moment of flow. Who cares what others think about that.
     
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    It's a great feeling when the enthusiasm sustains you.

    Without that energy I imagine many of us wouldn't have become the players we are today.

    Keep on growin'.
     
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    I thought I scared ya all away. Talking about an emotion and all. But in reflection, what occurred, was the realization of a goal I started working on. Practicing nearly everyday for two years, I believe I am proficient enough to call myself a guitarist. I can now pick up a guitar and play along fairly well. Reaching this plateau opens up more learning opportunities which I relish. Glad to share this with the community here. I feel pretty good achieving this first goal. I really want 1 on 1 teaching. Hard to find around here. So much I need to learn to move forward.
     
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    U bet! Today I did a deep clean. Broke out the naphtha, automotive scratch remover and Meguiar's Tech Wax. Then slapped on some new strings. I like 10-46's. Photo included!
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    Rock on!
     
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    Oh I have - but not out of joy...
     
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    There's nothing like the flow. Congrats. With that many hours of playing per day, make sure you take breaks and stretch and avoid injury. Repetitive motion injuries can stop the flow for a long time.

    I've been playing since I was a kid, and now in middle age I still can get myself all charged up from playing. It's beautiful.
     
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