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I need HELP on coping/recovering/moving on with my Tele obsession!

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Digiplay, Oct 12, 2020.

  1. EsquireOK

    EsquireOK Friend of Leo's

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    Do what we all really need to do: sell them all and take a really really good song writing course.
     
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  2. Digiplay

    Digiplay Tele-Afflicted

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    From MY perspective, please allow me to amend what you said EsquireOK :)

    1) Only keep one Telecaster (besides the 2 B-Bender investments) out of all the ones I have, and sell all of the others.
    2) I already know how to write a good song, but as Bob Ohlsson (of Motown fame) told me, Publishers have desk drawers full of great songs that for a multitude of various reasons never make it out of the drawers :)
    3) I need to get my guitar chops up to the level that I can play the drums/bass guitar/keyboards.

    Thanks!
    Jerry
     
  3. Digiplay

    Digiplay Tele-Afflicted

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    After all of your truly appreciated replies, I was able to back away for a while, and I now know what caused my dilemma :)


    Not only am I a music creator/player, I also sell pro audio gear, as well as guitars and drums.


    When I started playing guitar, I already knew full well that as long as I had one good guitar, and until it could no longer fulfill my musical needs, that's all I really needed.


    I'll call that the experienced music creators/musicians learned wisdom side of me :)



    But I also own/have owned several music gear related businesses since 1989, so I wasn't buying guitars (many guitars besides Telecasters, btw, I just happened to bond with a Tele the best), drums, monitors, microphones, preamps, etc. to own personally, I bought them to, duh, make a little money, while at the same time being able to work in an industry I really love.


    I'll call that the experienced businessman's learned wisdom side of me :)



    But what happened was that when I started playing the guitar, my business side got cross wired with/by my creative side, and as any true Tele lover would do (hell, ANY guitar lover would do), I fell in love with the beauty and sound of a the Tele, and who among us on this Tele Forum wouldn't like to have a lot of great Tele's at our disposal?


    Not me :)



    So in summary, I know it was 100% my fault, and I'll probably keep the AVRI 52, as it seems to sound a little more clear/pristine than the RW does (I know, it's Tex-Mex versus Classic Vintage Tele pu's), but I think it looks more authentic as to how a true Vintage Tele looks, and it seems to be built better than the RW.


    So F-it, I'm going to remove all the extra Telecasters (besides the 2 B-Benders which I don't play because for some reason, at least on those two, I never intended to play them, regardless of how wonderful they are) from my Home Studio, and sell (and make money which is what a good businessman should do :)


    And F-it, I'm going to use the more than adequate AVRI 52 for my guitar tracks on my originals, which is what a good music creator/player should do :)



    Thanks to all!
    Jerry
     
  4. bftfender

    bftfender Poster Extraordinaire

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    Much like you, bass player..then learned guitar..now drum & sing to place the words..turnkey studio set up, easy 6+ songs a month

    My rule, making the music is priority one. And variety is important for writing. I love gear. keep a balance of 20 guitars, 10 amps & 8 cabs, 3 basses, 2 bass amps & full drum kit. All ready to record n flip of switch.

    Never is the gear allowed to take place of the music making. Each song.. get the drums set in reaper to the song in my head..then a/b everything until the match..its a process..every week 1 to 2 times..fall in love with my gear all over again..get to play it all & compare ...biggest change..speaker being mic'd..& mic position..
     
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  5. MonkeyJefferson

    MonkeyJefferson Tele-Holic

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    Put the model names in a hat, and ONLY play that one for a month. No eBay. Reassess then.
     
  6. mkdaws32

    mkdaws32 Tele-Afflicted Gold Supporter

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    Moderation is the key. Only 1 new guitar per month, except Black Friday - and oh, boxing week - that too ;)
     
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