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I'm in full blown relapse and I don't care. Howdy from AZ.

Discussion in 'Welcome Wagon' started by RatBug, Jul 6, 2019.

  1. RatBug

    RatBug Tele-Meister

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    Must be a late stage middle age thing.

    Born and raised in Arizona but I lived in CA from 89 - 2001 (Hollywood 89-06, Norcal from 96-01).

    I was a gigging musician all though the 80's till 96 when I got fed up with all the crap in Hollywood, got married and blew that Popsicle stand for a simpler life in the tall, cool Redwoods.

    I mostly sang and played just enough guitar to write songs, though the last few bands I was in I played that Lead Singer guitar stuff, you know... just enough to fill it out so we didn't have to let some other insane person in to our asylum.

    On stage I played a beat up old Takamine acoustic I bought for $20 and a 75 Telecaster. I was in the process of accumulating parts to built a Telecaster when our band room was broken in to and I lost my Mesa Boogie, my telecaster, and the body, neck and other parts I had for the build.

    After that I played an awesome MIM Duosonic for quite awhile, Sorry I ever sold that thing.

    Anyways, I have also been a woodworker for 30+ years and the idea of building a few guitars and an amp or two sounds fun, so here I am.
     
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  2. Toadtele

    Toadtele Tele-Afflicted

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    Welcome man
     
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  3. drf64

    drf64 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Welcome! You can't just build one or two of anything. Once you start you won't stop.
     
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  4. 8barlouie

    8barlouie Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    Welcome. Sounds like you have some work to do.
     
  5. gkterry

    gkterry Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    Welcome! You are in a great place here.
     
  6. soulman969

    soulman969 Telefied Ad Free Member

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    No time like the present to regain the itch.
     
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    Treadplatedual Tele-Holic

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    On builds 14 and 15 - testify brother!
     
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  8. RatBug

    RatBug Tele-Meister

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    I've been reading lurking here for a long time, I agree with your assessment.
     
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    Welcome Ratbug! This is the perfect place for you. If you gig in cargo shorts, I wouln't mention it here.
     
  10. 8trackmind

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    I hate musicians too! I'm in four bands now. Oh the humanity...welcome back to the stupidity...
     
  11. idjster

    idjster VERY grateful member Silver Supporter

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    Welcome!
     
  12. Jim622

    Jim622 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Welcome - I guess from your post.....No pics?
     
  13. scottser

    scottser Friend of Leo's

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    Well if you're gonna fall off the wagon you've come to the right place. Round here, we know that rehab is for quitters and there aren't enough teles for everyone. Get building mate, it's for the cause.
     
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    Larmo63 Friend of Leo's

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    I thought you had cancer or something?

    Glad it's just guitar building madness.
     
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    teletimetx Doctor of Teleocity

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    May as well share the madness, there's plenty to go around - welcome!
     
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    mefgames Friend of Leo's Double Platinum Supporter

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    You came to the right place !!
     
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    ravindave_3600 Friend of Leo's

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    Welcome! And where in AZ?
     
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    Howdy...

    This is a great place to share ideas, interests and just plain ol' time.
     
  19. RatBug

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    I live in Gilbert now but I grew up in South Scottsdale.
     
  20. RatBug

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    I actually don't have many in digital format, in fact not many at all. We didn't all carry cameras in our pockets in the 80's like we do now.

    So this is about as good as I can come up with right now. It's me with the aforementioned beat up Takamine playing some small dive bar in Hollywood around 1990.

    [​IMG]
     
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