I'm new, both to this forum and to Telecasters in general

Discussion in 'Welcome Wagon' started by Tele_Luvr, Aug 20, 2020.

  1. Tele_Luvr

    Tele_Luvr TDPRI Member

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    I've always loved Strats, but I only recently got bitten by the Tele bug. And I got bit hard. I've been playing guitar since 1972, and I only recently have gotten turned on by Teles.

    I'm glad this forum is here :)
     
  2. Cali Dude

    Cali Dude Tele-Afflicted

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    I'm somewhat new here too. But it has been a great experience, with great people.
     
  3. Tele_Luvr

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    Hey Cali_Dude :cool:
     
  4. Cali Dude

    Cali Dude Tele-Afflicted

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    Hey, how's it going? I love this site. Though I have been playing a long while, there is always so much to learn.
     
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  5. Traitor Joe

    Traitor Joe TDPRI Member

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    I had been playing guitar for about 15 years before discovering the majesty of the Telecaster. I’m a total guitar nerd so I’ve played/loved/owned just about every type out there (Gibson Firebirds being a major exception which seem to have their own unique thing going on) but in my experience, nothing beats a Telecaster. Especially in any kind of band/ensemble setting. They just work.

    I will say though that I gotta have the option to combine both pickups in series which isn’t available on a stock tele with traditional 3-way switching. If you’ve not already heard of it, it’s probably the most common telecaster mod, usually implemented via a 4-way switch and adding a separate ground wire to the neck pickup cover. One of my teles has the 4-way but I got a little fancy with the other and did it with a 3-way Gibson-style switchcraft toggle and a dedicated mini-switch for the series option.

    I also use the bridge pickup alone the least of all which almost certainly puts me in the minority of tele lovers. Getting a little long-winded here but my point is that telecasters are brilliant no matter how you use them.

    Welcome!
     
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  6. RadioFM74

    RadioFM74 Friend of Leo's

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    Welcome @Tele_Luvr! It took me ≈ 25 years to even NOTICE the telecaster, but once you fall in love with Leo’s firstborn there is no turning back ;D
     
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    Howdy!
     
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  8. kbold

    kbold Friend of Leo's

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    Run ......... while you still have your sanity.
     
  9. MrCairo46

    MrCairo46 Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    Wow two newbies that slipped by without the special TDPRI initiation. Well welcome to our group.
    Can a few members who life near them gather up the needed supplies:
    One goat ( TDPRI moderators approved substituting a capybara for traditional goat initiations)
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    And properly welcome these folks for us
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    Welcome. :)
     
  10. Lawdawg

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    Welcome to TDPRI! I was also exclusively a Strat player for 25+ years until I figured out that some of those elusive Strat tones I'd been chasing all those years were really just Teles. Doh!
     
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  11. mfguitar

    mfguitar Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    Welcome to the forum, enjoy. Plenty of knowledgeable folks here on all kinds of subjects. My Strat rarely makes it out of the case, its a bit outnumbered by the Teles.
     
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  12. Stringbanger

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    Welcome to the fold! Post guitar pics to validate your membership.
     
  13. Fiesta Red

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    Howdy from Fort Worth, Texas...
     
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    'bout time you got here.

    What kept ya ?

    ;)
     
  15. Chief101

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    Glad you made it. I, too, have Strats but there’s nothing else like a Tele.
     
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    nojazzhere Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Another "welcome" from the Ft Worth chapter of TDPRI......maybe the Telecaster really is the state guitar of Texas!......I've played guitar since about 1964. Started on cheap acoustics, graduated to a Gibson Les Paul Jr in 1969, and played that almost exclusively until mid-nineties, when I got my first Fender....a Stratocaster. A few years later, I got a Telecaster, and it's been mostly Teles ever since. Oh, I've had (and still have) a number of different guitars (PRS, Hofner, Grote, etc) but I always come "home" to a Telecaster. I built my own partscaster last year, with very specific, non-"Fender" features, but it's still, at heart, a Tele. I look forward to input from another fellow Texan.....;)
     
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    Welcome to TDPRI, we await pictures.
     
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  18. RadioFM74

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    Urgently. Impatiently. ;D
     
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    Welcome aboard, TL! Pictures, please.
     
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  20. Tele_Luvr

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    Thanks for the welcome, guys, I appreciate it very much. I’m getting my first “Tele” today, a $100 Tele I got from rondomusic.com, a Hadean.

    Here’s a link to it
    https://www.rondomusic.com/eg491n.html

    I’ll post pics of the real thing when I get it.
     
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