Just a quick hello from the PNW

Discussion in 'Welcome Wagon' started by raven135, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. raven135

    raven135 TDPRI Member

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    Figured if I'm going to spend some time lurking in the shadows, I may as well say hi. A bit of searching around on the interwebs points to this place being a good wealth of info for all things guitars. I don't have a Tele at the moment, but one is certainly not to be ruled out (especially after watching some of Darrell Braun's videos).

    I'm just attempting to kick off the learning slope again (aka fresh meat). I started acquiring guitars about 9 years ago, starting with a Strat Am Special that I picked up from a local shop. A second hand Peavey Wolfgang, and a new LP Studio followed (got a deal on sale, couldn't resist) over the course of the next couple years...then life happened. The guitars turned into wall art, coming down once a year or so for restringing & oiling, leading into where I am today.

    A recent passion infusion has led me to pull them down and start the learning process all over again. A well used Schecter Omen was picked up off a buddy cheap to use as a learning tool for performing mods/repairs and setups. This way I don't have to worry about screwing something up on my other ones that would be currently difficult to replace. I'm a bit of a tinkerer by nature, so I'm really looking forward to getting into this end of things as well...maybe even more so than just learning how to play.

    Anyways, back to the shadows to try to learn some more...and try not to slip down the slippery slope too fast. :lol:

    Cheers!
     
  2. schmee

    schmee Poster Extraordinaire

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    Welcome Raven, I'm in Mt Vernon.
     
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    Welcome from Des Moines, WA!
     
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    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Howdy!
     
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  5. The Angle

    The Angle Tele-Holic

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    Sounds a bit like me, only my hiatus was over 35 years. I was surprised at how much my fingers remembered after all that time. Welcome back!
     
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    Howdy from north of you, in the, er, Pacific South West.
     
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    Welcome from Northeast Ohio!
     
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    hotraman Tele-Holic

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    Welcome from Southwest WA
     
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    FrankJames Poster Extraordinaire

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    Welcome to the forum !!
     
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  10. idjster

    idjster VERY grateful member Silver Supporter

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    Welcome! You're on the path a lot of us have taken in the past - and you're in good company. Good to have you hear!
     
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    Fretting out Tele-Holic

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    Welcome aboard there’s a wealth of knowledge to be shared here

    Nice peavey Wolfgang I’m a bit partial to them myself
     
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  12. raven135

    raven135 TDPRI Member

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    Thanks for the welcomes guys.
     
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    Welcome to the fold!

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  14. raven135

    raven135 TDPRI Member

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    So while I was in the music store this morning performing a follow up (and purchase) of a PRS SE that was on sale (leftover 2017 model) I decided to play around with a couple Teles. I mean I was there, it would only be right, right?

    Needless to say, I think I’ll be adding a Tele to the collection in the future. For the moment I’ll just be watching for a good deal on a second-hand one. Only time will tell.
     
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  15. Skamania

    Skamania Tele-Meister Platinum Supporter

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    Welcome! It always starts with one Telecaster...
     
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    Welcome to the TDPRI from just slightly north of you in Lynden and, as always, I have to qualify that- I live there but I'm not from there.:)
     
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