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Discussion in 'Welcome Wagon' started by SelfGoverning, Feb 27, 2021.

  1. SelfGoverning

    SelfGoverning TDPRI Member

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    Hi everybody! Like most new folks on the forum, I've been lurking for many, many years and finally signed up. For the past twelve years I've owned several telecasters and eventually build a franken-tele to my personalized specs. My go-to amp is a Victoria Vicky-Verb for home use and for recording. Although I don't use a pedal-board, sometimes I'll plug into my Beano Boost> Dunlop volume pedal for those times when the amp volume is set past noon to keep the sound a little more tight, but mostly just directly into the amp.

    My go-to telecaster, actually franken-tele, consists of an extra-light swamp ash body purchased quite a few years ago from Warmoth, Fender USA neck with the newer neck profile, Mastery bridge, and SD Antiquity pickups, set up with 10-52 GHS rollerwound strings tuned a 1/2 step down. The next most-played tele is set up for jazz using a custom set of GHS rollerwound strings (12, 15, 19, 30, 40, 52).

    I'm also a proud US Army veteran, patriot, and currently chairman of a veteran-advocacy ERG.
     
  2. Toadtele

    Toadtele Tele-Afflicted

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    Welcome aboard. Thank you for your service.
     
  3. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Tele-Holic

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    Hello and welcome to TDRI. Glad to have you join us.
    Thank you for the service to your country.
     
  4. Festofish

    Festofish Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    Welcome from Mochigan!
     
  5. uriah1

    uriah1 Telefied Gold Supporter

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    Welcome. Enjoy
    No cargo shorts allowed.
    Lol. You will understand later
     
  6. Stringbanger

    Stringbanger Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Welcome to the fold! We need guitar pics to validate your membership.

    Sb
     
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  7. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Howdy!
     
  8. Sparky2

    Sparky2 Friend of Leo's

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    Welcome, Selfgoverning.

    Glad to have you aboard.

    And since you're a Veteran, I need to let you know that the TDPRI PT formation is at 05:00 hrs each morning.

    We knock out some calisthenics and grass drills, and then an easy four mile run, so no big deal there.

    Make sure to keep your boots at a decent brush-shine, and there'll be no problems.
    That is all.

    :oops:
     
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  9. Teleslinger2B

    Teleslinger2B TDPRI Member Silver Supporter

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    Welcome! Thank you for your service!
     
  10. unixfish

    unixfish Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Welcome aboard. Thank you for your service.
     
  11. Fenderdad1950

    Fenderdad1950 Tele-Afflicted

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    Welcome from Albuquerque New Mexico:D
     
  12. FrankJames

    FrankJames Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    Welcome to the forum !!
     
  13. SelfGoverning

    SelfGoverning TDPRI Member

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    Thanks for the kind welcome, everyone!
     
  14. stueycaster

    stueycaster TDPRI Member

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    Welcome. Glad to have you here.
     
  15. smoothrecluse

    smoothrecluse Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    Hiya.
     
  16. MrCairo46

    MrCairo46 Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    Welcome!
    So who is the closet member to conduct the initiation? I can send the duct tape and 10,000 red ping pong balls , you just need a goat.
     
  17. tery

    tery Doctor of Teleocity

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    Welcome to TDPRI :)
     
  18. Blue Bill

    Blue Bill Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

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    Welcome aboard, SG!
     
  19. Rockinvet

    Rockinvet Tele-Afflicted

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    Welcome! Show us some pics of your Tele. Sounds really nice.
     
  20. arlum

    arlum Tele-Holic Platinum Supporter

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    Welcome to a vet from a vet. Glad you made the leap and joined up.
     
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