TDPRI history

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by 57fenderstrat, Oct 13, 2019.

  1. TG

    TG Doctor of Teleocity

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    I joined Jaunuary 2004 so I remember the Fuzzy days.

    I hung out here since it was the friendliest and most supportive online forum I knew of then with very few trolls or sneering rainers-on-others-parades compared to other forums.

    I also remember a now famous maker of guitars first appearing and being asked what made him such an authority on 'tone', etc. since he seemed to think he was. I don't recall there ever being a good answer.
    Always think of that when considering manufacturers of expensive guitars and pickups who people now assume 'know tone' better than the rest of us somehow...
     
  2. TG

    TG Doctor of Teleocity

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    Agreed. The other day a newbie 'liked' something I posted in 2007.

    After the changes I've gone thru the past several years I didn't enjoy reading it.
     
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  3. zammie

    zammie TDPRI Member

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    Thank you for the history. I was also wondering about the 'RI' of this site.

    Great stuff there @Matt Reeves
     
  4. Matthias

    Matthias Friend of Leo's

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    Well now, Fuzzy wuz still here wen I wuz a TDPRI newbie in ‘03 ;)

    Lots of great and interesting people no longer around these parts.
     
  5. PeterUK

    PeterUK Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    That's the reason Paul was particular about reviving 'zombie threads'.

    A thread from 2005 popped up recently and I spotted two deceased members in and several that hadn't posted in several years, so they do drag up some old and often sad memories.

    I would suggest a 'rule', if it's 5-years old, start a new thread on the same subject.

    :) Peter
     
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  6. Owenmoney

    Owenmoney Tele-Afflicted

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    Fezz posts at strat forum a lot .


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  7. beagle

    beagle Friend of Leo's

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    I too remember Ol' Fuzzy, but not my original login, hence starting again in 2010.
     
  8. uriah1

    uriah1 Telefied Ad Free Member

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    I dont recall when I did. I did not like 'joining' anything, especially
    with old PC. lol..I think harmony central was big back then.
     
  9. Owenmoney

    Owenmoney Tele-Afflicted

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    Was Paul Green some how the reason for the Mr. Green tag on lots of posts ?


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  10. Asmith

    Asmith Friend of Leo's

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    Happy coincidence, it was just a common emoji on older forums software.
     
  11. Alex W

    Alex W Friend of Leo's

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    I joined the original TDP before I ever got my first Telecaster, which was in 1995 or 96 I think. (The guitar is a 1995 but maybe it sat in the store for a while.) I think that the way I found TDP was that one of the first things I ever searched on a search engine was "telecaster." Now I'm trying to remember what search engine I used. Maybe Yahoo or Alta Vista.
     
  12. Smokin OP

    Smokin OP Tele-Holic

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    I joined on the TDP in the late 90's. Enjoyed several chats with Reggie Young, one of my heros. Also, remember when Bill Hullet released Two-lane Blacktop? Also contributed to Noam's high school graduation present of a CS Tele. Good ol' days. Remember waking up & the TDP was gone, poof....

    Thanks to Paul Green for getting the TDPRI up very soon after.
     
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  13. Buckocaster51

    Buckocaster51 Super Moderator Staff Member Ad Free Member

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    That’s the one. Thanks
     
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  15. Kingpin

    Kingpin Friend of Leo's

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    There are still a surprising number of long-time members here (I've been here since 2001). I suspect most don't participate in the Main Telecaster forum because they've had enough of the rosewood/maple, brass/steel, Tadeo taper minutia many years ago. Still, they are around and participating in the other forums because, through all the changes, the TDPRI has been civil and well-moderated.
     
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  16. ahnadr

    ahnadr TDPRI Member Silver Supporter

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    10-4 the reason not to resurrect zombies. Sorry, guilty of doing this alot.
    There are some great threads in the archives though for sure. Thanks for those you all
     
  17. jhundt

    jhundt Doctor of Teleocity

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    I have tried to remember how and when I joined. I do not remember the original TDP, but I did attend a TDP jam in the late 90's. I don't think I was a serious contributor in the 90's - not for lack of interest, but because internet was less accessible then. I remember my friend (who worked a tech job) would come to rehearsal every week with a stack of print-outs from various amp and guitar sites, because he knew I had no internet and no printer. Maybe that's where I heard about the jam session.
     
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  18. 57fenderstrat

    57fenderstrat Tele-Meister

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    Thanks guys ! This was all really cool to read. I’m happy to be here !
     
  19. Matthias

    Matthias Friend of Leo's

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    I believe I lurked a while before posting (I was interested in putting a Powerbridge on my Thinline - glad I didn’t!). I’m pretty sure I may have visited the TDP.

    Just thinking how much DIY stuff I’ve learned over the last 16 years... Truss rod adjustment (used to terrify me!), fitting Bigsbys, shielding, full rewires, changing and filing nuts, full partscaster assembly, oil finishes... I’m now contemplating a refret. Most of this has been with the help of this forum. Thanks all!
     
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  20. FredDairy

    FredDairy Friend of Leo's

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    I posted on the original TDP and remember Ol Fuzzy and Noam Pilkney.
    I had a different handle (which I cannot remember).
    I used to log in at my high school's library
     
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