You know what the TDPRI is good for? It's good for making you unhappy with your guitar.

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  1. Toto'sDad

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    Tell it all brother tell it all.

    (you might wanna leave out the part about the gray mule you traded for a strat though) :eek::lol:
     
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    I’m here since March. Asked what I thought was a dumb question about my amplifier and received really valuable advice. Also learned about pick guard static and got advice that solved the problem and is making me a better guitar player. This Forum is A-OK by me.
     
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    That happened to me at first but then there was an internal evolution in my thinking. I posted about a guitar acquisition which I eventually came to hate and the responses were "woo! good score!", "she's a beaut!", etc. and so in order not to disappoint anyone who had initially supported me, I didn't make too big a deal out of it when I sold it a couple months later.

    Today my GAS is in remission and I better understand the plusses and minuses of my existing collection. I've changed my rationale for having so many from "I should have one of each basic type because I am such an evolved basement closet studio kinda guy who doesn't play as well as most other people I hear", to "I can't really explain it, don't try to take it away, nyah nyah nyah!!!".
     
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    Toto, you trollin'? I'm telling your dad.
     
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    I've spent a lot of time and many years on a lot of forums, ranging from firearms, knives, flashlights, to Jeeps, to Strats, music in general, dogs, RVs, motorhomes, trucks, etc. And to a great degree, we are a bunch of enablers, inspiring others with our possessions. I've been inspired to buy and/or customize based on other forum members posts and others have been inspired to buy and/or customize based on my posts. All in all, though... great information is shared and the bottom line is that we LOVE IT, or we wouldn't be doing it! Happy days!
     
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    Every hour is Happy Hour. Or it should be.
     
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    I don't post many things I have/ get here because of what the OP said. It's not just here, it's everywhere. As was said, people suck sometimes. Some people are so unhappy with their own situation, they have to make sure and let you know the life you have, as well as the stuff you own, are POS's that they had and threw out.

    Sux, because I have to show my stuff off to guys who play computer racing instead. They think it's awesome! :p
     
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    I like every instrument I own. I like the way they look. I like the way they play. If someone tells me something negative about my purchase it doesn’t change the way I feel about it. My attitude has always been that I buy what I want to buy. I do research online and talk to people to see what their experiences are with the guitar in question. I try to always post a NGD thread to share my joy with others. If they like it, great. If they don’t, oh well. It doesn’t bother me. I figure someone else out there might be considering the same purchase so they can see my pictures, find out what I paid and where I got it. Don’t let anybody rain on your parade.
     
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    What you've described is what it should be. Over the years, I have seen a lot of negative stuff posted about the things people have acquired then posted on the forum. I'd have to say it's not nearly as bad as it once was. There used to be a very strong following for the Squier Vintage Classic Vibe. Almost everything somehow ended up somehow being compared to it. I guess it was a passing fad, I haven't seen very much about them for a long while now.

    BTW, I have nothing against the Classic Vibe line, my brother in law brought a cool little Classic Vibe Custom by the other day that he had put the maple neck from another Classic Vibe he has on. It was like a marriage made in heaven! The little Custom is very pretty with it's binding, but I personally found the rosewood capped neck a little thin for my taste, putting the beefier Vibe neck on it, made it perfect! A little added beef, and the neck was just one of those good ones you run across sometimes.
     
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    :lol::D:twisted:;):cool::D:lol::lol::lol:
    very tasteful thank you, I love the semi-gloss finish on the natural wood,the brass... oh so tasty
     
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    I can see you are a man of discerning taste, but I believe the photo doesn't really do the wood justice, because I'm not sure you realized that it's entirely constructed of TONE WOOD! :lol::lol::lol::lol:
     
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    yes I wondered if it is ash (the heavy kind?) I have tastes well beyond my budget but in that I am not alone or dismayed.
     
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    I don’t usually flaunt my wealth, but I happen to own a Squier Classic Vibe 70’s Bass It is amazing. Here’s a photo:
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    Darn it. That’s Buddy Dog at Christmas. Here’s the bass photo:
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    Nope. That’s a selfie nobody was supposed to see. Let me see.... ah, here it is: IMG_2360.JPG
    Crap, wrong bass. Let me try this one:
    fullsizeoutput_90.jpeg What in the world is the awesome Paul Martin doing here? How about this picture: IMG_2789.JPG Oops, that’s a video. You should really watch that video. It’s pretty cool. Now, back to the search for my bass: Image1533449442.693220.jpg Buddy Dog in Morro Bay?? Ok, now I know who’s behind this. I’m going to have to change my password. Again. Sorry. Here’s the picture I was looking for: IMG_2838.JPG
     
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    Nice bass! And the eleven million dollars worth of dog you are very subtly showing off is super too!
     
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    Don’t forget my picture of Paul Martin. fullsizeoutput_90.jpeg He’s playing a Chet Atkins Gibson. And that light system wasn’t cheap!
     
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    I like all my instruments from my expensive Fenders, guitars I have built, my Taylor acoustic through to my go to living room Spruce top Cort.
    I am stunned by some members collections here and, quite frankly, would be grounds for divorce ( most Aussie women would not tolerate here in Oz) as to their greedy ( not needy) acquisitions. I dislike TDPRI for allowing posting of collections. It's almost bragging rights.
    If I don't like a NGD or NAD so I say nothing.
    I once saw a poster put up a picture of 19 or 20 Telecasters. That says that they haven't found one they really like.
     
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    Speaking of Classic Vibe... I bought a disassembled, body-only, Squier Classic Vibe Mahogany Thinline to build up into a premium Fender Tele. It turns out that this body is every bit as nicely made, or nicer!, as any of my MIA and MIM Tele bodies. I can't speak about the CV neck, because I've never had one, but this body is a gem of a platform to build up a premium quality custom Tele Thinline. The brand new, beautifully-finished, mahogany body cost me all of $200 at Stratosphere. With Fender Nashville Deluxe Rosewood neck, Cavalier Lioness and Huge Lion pickups, and premium electronics... I think I have around $650 into it and it's as nice as any fancy-pants Tele I've ever played.
     
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    :lol:this bed is to soft, this bed is to hard , this bed it to narrow ( princess syndrome)this tele is.......:confused:
     
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    Here's the reason people run down your equipment, wether they admit to it or not. 99% of the time it's nothing but Jealousy.

    If you have something like a Fender Twin amp or a custom or vintage guitar , they're just mad and jealous and will find any means necessary to put it down.

    And 99% of the time those people never played the things that you have.

    It's like the guy who can afford a new car or truck and another guy running it down noting how much gas it will use or how high the car insurance will be or whatever. I assure you though that if they could afford to have the things you have, they would have it.

    At one time my sister had her own business and for years she was doing great (and I was happy for her naturally) at the time I lived paycheck to paycheck . She enjoyed having extra cash to go multiple times to Atlantic city with friends , but years later she got out of business for herself and didn't have extra cash , so when things were going great for me at that time and I started doing a little gambling all of a sudden that was just wrong.

    Unfortunately that's how people are and they're never gonna change. People just have to look like fools and comment on things they hardly know anything about.

    My advice is ; and I know it's hard sometimes, but just ignore them and live your life to make you happy not other people. And share those pics and stories because there are guys and gals out there with the same tastes as you and we want to hear what you got to say. The Hell with those other idiots , just keep that guy in the mirror happy !
     
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    That is something to say if you have 20 Telecasters and you haven’t bonded with one in particular. My response might be, try a Strat or an ES 335 or Les Paul and let me know how that works out for you.

    Lack of wall space and a small bit of common sense keeps me in line. I suppose if I were a professional guitarist I’d feel fine about purchasing 10’s of guitars but I’m not so I keep it tight. I’ve got a handful of guitars I’ve bought over the years that I really value and unless I see something I really want like an Elite Strat or a good deal on an EJ Strat, I’ll build my own.
     
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