Good to be here

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by BlueTele, Sep 17, 2019.

  1. BlueTele

    BlueTele Squier Talker

    Aug 29, 2019
    Canton, Georgia
    Hey everyone, hello from Georgia. I'm a old dog that has taken up the guitar to learn new tricks. Bought an acoustic Seagull S6 and then got the itch to go electric. Bought a stratocaster that was too nice for me to mess with inside. I saw this Lake Placid Blue Tele Bullet for $129 at GC, and as someone else on here stated "At that price they're making me buy it!" I found the forum while looking around for advice on what to do to it and you guys don't disappoint! This is the current condition of the unit:


    When I opened her up the painted shielding was flaking like crazy so that's why I foiled it. Bought a 4 way switch, changed the pick guard to cream, decal on the headstock is my last name. I left all the lettering on the back of the headstock.

    I'm gonna mess with the original pups to see what I come up with before spending more cash, but I think it's a good start. Thanks for all the good info up to this point.
  2. mofojar

    mofojar Squier-Nut

    May 9, 2019
    Calgary, Alberta
    Welcome! If your first post is a disassembled Bullet Tele, you'll fit in well here!
  3. Papa Joe

    Papa Joe Squier-Axpert

    Dec 12, 2009
    Swanton Ohio
    Welcome aboard..You're on the right track..First thing to do after getting a guitar is to tear that sucker down..
    You're right about messing with the pickups before considering a change..
    You said you foiled it..Hope you did a study to make sure it's done correctly..
  4. gmt124

    gmt124 Squier Talker

    Aug 11, 2019
    Wales, UK
    Hi Blue Tele, welcome aboard.
  5. Luvs2yoko

    Luvs2yoko Squier-holic

    Jan 19, 2014
    image.jpeg Welcome aboard, looks like a great project. Just a warning, Tele's have a way of multiplying.
  6. mofojar

    mofojar Squier-Nut

    May 9, 2019
    Calgary, Alberta
    Your Tele family is rad. I particularly like the one that looks like the first Esquire prototype, with the 3+3 headstock.
  7. IronSchef

    IronSchef Dr. Squier

    Jun 18, 2012
    Flew here on my Dragonfly
    Welcome to Squier-Talk, @BlueTele !!

    Yep, I agree -- you will fit in just fine here (nice tele project u got going!) :)
  8. Davis Sharp

    Davis Sharp Dr. Squier

    Jan 7, 2016
    Maryland, USA
    Welcome to Squier-Talk. I don't think 55 qualifies you as old. I hope not, I'm 53.
  9. fattboyzz

    fattboyzz Squier-holic

    Nov 29, 2017
    Newnan ,Ga.
    Welcome aboard !

    There are a few of us from Ga. on here :)
  10. Good to have you here on the best forum, between the north and south poles.
    Cheers, Barrie.
  11. Best1989

    Best1989 Squier-Nut

    Apr 25, 2019
    Welcome aboard! Nice Tele.
  12. jefffam

    jefffam Dr. Squier

    Jan 26, 2015
    Portland, TN
  13. Caddy

    Caddy Dr. Squier

    Nov 29, 2010
    No, not even close. I'll be 72 this month, my oldest two sons are 51 and 52. Then there is Papa Joe.

    BTW, the OP has a nice Tele, and Teles are as good as electric guitars get.
  14. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Squier-Axpert

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  15. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Squier-Axpert

    Welcome to Squier Talk !
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  16. mofojar

    mofojar Squier-Nut

    May 9, 2019
    Calgary, Alberta
    The first time I heard that term was just the other day when Papa Joe linked the History of the Telecaster video. It's an apt description.
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  17. BlueTele

    BlueTele Squier Talker

    Aug 29, 2019
    Canton, Georgia
    Me too! I've looked at several sources to get it right, but it's still lying open on the table, haven't run a ground to the different cutouts yet. I foiled a plastic straw and put my wiring in it, but it slides around, so I can't count on it to connect the chambers.
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  18. duggerh

    duggerh Squier-Meister

    Jun 1, 2018
    Pacific Northwest
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