Hey There Y'all! Cheesehead in Texas here.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by LarsN, May 16, 2019.

  1. LarsN

    LarsN Squier Talker

    Age:
    42
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    May 13, 2019
    Austin, TX
    Howdy!

    I'm Lars, and live in Austin Texas, but grew up in SE Wisconsin. I've wanted to play the guitar since I was in Highschool, but never did anything about it until last week. I picked up a very inexpensive Epiphone Les Paul Goth & Boss Katana 50 amp as my first rig.

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    Being older (I'm 42) I have a little disposable income, so I kept looking because I love the Strat shape as much as the Les Paul shape and stumbled on a beautiful Squier Deluxe Strat Hotrails that looks practically new.
    A good friend of mine gave me his Ibanez tube screamer amp stack as partial payment for some money he owed me, so I now have two great rigs to play, which is great as my daughter has expressed interest as well!
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    I took my first lesson this past Monday, and have been practicing transitioning between chords for fifteen minutes twice a day every day. I'm loving it so far!

    Y'all have already been a big help. I read that a lot of the Hotrails were assembled wrong from the factory, and mine was no exception. I've got CTS Pots, an Orange Drop cap, a new 5 Pos switch, and a new switchcraft jack on the way. [​IMG]

    I'm looking forward to learning and participating with the discussion!

    Cheers!
     
  2. so1om

    so1om Dr. Squier

    Age:
    51
    Feb 10, 2010
    Chicago
    hey

    I have a recovering cheesehead friend that migrated to Austin a couple years ago... Ian, he plays in Honeyrude. I don't think there are many musicians in Austin. Maybe you know him.
     
  3. squierTony

    squierTony Dr. Squier

    Age:
    46
    Jul 4, 2012
    MAUD Oklahoma
    You're well on your way. You have some killer stuff to start with. The Ibby TS amp is awesome. Welcome to the forum.
     
  4. LarsN

    LarsN Squier Talker

    Age:
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    97
    May 13, 2019
    Austin, TX
    I, unfortunately, don't know Ian. The bold must be sarcasm :)
     
  5. wickedtools

    wickedtools Squier-holic

    May 16, 2010
    west texas
  6. mofojar

    mofojar Squier-Meister

    Age:
    36
    136
    May 9, 2019
    Calgary, Alberta
    Greetings and salutations, welcome to one of the friendliest forums I've had the pleasure of participating in.
     
  7. IronSchef

    IronSchef Dr. Squier

    Age:
    56
    Jun 18, 2012
    Flew here on my Dragonfly
    Welcome to Squier-Talk @LarsN - nice rigs you got there!!
     
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  8. so1om

    so1om Dr. Squier

    Age:
    51
    Feb 10, 2010
    Chicago
    Spinal Tap reference.
     
  9. LarsN

    LarsN Squier Talker

    Age:
    42
    97
    May 13, 2019
    Austin, TX
    Oh man, I had forgotten about that movie. I'm going to have to watch it tonight after work now! Thanks :)
     
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  10. BlueSquirrel

    BlueSquirrel Squier-Nut

    976
    Dec 21, 2018
    Europe
    Another beginner! Brilliant!

    A hearty welcome to ST!
     
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  11. Paruwi

    Paruwi Squier-Meister

    214
    Apr 28, 2019
    Germany
    Hi Lars,

    Welcome here @ SquierTalk wave.gif
     
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  12. Papa Joe

    Papa Joe Squier-Axpert

    Age:
    89
    Dec 12, 2009
    Swanton Ohio
    My thoughts eggzactly..
     
  13. squierbilly

    squierbilly Dr. Squier

    Apr 21, 2013
    sunny phoenix
    You have taste!.. (you joined Squier Talk)..
    And your lucky.. (sombody gave you a tube screamer amp)..
    The rest is up to you.. (stick with it).. its never been easier to learn guitar with all the forms of media and equipment available.. Your off to a great start!..
     
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  14. stratfreak

    stratfreak Squier Talker

    Age:
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    64
    May 1, 2019
    Austin, TX
    welcome to Texas!

    I recently moved back to Austin after 23 years in NYC!
     
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  15. LarsN

    LarsN Squier Talker

    Age:
    42
    97
    May 13, 2019
    Austin, TX
    Once I'm a little better at playing, I was thinking about going over to "Space" on Manchaca so I can turn things up, and not piss off my wife, Daughter, and Mother in law who all live with me. :)
     
  16. Dr Improbable

    Dr Improbable Squier-holic

    Age:
    52
    Apr 4, 2015
    Wisconsin
    Greetings from the land of Cheesecurds and Point Beer!

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  17. strat_strummer

    strat_strummer Squier-holic

    Age:
    57
    Nov 24, 2018
    Crappie fishing.
    Welcome in, great looking guitars.
     
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  18. Davis Sharp

    Davis Sharp Dr. Squier

    Jan 7, 2016
    Maryland, USA
    Welcome to Squier-Talk. I think you need a Tele. And some pedals.
     
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  19. LarsN

    LarsN Squier Talker

    Age:
    42
    97
    May 13, 2019
    Austin, TX
    Thanks! I found a lot of helpful information on this forum before buying my Deluxe. Y'all seem like a friendly bunch!


    Man, I miss Pointe, and Sprecher. And The chesse curds I can get here don't squeek, which is wrong!

    I've got an MXR Carbon Copy (Delay), Hall of Fame 2 (reverb), and Revv G4 (Overdrive/Distortion) pedal, on top of the tube screamer that's built into my amp. :)

    I was interested in a Tele... What's the closest Squier Tele to the Deluxe I got? I love the neck shape and feel on this deluxe.
     
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