Hi from Wisconsin

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by TheQuietOne, Aug 15, 2019 at 6:46 PM.

  1. TheQuietOne

    TheQuietOne Squier Talker

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    Aug 11, 2019
    oshkosh, wi
    Hello everybody. My name is Dave and I'm from Grand Rapids, Michigan and now living in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. I've been playing guitar for fifteen years and just recently started lessons for the first time. On my instructor's recommendation, I bought a Squier Strat SE (perfect neck, dinged-up body, plays wonderfully for $60) that I'm in the process of modding. So far, decking the trem, adding locking tuning machines, Rose pickups, replacing all the wiring with CTS pots, CRL switch, Orange Drop cap and anything else I can think of. I'd been reading the forum without joining for a while and from what everyone says about the Rose pickups, that's the thing I'm looking forward to the most. I'll probably mostly lurk, but I know I can come here anytime for good advice. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. drewcp

    drewcp Squier-holic

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    Dec 14, 2018
    Saint Paul, MN
  3. -r3-

    -r3- Squier-Nut

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    Jan 28, 2016
    NC Piedmont
    Hi Dave! Welcome aboard! Your instructor did you a good turn in steering you to an SE you could get cheaply and mod. When I look back at the past couple years of reading and learning things on this forum I wish I'd done that. But, I didn't even know what an SE was, let alone how to ID one in the wild ! So I guess it worked out OK. See ya around!
     
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  4. JurnyWannaBe

    JurnyWannaBe Squier-Nut

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    Welcome to S-T ..... oh ..... we need pics or it didn’t happen :)
     
  5. porkpie

    porkpie Squier-holic

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    Mar 16, 2015
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    Welcome. A lot of great people here that will help you out anyway we can.
     
  6. Big tuna

    Big tuna Squier-holic

    May 6, 2014
    east Tn
  7. CVSteve

    CVSteve Squier-Meister

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    Dec 28, 2017
    Texas
  8. Loin Lover

    Loin Lover Squier-holic

    Jul 26, 2018
    Backwoods, USA
    Welcome to ST. Guitar porn is encouraged.
     
  9. Best1989

    Best1989 Squier-Meister

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    Apr 25, 2019
    Arequipa
  10. sconniesquier

    sconniesquier Squier-Meister

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    Aug 16, 2017
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    Congratulations on being accepted into the Great State of Wisconsin! People on this site are very knowledgeable and helpful and all around good s***.
     
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  11. Flying Z

    Flying Z Squier-Meister

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  12. squierbilly

    squierbilly Dr. Squier

    Apr 21, 2013
    sunny phoenix
  13. dbrian66

    dbrian66 Squier-holic

    Age:
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    Jul 14, 2017
    Maryland, USA
    Welcome to the forum! I myself am a big fan of the SE’s. But we need to see some pics. Otherwise you might be pulling our legs! :)
     
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  14. cool gouhl

    cool gouhl Squier-Nut

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    Dec 4, 2014
    Cincinnati
    Welcome to the forum. You know what they say, it's the quiet ones you have to watch.
     
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  15. Jim Belaye

    Jim Belaye Squier-holic

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    Jul 25, 2015
    Montréal, Canada
  16. Welcome to the crew here on the S.T. Are they still makin' them denim coveralls in Oshkosh? :D
    Cheers, Barrie.
     
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  17. TheQuietOne

    TheQuietOne Squier Talker

    Age:
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    Aug 11, 2019
    oshkosh, wi
    Nope. The only remnant left is the Oshkosh B'gosh foundation has a small office here. The HQ moved to New York and the production moved to wherever is cheapest. Oshkosh Corporation the truck maker, where I work, is thriving though.
     
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  18. Davis Sharp

    Davis Sharp Dr. Squier

    Jan 7, 2016
    Maryland, USA
    Welcome to S-T. Glad to have you here.
     
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