Old new B in the house

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by TheBoss72, Jan 12, 2022.

  1. TheBoss72

    TheBoss72 Squier Talker

    Jan 4, 2022
    I've been posting on the site and did not see the intro thread! Blame it on age. I'm an intermediate bass player who has decided to pick up a pick. I've played only Squier basses as I always admired their quality for an affordable price. I'm going to purchase a used tele or strat, depending on what's available used. Since my user name is after Springsteen I'm leaning towards a tele. A strat may work but who can understand tremolos? But on the other hand, I like to keep learning new things - it keeps me away from the things the doctor tells me to avoid! I also like looking at/for the rare models out there. I think it's kinda cool finding the rare ones for sale.
    Stay warm and stay safe folks.
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  2. White Dog

    White Dog Squier-Meister

    Oct 19, 2011
    You don't have to use the Tremolo on a Stratocaster...you can deck the bridge or you can block the bridge---heck you can set it to float with the Trem arm on, and just not touch the Tremolo. Don't let that scare you away from considering the best guitar ever made (in my opinion).

    And why did we leave the ass out of Bass in the title...we in that big a hurry these days? It's three more letters LOL!
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  3. radiotech

    radiotech Squier-Axpert

    Apr 23, 2014
    He did it for the PUN of it…

    New B = Newbie
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  4. Triple Jim

    Triple Jim Guy Who Likes to Play Guitar Silver Supporting Member

    Hello TheBoss72, it's good to meet you!
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  5. Robb

    Robb Squier-holic

    Jan 13, 2011
    Chertsey Canada.
    Good to have you aboard sir !
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  6. howserx

    howserx Squier-Nut

    Apr 20, 2017
    Toronto, Canada
    Before you decide take a trip to a music store and try a bunch. What feels best in your hands may surprise you. I thought I was a les paul guy. Nope. I like semi hollows like the 335. That said I have a strat and a tele love em both. both feel different when I play so it's nice to switch them up once in awhile. My strat has a trem, never use it.
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  7. White Dog

    White Dog Squier-Meister

    Oct 19, 2011
    LOL! Went right over my head. We need a "palm to forehead" emoji.
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  8. howserx

    howserx Squier-Nut

    Apr 20, 2017
    Toronto, Canada
    you are not alone. All I heard was Woooosh as it flew over
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  9. LittleGiant

    LittleGiant Squier-Nut

    Apr 4, 2019
    Welcome to ST.
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  10. Loin Lover

    Loin Lover Dr. Squier

    Jul 26, 2018
    Backwoods, USA
    Welcome to ST.
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  11. SquierTap

    SquierTap Squier-holic

    Jul 14, 2018
    Nashville, Tn
    Welcome aboard from Nashville, hoss... And blocking a trem is easy, I NEVER use the things, lol... Most of the time, you can just use 5 springs, crank 'em down good and tight, and you're usually good to go... But you can go the Eric Clapton wood block route...
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  12. gmt124

    gmt124 Squier-Nut

    Aug 11, 2019
    Wales, UK
    Hi TheBoss72 and welcome aboard the ST.
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  13. Paruwi

    Paruwi Squier-holic

    Apr 28, 2019
    Welcome here @ SquierTalk
  14. Csharpx

    Csharpx Squier Talker

    Jan 3, 2022
    New Jersey
  15. jefffam

    jefffam Dr NC

    Jan 26, 2015
    Portland, TN
    Hi and welcome to Squier Talk. Pick the guitar that feels post coverage in your hands and brain. Or you can do it more common with so many folks here at ST and get a one of every style or two, or three, or four....
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