Hello from North Dakota!

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Rickety, Oct 6, 2021.

  1. Rickety

    Rickety Strat-Talk Member

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    Hey everyone! I didn't know there was a whole forum dedicated to strats, awesome to see this! And so active too!

    Well, I suppose y'all want to know a little about me, I've been playing since I was six, so almost 25 years already. Always loved the strat body style, even when my buddy in my teen years tried to convert me to the tele, I just knew that strats were my favorite.

    My first electric was an off-brand Washburn Lyon strat, something that I'm going to be upgrading with some Seymour Duncans, Wilkinson pieces, and a pickguard replacement, probably going to add some weights to it too, but that will all be a work in progress that will likely take a few months.

    Anyway! Good to be here!
     
  2. 3bolt79

    3bolt79 Dr. Stratster

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    Welcome. If you know an Rambouseks in ND, they are all my relatives. Mom is from Dickinson.
     
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    StratoMutt Most Honored Senior Member

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    hello.gif and WelcomeFlash.gif !

    Pics.gif We love images!
     
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  4. tery

    tery Dr. Stratster

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    Welcome to Strat-Talk :)
     
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  5. Sureshot33

    Sureshot33 Strat-Talker

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    North Dakota!! When I see that, all I think of is the 32hr drive my friends and I took out there from MA to Bottineau in 2001 for the "Rockin' The Hills" festival!
    Drove straight through.
    Great times
    Welcome!
     
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  6. jrbirdman

    jrbirdman Senior Stratmaster Platinum Supporting Member Silver Member

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    Good to have you a board
     
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    Tone Quest Senior Stratmaster

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    Welcome to Strat-Talk. We're glad you are here. I lived in Fargo as a kid.
     
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  8. Clickitysplit

    Clickitysplit Strat-O-Master

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    Welcome to ST!! You’re gonna like it here. Would love to see some pics of that Strat.
     
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  9. Rickety

    Rickety Strat-Talk Member

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    Thanks everyone, for that awesome welcome! @3bolt79 I don't know that family, unfortunately, I live in Devils Lake and I only moved here about seven years ago.

    I will get some pics of the strat when I get home for lunch today, it's taken apart a little right now, I have the pickguard off and all the pickups and electronics are exposed right now, but I'm going to start working on it this evening, my new pickguard is coming in today so I have to get some measuring done (it's made for a Fender strat and this is a Lyon strat, and they use different pickguards, so epoxy and dremeling is definitely going to be in my future lol)
     
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  10. jtoomuch

    jtoomuch Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    Welcome to the forum, Rick. Glad to have you here.
     
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    LivingMyDream Strat-Talker

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    Welcome to Strat-Talk, Rickety!
     
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  12. stormin1155

    stormin1155 Strat-O-Master

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    Welcome Rick! I grew up just SW of Carrington. Spent a lot of time in the DL area...
     
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    Mike Furlong Strat-O-Master

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    Welcome Rickety from the other side of the pond.:thumb:
     
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    Welcome aboard Rickety! I have a cool old RG570 with a sticker on the back of the headstock from Guitarland in Bismarck ND. Thought about removing it but pretty sure there would be a finish contrast after 30 years FB08A883-4C42-4D5A-BF3B-56DA2505DE8A.jpeg
     
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    Hello Rickety and welcome to S-T, good to have you with us.
     
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  16. Rickety

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