Hello from Santa Cruz, CA!

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  1. SuiteESC

    SuiteESC New Member!

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    Hey there! Just looking for a place to learn more about guitars, ask questions and talk shop in general and happened upon this site. Looks like a lively forum and a good place to do all of the above. I own two Duo Sonics and a cool little Squire Bronco Bass - all are modded out and souped up. I am a partner in an upstart guitar shop/luthier shop where we have a lot of fun designing and building parts and assembling parts in creative ways to add new dimensions of sound and see how far we can take it while remaining this side of wacky! Aw, who am I kidding? We have taken it to the other side of wacky, too. Anyway, it’s nice to meet you and I look forward to learning from you all!
     
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  2. Seamus OReally

    Seamus OReally Mr. Serious Gold Supporting Member

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    You picked the right place for good information about guitars in general and Strats in particular. Welcome from Santa Rosa!
     
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    Cali Dude Senior Stratmaster

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    Glad you found the place. There are lots of good and knowledgeable people here.
     
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  4. s5tuart

    s5tuart Perfecting time travel since 2525

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    Welcome
     
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  5. blackstratmaple

    blackstratmaple Strat-O-Master

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    You mean Santa Carla? The vampire capital?

    Welcome!
     
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    Baelzebub Most Honored Senior Member

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    Welcome to the forum. You'll find all that and more here. Give my regards to the banana slugs.
     
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  7. Exhead

    Exhead Strat-O-Master

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    Yeah you picked a destiny with a wealth of knowledge. Welcome to the brood.
     
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  8. amstratnut

    amstratnut Peace thru Music.

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    I love Santa Cruz and miss it. Many great memories.
     
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    Willmunny Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    Welcome!
     
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  10. macoshark

    macoshark Senior Stratmaster

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    Santa Cruz, I also have good memories growing up in Capitola in the 50s. Those days are gone now except in my memory banks which are fairly shot. Welcome.
     
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    Bob the builder Most Honored Senior Member

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    K, I'll say it
    We need pics



    & Hey
     
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  12. Ebidis

    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985

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    Welcome to ST.

    I was born and raised in San Jose. I spent much time in Santa Cruz.
     
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  13. Baelzebub

    Baelzebub Most Honored Senior Member

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    I didn't know that Eb. What years were you there? What neighborhood?
     
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    myredstrat Senior Stratmaster

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    Hello from not so sunny Ontario Canada!
     
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  15. Ebidis

    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985

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    Until I was 21, left there in 1988.

    Actually lived in Mountain View until I was 11, then moved to Campbell for a couple of years, Then lived in the south end of the valley, the Almaden area.

    I went to Pioneer High School.
     
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  16. Baelzebub

    Baelzebub Most Honored Senior Member

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    I was all over the valley(s) for 30 years. You were there for some of the best years. There were still orchards...and fruit stands lined the 101 south out of downtown.

    When I left that was an 8 line highway most of the way to Monterey. the Olson family's cherry stand on El Camino in Sunnyvale fell to the developers in the late 90's, but I understand they're still growing. Don't know how with land prices the way they are.
     
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    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985

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    Yeah, last time I was there, about six years ago, it seemed like the entire valley was paved from one end to the other.
     
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  18. RL21980

    RL21980 Strat-O-Master

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    Hi from the other side of the hill in San Jose! Enjoy the banter and nerdery!
     
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    simoncroft Still playing. Still learning! Silver Member

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    Welcome! Happy to meet you from the other side of the pond. :)
     
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  20. Baelzebub

    Baelzebub Most Honored Senior Member

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    It's worse than that...I used to go up to Angel's Camp and coming back down from the foothills Stockton was just a blip..once you got past it, it was completely dark until you came out of Castro Valley on 580 and could see the lights of the east bay and the bay in front of you. Now the entire San Ramon Vally is paved and right over Altamont it's paved across the central valley to the Sierras....

    I used to camp overnight on top of Mt. Diablo and watch the Perseids.....till the light pollution from the SR Valley on one side and the Central Valley on the other got so bad I started driving down to the desert east of San Diego just to get a clear view. Rather balmy in August, I must say....

    It was a beautiful place.....then the cockroaches over ran it. I finally left because the cost of living was going through the roof while the quality of life went into the toilet. In the end, the access to music and the weather just weren't enough to make it worth it.
     
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