Hi from Italy

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by TheDuke68, Dec 28, 2020.

  1. Stevn

    Stevn Strat-O-Master

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    Hi Luca! Welcome brother. What bass do you play?
     
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  2. Antonio77

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    Hi Luca. I am from Rome and I manage the Italian Facebook group on the Stratocasters and the website fuzzfaced.net.
     
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    For sure! And if you come up to Toronto, please do the same.
     
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  4. TheDuke68

    TheDuke68 Strat-Talk Member

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    I know him!! Fuzzfaced is very famous here in Italy and I often give a look to his website to get new infos!!
     
  5. SAguitar

    SAguitar Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    Welcome to Strat-Talk! Make yourself at home!
     
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  6. TheDuke68

    TheDuke68 Strat-Talk Member

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    2007 Squier Jazz Bass James Johnston signature with Custom Shop pickups, made it fretless and re-painted Seafoam Green relic (it was Lake Placid Blue with matching headstock) and mounted flatwound strings (all the works made by luthier Daniele Fierro of Jacaranda Guitars)
    1994 Fender Jazz Bass reissue 62 made in Japan (fretted) sonic blue
    1990 Jacaranda Jazz Bass fretless (made by my luthier mentioned above, based in Milan) with a neck vintage hand made single coil and a Bartolini Soapbar bridge pickup
    I'm willing to buy a Japan reissue 75 Jazz Bass, but in Italy is a bit rare and very expensive, almost 1000 euros... I had 2 of these and as a stupid I sold both in the years...
     
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  7. TheDuke68

    TheDuke68 Strat-Talk Member

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    I know Your website, it's gorgeous and always a mine of precious infos!! :thumb:
     
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    rafasounds Senior Stratmaster

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    Welcome! I may be just the brazilian guy here, but if that makes me any more interesting to some, I am packed with Italian genes.
     
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  9. Numbercruncher

    Numbercruncher Senior Stratmaster

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    You hit the nail on the head. In 2018 I was fortunate enough to take my motorcycle to Europe and spent a lot of time in Italy. As you mentioned the grass is greener on the other side . . . Having said that the Dolomite mountains and the MANY mountain passes were just spectacular. I would love to go back again.

    Since you are near Lake Como, I have to comment. On my ride around Como I got stuck on the SS-36 and spend most of that time in tunnels. I like to think there is a narrow winding road that follows the coast of Como Lake (and Lake Garda and Magiorre as well) though I I would be sorry I missed it.

    Oh, and welcome to Strat-Talk!

    NC
     
  10. TheDuke68

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    Nooooooooo, Numbercruncher, there's a road that follows the lake. But You're right, if You don't know the roads, passing through Lecco you risk to get stuck on the SS-36 that goes mostly in tunnels. There's a small diversion after Lecco that leads to the lake and follows it, the road exit is Abbadia Lariana and You pass trough Mandello Del Lario (Moto Guzzi Factory), Varenna... Wonderful small villages on the lake. You can ride all along the lake, up to the top and back down again to Como, Bellagio and then back to Lecco.
    I did it on a sunday run in June on my own... ;) (https://www.gate66.it/scomoda-ruvida-ma-insostituibile-lola/) If You go to the bottom of the page there's the run.
     
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    AAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    So angry I missed that road! So glad to know that it exists! Maybe next year, or the year after, or the year after, etc., etc.

    Thanks for the link. i Need to find a youtube video that showcases this road.

    NC
     
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  12. StratoMutt

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    HELLO_S.gif and WelcomeBlink.gif Luca!

    Glad to have you here!
     
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    Hello from Canada!
     
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    Welcome to the party! How about some pics of your gear?
     
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    Welcome from Hawaii.
     
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    hi there from Dublin, Ireland, was i lake como last year, loved it !!