New kid in town...

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by RangerJay, Nov 18, 2016.

  1. RangerJay

    RangerJay Strat-Talk Member

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    Hello from Tejas. My name is Ranger Jay, and I bang on stuff.

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    I also dabble in Les Pauls. I'm an equal opportunity abuser.

    Later,

    Ranger Jay
     
  2. Mr Betsy

    Mr Betsy Strat-Talker

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    Welcome!
    Is that a Mary Kaye? Beautiful.
    I see you travel the underground; or is that the name of your band?
     
  3. texastengu

    texastengu Strat-O-Master

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    Muy Maple!
     
  4. RangerJay

    RangerJay Strat-Talk Member

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    I am from Texas, was living in Colorado, and worked in London for a while. Hence my affection for the underground.

    I also like the subtle meaning behind the word. Or not so subtle...

    That's an EJ Strat up top. Next is a 50th Anniversary American Standard. The oldest is an '85 American Standard, one of the first (the serial number indicates that it is an '84 model, but the neck has 1985 written on it). The '85 is on its third neck.
     
  5. Ebidis

    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985

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    Welcome to ST. Nice guitars. :thumb:
     
  6. Merglet

    Merglet Strat-O-Master

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    Welcome, nice to meet ya!
     
  7. Mr Betsy

    Mr Betsy Strat-Talker

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    Ah, EJ, right.
    Greetings from Sydney. I'm a fellow '84 decal sporter(!), though I've dated the pots date to '88.
    Is it true that that first year of production, yours just has the two bolts straight into the wood instead of the screw holder thingys?
     
  8. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster

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    You would probably enjoy one of these then. Shame they used the Mexican Standard as the base.

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    Welcome, and nice Strats!!
     
  11. RangerJay

    RangerJay Strat-Talk Member

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    Actually, I looked at those and seriously considered it. However, since I'm in the US, when I tried to view the details on the Transport Museum web site, I got a warning that they are not available for export outside the UK.
     
  12. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster

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    They were also ridiculously expensive - around £700 I think. And I couldn't get the London Transport Museum folk to let me know how many were going to be made - they didn't seem to understand why I would want to know that. But it's key to the future value of any "collectible" item.

    And also they couldn't understand why I would want to try the guitar before buying it! They were actually completely b****y useless! And, six months or so ago, I was told that they had sold out of the tube guitars. And then, last week, a mate showed me one listed on their website!

    So I'm afraid that they really don't have a clue! Shame, it's a cool (if expensive) museum & a great idea for a guitar. Just badly executed, that's all.
     
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    Welcome! Nice guitars!
     
  14. Guy Named Sue

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    Welcome to the forum! Great guitar collection!
     
  15. T Bone Slort

    T Bone Slort "Was you ever bit by a dead bee?" Silver Member

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    Welcome to ST Ranger Jay :thumb:
     
  16. tery

    tery Dr. Stratster

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    Hey there Ranger Jay Welcome to Strat-Talk :) ... cool