New Old Guy

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Mackeroni, Apr 3, 2021.

  1. Mackeroni

    Mackeroni New Member!

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    I have been playing off and on over the years since 1968. (Yeah... I am THAT old.) Recently decided to get more serious again and picked up my first Strat... a sweet Buttercream Player HSS.

    Back in the day, I played a Kalamazoo KG-1, a Teisco EB-100 short scale bass and a Yamaha classical acoustic. More recently, I added a 2001 Epiphone Slasher.

    I have been lurking around this forum for a year or so and picking up some great tips. Glad to be an actual member now.

    Peace... Mack
     
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  2. tery

    tery Dr. Stratster

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    Welcome to Strat-Talk :)
     
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  3. Heavyriff

    Heavyriff Senior Stratmaster

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    Hello Mack.....Welcome
     
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  4. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon

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    I started in '68 too. Welcome from an old old guy...
     
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  5. arct

    arct Strat-Talker

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    Welcome! I had the good sense to wait until much later to start, in 1971 we at least had electricity.

    rct
     
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  6. strat_strummer

    strat_strummer Most Honored Senior Member

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    Welcome.
     
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  7. ChrisDowning

    ChrisDowning Strat-Talker

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    Welcome from a 74 year old. I was playing full-time in 1964 in West London before throwing in the towel in 65 - well what was going to happen? If you were lucky you'd get a few hit records and then you'd be too old! Like my mate of those times, Ron Wood (he's three months younger than me) - just as I predicted when giving up - few hits and then what?....anyone heard of him since? But I'm still gigging - and for money.
     
  8. jtoomuch

    jtoomuch Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    Welcome to the forum, Mack. Lots of old guys here.
     
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  9. Deathray

    Deathray Senior Stratmaster

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    Welcome aboard!
     
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  10. Stratafied

    Stratafied Most Honored Senior Member

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    Welcome, pull up a rocking chair!
     
  11. fos1

    fos1 Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    Welcome from an old old guy. ;)
     
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  12. JDug

    JDug Strat-O-Master Gold Supporting Member

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    Jeez, I was born in ‘68!

    Welcome Sir, and enjoy!
     
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  13. Bowmap

    Bowmap I nose a thang or two. Platinum Supporting Member

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    I don't remember what year I started (circa 1966). Then stopped (1982). Most recently started again in 2019. I forgot everything or I was taught wrong. I am now (circa mid 20th century) listed in the Historical Preservation Society.

    Your story is rather common here. Great bunch of folks. Welcome aboard.
     
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  14. Nadnitram

    Nadnitram Most Honored Senior Member

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    I started in 1968. Not playing -- I literally started in 1968. I only hang around here to feel young. :D

    Welcome!
     
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    Baelzebub Most Honored Senior Member

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    Welcome to the forum.
     
  16. Caddy

    Caddy Strat-Talker

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    Welcome to the forum. But you really aren’t that old. I began playing in 1957 and in my first band in 1959.
     
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  17. circles

    circles Resident Pinball Enthusiast

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    I welcome you.
     
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  18. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Strat-O-Master

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    Hello Mack welcome to S-T, good to have you join us.
     
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    Gridlock Strat-O-Master Silver Member

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    Welcome and glad you joined.
    Good people here.
     
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  20. s5tuart

    s5tuart Perfecting time travel since 2525

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    Welcome
     
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