Newbie With My First Strat

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Mustang11b35d, Jul 15, 2020.

  1. Mustang11b35d

    Mustang11b35d Strat-Talk Member

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    Hi Everybody,
    I sorta jumped in on the tech talk forum because I had some peculiar and specific questions. Time to say a proper hello!

    Pictured is my 2014 Deluxe Plus, sans "personality" card. I bought it used (obviously) and it was badly in need of a setup. More like a major tune-up, actually. I got the issues fixed, and now it plays and sounds as good as it looks. This is my first Strat, and I'm loving the tone palette difference from my other guitars. (Martin, Gibson, Epi, Dean, Ibenez, and a 45-year-old Japanese made Sigma classical that sounds and plays like its big brother Martin. Not to mention a uke and a 3-string cigar box guitar.)

    I've been playing off and on for over 40 years. Now that I'm retired from the Army and don't have to deal with year-long deployments anymore, I should be able to be more consistent.

    I look forward to chatting with y'all!
    -Mustang
    Finished.jpg
     
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  2. stevierayfan91

    stevierayfan91 Deeply SHY. Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Welcome @Mustang11b35d !

    Thank you for service/being a veteran of Army !!
     
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  3. Tdurden032

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    Thank you for your service and welcome to the forum - great looking strat you have there too!!
     
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  4. soulman969

    soulman969 Strat-O-Master

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    :thumb:......welcome soldier. :)
     
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    Ruscio Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Welcome to S-T, thanks for your service, and that's a really, really nice guitar!
     
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    Stratafied Senior Stratmaster

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    Absolutely thank you for your service. Beautiful strat , what’s the color.
     
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  7. Tone Quest

    Tone Quest Senior Stratmaster

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    First, thank you for your service to our country. Second, welcome to the Strat-Talk forums. Also, I like your guitar a lot. It looks just like mine:)
     
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  8. Mustang11b35d

    Mustang11b35d Strat-Talk Member

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    Thanks for the warm greetings, everyone. The color is "mystic ice blue," which looks kid of silver to me. The 2014 deluxe plus only came in two colors, this and a sunburst.
     
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  9. Ebidis

    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985 Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Welcome to ST:)

    There are quite a few vets hanging around here.

    From your avatar, I'm guessing you were air cav?
     
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  10. Jesse414

    Jesse414 Senior Stratmaster

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    I'm late to the welcome party but welcome and your strat looks great and thank you for your service and glad you are joining us here :)
     
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  11. JJ119

    JJ119 Strat-Talk Member

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    @Mustang11b35d

    !!! Thank You For Your Service !!!

    She's a looker!


    Your Avatar is awsome! I would guess a Cavalry Unit.
    After seeing Air Cav, for some reason my mind went right to

    Apocalypse Now

    I think that is where I saw a hat like that.
     
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    She's a beaut! Welcome, sir.
     
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  13. 3bolt79

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    Welcome...lots of vets here. My son is in the Army and is currently on drill duty. They are working him 7 days a week. 20 drill instructors came down with Covid. So he is gonna be busy for awhile!
     
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  14. Mustang11b35d

    Mustang11b35d Strat-Talk Member

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    Yes, you are correct, it's a Cav Stetson. I was an enlisted Infantryman (7th ID) Intelligence Officer (various) paratrooper (XVIII Airborne Corps) and cavalryman (3rd ACR.) I had a widely varied career with tons of great experiences and met outstanding people from all over the world. I don't regret a minute of it. OK...maybe a minute here or there...but you can't blame me. I was not supposed to be left unsupervised. ;)
     
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    Welcome, and thanks for posting that photo of a gorgeous Strat!
     
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    Groovey Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Good Lord, that's slick!!

    Welcome.
     
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    tery Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Welcome to Strat-Talk :)
     
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