Re-introduction

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by helsinkirocks, Nov 25, 2017.

  1. helsinkirocks

    helsinkirocks Strat-Talker

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    Hello all!

    I've actually been a member here for some time, though I've not been active in nearly 4 years. So I thought I'd do a quick re-introduction of myself. I've actually owned quite a few Fenders in my time, and a solitary Squier (which was my first guitar!).

    I'm a lefty. I'm 25 from the state of Ohio. I have a band, and do some solo stuff. Predominately play hard rock/punk fusion. Kinda early Metallica meets early Green Day, I suppose. I currently have about 14 guitars but only 6 see regular use. The others are either projects or sentimental pieces. My main 6 are a Kurt Cobain Mustang (competition blue), a Kurt Cobain Jaguar, a mexican Strat with upgraded PUs (Midnight Wine/Maple board), a '84 Japanese Strat (e series, 72RI, white, rosewood), a mexican standard tele (midnight wine/maple), and my acoustic is a Martin DM.

    As far as amps go I use a Peavey XXX with a custom 4x12. It's currently got an assortment of speakers in it that I plan on replacing. I use very little effects overall, generally straight in. Though I do have some I use for recording, Vox Wah, EH Chorus and EH Phaser, and a Korg tuner pedal. Looking to add some more soon, like a nice MXR 10 band eq.

    Some of my biggest guitar influences are James Hetfield, Randy Rhoads, and Kurt Cobain (he's not technical, but I have a big appreciation for his melody, and flip side, his chaos). I also really love The Beatles, and John Lennon. Always looking out for small time punk bands. But I can appreciate any genre.

    Most of my Fender family, before the tele joined.
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  2. sam_in_cali

    sam_in_cali Scream for me Strat-Talk! Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Welcome back!
     
  3. banjaxed

    banjaxed Senior Stratmaster

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    Hi and welcome back to ST.
     
  4. Thin69

    Thin69 Strat-Talker

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    Welcome back!
     
  5. TheDuck

    TheDuck Most Honored Senior Member

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    Welcome back

    Love your avatar :thumb:
     
  6. Paperback Rocker

    Paperback Rocker Do it or screw it. Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Deja vu all over again. Howdy
     
  7. crawdaddy

    crawdaddy Most Honored Senior Member

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    From a fellow lefty...welcome back....love the guitars....

    I had a KC Mustang myself at one time....wish I didn't sell it....
     
  8. chrimturn

    chrimturn Fire in the Wire Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Hey...I've got a couple of Mothman traps set up not too far from Vinton. Welcome back, from Cincinnati!
     
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  9. ocean

    ocean Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Welcome back
     
  10. helsinkirocks

    helsinkirocks Strat-Talker

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    Thanks so much! I got mine for a killer steal around half price because it has a very small dent in one of the competition stripes. Easily one of my best playing and sounding guitars.

    Howdy! My drummer lives in Cincy so I'm pretty frequently out that way!!

    Thanks to everyone else as well!!
     
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  11. Tone Quest

    Tone Quest Senior Stratmaster

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    I have heard that medical evidence shows only left handed people are in their right minds. Welcome back.