Greetings from Southern California

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  1. SoCaliJ

    SoCaliJ Member

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    Hello.

    Well, after a 30 year absence I decided to return to playing, basically I'm starting over from square one.

    I am now retired, and I can devote time to start learning anew. I've had my Epi LPSII for a month now, and I'm enjoying the routine; basic chords, chromatic scales, alternate picking...just basics and strictly acoustic at this point.

    The Epi is only the second guitar I've bought new, the last one I bought new was in '85, an Aria Pro II Custom ZZ set neck in Ferrari red. I never really could play it, and it was a waste of a nice (and expensive) guitar with a chump that was me...

    My Epi did come with a nut issue, and I've got two tall frets (18 & 20). The former I will "Mickey Mouse" for now, the latter I will rectify once I get a few ordered files so I can level, crown and dress the offending frets. Otherwise, the Epi is quite functional as it is for the basics I am practicing.

    Anyway, that's my story. Thanks for having me and I look forward to both gaining your wisdom and learning to play.

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    Regards

    jason
     
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  2. Davis Sharp

    Davis Sharp Well-Known Member

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    Welcome. Glad that you returned to guitar. We've missed you.
     
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  3. BGood

    BGood Well-Known Member

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    About your high frets. Have tried just tapping them down ? I use a little wood dowel as a punch and a hammer.
     
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    Something to consider, thank you.
     
  5. soulman969

    soulman969 Well-Known Member

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    Welcome Jason. Nothing better than a simple slab guitar to make playing again fun. :cheers:
     
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    grinwer Active Member

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    Hello. Jason! Nice cat, nice guitar. ) 30 years later? So do I. Ha ha ha. )))
     
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  7. SoCaliJ

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    Thank you.

    Problem is I already find myself wishing to add guitar #2, an Epi LPS1 P-90 TV Yellow, and not because I think Axe #2 would be easier to use or turn me into SRV's living ghost but in my mind I'm thinking a single coiled guitar will have other purposes it can serve... :naughty:

    I mean, I have 7 different Telescopes, so why not guitar #2?

    I don't know about y'all, but I can justify ANYTHING.

    That said, time to pick up the SLAB and practice.

    Thanks all for the warm welcomes.

    Regards

    Jason
     
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  8. Paruwi

    Paruwi Kraut-Rocker

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    Hi Jason,

    Welcome here @ €piTalk
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  9. BGood

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    If you can get your hands on the Special 1 P90, do so, you won't regret it. One of the best ratio tone / $ out there. Don't expect single coils à la Fender though. a P90 is very rich in tone, so much more than a small single coil.
     
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    Man cannot live with only one guitar. It's unholy!

    I have five Telecasters so slabs are my thing too. That's in addition to a Strat, a Gold Top LP, an ES339, a Casino, four basses and two acoustics. My justification ran amok long ago.

    Now it's only a lack of space that limits me not a lack of desire. LOL
     
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    Two guitars is but a start. I think I'm up to 13. Another member flirts with triple digits.
     
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    Welcome in and welcome back @SoCaliJ , beautiful LP.
     
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    cat looks cool too..
     
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    Hey Jason! We call it having G.A.S. Or, Guitar Aquisition Syndrome!
    Welcome to the addiction. Some times you buy a guitar to be lead to another one. Example, four years ago I wanted to learn slide guitar. So I bought this.
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    Buying this resonator led me too a guitar build style from the 1920’s called “Weissenborn”. Then I bought a Weissenborn from Dorchester and played it a year. Then I accidentally found an Aussie luthier named Richard Wilson. Richard hand built a solid Koa wood Weissenborn. It is orgasmic !
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    So then I played my delicious Weissenborn for a few years and started thinking, “I wonder what a solid body electric Weissenborn sounds like. So, then I had Richard build me an electric solid body.
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    I guess I am saying hold on to your chair because you will take an exciting ride.
    Now I’m buying more normal styles like this, arriving tomorrow ...
    So it goes when you have G.A.S.. :-)

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    Welcome
     
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  16. Steven Westberg

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    Wise words Jean!
     
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