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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Bowsman View Post
    My main squeeze is an ‘87 USA Standard Strat w/ Texas Special pickups. They sound great set really low. I play it through an old Super Reverb, with a handful of dirt boxes. 11s, highish action, usually tuned Eb. You might say I’m into SRV

    What Strat did you get?
    Sounds like a nice setup. I bought a Squier Deluxe Strat in daphne blue. It has the Duncan-type pickups, but I scrubbed off the logo from them. I have always liked the high-end Squier stuff, and the Deluxe model had the neck shape I wanted. I’d made some offers on Reverb with no takers, and out of the blue one popped up on my local Craigslist. I’ve been having a blast with it.
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    Default Re: My mandolin got eaten by a Stratocaster.

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    I turned 44 not long ago and for some reason found myself shelling out cash for a shiny blue Fender Stratocaster. I've not played electric guitar in many years but I'm having a blast. My poor mandolin hasn't been out of the case for days. I'm now Jonesing for a Marshall amp. What kind of madness is this? Midlife meltdown? Will it pass? HELP.
    I take a mandolin hiatus about once a year to play guitar solidly for a few weeks. It clears my head and eventually inspires me with a new perspective on mandolin. Also, it reinforces just how bad I have become on guitar. LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caleb View Post
    I turned 44 not long ago and for some reason found myself shelling out cash for a shiny blue Fender Stratocaster. <>What kind of madness is this?

    Insufficient information.

    Daphne blue? Lake Placid blue? Sonic blue? Mystic Ice blue? ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jesserules View Post
    Insufficient information.

    Daphne blue? Lake Placid blue? Sonic blue? Mystic Ice blue? ...
    Daphne (see pic).
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    Default Re: My mandolin got eaten by a Stratocaster.

    +1 for Stevie!

    My strat has been in the closet under the stairs for 5 years.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Bowsman View Post
    My main squeeze is an ‘87 USA Standard Strat w/ Texas Special pickups. They sound great set really low. I play it through an old Super Reverb, with a handful of dirt boxes. 11s, highish action, usually tuned Eb. You might say I’m into SRV

    What Strat did you get?

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    I multi-task between Mando, acoustic and electric guitars, electric bass and keyboards. I enjoy playing them all!
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    Default Re: My mandolin got eaten by a Stratocaster.

    As they might have said in Spinal Tap " Well......its two more strings than a mandolin isn't it ?" ( or two LESS ...hmmmmm ? )

    The place I happen to be sitting determines what I like playing best at that moment . A chair with arms means I'll pick up my mandolin . A chair or stool without arms meansI'll pick up the guitar . A Lazy Boy means " Don't wake me 'til dinner ".

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    To the OP.
    You know that there are 24 hours in a day, right?
    That's plenty of time to spend with all of your instruments.
    I have 30+ electrics and 4 mandolins, always a couple of each in easy reach.
    Just saying !!!

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    You know that there are 24 hours in a day, right?
    Not counting the night...
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    Ive been an acoustic musician for some 40 years. But my first instruments were guitar and sax (my first real electric was a 68 tele, eventually replaced with this boutique tele). E gtr and tenor sax - two instruments that top anything else. Currently I spend all my time on bass clarinet playing with my kids - my daughter has claimed possession of my saxes, so I'm on clarinets
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    This is one of those threads that, when it first appeared, I thought, 'well, I'll never contribute to that.' (Haven't owned or even played an electric guitar in 20 years.) Ten days later and I just picked up a Tele from my local music store. It is only a rental. For now. It is 'Fender month' at the shop, and I can easily convert my rental into interest free financing....

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    Hi Caleb, I definitely get you, man. I vacillate between my love of blues electric guitar played through a tube amp, my singer songwriter acoustic stuff (my main gig all through life) and my now five year mandolin obsession with folk and blues. The age does play a role in all this though... LOL! Just go with it! Get the Marshall-- now me I love my Peavey Classic 30 with the gray tweed and SRV matched tube set, but just sayin'! Dan

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    As we get back into youth worship services this fall, I'll be dusting off my Tele and amp, I'm sure, especially as a couple of our guitar players have graduated and headed off to college. At some point I want to get a jazz box and a solid body with double humbuckers, but we just downsized, so not until I move some acoustic stuff along...

    I'm an acoustic guy at heart, but it's always fun to play around with these things, and amplification is so much simpler with them (than picking out the right mic or pickup for the room, working out the EQ, and squelching feedback)...
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    My wife asked why I got a new electric guitar (Italia Maranello) when I only play out with mandolin. I still enjoy electric instruments even though I haven't gigged out with one in ages.
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    Hybridize your urges.

    I spent an hour playing along to guitar tracks on YouTube videos the other night.

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    Hybridize your urges.

    I spent an hour playing along to guitar tracks on YouTube videos the other night.

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    I agree, Hybridize your obsessions! That's what I did.

    I'm loving playing, and can't get enough of, my 4 string electric octave mandolins.

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    Try this on for size! The Eastwood Teleolin!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lflngpicker View Post
    Hi Caleb, I definitely get you, man. I vacillate between my love of blues electric guitar played through a tube amp, my singer songwriter acoustic stuff (my main gig all through life) and my now five year mandolin obsession with folk and blues. The age does play a role in all this though... LOL! Just go with it! Get the Marshall-- now me I love my Peavey Classic 30 with the gray tweed and SRV matched tube set, but just sayin'! Dan
    Hello, Dan. Like you I go back and forth from singing songs on acoustic to mandolin and now to electric. I still haven't bought a good amp, but have been doing tons of research. The market seems to be flooded with cheaper amps that try to sound like tubes, and tube amps that are expensive and sound great. I still like the old Valvestate Marshalls but am starting to see other options. I've actually been having a great time playing unplugged while sitting around the house -- just getting my fingers used to the bluesy shapes again. Lots of fun. I'll keep you posted on the amp front.

    I've been trying my hand at Strat setup too. I'm not very good at stuff like that but am trying to learn. But... I see a trip to my local tech in my future....
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    Get the Marshall...
    Ok, you talked me into it.
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    It could be worse. You could have taken up golf

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    Quote Originally Posted by vetus scotia View Post
    This is one of those threads that, when it first appeared, I thought, 'well, I'll never contribute to that.' (Haven't owned or even played an electric guitar in 20 years.) Ten days later and I just picked up a Tele from my local music store. It is only a rental. For now. It is 'Fender month' at the shop, and I can easily convert my rental into interest free financing....
    So a couple weeks ago I returned the MIM Tele (I had put it in the basement to make room for the Christmas tree, and it was not getting played much). I thought I was over my momentary electric phase. But then I go to the store for some mandolin strings, and see that it is Gibson month. No one told me that the body of an Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plustop PRO would be so redolent of a mandolin! (Though it is fairly obvious now that I think of it). And the tone through a tube amp? Well, it is so pure it feels practically acoustic!
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    I think the Moderators need to step in and stop this madness before it spreads !!!

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    My fling with the Strat/Marshall set-up was fairly short-lived. I think it was a semi-midlife meltdown thing for me. I'm back to my books, acoustic guitar and mandolin: but my 18-year-old son loves the Strat, so I'm glad I got it.
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    it hit me when I was 55, I'd been deep in acoustics and never picked up and electric after I quit a band in Boulder in 1979,No it's 11 years later and Telecasters.....(insert Homer Simpson drool here)...then amps, so many flavors, each it's own little bundle of sonic fun, enjoy it and play like you mean it

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