Howdy from Dallas, Texas

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by EarlTX, Mar 14, 2008.

  1. EarlTX

    EarlTX Member

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    ...more like about 30 miles north of Dallas.

    Originally from Florida, and have been out here for the last 30 yeas. Retired this year, and am planning to move back to Florida for twilite years in the sun and fun.. :)

    Been playing the guitar for a number of decades, and presently have a '62RI Strat, a '94 AS Tele, a '06 MW Tele, a Epi Elite 335, a ( new ) '07 Epi Elitist '57 Goldtop....and a MIM Fender P-Bass.

    Just one amp, and I've had it since it was new....a '62 Princeton. I had Jeckins Sound Shop make me a 12" baffle, and a 1X12 matching EXT cap. Both loaded with Weber P12N's.

    Haven't played in a band since about 1987, and for the most part, just like to fart around recording on my computer...using a PODxt as the interface. I have a few tunes here, if anyone is interested - http://home.texoma.net/~flhh/music.htm

    I like a lot of different kinds of music, but lean towards blues and rock type stuff.

    Spent the last 30 years at Texas Instruments/Raytheon in a technical position, and like reading about guitar amps, and tube stuff in general.

    There you have it, and please ignore anything that SpikeRI has to say!
     
  2. hunkowood

    hunkowood Member

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    Welcome from Cowtown!

    Hunk
     
  3. Pa'ani

    Pa'ani Supporting Member

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    Hi EarlTX,

    Welcome to The Gear Page!
     
  4. KCWM

    KCWM Member

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    Welcome from over in Lewisville.
     
  5. Ken I

    Ken I Silver Supporting Member

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    Welcome aboard!
     
  6. kalender1

    kalender1 Member

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    Hi EarlTX.My daughter is in Irving.Is that near you?
     
  7. Austinrocks

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    Sounds like you may be a neighbor, I live about 30 miles north of Dallas as well, in Allen. You will really love this site.
     
  8. Ocean

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    Got some family up near you...

    Welcome from down south of the metroplex!
     
  9. EarlTX

    EarlTX Member

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    Hey, thanks folks!

    I live in McKinney. Small world!
     
  10. spikeRI

    spikeRI Supporting Member

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    watch this one folks........hes kinda sneeky ;)
     
  11. Digby

    Digby Senior Member

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    Hey,

    I'm a native Texan ex-patriate. I used to live in your area, had an uncle who worked at TI as well.

    By chance you know a place called Texas Guitar and Sound? It's a little place run by a guy who is a first class human named Jim Russell. He stocks all sorts of boutique goods. Great shop.

    Missing Texas still after seven years away.

    Regards,

    Digby
     
  12. mgarrison99

    mgarrison99 Silver Supporting Member

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    I'm in Allen as well. Classic closet case. Just buyin', sellin', and tradin' gear. Haven't played in bands since the early 90's.

    See ya around!
     
  13. PinoyBoy

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    Hey, I'm in McKinney too! Just north of 121. Welcome to TGP!
     
  14. forestryguy

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    Former Dallas boy and "farting around" expert as well. Welcome.
     
  15. Tone Disciple

    Tone Disciple Gold Supporting Member

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    Welcome from Ft Worth!

    Digby - Texas Guitar and Sound does not have their retail shop open any longer. See what happens when you leave!
     
  16. Scott Peterson

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    Welcome to The Gear Page!
     
  17. EarlTX

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    Thanks again, folks!

    Digby - I guess that question got answered. Anymore, I do 99% of my gear stuff online....most of the places 'round here are just too proud of their 'vintage' gear.

    Pino - I live about 1/2 mile west of Hanks Texas Grill, right behind Raytheon, off White Ave.
     
  18. MarkWorth

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    I work at a church in Plano, and actually stay the weekend at a friend's house in McKinney. Nice to meet you!
     
  19. lannyhall

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    I grew up in McKinney. My sister & her family still live there. My parents are near Princeton. Anyway, welcome to the gear page from a 4th generation Texan.
     
  20. Digby

    Digby Senior Member

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    I am deeply saddened to hear this. Jim Russell is a great guy and the best friend a working musician had. D\FW really lost something when he closed his doors. Anyone who dealt with him will agree.

    Digby
     

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