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New Guy

Postby Greg B » Wed Nov 06, 2013 12:08 am

Just wanted to say hello to everyone.
Long time Chet, Merle, Jerry, Rick Allred, etc. fan here.
I've been "playing guitar" since I was around 14. Like most, I have always played with a flat pick. Last year at the tender age of 44 I finally got the guts to make myself strap on a thumb-pick and stow every flat pick in the house in the attic so I wouldn't be tempted to relapse ;) . I guess the real motivation is that I began playing at my church on occasion and wanted to play Chet's gospel tunes :D .
Now I'm a 45 year old struggling thumbpicker :shock: .
I have always loved Gretsch guitars and currently own a '65 Tennessean I bought when I was 20, and a 6122-62 reissue.
I have learned a great deal from some great people here already. I am lucky enough to already know a couple of people here, and their encouragement and priceless advice keep me motivated.
Looking forward to talking to y'all.
Greg B
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Re: New Guy

Postby BillB » Wed Nov 06, 2013 8:23 am

Welcome, Greg!
I played fingerstyle without a thumbpick until I was in my mid-40s, strictly using my thumb nail. When Chet passed away, I decided it was about time that I learned to use a thumbpick. Even having played fingerstyle, it was still difficult to adapt. It took a little while, but I play everything with a thumbpick now. Wish I had made the switch sooner. Hang in there, and hang in here at the Chetboard.

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Re: New Guy

Postby DagerRande » Wed Nov 06, 2013 8:41 am

Welcome Greg! This board was already in existence for a number of years before I joined also. There are lots of well informed people here in many areas relating to Chet's history, specifics about his guitars, etc., not to mention a few who were among his personal friends. Also some great guitarists using his style. Glad you joined us!
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Re: New Guy

Postby Steve Moran » Wed Nov 06, 2013 11:06 am

Welcome Greg. Good to see a local guy on the Chetboard!
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Re: New Guy

Postby Greg B » Wed Nov 06, 2013 10:27 pm

Thanks a lot for the warm welcome! :D
Hey Steve, I still need to get by to check out that Godin! Been pretty hectic around the salt mine lately.....

Thanks again,
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Re: New Guy

Postby guitarchuck » Wed Nov 06, 2013 11:15 pm

Welcome to the Chetboard! Be sure and check out the Paul Yandell FAQ, it has a lot of good information:
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