Hello, I'm new to the forum (obviously)

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  1. Simon Park

    Simon Park New Member

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    Hello, I'm Simon from Victoria in Australia.

    I've watched a lot of Rob & Lee's videos in the last few months; their YouTube stuff always makes me laugh and I enjoy seeing people who are fans of guitar playing speaking to other fans on their own level and actually living the dream and making their own guitars - it's cheered me up a lot to watch their rise to fame, glory, etc.

    I underwent carpal tunnel surgery a couple of years ago (both hands in one year six months apart...not fun) and have gradually been finding my old Strat more and more difficult to play (the 9.5 inch radius no longer agrees with me it seems), I had been looking for an alternative once I came to the conclusion that I needed a flatter fretboard. I've still got my Les Paul (which I cannot part with) and an acoustic, but wanted the kind of guitar I couldn't afford to have as a teenager in the 80's. I've never been in a band and had no ambition to be - I'm strictly a bloke who plays at home or jams at the odd backyard barbecue when everyone's had a few and I can get away with sounding like I know what I'm doing. So far so good, apparently.

    I've found a shop here in Australia which has a Hotrod ML-1 for sale, so I've found someone who wants to buy my Strat, and my Levinson Blade Delta Standard and once that's settled I'm getting the Hotrod ML-1. Rather than have them both sit there in their cases, I decided a change was needed and seeing this guitar kind of spurred me into action. 80's me would be proud, I think. Yes, it's possibly just the mid-life crisis talking, but at least it isn't a red sports car.

    I stumbled across this forum while looking for reviews on the Hotrod, and thought I'd sign up.
     
  2. Wade Garrett

    Wade Garrett I am the projectionist.

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    Welcome!
     
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  3. Robstafarian

    Robstafarian The Good and Wise Call Me “Rufustarian” Staff Member

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    Welcome to the forum! I have come to learn quite a bit about my own neck geometry requirements, which are quite specific due to my spastic cerebral palsy, and I would be glad to discuss your difficulties in some depth such that you better understand your own requirements. For now, I will simply link one of my own threads: “Preferred Neck Thickness?”.
     
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  4. Alan O'hagan

    Alan O'hagan Well-Known Member

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    Welcome - pull up a chair n sit a spell
     
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  5. Wuzza

    Wuzza long time lurker

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    I'm with Rob. My neck preferred thickness is in between stopping my head falling off, and being able to button up a shirt. :p
    Great to hear you are still able to play after the two surgeries.

    Oh, Hi btw. :)
     
  6. Simon Park

    Simon Park New Member

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    Thank you all! :)

    I appreciate the welcome and I'll have a look at that thread, Rob - many thanks, mate.
     
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  7. bad alice

    bad alice Easily distracted and...OHLOOKAGUITAR!!!

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    Hiya @Simon Park
    Sorry to hear about your ops but delighted you've recovered:)
    The flatter radius of the Hotrod may well be your road to guitar playing comfort too
    An Aussie who mentions a BBQ in his first post?
    And has a thing for 80s RAWK?
    I think you're going to settle in nicely...
    :)
     
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  8. Sustainerplayer

    Sustainerplayer On the edge of breakup

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    You're lucky. We just had room for one more!

    Welcome buddy. This is the place to go to be assured you're not the only freak on the internet. :D
     
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  9. GloopyJon

    GloopyJon Woof!

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    Yo! That's a bummer about the carpal stuff...sobering as we're probably around the same age if you were a teenager in the 80s. I hope you find happiness with a Hotrod!

    Now, there's a sentence that could be taken the wrong way... :confused:
     
  10. Paul Wickham

    Paul Wickham Oh no you didn't!

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    Welcome Simon. Op sound sucky. The ML-1 is a great guitar...Which reminds me, I need to restring mine.
     
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  11. rapuquoro

    rapuquoro Too small to fall but not too big to gig.

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    Welcome!
     
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  12. doctorpaul

    doctorpaul Negative, Ghost Rider, the pattern is full. Staff Member

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    Howdy.
     
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  13. Joey

    Joey noisemaker

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    Hows it going pal :)
     
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  14. Simon Park

    Simon Park New Member

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    Thanks again, everyone - what a great welcome to the forum! :)
     
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  15. Magnus Pym

    Magnus Pym Grudges rot the soul

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    Hi, You didn't used to have an orchestra in the 70s did you?
     
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  16. Kahuna Nui

    Kahuna Nui The Big Kahuna

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    Face facts; as an Aussie, you're probably going to get bitten by something fatally poisonous long before taking delivery of your guitar.

    So...welcome to the forum, and can I have your gear when you're dead?
     
  17. Simon Park

    Simon Park New Member

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    Tragically that wasn't me, but I wish I had one of their orange skivvies. How did those ever go out of style? They're flattering on everyone.
     
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