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A place to talk about the music of the Grateful Dead 

name, city, instrument, years of playing, current band, gear
 #71220  by FretWilkes
 Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:44 pm
Hello all,

I've just registered after stumbling in here a short while ago.

I've been a Deadhead since 1st seeing them on the original broadcast of "A Night At The Family Dog" back in 1971-72. My 1st show was in Providence in 1973.

I live in Rhode Island and I've been playing guitar for about 40 year or so, bass since about 1985.

Jeff Martinson has allowed me to fill in on bass with his "Legion Of Jerry" and just recently with his band "Shakedown". Thanks Jeff...MUCH FUN. I've also had the great fortune to fill in on bass with "Big Rhythm Wine" .. Thanks Mike!!

I have my own band called "The MillRats" in which I sing and play guitar. I also play in a local Dead band called "Loose Change" (again guitar and vocals) and a classic rock type of band called "Jade" (Guitar, vocals).

I have a CD out with my best buddy and "brother from another mother" Richard Sage. It's called "Sage Advice".

My gear consists of: Fender 52RI Telecaster, Fender MIM 50's Classic Telecaster, Warmoth homebrew Telecaster Thinline, Epi Les Paul Custom. Epi LP Special II, Martin D28, Squire Classic Vibes 50's P-Bass, Fender HR Deluxe (Emi Red-Wht-Blues), Fender Blonde Blues Junior (Cannabis Rex)

I am also registered on the TDPRI as "Fret Wilkes"

Whew...that's about it! Great site and I'm looking forward to chatting a bit!

Fret (Fred) Wilkes
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 #71223  by FretWilkes
 Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:52 pm
strumminsix wrote:Welcome aboard, brother! I too and am on TDPRI - strumminsix!
Well..you can't be all bad then! :lol: Thanks for the welcome here TDPRI Bro!

And Thanks Tennessee Jedi!
 #71225  by FretWilkes
 Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:58 pm
Tennessee Jedi wrote:Tele's really are beautiful gits !
:smile:
Simple..just like me. :lol:
 #71230  by strumminsix
 Wed Jan 06, 2010 1:11 pm
FretWilkes wrote:Well..you can't be all bad then! :lol: Thanks for the welcome here TDPRI Bro!
Well I can be if I go off my meds :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
 #71232  by FretWilkes
 Wed Jan 06, 2010 1:15 pm
strumminsix wrote:
FretWilkes wrote:Well..you can't be all bad then! :lol: Thanks for the welcome here TDPRI Bro!
Well I can be if I go off my meds :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
Meds? Did you say meds?

In strong teacher voice: "I hope you have one for everyone here mister!"
 #71233  by strumminsix
 Wed Jan 06, 2010 1:24 pm
FretWilkes wrote:
strumminsix wrote:
FretWilkes wrote:Well..you can't be all bad then! :lol: Thanks for the welcome here TDPRI Bro!
Well I can be if I go off my meds :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
Meds? Did you say meds?

In strong teacher voice: "I hope you have one for everyone here mister!"
Well I do have a full pack - are there more than 20 here?
 #71254  by FretWilkes
 Wed Jan 06, 2010 4:06 pm
Lembic wrote:Hey Fred,
This is a grate place to hang, what took so long??
Lembic (Kenn Reynolds)
Hey Kenn, how you doin' aye?

I'm a little slow on the uptake. I just found RUKIND recently.

Are you guys coming back to The Mill anytime soon? I ran into Paul's wife there and she said she wanted me to mix you guys again and said something about a possible Sunday. Maybe just small talk, dunno, but I'd love to mix you guys again, you killed in there last time and your "Lembic" sounded incredible.

All this talk on here about Jerry gear..FUN. Remember that rig I had back in 1979 or 1980 with the IVP Preamp, Furman Reverb and Crown D150A and the 2 JBLs? That was a cool rig if a bit of a pain in the arse.

Anyway I hope I see you soon one way or the other!

Fred
 #71255  by Lembic
 Wed Jan 06, 2010 4:26 pm
Fred,
Not sure what is going on at the moment, Paul and Carleen have been away and have just gotten back. Always look foward to The Mill, you know that.
Guys, Fred also knows his way aroud a mixer and does a great mix, just one of his many talents. That old rig... I still swear had the greatest sound.
See you around the loop.
Lembic
 #71257  by RiverRat
 Wed Jan 06, 2010 4:56 pm
FretWilkes wrote:I have a CD out with my best buddy and "brother from another mother" Richard Sage. It's called "Sage Advice".
We'll try not to hold this against you... liking Dick and his huge organ!

Welcome... From another member of the "I lost my Brain in Maine" crew!
 #71258  by jdsmodulus
 Wed Jan 06, 2010 4:57 pm
Glad your here Fred! Feel free to post more pics! I really like checking out what other folks use.