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Nick-O
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 6:36 am    Post subject: Tele sales Reply with quote

Well, after years of playing mainly strats and a few LP's, I finally bought a tele. I think RF deserves some credit for the sale too. I was not looking, but I picked up a 52 that looked a lot like the man's tele, and I'll be whipped if it doesn't have just the right tone....

I left a strat I have had since 90 there on consignment. I thought I would struggle to leave it, but I was out of the parking lot before it really dawned on me.

This tone thing is really a problem...(:
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tboulette
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Location: Maine, USA

PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought a cheap tele (an "Ash tele", FSR for Guitar Center, I believe) a few years ago. I was underwhelmed. It had a high fret (15 - which is particularly annoying) and pretty mediocre pickups. Heavy as hell too.

Then I got the fret fixed, and installed a Duncan Broadcaster pickup in the bridge. Holy tone Batman! If only it had a flatter radius (I like 12", not the 9-1/2" modern teles come with) it'd be perfect. As it is, it gets plenty of playing time.

And, when I finally decided to get a custom guitar built recently, I went with a tele from Bill Crook. Voodoo Broadcaster bridge pickup and firebird neck pickup. Green and silver paisley.

Gotta wait another 10 months for it though.... Evil or Very Mad
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Nick-O
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 5:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would love to see that color....I had a couple of 2013 Firebird pick ups sitting that ended up selling on eBay. Great pickups to reuse.
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tboulette
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 7:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's the color. Will have a matching headstock:

http://www.crookcustomguitars.com/paisleys/green-silver-sparkle-paisley/
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Nick-O
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Man, that is sweet. Nice wood in the neck too. I am digging these round radius-ed fretboards a bunch. That is where it seems to really bring out something different in my hands.

I don't know if I could wait months!!! (:
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