Show us your Tele's
Old 16th November 2007
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Cheers Jim -

Vintage Stack - How 's the output of the vintage stack in comparison to the Hot Rails? Are yo getting agood balance?
Not particularly- there is a pretty big jump in volume between the two in humbucking mode.
Bridge in parallel is more balanced to the neck pickup in series and nice on cleanish sounds.
I only use the Bridge pickup in series for balls out distorted sounds.

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I suppose I'm after someting fat and clear but not too overly middy- not too bothered about "authentic Tele tone - my gtr currently has a nice Harmonic Design S90 - sorta P90-ish... I'd really like something with higher output though

My Hiwatt has plenty of mids and sometimes its a little over-cooked!
Try the Vintage Tele stacks in the neck and bridge position then- or go for Kinmans.

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EMG ... are you talking bout the Alnico ones?
Yup. They are flat out amazing for recordings.
Old 17th November 2007
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four play
this might grow up to be a fret less someday

been working on this pup for almost ten years now

Mex/body 50th aniv.
fish-man bridge (trans.)
crappy bridge pup
mojo imbetween?
American strat
semore p-90

uh hu

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Old 17th November 2007
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My '71.
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Old 17th November 2007
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My '71.
Noice... got any closeups?
Old 17th November 2007
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one squire (first series), and one 1967

the small guiter inbetween is a National from 51, howling wolf used this type guitar... also Ry Cooder uses the pickups on strats.
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Old 17th November 2007
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This tele thread had me inspired to cut with a tele yesterday. (like I should need the inspirado) So I get to the studio and.. NO TELES in the house. Both are out at my partners house getting cleaned, stringed, intonated..

So it was a Strat, Les Paul, & 335 kinda day.
(Hey Jim.. I used your valve jr on the basics, and it killed. Nice little amp.) thumbsup
Old 17th November 2007
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Not quite a tele

Old 18th November 2007
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This tele thread had me inspired to cut with a tele yesterday. (like I should need the inspirado) So I get to the studio and.. NO TELES in the house. Both are out at my partners house getting cleaned, stringed, intonated..

So it was a Strat, Les Paul, & 335 kinda day.
(Hey Jim.. I used your valve jr on the basics, and it killed. Nice little amp.) thumbsup
Glad you are digging it.
Old 18th November 2007
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my favorite tele (and favorite guitar). '51 neck on a '53 body. my fav. strat in back. (2nd favorite guitar). all orig '56
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Old 19th November 2007
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One more to keep the thread alive

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This thread is HAWT!!!
Old 20th December 2007
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my favorite tele (and favorite guitar). '51 neck on a '53 body. my fav. strat in back. (2nd favorite guitar). all orig '56
who-wee
Old 20th December 2007
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danocaster, my U.S. '73 olympic white, maple neck is faded and worn to exactly the same color as yours, and has the same wear on the top back bout, but has a black bakelite pickguard. Aren't they great!
Old 20th December 2007
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Surf green with binding! Oh yeah!
Old 4th April 2012
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my reissue 72 custom deluxe, further customized

i've had this since 2003, just recently added a seymour duncan mick thompson blackout in the bridge and a seymour duncan live wire classic II in the neck, locking tuners, battery box, matte black pick guard, locking strap pegs. this has been my favorite guitar since i bought it because it just feels good in my hands and fits my play style. with the pickup combo i can play anything from smooth blues to devistating death metal..... wut u think?
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Old 4th April 2012
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wow... you resurrected an OLD thread !!

so here's my latest - and it's so killer that it's caused me sell nearly all of my other teles over the last few months

a real deal '56 tele - my desert island guitar - and the baddest tele I've ever held in my hands !!

I just re-fretted and plek'd it - and everybody who plays it just looks at me in disbelief





Old 4th April 2012
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WOW! Nice tele. Sand that down and refinish it and it'll look great!
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WOW! Nice tele. Sand that down and refinish it and it'll look great!
God no do not sand that down..... all of that screams mojo....
Old 5th April 2012
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do you know what wood is used for the body on taht 56?
Old 5th April 2012
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do you know what wood is used for the body on taht 56?
like all - well...99.9% - 50s Fenders, the body is ash. This one happens to be a 1 pc ( which isn't all that common ).. it appears darker than ash from years of sweat - but it's absolutely ash
Old 5th April 2012
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man i bet with the age of that ash with the vibrations over the years makes for one creamy tone...
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man i bet with the age of that ash with the vibrations over the years makes for one creamy tone...
yeah - I've owned a LOT of vintage teles and this one really is like no other I've played.. It's simply remarkable

that's why I sold all the others.. WHY would I play them ?
Old 5th April 2012
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Here's my "Let It Be" rosewood Telecaster. You can start drooling now.
man that's gorgeous!
Old 5th April 2012
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Here's my "Let It Be" rosewood Telecaster. You can start drooling now.
green with envy....

i WILL have one of those one day...

one day....it will be mine.......all mine....
Old 5th April 2012
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Here's my "Let It Be" rosewood Telecaster. You can start drooling now.
ah yeah that is sexy
Old 5th April 2012
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My '91 reissue in original copper.
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Old 5th April 2012
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New Skool Tele

Here's my 8502 American Tele in Ash:

Old 5th April 2012
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i've had this since 2003, just recently added a seymour duncan mick thompson blackout in the bridge and a seymour duncan live wire classic II in the neck, locking tuners, battery box, matte black pick guard, locking strap pegs. this has been my favorite guitar since i bought it because it just feels good in my hands and fits my play style. with the pickup combo i can play anything from smooth blues to devistating death metal..... wut u think?
as you can tell from the pics i installed after market saddles on the bridge to solve a string snapping problem... but i would actually like to install a more modern bridge with more stable saddles and adjustment screws that dont puncture my palm muting hand. all you gear heads gotta know a site that has a perfect fit for this thru body design
Old 5th April 2012
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Have you considered graphtech saddles? They have lots of diffrent saddle types
Old 6th April 2012
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Have you considered graphtech saddles? They have lots of diffrent saddle types
oh yeah i've heard of them but never researched just the saddles... thats prolly what i'll do then... isnt graphite supposed to increase sustain?
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