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i love telecasters...
Old 2nd June 2006
  #61
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Originally Posted by bit mangler
wait till Allencollins sees this thread! He's gonna freak out seeing the Tele love heh
he is a fenderphob
he has a fender phobia, he secretly wants to have all fenders he sees!
as this is near impossible he put's up a false front.
Old 2nd June 2006
  #62
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AdamJay
thinlines, aerodynes
the occasional mexi's
tone for days, love 'em

just thought i'd share.
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Originally Posted by allencollins
I was looking to buy some of the preamps in your avatar

I guess I'll pass now

thanks
Singing - "Where is the la-ove...??"

Nothing Allen? Maybe a Tele by a different company?
Old 2nd June 2006
  #63
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Originally Posted by Yutaka
If you are going for an American Vintage RI, it may not be a bad idea to look into "thin skin" model, which has thinner nitro finish than normal '52 RI (which has a nitro coating over poly finish). I think it is a special version not in the catalog.
thanks, i will look into those...
-J
Old 2nd June 2006
  #64
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Originally Posted by Steamy Williams
What is it (which manufacturer)?

It's a Tom Anderson Classic T.
Old 2nd June 2006
  #65
jdg
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AdamJay
no!

not mcCaig!

it can't be!

why? god!

WHY!??!
LOL

probably cuz my family are hillbillys.

i've been playing music since i was pooping.. and everyone had a tele...
except my gramps.. who has some lovely lovely orig ES gibsons.
i would play and play those everytime i came over... he's still kicking it at 90!
and his wife at 97 holds many national fiddle trophies.
see, i told u, hillbillys.

what i don't like about teles.
- the bright pop of the strings.
- the feel of the the body againts mine.
- the neck at the open/first position
- maple fretboards (i know i know, rosewood is avail)
- my hillbilly uncles have them
Old 2nd June 2006
  #66
My collection includes the RI rosewood "Let it Be" model;
A Muddy Waters artist model
A custom made birdseye maple 12 string with a Fender Shennadoah neck
A RI thinline mahogany with a 65 strat rosewood strat neck
A RI 62 custom sunburst with binding

One I'm looking for is the Tele Special, a model made about 10 years ago. It was red colored mahogany like Gibson SG's, with a glued in neck and P-90 pickups.

Anyone have one for sale?

Jim Williams
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Old 2nd June 2006
  #67
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Originally Posted by allencollins
I was looking to buy some of the preamps in your avatar

I guess I'll pass now

thanks
good!

keep buying crap instead.
Old 2nd June 2006
  #68
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Originally Posted by AdamJay
good!

keep buying crap instead.
heh
Old 2nd June 2006
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Originally Posted by Kestral
Hey Meriphew, nice rig! As you know me from the Harmony Central Effects forum, I also play a Vox amp (an AC15tbx). Teles and Vox amps go together so well, surprised that combo isn't used more often.
Yeah, they do play well together.
Old 2nd June 2006
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Originally Posted by dokushoka
I have a Tele Plus that is irreplaceable.
You replaced the pickups then?
I LOATHE Lace Sensors.

I play a late 80's Kinman Telecaster.
Amazing guitar, way better than any of the other guitars I own.
An incredible guitar.
Old 2nd June 2006
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pan60
he is a fenderphob
he has a fender phobia, he secretly wants to have all fenders he sees!
as this is near impossible he put's up a false front.
I heard he sold his TELEvision because he wanted to have nothing to do with anything Fender related.

Also, his car needs some bodywork- he romoved his fenders for the same reason.

JR
Old 3rd June 2006
  #72
Mark Gifford
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I've had a '57 since 1979. It's really a nice guitar, sounds amazing recorded. It just sits perfectly in a mix.

It's been refinished, has a changed pickguard and tuners, so it's not worth as much as if it was original, but it's one of two guits that are going to the grave w/me.

MG
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Old 17th April 2009
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if anybody's planning on getting their first tele, give the mexis a shot, you might find a winner.

I tried out every tele in the store, and my mexi blew away every american made in the place!

I guess I got lucky
Old 17th April 2009
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Yes you got very lucky! but let's see how long that luck lasts.
true even with the usa made you need to play a dozen to find one great one, maybe even more.
My experience with mexican and japanase are that they are okay certainly for the money but it won't last you ten years down the road.

there is no need for mahogany although you could build a tele with mahogany but if the neck is properly made to the body and fitted, and if the neck itself is very good you can get tons of sustain from a Tele.

Even with Gibson these days if you have one were the neck is properly made to the body and set in it will be gorgeous, but these days everything gets filled up with glue instead of
proper construction. were talking minute detail that gets lost in mass production but will make the little difference from good to great.

I love Telecasters, they are simple, they are probably the strongest guitar, it's a workhorse and you can get any style or sound from it 'cause frankly that's in the playing and pick ups.
Old 17th April 2009
  #75
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Originally Posted by AdamJay View Post
thinlines, aerodynes
the occasional mexi's
tone for days, love 'em


just thought i'd share.
Teles are awesome! I love my Nashville Tele to death. I bought it to chop up and customize, but I've only put a little work on the neck and have changed one pickup cover, I've been satisified with it stock which I completely didn't expect. No matter what I plug it into, I get a sound I'm happy with. I wish it was a little quieter with the higher gain sounds I like, but I'm also enjoying playing with a little less gain and hearing a bit less distortion and more of the actual string sound coming through. I've been digging on that vibe for a while now
Old 17th April 2009
  #76
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My favourite guitar also. Something about their no-nonsense design and workhouse feel.
Old 17th April 2009
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I've had me butterscotch 52 japanese RI about 3 years now and its my pride and joy. I've got other guitars but nothing is more satisfying to play than my Tele. As Chuck Heston said, 'out of my cold dead hands.' Ok, he's on about his guns but you get the idea.
Old 17th April 2009
  #78
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Oh yeah, Tele thread!

Oddly, someone earlier in the thread appears to have the *exact* same thing as me - Fernandes Tele Copy hardwirded to the bridge pickup only. I have a Dimarzio pickup in there that is a single coil style humbucker that is LOUD.

I used that guitar alone on my band's album and constantly have people asking about all the different guitars on there, as they can "clearly" hear a Ricky, Strat, Les Paul etc etc etc all over it.

Sorry, all the electric guitars are that sole guitar. Accoustics were all a cheap ass Washburn steel string semi and the odd Yamaha semi nylon.

But those Fernandes guitars... man, if you ever find one, grab it. You have to work hard to play them but god they sound good.
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