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mkt3000
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:46 am    Post subject: I wanted a Tele Reply with quote

So I got a Tele. Traded my Devlin Imposter + a few moneys for this, a 2004 MIM Standard Tele in Midnight Wine that was in the back of a church.

Took her straight to rehearsal from the church, and she sounded good. Good comfortable neck, heavy (but balanced) body. Overall in good shape, very little fretwear, a few minor surface scratches on the back, and a tiny pinhole sized ding on the bottom. Afterward I swapped out the string tree for a roller tree (had one at home), cleaned her up a bit, and put new strings on her. I'm thinking of putting a set of hotter pickups in it- still single coils tho- and maybe a different color pickguard, but other than that leave it untouched.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm kinda wishing dragonfire sold individual pickups, cause i'm thinking this for neck:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dragonfire-Texas-Blues-Tele-Pickups-Bridge-Neck-Set-CHROME-Texas-Tone-4-Teles-/170901789114?pt=Guitar_Accessories&hash=item27ca8a59ba#ht_5051wt_948

and these for bridge:

http://www.guitarfetish.com/Alnico-Fatbody-10K-OVERWOUND-Tele-Bridge-Pickup_p_74.html

I'd just get this set.. but the aesthetics of the neck pickup ruin it for me

http://www.dragonfireguitars.com/product_info.php?products_id=713
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats! I used have a MIM Midnight Wine Tele I got used at Twin Town Guitars. It was a really nice guitar.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, after a quick search on TDPRI, I've decided to swap the bridge, since I'm just not a fan of the 6 saddle Tele bridge (and it's got a little bit of rush). I ordered a Fender 3 saddle 52RI bridge plate, and a set of Wilkinson compensated saddles, which should do wonders for the tone.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mkt3000 wrote:
Well, after a quick search on TDPRI, I've decided to swap the bridge, since I'm just not a fan of the 6 saddle Tele bridge (and it's got a little bit of rush). I ordered a Fender 3 saddle 52RI bridge plate, and a set of Wilkinson compensated saddles, which should do wonders for the tone.


I don't know about doing wonders.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SKC Willie wrote:
mkt3000 wrote:
Well, after a quick search on TDPRI, I've decided to swap the bridge, since I'm just not a fan of the 6 saddle Tele bridge (and it's got a little bit of rush). I ordered a Fender 3 saddle 52RI bridge plate, and a set of Wilkinson compensated saddles, which should do wonders for the tone.


I don't know about doing wonders.


Improve. I did teh dramatics.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It'll bring world peace and you'll fall in love, but tone?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

paul_ wrote:
It'll bring world peace and you'll fall in love, but tone?


If my music will bring world peace, then I'm a member of Wild Stallyns. If I'm a member of Wild Stallyns, I choose to be Bill S. Preston, Esq.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love that colour! I had a MIK Squier Tele in a similar colour in the 90's. Nice score Smile
I'm not against the six saddle bridge, my US model sounds fine with it but there is something admirably grass roots about the three saddle bridge that i have on the Telebastard. Three Brass saddles seem to add more aggression to the tone.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Three saddles just looks right too. I fear I'm becoming a retrogrouch.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NickD wrote:
Three saddles just looks right too. I fear I'm becoming a retrogrouch.
Maybe you should post on TDPRI or OSG more? Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brass saddles = strong upper midrange

i shit you not

I prefer steel on my cv custom to be honest. Brighter/chimey/glassy/buzz words/built like a tank
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fran wrote:
NickD wrote:
Three saddles just looks right too. I fear I'm becoming a retrogrouch.

Maybe you should post on TDPRI or OSG more? Laughing

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no nick, you're doing it right.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hotrodperlmutter wrote:
Fran wrote:
NickD wrote:
Three saddles just looks right too. I fear I'm becoming a retrogrouch.

Maybe you should post on TDPRI or OSG more? Laughing

asshoal.

no nick, you're doing it right.
Haha, only if you use a bakelite 5-screw guard as well..
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fran wrote:
hotrodperlmutter wrote:
Fran wrote:
NickD wrote:
Three saddles just looks right too. I fear I'm becoming a retrogrouch.

Maybe you should post on TDPRI or OSG more? Laughing

asshoal.

no nick, you're doing it right.
Haha, only if you use a bakelite 5-screw guard as well..



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

George wrote:
Brass saddles = strong upper midrange

i shit you not


You shat me not. The saddles and plate arrived today. An hour later, after swapping out the bridge and doing a quick setup, my Tele sounds a lot better. The mids are a lot sweeter. Better enough that now I have no intention of changing the pickups.



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Small update... the pickups were changed, I have a Twisted Tele in the neck, and a GFS Fatbody in the bridge. I have 0 complaints about the Twisted Tele, but the GFS in the bridge is kinda meh. It's not bad, but it's not really much of an improvement on the stock pickup.

So I decided to order something from left field. I was debating between a Rose ALBA and a G&L ASAT Classic MFD Tele pickup, and the G&L won out. I loved how my S-500 sounded, and this is a similar pickup, but in a Tele form factor. So once that arrives, it's going in.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never heard that bridge pickup, but those polepieces look freaking rad.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks like a dark candy. Super slick.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those MFDs are fucking beastlords dude.
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