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very belated NGD: LTD (ESP) Tele Clone

 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:30 pm    Post subject: very belated NGD: LTD (ESP) Tele Clone Reply with quote

so after a long break i finally give you this.......


I am pretty much a solid tele player. the only guitar i play without fail at gigs is my baja tele. i was playing my best friends 30th party and just before we kicked off the gig, the baja stopped working. i had to resort to the strat, which had old strings on and kinda felt weird to play after being so used to my baja. after a week or so with the tech, it was finally the bridge pickup that had died, so needed replacing, as did the 4 way switch. whilst that was in the shop, i nipped into my local guitar shop and they had the LTD on the wall. tried it out and was really surprised by the sound and quality for the price. talked them down to 250 and it was mine. played it a hell of a lot recently, to the point that i've only just picked the baja up from repairs (been ready for about a month now). i feel that a bit of a setup tweak and maybe some hardware/pickup changes later on will make it even better.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's got that Keith Richards vibe going on, hasn't it.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

very much, though it's not a crispy neck humbucker. sounds very flutey/woman-tone/fuzzbox kinda vibe.

i'd like a nice bright paf style and some proper fender style split post tuners.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

brodown, get whatever neck pickup Squier put in the John 5 tele. IT'S WHAT YOU WANT.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 10:11 pm    Post subject: Re: very belated NGD: LTD (ESP) Tele Clone Reply with quote

Progrockabuse wrote:
after a week or so with the tech, it was finally the bridge pickup that had died, so needed replacing, as did the 4 way switch


I like the LTD, although I like mostly all Teles that haven't been ruinously messed about with. This tech though... the pickup AND the switch? I'd ask for both these thing back because that is kinda unlikely. Also the bridge pickup may have been worth rewinding - check the Catswhisker prices.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the tech is a friend of the band. at first he thought it was the switch, so changed that. after that didn't solve it, he discovered the bridge pickup was open circuit. he's stuck in a seymour duncan broadcaster pickup and that cost me 45 for all the work and parts.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice Tele, the only thing I'm not keen on with esp's is the 12th fret markers.

Good price on the tech work too.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 12:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really like the look of that, congrats!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 3:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup, I agree with Nick. Looks solid. I would rock that.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 4:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats Prog. Cool




dezb1 wrote:
Nice Tele, the only thing I'm not keen on with esp's is the 12th fret markers.



What's at the 12th fret?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 7:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks kinda like a Ronnie Wood. ESP or LTD theyre both awesome teles.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do prefer a 3 saddle bridge
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

speedfish wrote:
Congrats Prog. Cool




dezb1 wrote:
Nice Tele, the only thing I'm not keen on with esp's is the 12th fret markers.



What's at the 12th fret?


Usually the model number...
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dezb1 wrote:
Nice Tele, the only thing I'm not keen on with esp's is the 12th fret markers.



What's at the 12th fret?[/quote]

Usually the model number...[/quote]

What the hell? Is it inked or inlayed? Shocked
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice snag Rob. looks sweet
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a really cool guitar, I do like telecasters with neck humbuckers.
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