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    Just want to share my experience with my new amp, the Yamaha THR10C. Looked at lots of practice amps for a clean sound w nice reverb and delay, and this amp really stood out. Been using it now for about a month, and pretty much keep it on the "flat" amp setting, with gain at 10:00, trebel and bass at 12:00, chorus at its max, and hall reverb at its max. Through it, my roadworn tele sounds heavenly, and I can assure you it's the setup, not me. Seriously otherworldly.

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    Not sure if posted before, but too cool to ignore...

    Bill Frisell's 24 3/4" scale Telecaster:
    Neck built by JW Black
    TK Smith neck pickup and pickguard
    Art by Terry Turrell

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    Last edited by archtopeddy; 07-13-2017 at 11:07 AM.

  6. #955

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzz
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    yeah barney used a tele when he was doing session work in la...a lot of jazz guys did..tedesco, bain, roberts etc...

    howard roberts in studio

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    when barney k was asked what was the toughest thing about being a studio musician/guitarist?

    his classic response-

    finding a parking space!

    haha

    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by neatomic
    howard roberts in studio

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    Looks like Howard had the neck modified to flatten the fingerboard radius. Wonder if he used those enormously heavy strings for which he was famed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cunamara
    Wonder if he used those enormously heavy strings for which he was famed.
    Those string ends poking past the tuners sure look fat to me. You can clearly see three or four of 'em! They ain't no Super Slinkys, that's for sure.

  9. #958

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    Quote Originally Posted by christianm77
    I got a Tele. A 10 year old US tele American Deluxe. Classic configuration, neck and bridge single coils (noiseless on mine).

    I plug it into my Princeton Reverb '65 Reissue

    I am a very happy man. It is the ultimate gigging guitar. The neck pickup has such a great sound for jazz with just a touch of roll off. Why did I ever waste my time playing things with f-holes?

    Other people are invited to say nice things about Telecasters.
    Agree with what you're saying and we can say all we want, but pics are the real proof. :-)

    Here's my 8502 and 70s Fender Vibrolux Reverb:

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    Quote Originally Posted by archtopeddy
    Not sure if posted before, but too cool to ignore...

    Bill Frisell's 24 3/4" scale Telecaster:
    Neck built by JW Black
    TK Smith neck pickup and pickguard
    Art by Terry Turrell

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    There's modding for show and then there's modding oh no no no!

    The accused...

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    Currently for sale in the UK on eBay for £250/$325/€284!
    Price does not include sneakers.

  11. #960

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    Quote Originally Posted by archtopeddy
    Not sure if posted before, but too cool to ignore...

    Bill Frisell's 24 3/4" scale Telecaster:
    Neck built by JW Black
    TK Smith neck pickup and pickguard
    Art by Terry Turrell

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    I effing love the sound of that guitar. It also looks/sounds like Frisell is playing flatwounds for once. I can't wait for my TK pickups and new neck to arrive. I think this nostalgic tone is underrated for modern music. I love the sound of modern harmony through old equipment. Especially with an old Octal tube amp, which enhances the lower harmonics.

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    tk smith uses, promotes (& sells) thomastik jazzswing flats..he personally uses the 13's...

    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by omphalopsychos
    I effing love the sound of that guitar. It also looks/sounds like Frisell is playing flatwounds for once. I can't wait for my TK pickups and new neck to arrive. I think this nostalgic tone is underrated for modern music. I love the sound of modern harmony through old equipment. Especially with an old Octal tube amp, which enhances the lower harmonics.
    Frisell makes great use of the 24 3/4 scale neck in this song and flat wounds would be an excellent choice on this guitar. He's also playing through a a Strymon Flint pedal and a Gibson GA-50T amp. The pedal just sounds killer!

    I'm jealous you're getting TK pickups! Are you putting them on a Tele and is the new neck you're getting a short scale by chance? Who's making the neck?

  14. #963

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    Quote Originally Posted by archtopeddy
    Frisell makes great use of the 24 3/4 scale neck in this song and flat wounds would be an excellent choice on this guitar. He's also playing through a a Strymon Flint pedal and a Gibson GA-50T amp. The pedal just sounds killer!

    I'm jealous you're getting TK pickups! Are you putting them on a Tele and is the new neck you're getting a short scale by chance? Who's making the neck?
    As you should be! Note that the pickups I'm getting are not his Aluminum cased CAR pickups but his Charlie Christian Style neck pickup (with a Curtis Novak bridge tele-style pup). Supposedly his CC is identical to the CAR but without the casing.

    The tele will be a frankenstein of parts. I found a beautiful and tastefully relic'ed (i.e. not extreme like Nash guitars) body from Guitar Mill. I'm getting the neck custom made from Musikraft. It's a dark-roasted maple Snakehead with 12" radius and 1 3/4" nut. The scale is full length. I considered Gibson scale, but I already have some Gibsons!

    The body arrived today. I'll post some pics when I get a chance. I also happened to get a new neck for my other tele with standard tele pickups (Lollar 52s). (That neck also a snakehead, but this one is from Warmoth).

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    Quote Originally Posted by omphalopsychos
    The tele will be a frankenstein of parts. I found a beautiful and tastefully relic'ed (i.e. not extreme like Nash guitars) body from Guitar Mill. I'm getting the neck custom made from Musikraft. It's a dark-roasted maple Snakehead with 12" radius and 1 3/4" nut.
    Sounds like my kind of Frankenstein Tele! TK Smith CC-pickups, lightly relic'd, and a dark-roast maple Snakehead neck. Too cool! I've only heard good things about Musikraft necks. I look forward to seeing pics and learning more about how you feel about its mojo when it's complete.

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    As promised, here are some pics. On the right is my new warmoth snakehead on a MIM tele with lollar pickups. On the left a Guitar Mill relic body in nicotine blonde which will get the TK Charlie Christian setup and a roasted maple snakehead. Also some close ups of the cool finish checking on the Guitar Mill body.

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    nice! 5 screw pickguards a must..but get some single slot screws instead of the "modern" phillips!!..a nice "extra" vintage touch

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    cheers

  18. #967

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    Jimmy Bryant played a Tele. That's all I need to know!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dallasblues
    Jimmy Bryant played a Tele. That's all I need to know!
    yeah man..

    jimmy bryant was first! tele user.. and he put them on the map

    leo brought jimmy b early tele proto-type..to club where jimmy b was playing...jimmy went right up on stage and started playing it..by the time he was done..a legend was born!!..this is true hollywood film type stuff!!!

    jimmy bryant!!

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    cheers

  20. #969

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    Around the July 4th weekend I picked up a cheap Asian-made lefty Cozart snakehead Tele. It was pretty much wrong in every aspect except for the shape: Thick poly seafoam green, three ply pickguard, black plastic control panel, cheap electronics and icepick-like pickup. But it looked like a fun inexpensive project to noodle with so I got to hacking on it. (As a lefty, you don't get a lot of choices sometimes.)

    After sanding, repainting with white primer, adding a slight vintage tint, aging with black tea and brown shoe polish, scraping with x-acto knife and screw driver, tin-snipping my own aluminum control cover, adding relic'd machine heads, neck plate, strap buttons, bridge plate, brass saddles, CTS pots, an orange drop cap, and a Seymour Duncan Alnico II Pro bridge pickup -- the guitar has become a gig-able and fun axe to play.

    Of course, all the parts cost as much as the guitar -- and I still hope to add a boatneck Musikraft neck, but what the heck, it was a lot fun. And, other than the seafoam green ones, as far as I know there aren't too many lefty "repro" snakehead Teles around.

    So here goes -- posted for your entertainment, sneers and amazement, is a photo of the guitar with the original seafoam version inserted in the corner.

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    Last edited by archtopeddy; 07-15-2017 at 08:50 PM.

  21. #970

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    Since I finished my Warmoth tele about 6 weeks ago, I have been playing it pretty exclusively. Last night I felt bad for my other guitars, so I decided to play a little on each of them, tune em up, give em some love. They were all wrong. The boatneck tele is so comfy and the Lollar CC sounds so nice that I just wanted to go back... so I did. And today I found myself thinking, "should I sell a couple?"

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    And now for something completely different...

    Hollywood Bowl Bench Built Esquires!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Papawooly
    And now for something completely different...

    Hollywood Bowl Bench Built Esquires!!

    Fender Builds Esquires with Original Bench Boards from the | Reverb
    Heh. Yeah. I saw that yesterday. I guess it's cool and all, but 12k for an esquire? Not gonna happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geert
    Added a little more classic vibes to my new squier classic vibe custom tele.
    Love the guitar and the Lollar CC!Attachment 43755Attachment 43756
    Looks fantastic, this is pretty much exactly the mod I am thinking of doing (trying to choose between the CV custom and the CV thinline as a base) so I would love to hear how it sounds. Also how much of a pain was it to do - did you have to enlarge the neck pickup rout in order to fit the CC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkhall
    Looks fantastic, this is pretty much exactly the mod I am thinking of doing (trying to choose between the CV custom and the CV thinline as a base) so I would love to hear how it sounds. Also how much of a pain was it to do - did you have to enlarge the neck pickup rout in order to fit the CC.
    The Lollar cc takes about a p90 size rout, but maybe a touch deeper I think? It'll take some wood removal for sure.

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    Went back to roundwounds recently on my Tele. Hadn't played a set of roundwound strings in ages. I wanted to use them, though, for a blues/rock gig I played last month. I just practiced with the Tele a few minutes ago. Generally, I play one of my archtops, acoustically, at home for practice.

    Gosh, the Tele is a Bruce Lee arse-whipper with roundwounds on it. It does push me over into more of a Danny Gatton meets John Scofield vibe though.

    You know, if we took all of the popular music that involved the Telecaster in some capacity and entombed it in one of the Pharaoh's tombs to be lost from collective consciousness, we'd end up losing about half of all of popular music, I'd guess.

  27. #976

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    hah...why you always need more than one tele...one for flats, one for rounds...i even like the idea of one with james burton 8-38's!!! singular tone!!!

    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkhall
    Looks fantastic, this is pretty much exactly the mod I am thinking of doing (trying to choose between the CV custom and the CV thinline as a base) so I would love to hear how it sounds. Also how much of a pain was it to do - did you have to enlarge the neck pickup rout in order to fit the CC.
    All modern Telecasters have a humbucker rout so I put in a vintage vibe humbucker sized Charlie Christian type pickup.
    Simple!

  29. #978

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkhall
    Looks fantastic, this is pretty much exactly the mod I am thinking of doing (trying to choose between the CV custom and the CV thinline as a base) so I would love to hear how it sounds. Also how much of a pain was it to do - did you have to enlarge the neck pickup rout in order to fit the CC.
    The neck pickup rout fits the Lollar CC no routing is needed.
    The hardest part was cutting the pickguard.. without the suitable tools to do it

  30. #979

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geert
    The neck pickup rout fits the Lollar CC no routing is needed.
    The hardest part was cutting the pickguard.. without the suitable tools to do it
    Hah! Anybody can be a luthier with right tools, but the real art is to make them with wrong tools!

    Every great guitar builder has started on the kitchen table with a dull knife and a too big hammer!

    (I am in that phase still...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herbie
    Hah! Anybody can be a luthier with right tools, but the real art is to make them with wrong tools!

    Every great guitar builder has started on the kitchen table with a dull knife and a too big hammer!

    (I am in that phase still...)
    Right! dull exacto knife, and lots of filing afterwards....
    But it turned out oke, and working on your own guitar is allways satisfying.

    I remember using a piece of my sons mecano to make a pickguard bracket for my Loar.
    It still holds after 8+ years

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    First guy to make an archtop out of Lego gets the Special Prize.

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    Quote Originally Posted by christianm77
    First guy to make an archtop out of Lego gets the Special Prize.
    Well?

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    ES 355 with bigsby

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    And amplifier...

    But keeping with Telecasters...

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    Does anyone have preference one way or another on the Tele or Humbucking formats of the Lollar Charlie Christian pickup? I'm going to build a Warmoth Tele so I have a clean-ish sheet of paper. I want to get the best version and plan the right route for it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by guido5
    Does anyone have preference one way or another on the Tele or Humbucking formats of the Lollar Charlie Christian pickup? I'm going to build a Warmoth Tele so I have a clean-ish sheet of paper. I want to get the best version and plan the right route for it...
    I personally used the original hexagon version as a) I like the aesthetic and b) I found a new "used" one on Reverb for a pretty good chip off the original price. I've not had personal experience with the HB sized version but I've heard people praise it just as highly.

  36. #985

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    Quote Originally Posted by guido5
    Does anyone have preference one way or another on the Tele or Humbucking formats of the Lollar Charlie Christian pickup? I'm going to build a Warmoth Tele so I have a clean-ish sheet of paper. I want to get the best version and plan the right route for it...
    Hey Mr G.

    I have the Vintage Vibe CC pickup in humbucker size. I originally got it for a slim line hollow body...

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    I absolutely love this pickup. It spent time on a Strat for demo purposes. I don't have a picture of that unfortunately.

    A quick note on the Vintage Vibe pickups, in case you didn't know, is that you can easily swap out the magnets and you can get any shape/style of pickup in that configuration. I ended up with AlNiCo 2 magnets. As testament to these pickups I have now put it into 3 guitars now. Just solder it in and away I go!

    So now it resides in a Squier custom Tele classic vibe thingumy...

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    It's now got a SD custom AlNiCo 2 bridge pickup and a 4 way switch mod to compliment it.

    I would say that the original thinner style pickup shape would be easier to place under the 24th fret harmonic point, the humbucker blade is a 3rd of an inch south. Does it make a difference? Can you buy faery dust and moonbeams? Probably.

    So I bought the Tele for the pickup, funny that! I have played around with the 5 way switch mod but settled for the 4 way.
    The extra bass cut mode on the 5 way was ok it, was located after the bridge position and I would accidentally drop into it when I really wanted spikey channg. There's quite a difference between spikey channg and woolly chunng.

    But I do like the aesthetic of the humbucker size...

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    But it must have a pickup ring to truly pull it off, just like Mr Bickerts.....

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    It just looks right to me.

    But a final thought on the humbucker size CC pickup;
    I have the pickup quite low down in the body to balance it out as it is a blade polepiece. Importantly the coil is the size of the pickup and that increases the area in which the pickup senses the string vibration (if you look at original Jazzmaster pickups they have a massive coil and a unique tonal character too).
    Pete Biltoft of Vintage Vibe can shape the blade to your string radii and importantly get a notch in the B string area as it comes out quite loud through an amp without the notch.
    Now I didn't get the right radii or notch on my CC but wow, it has tonality in spades!

    Hope this helps

  37. #986

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    I bought a few new Telecasters recently. Three or four of them being copies. Just one Fender.. a Standard in Candy Apple Red. I just got it last week. I've only been playing it for about an hour but so far it seems great.. a really nice playing Telecaster. I'll try and grab a few pictures of it soon and post to the thread. Definitely my favourite Fender.. I never really got on with Strats the same way I do with Telecasters.

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    My Tele's found its natural habitat:
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    Scofield's out in his UberJam band with the biting Ibanez Tele.


    Yes found a novel way of storing his picks. See if you can figure if out!

  40. #989

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    Playing a little jazz on this newer am.special Tele with an 80s Gibson paf humbucker. Going through a Fender Super Champ x2. D'addario chromes with an unwound third.

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    What I have been playing lately. A tele copy with an maple arch top and semi hollow mahogany body and 3 p90 pickups. It has 3 volume knobs and one tone knob. With the middle pickup volume turned off the 3 way switch is like a traditional tele. With it rolled up you can get all three and the two in between. I have been favoring the neck and middle on with the tone rolled down a bit.

  42. #991

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    This one is a 1999 American made G&L ASAT Classic Thin-line. I replaced the bridge with a Fender classic three barrel bridge. Where I really departed the norm was the electronics. It has two Bill Lawrence Wilde noiseless pickups that are very clean. I have 5-way switch and a blend knob that allows 7 different combinations. From the bridge to neck:
    bridge/bridge and neck out of phase in series - neck and bridge out of phase parallel/neck - neck with tone cap/neck - neck and bridge parallel in phase/neck - bridge/bridge and neck in series and in phase. For jazz I get a choice of a neck single cool sound or a neck humbucker sound.

  43. #992

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    Quote Originally Posted by madbanjoman
    . Where I really departed the norm was the electronics. It has two Bill Lawrence Wilde noiseless pickups that are very clean. I have 5-way switch and a blend knob that allows 7 different combinations. From the bridge to neck.
    How do MBJM.

    Yeah, that 5 way mod is really cool. The tone cut for the neck pickup makes for a useable rhythm sound. Have you considered the Q filter tone mod? Put in a switch twixt Q filter and tone cap and the tonality is endless!

    Have you ever seen Mr Lawrence's video on the Wilde pickups f/book page where he uses the neck pickup on a Tele as a tone capacitor? And his work on magnetic fields with different bridge plate materials?

    I find it amazing that a simple guitar like a telecaster can provide endless electronic possibilities with just two pickups.

    For myself on my Squier Tele I fell in love with CC pickup and.... (see previous posts). I was noodling away through a frankensteined micro cube last night and try as I did I could not find a bad sound with that guitar.

  44. #993

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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzbow
    How do MBJM.

    Yeah, that 5 way mod is really cool. The tone cut for the neck pickup makes for a useable rhythm sound. Have you considered the Q filter tone mod? Put in a switch twixt Q filter and tone cap and the tonality is endless!

    Have you ever seen Mr Lawrence's video on the Wilde pickups f/book page where he uses the neck pickup on a Tele as a tone capacitor? And his work on magnetic fields with different bridge plate materials?

    I find it amazing that a simple guitar like a telecaster can provide endless electronic possibilities with just two pickups.

    For myself on my Squier Tele I fell in love with CC pickup and.... (see previous posts). I was noodling away through a frankensteined micro cube last night and try as I did I could not find a bad sound with that guitar.
    I have another set of Wilde pickups in a Heritage H140 les paul copy with the Q-filter connected to two knobs with other two knobs as master volume and tone. I love what the q-filter does to those pickups. I had the privilege of getting both the q-filter and the pickups along with a wiring diagram from Bill after having a long talk with him on the phone about what I was looking for in a guitar sound. I don't remember if I saw the video you referred to or not. If I did, it was a long time ago and worth watching again. Bill was a fascinating person to talk to. When I bought these pickups, you ordered by phone and usually got his wife Becky, but if you had questions Bill was willing to chat a while about what was clearly a passionate subject for him.

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    So has any Tele fan here tried the Reverend Pete Anderson Eastsider T?

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    There's a lot to like here, most notably a 43mm nut width and a compound radius 10" to 14".
    Other points being chambered Korina body, out of phase switch, dual action truss rod, pin lock tuners and alnico 5 magnets in vintage voiced pickups.

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    Here's a look at the tone chambers, enough space for a CC pickup in the neck. I'm in!

    The story goes that Pete Anderson (PA) wanted a T style signature guitar but the F boys couldn't come up with the goods.
    Reverend had already had a hollow body Pete Anderson signature guitar so they took on the job of building one for him.
    Joe Naylor wanted to use the Buckshot as the platform for the new series but PA wanted a traditional T style guitar.
    So Joe Naylor decided to make the best T style guitar he could.

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    The Reverend Buckshot, Tele DNA for an interesting take.

    One way to view the Eastsider T guitar would be as a paternal relative of the telecaster, much like the G&L ASAT classic.
    Therefore the Reverend Buckshot and G&L special would be of the same gene pool with a twist!

    So anyone try one of these?
    Last edited by jazzbow; 07-31-2017 at 08:43 AM.

  46. #995

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    Quote Originally Posted by roegtr
    Playing a little jazz on this newer am.special Tele with an 80s Gibson paf humbucker. Going through a Fender Super Champ x2. D'addario chromes with an unwound third. <br>
    Among the most compelling playing I've ever heard. Thank you!

  47. #996

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    Hey
    thanks for the comment sir!
    I replaced the original pickup since it was very bright and I had the Gibson paf laying around. However, I've been thinking of possibly getting a TK Smith CCII to get more of an old school sound. The paf has a very round tone and especially so with the 250k volume pot. It works pretty well for jazz.
    I did write in the description of the clip that it's quite bright, but listening back, I think it's not too bad.

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    Hi, I’m new to this forum, to say hello to all Tele aficionados. Picture shows my 52 RI Hot Rod Deluxe Tele and Vox AC 15 (there is also a pair of f-holes in the background though ...). I like it reading around here, very interesting.
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  49. #998

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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzbow
    Yeah, the stock pickup sounded horrible on mine too. I thought it was the pickup but if your having the same trouble then there must be some sort of voodo from the CC pickup. I cured the problem by replacing it with a Duncan AlNiCo 2 bridge pickup as the CC pickup I have has an AlNiCo 2 magnet in it too.

    In case it has not been mentioned. Many of the tele style bridge pups have a metal plate and are grounded to the bridge plate. In that case you can't reverse the wiring but you can reverse the Lollar CC wiring so you will NOT get that funky "Out of Phase" sound like a 70's phase shifter. LOL

  50. #999

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naquat
    In case it has not been mentioned. Many of the tele style bridge pups have a metal plate and are grounded to the bridge plate. In that case you can't reverse the wiring but you can reverse the Lollar CC wiring so you will NOT get that funky "Out of Phase" sound like a 70's phase shifter. LOL
    Hiya.

    The Duncan has a copper metal plate too. The problem was the hot lead from the VV CC Rider was hanging on to the pickup literally by a thread.

    Also the original Squier bridge pickup didn't like having the ground to the plate resoldered to a seperate ground wire whereas the Duncan alnico ll took to this mod in its stride without problem.

    The Tele bridge unit is supposed to work efficiently with its bridge cover in place in conjunction with the copper pickup base plate. I can't tell the difference.

    If you check out Bill Lawrence on the 'net, search out his paper on electro conductance using different materials and thicknesses for a Telecaster bridge plate. It makes my head swirl but it's interesting reading.

  51. #1000

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    roetgr,

    I like the sound of your Telecaster in the Donna Lee clip. The playing is slick, too! You know, whatever pickup you put in there--it will still sound like a Telecaster--BUT, it does tame some of the single-coil treble friskiness on the Tele when you put a humbucker in there.

    Nicely done.