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    My new "Mastery M4.2" bridge arrived 2 days ago and Good Golly Miss Molly, it makes a BIG difference !!!!
    This Tele was put together in december of 1993, I ordered the parts from Warmoth by fax .... all these years and for appr. 1500 gigs it's had a normal Fender bridge with compensated brass saddles and I finally gave in and ordered this new piece of gear - this is now a Tele on steroids. It's got more of everything : sustain, clarity, note definition, balance and a new 3-dimensional quality that is simply magical - to my ears at least. The guitar has been very resonant and musical from the get-go but this has taken it a quantum leap forward. Highly recommended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gitman
    My new "Mastery M4.2" bridge arrived 2 days ago and Good Golly Miss Molly, it makes a BIG difference !!!! ... this is now a Tele on steroids. It's got more of everything : sustain, clarity, note definition, balance and a new 3-dimensional quality that is simply magical - to my ears at least. The guitar has been very resonant and musical from the get-go but this has taken it a quantum leap forward. ...
    Why do you suppose that is the case? Materials? Simplified contact with the base (four points instead of six)? Linked saddles (two instead of three)? The Mastery site description is: "The M4 Tele Mastery Bridge features the same solid brass saddles as our M3, but with our unique hard chrome plating not found on any other guitar bridge. Fits guitars originally equipped with a standard (4) hole vintage footprint. With additional holes in the back for top-loading option. Includes four 18-8 stainless steel oval #6 screws."
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    My take on this increased tone and resonance is also the choice/quality of the material, the increased pressure on the bridgeplate and the close tolerances of the whole assembly. The acoustic tone/loudness of the guitar has increased considerably.

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    The Tele style bridge, depending in material, can affect the tone of the bridge pickup a lot through eddy currents, etc. That might account for some of the difference in tone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by archtopeddy
    I don't know if this has been posted before or not, but here's a nice interview with studio legend Louie Shelton playing a 52 Tele.
    So glad this was posted. Love the way Louie played ""Tiny Dancer"---never expected to hear it sound that way on guitar! Shelton seems like a nice guy too. Great stories.

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    Just put a Rose Bourbon neck pup into my 50 year old white Peavey Tele. What a bargain!
    lots of other Telecasters but this one was my first real electric and still plays amazing.

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    I have gone through lots of neck pickups over the years and the best I have found are a Franz P90 (low wind, dinky magnet), old Gibson Melody Maker single coils, and I just installed a CC that sounds pretty good. It was too loud to match the bridge pu so I removed one of the two magnets---a little less output, a little less bass. Sounds fine...

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    I just installed a TK Smith Charlie Christian pickup in my Telecaster, along with the matching bridge pickup, and they sound sublime.

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    Yes...I do use the bridge pu on occasion and it's nice to not have to adjust the amp when switching. There's also a little trick you can do with small value caps to knock down some of the bridge pu highs---helps match the neck EQ a little better. It costs about 5 cents---similar to the 'Eldred mod', but much more subtle.

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    Hi guys,

    just wanted to share that I bought a Performer Telecaster (I think it's the cheapest made in USE) two or three months ago - it's my first solidbody for the last 20 years or so.

    Long story short - love it. Here's a quarantine/covid remote recording with it with a new project I'm working on.
    Tele was recorded through a '76 deluxe silverface.

    Take care!

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    This article is worth the read. Came for the quote, stayed for the content. And found good music that I hadn’t heard before too!

    Greg Koch: "At the end of time, there will be cockroaches and Telecasters - and the Teles will be in tune" | Guitar World

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    Telecaster Love Thread, No Archtops Allowed-a9e2405f-8c42-42f0-b099-f21e054b3f79-jpg

    Thought I was done with Teles—with heavy solid body guitars in general...

    Then this hollowbody showed up in the neighborhood. Light and acoustically resonant. Even has a nice oval soundport in the upper bout.

    Fralin steel guitar single coils, middle knob blends the pickups, and —the final delightful surprise for me—the bridge pickup is wound out of phase. Strat quack instead of ice pick.

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    This CV Tele has become my #1. It’s so easy to play, sounds great, feels great and can cover lots of bases. Such a good value.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Esport
    This CV Tele has become my #1. It’s so easy to play, sounds great, feels great and can cover lots of bases. Such a good value.

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    I had a "Frankencaster" with the same exact color scheme. It had all top shelf components. The Don Mare pickups were awesome. That was my pre-bluegrass era go to guitar. I got bit big time by the bluegrass bug. Sold all my electric gear and didn't play anything but bluegrass for the next 10 years. Well, I got bit big time by the jazz bug. Lots of bug bites. So, I'm a bluegrass/jazz connoisseur. But I needed some electric gear for jazz so I recently purchased a Fender Tone Master Deluxe Reverb and a Fender Vintera Tele '60s Modded and some pedals. Also picked up an Eastman AR580CE jazz archtop that sounds incredible. So now I'm all set for both jazz and bluegrass (I like blues too).

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    I have a J5 tele that I want to strip and convert.

    Does anyone have and recommends humbuckers for jazz?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheProgJR
    I have a J5 tele that I want to strip and convert.

    Does anyone have and recommends humbuckers for jazz?

    Not a Tele but my Eastman AR 580CE came with a (single) Seymour Duncan Jazz pickup and it sounds gorgeous. Very smooth. Nice, velvety attack. Drips tone. I also really like the underwound Lollar Imperial. Very sweet sounding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheProgJR
    I have a J5 tele that I want to strip and convert.

    Does anyone have and recommends humbuckers for jazz?
    You could get dozens of answers. I like Fralin P92s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheProgJR
    I have a J5 tele that I want to strip and convert.

    Does anyone have and recommends humbuckers for jazz?
    Seymour Duncan Li'l '59s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhl-ferndale
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    Fralin steel guitar single coils, middle knob blends the pickups, and —the final delightful surprise for me—the bridge pickup is wound out of phase. Strat quack instead of ice pick.
    Maaaan, that’s a sweet pickup configuration! I’d love to hear it.

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    Telecaster Love Thread, No Archtops Allowed-43d88a2c-3ff6-4b18-a6d7-0144f9df3da5-jpg
    Just started my next project:
    early 50‘s Blackguard Esquire.

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    Nice. Who did the finishing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhl-ferndale
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    Thought I was done with Teles—with heavy solid body guitars in general...

    Then this hollowbody showed up in the neighborhood. Light and acoustically resonant. Even has a nice oval soundport in the upper bout.

    Fralin steel guitar single coils, middle knob blends the pickups, and —the final delightful surprise for me—the bridge pickup is wound out of phase. Strat quack instead of ice pick.

    Why are the pickups on such an extreme angle?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by lammie200
    Nice. Who did the finishing?
    All by myself, thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug B
    Why are the pickups on such an extreme angle?
    Probably so they don't stick out so much side-to-side

    But I have the same question in the end -- where did those pup come from?

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    Here are mine:

    A MIM Fender Baja w/ Round 12s:
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    A MIJ '62 Custom Reissue upgraded w/ CS '62 Tele PUs, a BCS wiring kit w/ 4 way switch, and Vibramate bridge and saddles. The 12th fret "inlay" is a sticker I found on eBay. TI 11 Flats.
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    Uh oh, is this cheating? Fender Parallel Universe Jazz Tele! TI 11 Flats on this one as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDaddyLoveHandles
    Probably so they don't stick out so much side-to-side

    But I have the same question in the end -- where did those pup come from?
    The post said Fralin steel guitar pups, assume for a steel guitar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cosmic gumbo
    The post said Fralin steel guitar pups, assume for a steel guitar?
    Yes, steel guitar pickups.

    But I bought it second hand from a person who did not know the builder, nor is the guitar signed, so it’s a lovely little mystery.

    They’re not noiseless though! I can’t get armchair cozy with the Henriksen Bud without the old single coil hum. One day maybe I’ll pop the top and check the shielding.

    Such a light and acoustically resonant guitar—I find myself using it to work out almost every new idea just now. Then of course the archtops require extra warmup to transfer those ideas to their fretboards and very different girths.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Esport
    This CV Tele has become my #1. It’s so easy to play, sounds great, feels great and can cover lots of bases. Such a good value.

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    Couldn't agree more. I have exactly the same one and I feel the same way.

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    They were white in the 60's, not faded yellow.
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    60's style.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Esport
    This CV Tele has become my #1. It’s so easy to play, sounds great, feels great and can cover lots of bases. Such a good value.

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    Me too.

    It's been almost 10 years ago since I have had a new guitar and after my wifes severe illness and death five months ago and now two months of Corona virus isolation due to my own fragile immune system, I feel an urge to get something new going on at the guitar front. In short: GAS. Despite having played for more than 50 years, I have never had a Tele, so now I have a Squier CV Tele on the way from Thomann. It is thought as a basis for some mods.

    First - and a must -, the straight bridge saddles will be replaced right away with slanted brass saddles making better compensation possible also with wound G strings. They are already ordered. If that turns out not to compensate well enough, the whole bridge plate will be replaced with one with six individual saddles.

    Second - likely - another neck. These days I find modern Fender necks too narrow and skinny with too curved fingerboards for my taste. What I have in mind is a Warmoth fatback neck with 12" fingerboard radius and 1.75" nut with.

    Third - maybe - a Biltoft CC Rider in the neck position (provided there's room for it in the neck PU cavity). But I'll see about that. Maybe the stock PU sounds good in its own right.
    Last edited by oldane; 05-19-2020 at 08:02 AM.

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    Jeez Oldane.... so sorry to hear about your wife...... I wish you strength and good health. You really deserve a new guitar! Enjoy it in good health!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Jay
    Jeez Oldane.... so sorry to hear about your wife...... I wish you strength and good health. You really deserve a new guitar! Enjoy it in good health!
    well said...in agreement

    enjoy oldane..& stay safe


    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Jay
    Jeez Oldane.... so sorry to hear about your wife...... I wish you strength and good health. You really deserve a new guitar! Enjoy it in good health!
    My condolences for the loss of your wife. May good health be yours!
    Last edited by citizenk74; 05-19-2020 at 11:06 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldane
    Me too.

    It's been almost 10 years ago since I have had a new guitar and after my wifes severe illness and death five months ago and now two months of Corona virus isolation due to my own fragile immune system, I feel an urge to get something new going on at the guitar front. In short: GAS. Despite having played for more than 50 years, I have never had a Tele, so now I have a Squier CV Tele on the way from Thomann. It is thought as a basis for some mods.

    First - and a must -, the straight bridge saddles will be replaced right away with slanted brass saddles making better compensation possible also with wound G strings. They are already ordered. If that turns out not to compensate well enough, the whole bridge plate will be replaced with one with six individual saddles.

    Second - likely - another neck. These days I find modern Fender necks too narrow and skinny with too curved fingerboards for my taste. What I have in mind is a Warmoth fatback neck with 12" fingerboard radius and 1.75" nut with.

    Third - maybe - a Biltoft Easy Rider CC in the neck position (provided there's room for it in the neck PU cavity). But I'll see about that. Maybe the stock PU sounds good in its own right.
    I'm with you on playing guitar for years without owning a Tele, I acquired my first Tele just a few months back.

    I sincerely hope the music you play on this guitar will be s source of encouragement and strength in this siege of misfortune you've experienced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheProgJR
    I have a J5 tele that I want to strip and convert.

    Does anyone have and recommends humbuckers for jazz?
    Full size? Gibson Classic 57, Dimarzio 36th Anniversary, Wilde L90 4.0 Henry twin blade (so not traditional looking, but sound fab; 4.0H for neck, 6.0H for bridge). There will be recommendations for Lollars, but I've never used them; great rep though. Kent Armstrong handmades also worthy, I've had all good experiences with Kent.

    Tele neck size? Wilde L280TN or Dimarzio Area T. Both are dynamite for jazz, great enough to forget about full size buckers in a Tele. Fat, warm, clean, punchy. The Wildes are a little clearer and wide spectrum, the Dimarzios are more focused and mid-y. Really like 'em both.

    And olddane, no words can express it adequately, best wishes for peace and healing to you.

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    I wish you well, Oldane, and you have my condolences. I’d be lost without my wife. Peace and strength, my friend.

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    Thank you for all the kind condolences. It once again shows that this forum is habitated by kind, considerate and mature people. I believe that makes this forum something uncommon and special. I can't say I feel lost after my wifes death as far as the practical matters concerns. The day to day household activity runs, I make warm meals every day, I keep the house clean and tidy etc. But after 35 years of marriage, I miss my wife a lot and it's very empty without her. On top of it, the Corona isolation put most of my semi-retirement work on halt so I have also missed some external structure in my days and weeks (psychologists sometimes, with a German expression, calls it "zeitgebers" - "time makers" - which is important for psychological wellbeing), so it has often felt a bit purposeless. Luckily the Corona epidemy is rapidly dwindling here in Denmark due to effective handling from the beginning, so we expect social life to become more normal in the coming few months. And luckily I have my grandchild who is now 8 months old. It certainly warms my grandpa heart to be with her even if it has to be at a 2 meter distance. Children develop so fast at that age and she learns something new every week. As it says in a 200 years old Danish psalm: "Sorrow and happiness follow each other. Fortune and misfortune walks side by side."

    As for the Tele, it arrived yesterday and I spend the afternoon stringing it to my preference (12-52 Chromes) and setting it up. It will indeed need the compensating saddles I have on the way. The neck pickup sound good but not quite on the level of the two HCC PUs I have in two other guitars, so I have also ordered a black pickguard with a CC Rider from Pete Biltoft. I have ordered from him years ago and after all these years, he's still extremely service minded. He e-mailed me literally minutes after I placed the order with supplemental questions. He goes to lengths to ensure one gets what one needs, so he asked me to check the neck pickup for its polarity with a compass so he could wind the neck pickup with the correct polarity. I'm not much of a wildlife person and I don't have a compass, so I also needed to order a cheap one. I also figured I would replace the neck because I normally like fat and wide necks better than the slim and narrow Fender necks but to my surprise I felt at home on the neck it came with and didn't feel any cramps in my arthrotic hand when playing it. So for the time being I'll see how I get along with it. A neck replacement with a Warmoth neck would have been the most costly part of the modding. I'm quite amazed how much guitar you can get with these Squier CV's. I payed 2800DKr ~ 407US$ for mine including shipping. It needed a set up, but since I can do that myself and there is no way I can live with the 09 string set it came with, it was expected and not a problem.

    EDIT MAY22:

    I dug out my nut files this morning and fine tuned the nut slots (nut slots are almost always to high on new guitars, sometimes even on expensive ones). The neck plays as good as any neck in guitars that cost me 20 times more and it's still comfortable for me, so the planned Warmoth neck will be not be needed. I'm still avaiting the arrival of the compensated bridge saddles. With those, the intonation should be close to perfect - and if not, as I wrote, I'll get a Gotoh bridge with individual saddles for each string. But I expect them to be OK.

    Teles do hum, so when the new pickguard with the CC-Rider pickup arrives and the guitar is taken apart, it will also be time for thorough shielding with copper foil.

    VERDICT: These Squier CV's are really execellent value for the money. They play more than OK out of the box and if one is prepared to spend a little time and (not much) money one can set them up to perfection. At the price they sell for, it's the labor heavy setup work which leaves room for a little improvement here and there, not the materials, but you can't get it all for that little money. Now, I have ordered a CC-Rider from Pete Biltoft, but actually the guitar plays fine with the stock PUs, so the CC-rider is certainly not needed, just nice to have and looks cool. If we exclude it from the equation, it means that the guitar has cost me ~ US$407 including shipping + US$20 for the bridge saddles = total US$ 427 + some work. Highly recommended, especially for people who can do a little setup work themselves. They should also be the perfect starting point for tinkerers and modders.



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    I'm thinking seriously about getting the Squire CV 50's whenever they get back in stock which suppose to be around the first of June. I don't play out just very seldom so it'll be mainly just for home use. I mostly play my acoustics and mandolin around the house. Just hoping the pickups will suit me but whats the worse that can happen $$...I have a AR372CE that I may try to sell to someone who might actually use it. I keep the wants but really no needs except a new toy. I recently sold a 93 tele that never suited me although I never changed pickups only added a compensated brass saddle. Hopefully the CV 50 will be good to go because I sure like a tele
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    Quote Originally Posted by BFrench
    I'm thinking seriously about getting the Squire CV 50's whenever they get back in stock which suppose to be around the first of June. I don't play out just very seldom so it'll be mainly just for home use. I mostly play my acoustics and mandolin around the house. Just hoping the pickups will suit me but whats the worse that can happen $$...I have a AR372CE that I may try to sell to someone who might actually use it. I keep the wants but really no needs except a new toy. I recently sold a 93 tele that never suited me although I never changed pickups only added a compensated brass saddle. Hopefully the CV 50 will be good to go because I sure like a tele
    At least my Squier CV 60's guitar has big "universal" pickup routs which will take bigger pickups than the stock ones and I can't se any sensible reason why it shouldn't be the same for all of them (production will be simpler and cheaper that way). If you want another type of pickup (say HB or CC) in the neck position, the pickguard has to be routed or - easier - a new pickguard must be bought. Pete Biltoft can make pickguard assemblies with the pickup of your choice so you only have to swap the pickguards and solder the pickup leads to the switch in the control cavity.

    The necks on the CV's are rather slim and narrow (for all I know Fender doesn't offer necks wider than 1 11/16" and Squier neck are narrower than that). If you are used to fat and/or wide necks it may not be for you. Try before you buy or be sure you can return it just in case. However, despite the seemingly obvious, for me who has fatter and wider necks on my other guitars, the neck feels comfortable and there is enough shoulder to ensure a stable anchoring of my thumb but your mileage may vary. If you want a Tele with a fat and/or wide neck, ordering one from Warmoth or USACG is an option, though a custom neck will cost you more than the guitar.

    Sone cheap mods worth cosidering is replacement of the straight bridge saddles with compensating ones and installing a treble bleed capacitator at the volume pot (a loss of treble is audible when rolling off volume). Shielding the cavities is always a useful "mod" on a Tele which hums quite a bit. Lube the tuners with a thick oil - they are dead dry and stiff out of the box.

    As for using a Squier CV for gigs - or not: If my sample is representative, then a well set up Squier CV is indeed good enough for profesional gigging and they sound and plays as good as (and in some cases better) than what one finds in socalled "professional" instruments that costs many times more. Like I said earlier, a setup is always beneficial (including filing down the nut slots a bit) but as we have heard so often, that is also the case with for example much more expensive Gibson guitars. The only thing is that it says Squier and not Fender on the headstock and that may have some brand name snobs frown. And no, one can't scrape off the Squier decal - it's applied before the poyurethane finish.

    That said, the more expensive Fender Teles do have refinements a Squier CV doesn't have such as (maybe) better pickups and harness, rolled fingerboard edges, contoured bodies, better tuners, bridges with individual one-string saddles etc. However, these refinements are things that may be nice to have, but they are not needed. CVs are excellent utility guitars and utility is after all what the Tele was all about as Leo Fender envisioned it, so the CV may well be closer to Leos original ideas than a present day custom shop or "artist model".
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    Quote Originally Posted by BFrench View Post
    Ths Oldane for the response.....I can't ask for any review on TDPRI cause it seems to be mainly only hard rockers or 16 year olds, more seasoned players here. I only wish I was a jazz player, waited to long to begin. Anyway my forte for lack of a better word has always been old country (not so much the twang thing), western swing, blues (TBone, Louis Myers, Earl Hooker etc...and I've started in the last several years to work on basic jazz standards structure and chord voicings. I'm looking for a Telecaster that has a nice smooth rich sounding neck pickup and and a little brighter bite when needed

    I play out very little, a house party now and then with a couple friends where we can do what we want and we know the people putting the gathering together. Now, I'm wanting a Telecaster again, I sold both mine years back. I looked at the 50's CV and just don't think it would have the tone I'm after and neck I've read is very slim. It's near impossible to find any vids that aren't distorted rock. Question: Anyone here have any experience with the Fender Performer and if so what's your thoughts, I'm 3-4 hours away from a store that would possibly have one in stock. It's so hard being there's so many different tele's and having to buy online with very limited knowledge. I'd just really know by playing one.
    If you like bigger necks, I don’t think you can go wrong with a 1950s Baja Tele. Some clean sounds in this demo:


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    Tele with a Fender delight.
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    And this
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    And this too
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    I put a Fender '62 reissue pickup in the bridge and then a Seymour Duncan Vintage Stack in the neck position, which is a disguised humbucker hidden under the standard Tele chrome neck pickup cover. I couldn't stand to change the classic look of the pickups at all. I also added Graphtec string savers saddles. Warm, clean full mid-tones.

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    some favorites
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    from Terry Clarke:
    "My brother was a guitarist and tried to find the right guitar so he could get the Ed Bickert sound. We’re in Vancouver watching him on television, and my brother is a rock n’ roll guitar player and went out and got a Gibson ES 175, he got a Stratocaster, a Jazzmaster – he got every “master” guitar he could find and different amps to get the Ed Bickert sound. Flash forward 1969 and my brother moves to Toronto, he was a radio announcer and as soon as he gets here, he goes down to George’s Spaghetti House to finally get to see Ed Bickert live. He walks in and sees him playing that piece of shit Telecaster and that horrible amp and getting that damn sound he gets. Ken quit the guitar the next day. I think the amp had two little arms and it leaned back."

  49. #1498

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    Quote Originally Posted by medblues
    from Terry Clarke:
    "My brother was a guitarist and tried to find the right guitar so he could get the Ed Bickert sound. We’re in Vancouver watching him on television, and my brother is a rock n’ roll guitar player and went out and got a Gibson ES 175, he got a Stratocaster, a Jazzmaster – he got every “master” guitar he could find and different amps to get the Ed Bickert sound. Flash forward 1969 and my brother moves to Toronto, he was a radio announcer and as soon as he gets here, he goes down to George’s Spaghetti House to finally get to see Ed Bickert live. He walks in and sees him playing that piece of shit Telecaster and that horrible amp and getting that damn sound he gets. Ken quit the guitar the next day. I think the amp had two little arms and it leaned back."
    Those "two little arms" are one of the best things Leo ever invented. Tilt-back legs improve any amp's dispersion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by citizenk74
    Those "two little arms" are one of the best things Leo ever invented. Tilt-back legs improve any amp's dispersion.
    exactly!!! just another example of leo's "folk" genius....what a great he was!..thought of everything!


    cheers

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    This thread is rapidly approaching it's 5th birthday ... and still on the front page ... All hail the mighty Tele!