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    Quote Originally Posted by Arnesto
    Nice playing! it s that a short scale? I have one for a local luthier on the way, but I don't know how the bridge-body relationship looks aesthetically
    Yes, 24.75” Gibson scale!

    For aesthetic comparison:


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    Possibly an interesting new path to Eternal Damnation for those subject to such temptations:

    Paranormal Cabronita Telecaster(R) Thinline | Squier Electric Guitars

    Remember, the Debbel plays a Tele.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Milton
    Cosmic G: That Yamaha Pacifica of yours looks like much more of a Tele/Strat hybrid than any of the Pacificas I've seen before? Today's Yamaha Pacifica is very much a Strat copy.
    I'm surprised to hear you say that with a high profile player like Mike Stern using a very tele style Pacifica for many years.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cosmic gumbo
    I'm surprised to hear you say that with a high profile player like Mike Stern using a very tele style Pacifica for many years.

    Theee used to be a cheapo Pacifica, tele shaped, with two humbuckers. Hope I never get near one, temptation never sleeps.


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    Has anyone played or seen the Ultra Telecaster? I'm getting rid of two other solid bodies and it appeals to me because of the contouring and the relatively low weight (I know a thin line is even lighter). The noiseless pickups (gen 5) get good reviews. Any opinions?

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    I play a Nash T style with Lawler med wind Humbuckers this is my second Nash so I think they are great. Mine is lite relic and seems very comfortable to me. Some players Hate relic but to each his own. Nash heard this common complaint and came up with lite relic. You can not always find a used one with everything you want. They are available with Lawler CC pickups which Tim Lurch demos on YT. Humbucker Music allows 5 to 7 days to try it out so you have little to lose.To me he just has the formula right for something you can order today. With this guitar I have my PHD in telecaster. Finally Done! I guess you could call it a GIB FEN or a FEN GIB with two humbuckers. The neck is a fifties larger size hand cut I think. Anyway of all the telecasters in my life I like these the best!

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    My telecaster next to my strat,guild,taylor and carpri classical

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    Quote Originally Posted by silvertonebetty
    My telecaster next to my strat,guild,taylor and carpri classical

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    It’s a nice and versatile collection, but the picture doesn’t do them right ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Jay
    It’s a nice and versatile collection, but the picture doesn’t do them right ;-)
    Should i take them out of the case for you.Telecaster Love Thread, No Archtops Allowed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Jay
    It’s a nice and versatile collection, but the picture doesn’t do them right ;-)
    This better

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    Quote Originally Posted by silvertonebetty
    This better

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    Much better!

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    Just in my little corner of the world...I'm a home player and had an itch for a tele so I just went on and bought the new Performer and a blues cube a couple months back. Finally after tinkering around with the cube settings and tele vol and tone and upping string gauge I'm finally getting the tone I was after. I went thru Stringjoy and customized a set 12-16-20w-28-38-50 and raised the action up for my likes and I'm really liking the tone and playability. I really like the tone control (greasebucket tone circuit) as it does not muddy up the sound but sweetens in any pu position oh and there's no such thing as ice-pick bridge sound with this tele

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    Hi, is there anyone that has experience with Harley Benton Fusion-T HH?
    I am considering to buy it, but on YouTube, I did not find any video with clean tone playing jazz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BFrench
    Just in my little corner of the world...I'm a home player and had an itch for a tele so I just went on and bought the new Performer and a blues cube a couple months back. Finally after tinkering around with the cube settings and tele vol and tone and upping string gauge I'm finally getting the tone I was after. I went thru Stringjoy and customized a set 12-16-20w-28-38-50 and raised the action up for my likes and I'm really liking the tone and playability. I really like the tone control (greasebucket tone circuit) as it does not muddy up the sound but sweetens in any pu position oh and there's no such thing as ice-pick bridge sound with this tele
    I recently got a Nash Tele with 2 Lawler Humbuckers and use DR 11s nickle with a Fender Deluxe reverb amp and am enjoying it a lot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joeontheguitar
    Has anyone played or seen the Ultra Telecaster? I'm getting rid of two other solid bodies and it appeals to me because of the contouring and the relatively low weight (I know a thin line is even lighter). The noiseless pickups (gen 5) get good reviews. Any opinions?
    I own one. I got it about a month ago. It's a 2020 Texas Tea one. I have varied tastes and finding a guitar that does one thing perfect is tough enough. Finding one that did five things perfect was beginning to feel like a fool's errand. Not that there aren't plenty of guitars that are versatile but it has to do them all the way I wanted. I suspected for years that the Tele would be a close as I ever got. What it didn't do (to my liking) was modern high gain while still sounding perfect (to my liking) for country, blues, jazz, punk, classic, and hard rock.

    Then came the Ultra. I ordered one and ran it through my Strymon and it was everything I wanted.... but I hadn't tried the modern high gain. Shifting to my high gain chain (Revv G3 into a Two Notes Torpedo CAB M) and it barked, growled, and chugged as well as any 5150 rig I ever owned.

    As a guitar, I couldn't have been happier. I adore it. The fit wasn't perfect but the finish is. The fit issues are with the pickguard. Nothing horrible. I love the pickups as well as the Series setting in the S1 switch. It sings even when not plugged in.

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    More excess parts removed. Who does really need full bridge plate?



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    That is ugly as fuck Vladan ... But in good way!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vladan
    More excess parts removed. Who does really need full bridge plate?
    That's the right way to make a telecaster sound less like a telecaster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lobomov
    That is ugly as fuck Vladan ... But in good way!
    As ugly as a fuck can be.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hammertone
    That's the right way to make a telecaster sound less like a telecaster.
    The next thing, I will move bridge some 7.5mm further from the neck, then string it with flatwounds.

    My Band camp

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vladan
    As ugly as a fuck can be.The next thing, I will move bridge some 7.5mm further from the neck, then string it with flatwounds.

    My Band camp
    And then play slide on it?


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    Did a few modifications to my cheap Jay Turser tele, which is now equipped with a Gibson 57 Classic.
    I dremeled a hole where the strap lock was, fashioned an extension from a segment of a drumstick.

    Been bit by the Tele bug. Kind of want to get one with a p90 maybe...
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    Is the drum-stick-strap-pin removable? Won’t fit in any case like this ? And gigbags?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Jay
    Is the drum-stick-strap-pin removable? Won’t fit in any case like this ? And gigbags?
    Yes it is. I hadn't gotten that far. I bet there's a gig bag that would work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arielcee
    I dremeled a hole where the strap lock was, fashioned an extension from a segment of a drumstick.
    That suggests neck heavy. I’ve been wanting to put together a thinline partscaster but keep worrying over just that problem. (Well, that and whether to do humbucker, what kind of wood, what finish...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim232777
    That suggests neck heavy. I’ve been wanting to put together a thinline partscaster but keep worrying over just that problem. (Well, that and whether to do humbucker, what kind of wood, what finish...)
    Quite. I probably could have taken a more legit approach but it's working well. It is only a bit top heavy; I also just like it being more centered (which maybe is what you were implying). The 57 classic kicks ass! It doesn't seem to take away from the inherent telecasterness or whatever. I'm able to get bright or dark tones just changing the pick or adjusting the action a little.
    Last edited by arielcee; 10-24-2020 at 10:36 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Jay
    Yes, 24.75” Gibson scale!

    For aesthetic comparison:

    I love em! Way cool.

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    My t-type guitar cops a great jazz tone.


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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulNYC
    My t-type guitar cops a great jazz tone.


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    I've been playing this tele exclusively for the last seven years, it's great. Most of the wear is mine.
    MJT with Lollar 52's
    The Greco ES-175 I bought last week is taking a bit of getting used to, after so many years on the tele!

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    Was wondering about strings for a Tele.
    I got a Squier Affinity Tele last Christmas. I love it. It's my main guitar.
    Think it came with Fender strings, which were fine. Or maybe the first time I changed them I used Fender strings. Last time around I went with a set of Stringjoys, and they were fine too.

    Going to change strings again soon and I have a few options around the house: Fender Super 250s, Stringjoys, and some TI flats (which I won't be using).

    I play less jazz on this guitar than I thought I might. I've focused more on writing songs and I tend to write in the blues / rock / country / singer-songwriter vein. (What I grew up on, really, with some of my own quirks that have developed over the years.) Do a lot more bending than I did on my Artcore with Chromes on it.

    Sustain would be a plus. And lasting a while would be another. Less squeak would be nice but it's not as if the ones I have now are particularly problematic that way. What I have used isn't bad in any way. But I thought I'd ask more experienced Tele players what suits them best.

    I play through a Fender Mustang amp.

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    I've been using Stringjoy on my tele lately as it's one of the few brands I can customize a set...
    so it's to my likings which is 12-15-20w-26-36-49...the G is a little heavy for steel bends but that's ok I'm bending a lot less nowadays

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    +1 on Stringjoy!! That's all I've been using for a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkRhodes
    Was wondering about strings for a Tele.
    I got a Squier Affinity Tele last Christmas. I love it. It's my main guitar.
    Yeah, even the Squiers and other "knock-offs" can be pretty nice--just read this thread! You'll get as many opinions on this question as there are posters.

    I play a mix of jazz, country, and some older rock, and have settled on pure nickels. Currently have D'Addario EPN115 on my Tele. They are pure nickel wound (not nickel coated steel), and for gauge run from 11 to 48; 3rd string is a plain 18. They are nice and warm through the neck pup and bright and twangy through the bridge. With the plain 3rd string, they're pretty easy to bend. Fender has a similar set in the 150 line, running 11 to 49. Both brands are marketed as "vintage" sound.

    D'Addario:
    EPN115 is a medium light gauge string set for electric guitar that delivers a warm, vintage Pure Nickel strings produce the vintage guitar sound of the 1950's, an era when pure nickel wire was used to wind guitar strings. These strings produce the rich, warm tones heard in traditional blues, rock & roll, and country.
    Fender:
    Fender Original 150 Vintage Nickel strings sing with rich, mellow warmth and play with smooth comfort, ideal for you and your guitar. With full sound and little finger noise, vintage nickel delivers rich sonic warmth for your tone.
    Edit: Added the links, and just noticed the writing error in the D'Addario description. That's copied straight from the site. :-)
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    I've used D'addario EJ21s (12s) on mine. Really nice. Currently have EJ22s (13s) on it. A little heavy..

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    I like the D'Addario Pure Nickel rounds on my tele, in whatever gauge you prefer. (Lately I've been playing 10s on my solids, 11s on my archtops.)

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    ISTR that Fender branded strings are made by D'Addario.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sasquatch
    I've been playing this tele exclusively for the last seven years, it's great. Most of the wear is mine.
    MJT with Lollar 52's
    The Greco ES-175 I bought last week is taking a bit of getting used to, after so many years on the tele!

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    Looks gorgeous.

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    Do you guys ever use the Tele bridge pickup for jazz? Obviously, outside of jazz, Tele's exist because of their bridge pickups. It's a shame not to use it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by West LA Jazz
    Looks gorgeous.
    The back has almost totally oxidized. It was gold when I got it heh

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tal_175
    Do you guys every use the Tele bridge pickup for jazz? Obviously, outside of jazz Tele's exist because of their bridge pickups. It's a shame not to use it.
    I may have posted this before:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tal_175 View Post
    Do you guys every use the Tele bridge pickup for jazz? Obviously, outside of jazz, Tele's exist because of their bridge pickups. It's a shame not to use it.
    Occasionally. If I want a Blues sound, or something like a muted trumpet.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tal_175
    Do you guys ever use the Tele bridge pickup for jazz? Obviously, outside of jazz, Tele's exist because of their bridge pickups. It's a shame not to use it.
    I do on some occasions, like said previously, when looking for a trumpet-type sound, but also roll the tone down a little. Also, I spend more time utilizing both pickups than just the neck pickup.

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    Bought this couple of months ago. A road worn, 3.1 kg. Love it and I don't have to worry the kids will drop it/jump on it.
    Sold a 1984 japanese all rosewood telecaster and bought this to replace it. Was a great guitar but way to heavy and the prices just kept going up,
    so I was starting to get worried about scratching it since it was in mint condition. Couldn't be happier. Especially for 1/4th of the price.
    And I don't have to worry the kids will drop it/jump on it.
    Sounds great with flatwounds. I still have some pickups from a 52 reissue, might switch them just for fun but the stock ones sound fine.

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    Certainly. You need to be careful with volume and tone when using the bridge pickup, that's part of the fun.

    I rarely use both pickups for some readon, I know I should - on my G&L Tele they are wired in series. That makes for maximum hum suppression, but somehow I don't like the sound much. I'd rather have the classic Soul rhythm sound when the two are in parallel. And no, I don't even have a soldering iron.

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    Leo Fender's Telecaster Promo


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    Some of the smooth jazz players use overdriven and/or bridge pick up sounds. But the first person that comes to mind when it comes to using the bridge pick up for jazz is Robben Ford. And, as has already been mentioned, Larry Carlton.

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    Found a 1980s Yamaha tele clone last weekend. It was hanging with the budget
    new and used offerings at my local shop. It's been ridden hard and fiddled with,
    but it plays very nicely indeed! Relatively light weight and quite inexpensive. The
    MIJ single coil neck pickup is nice and warm, the way I like 'em.

    Bonus: it's got a back bevel which makes it extra comfy for those of us who never
    stand or use a strap when playing.



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