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    I found this chart maybe you can send it to companies to show what you want.

    Telecaster love thread, no Archtops allowed-neckshape-jpg
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  3. #252

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hep To The Jive View Post
    The reason I was trying them out, I'm planning one day to built my own tele from parts, either from Warmoth, or Musikcraft, All Parts, or any of those builders.

    After I figure out what neck I need, I immediately looked up Fender specs on 58 RI, and it says the D-profile! I guess it's not as deep as U, but has a lot of shoulders.

    well, at least I know what I want, because only recently I realized how much a neck specs affect playing!
    HTTJ, From what you describe and by looking at Docbop's neck chart I'm thinking you're describing the deep U or baseball bat neck shape.

    If you're checking out necks to make a 'Bitsa' Tele you should check out the Squire Vintage Vibe necks. Perfectly good and less coin.

    Talking about Squire necks check out the J Mascis Jazzmaster neck, it is quite wide and full in the hand (Ooer!).
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    give me a baseball bat U shape neck any time .... takes a few days to get used to if you usually play modern tele necks ....well it did for me when i got my 1st one ........but once you made that adjustment it just feels perfect .... and the necks you been liking feel like toy instruments ... and a big fat neck usually translates into a big tone too... the neck plays a huge role in tone somewhat more than we give it credit for
    Keira Witherkay performs as a "Solo Instrumental Fingerstyle Jazz Guitarist"
    & guitarist with the "Retro Jazz Duo " & Indie rock band "The Bad Sheep"
    and is a music tutor....
    last but not least is an avid world traveller
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  5. #254

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    I'm with Keira on the big U neck for Telecasters. +1

    Say, the Guthrie Trapp piece reminds me of the late Danny Gatton, if he were playing an Umphrey's Mcgee chart.

  6. #255

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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzbow View Post
    HTTJ, From what you describe and by looking at Docbop's neck chart I'm thinking you're describing the deep U or baseball bat neck shape.

    If you're checking out necks to make a 'Bitsa' Tele you should check out the Squire Vintage Vibe necks. Perfectly good and less coin.

    Talking about Squire necks check out the J Mascis Jazzmaster neck, it is quite wide and full in the hand (Ooer!).
    Well, Vintage 52 RI has deep U neck, and it's different from 58 that I played side by side. It's not as deep as U for sure. Baseball bat necks are good too, they would be my 2nd choice.

    I remember on Guild website a neck I think is the same profile described as soft U, so maybe that's better than D for description.

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    Quote Originally Posted by floatingpickup View Post
    I recorded a video of me playing my new tele today.
    Keith
    Really nice arrangement, I had to listen a few times, well done!

    wiz
    Howie

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    Keith's playing on Jobim's "Meditation" is excellent. The tone he gets from the Telecaster is superb. You simply cannot go wrong with a Telecaster.

    Two years ago, I owned two...now: none! I am going to have to do something about that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greentone View Post
    Keith's playing on Jobim's "Meditation" is excellent. The tone he gets from the Telecaster is superb. You simply cannot go wrong with a Telecaster.

    Two years ago, I owned two...now: none! I am going to have to do something about that.

    Check out the Fender Baja Tele's they have a nice chunky neck and being a MIM model they are only $700 or less if you find a close-out like I did. Put a Joe Barton bridge plate on and you have an amazing guitar for under a grand.
    No, I'm not going to give you the answer to your question. I don't want to deny you the pleasure you'll receive when you figure it out yourself. -- Bill Evans talking to his brother.

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    The SD Vintage Minibucker in this guitar sounds particularly nice with the TI Swin 11s I have on it.

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    The SD Vintage Minibucker in this guitar sounds particularly nice with the TI Swin 11s I have on it.

  12. #261

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    Nice picture DRS, which Tele is that?
    Paolo

  13. #262

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    Nothing against the bridge pup, but jazz is about the neck pup. Has anyone put in a second "~neck" pup hard by the first one, for variety? Like having a P-90 and a HB?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazz_175 View Post
    Nice picture DRS, which Tele is that?
    Custom USACG build I did myself.

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    Here's my latest Tele, I found a deal on it a Fender FSR Baja Tele in gold metal flake finish. I love the Baja Tele neck a Soft-V not quite as big as the U neck, but has the flatter 9.5 radius versus the 7.5.

    Telecaster love thread, no Archtops allowed-goldie-1-cropped-jpg
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    This has been my #1 for quite a while. I added the humbucker.
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    Docbop,

    That gold Baja is quite a looker. Wowsers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by morroben View Post
    This has been my #1 for quite a while. I added the humbucker.
    Telecaster love thread, no Archtops allowed-12243485_10153896297461535_4859362679893626215_n-jpg
    Nice looking axe! Is that a Fender Deluxe Thinline?

    Can you practice acoustically with it, and hear it better than a Tele without the F-hole?
    How is it for non-fusion jazz?
    Does the humbucker make a big difference for jazz than the original pickup?
    TIA

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgcim View Post
    Nice looking axe! Is that a Fender Deluxe Thinline?

    Can you practice acoustically with it, and hear it better than a Tele without the F-hole?
    How is it for non-fusion jazz?
    Does the humbucker make a big difference for jazz than the original pickup?
    TIA
    Thanks! It's an MIM '69 Thinline Reissue. Mahogany. It is slightly louder than my solidbodies when played unplugged, but by no means as loud as an acoustic or archtop. The humbucker is a Bartolini jazz humbucker. I'm fortunate that the bass player in my band (not jazz) works there and hooked me up. It sounds awesome! Clean and mellow it gets great jazz tone to my ears. With a little drive it's my favorite slide pickup ever, which is my primary role in the band. Also, it's low enough output to still match the bridge single coil well. The bridge pickup is a Duncan 5/2. It's a very versatile guitar, as most teles are. Easy on the shoulder, great neck, looks cool (to me), and sounds great (to me).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greentone View Post
    Keith's playing on Jobim's "Meditation" is excellent. The tone he gets from the Telecaster is superb. You simply cannot go wrong with a Telecaster.

    Two years ago, I owned two...now: none! I am going to have to do something about that.
    Thanks Wizard and Greentone. I took the tele on its first gig the other night and was very pleased with the sound. I understand why people like them so much. I think it's a keeper.
    Keith

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    I've owned many G&L ASAT versions of Teles...but this is my first 'real' Fender Tele. Nice fat neck and tons of tone.

    It's a Ritchie Kotzen Signature model, that I recently modded to have a stacked tone/volume control.
    Now it's a keeper.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Gitfiddler View Post
    I've owned many G&L ASAT versions of Teles...but this is my first 'real' Fender Tele. Nice fat neck and tons of tone.

    It's a Ritchie Kotzen Signature model, that I recently modded to have a stacked tone/volume control.
    Now it's a keeper.


    That is gorgeous.

  23. #272

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    Anybody know about Blade guitars? Made in Korea, finished in Switzerland. I saw a few of them in a store today, two strats and one tele (I'm considering buying a tele this year). Visually they just oozed quality.

  24. #273

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    I wish this tele was mine:



    I recently stumbled upon Uncle Doug's videos. Most are about vintage tube amps, very informative and interesting!

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    I finally put my Tele, which I bought new in 1998 or so, on consignment in my town. Now that I no longer play rockabilly and play jazz only, I have no further use for such a crude instrument.

    Have yet to buy an archtop, but in the mean time, I'm very pleased to be playing jazz on a Breedlove.

  26. #275

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    Don't do it!!!

    My tele was my main guitar for 15 years...then I got into jazz, and thought I needed an archtop...and I bought and sold a few, kept a few...tried a semi hollow...but a few years later, the tele was my main axe again, and still is right now. I like my other guitars too...but my tele's going NOWHERE.

    Every guitar player should have one.
    Jeff Matz, Jazz Guitar:
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    "Jazz is like life...it goes on longer than you think, and as soon as you're like 'oh, I get it,' it ends."

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    yeah teles are the best, I'm gonna hang out at tdpri til I'm sick of teles

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    LOL, you'll tire of the people there long before you tire of the guitar
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    "Jazz is like life...it goes on longer than you think, and as soon as you're like 'oh, I get it,' it ends."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghostofachance View Post
    I finally put my Tele, which I bought new in 1998 or so, on consignment in my town. Now that I no longer play rockabilly and play jazz only, I have no further use for such a crude instrument.

    Have yet to buy an archtop, but in the mean time, I'm very pleased to be playing jazz on a Breedlove.
    Crude instrument?? Hey man, this is the tele LOVE thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghostofachance View Post
    I finally put my Tele, which I bought new in 1998 or so, on consignment in my town. Now that I no longer play rockabilly and play jazz only, I have no further use for such a crude instrument.

    Have yet to buy an archtop, but in the mean time, I'm very pleased to be playing jazz on a Breedlove.
    You'll learn the error in your thinking. Jazz is about legato and singing sustain is what Tele's are all about plus clarity for chord almost piano like. Tele's are like Hotel California you can trade it away, but another will reappear in the future.
    No, I'm not going to give you the answer to your question. I don't want to deny you the pleasure you'll receive when you figure it out yourself. -- Bill Evans talking to his brother.

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    Profane ones have entered our sacred space.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m_d View Post
    Anybody know about Blade guitars? Made in Korea, finished in Switzerland. I saw a few of them in a store today, two strats and one tele (I'm considering buying a tele this year). Visually they just oozed quality.


    A guitar teacher of mine had one of their Strats--this is about twenty years ago--and it looked, felt and sounded great. I was occasionally allowed to play it. At the time I had a US made G&L Climax, which was a also a great guitar, and IMO the Blade was of a similar quality. And FWIW I'm a big G&L fan.
    Jared

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    Quote Originally Posted by christianm77 View Post
    Profane ones have entered our sacred space.
    You do know that many of us see this thread heading and think of it as the "rock guitar" thread on the jazz forum, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2bornot2bop View Post
    You do know that many of us see this thread heading and think of it as the "rock guitar" thread on the jazz forum, right?
    that's just a misconception because the tele can do anything. now we break into song and dance anything you can do I can do better

  35. #284

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2bornot2bop View Post
    You do know that many of us see this thread heading and think of it as the "rock guitar" thread on the jazz forum, right?
    Careful there. Spoken like a guitar owner instead of a player
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    "Jazz is like life...it goes on longer than you think, and as soon as you're like 'oh, I get it,' it ends."

    --The Ghost of Duke Ellington

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. beaumont View Post
    Careful there. Spoken like a guitar owner instead of a player
    Hey, I'm trying. I just found my first non hollowbody with tone I could embrace! This cat swings!

    Lorne Lofsky?
    Strat, or tele?


  37. #286

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    Lorne has been playing an Ibanez for a long time. He used EMG pickups, IIRC. He had a longstanding musical relationship with Ed Bickert; they put out a few albums together.

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    Being a primarily jazz-like guitarist, I've been building a nice collection of guitars that suit my tastes and style of playing.
    I realized that I was missing something...A TELECASTER!

    So, while I'm killing time, stuck here in Boca Raton for a month, as my Lady Friend studies classical piano, I got to try out 10 different telecasters from several dealers. After extensive auditions, the winner is:

    I have to say, I bonded with this MIM FSR Tele almost immediately. There were 2 available and this was the winner. I must admit, I really really wanted to love the AVRI 52 or the more expensive American models, but bottom line, this one nailed it for me! Especially now that I strung it with 49-11s, a super light gauge for me, as I'm used to 56-13s, but perfect on this guitar! 😄

    I MAY want to change the neck pickup. I'll have to wait until I get home and play it through my amps. Thinking it might need a little warmer, smoother sounding pup.
    Any thoughts/recommendations?
    Last edited by gspirro1; 02-02-2016 at 12:21 PM.

  39. #288

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    Quote Originally Posted by gspirro1 View Post

    I MAY want to change the neck pickup. I'll have to wait until I get home and play it through my amps. Thinking it might need a little warmer, smoother sounding pup.
    Any thoughts/recommendations?
    I'd consider a humbucker, like the Seymour Duncan Seth Lover. Peek under the pickguard. I think MIMs are routed for neck HBs.
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  40. #289

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    Tele's rock...strats suck. The only guy that sounded right on a strat was Hendrix, and that's only because he played it upside down!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDaddyLoveHandles View Post
    I'd consider a humbucker, like the Seymour Duncan Seth Lover. Peek under the pickguard. I think MIMs are routed for neck HBs.
    Thanks BDLH.
    I've got Seth Lovers in my Hamer Monaco, great pups! I'm thinking that I'd like to stay with a tele single coil.
    Actually, I used to have a Squire CV tele and on the neck pup, it was awesome for the jazz tone I wanted from a solid body and it would compliment/augment the tones I get from my other electrics.
    As I mentioned, I have to wait until I get home and play it through my gear.

  42. #291

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    Quote Originally Posted by aleksandar View Post
    Tele's rock...strats suck. The only guy that sounded right on a strat was Hendrix, and that's only because he played it upside down!
    Larry Carlton was a "pretty decent" strat player even though he was known for the 335. (I'm certain he played it right-side up, though) 😄

    Oh yeah, check out post #288...looks very strat-like to me, and it sure don't suck! IMHO Telecaster love thread, no Archtops allowed
    Last edited by gspirro1; 02-02-2016 at 01:07 PM. Reason: O

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    Well, I never heard him play a strat. I heard him play a tele, but I didn't like it that much, too sparkly, spanky, and too fast. He played So what, I think.

    I forgot one more guy who kinda sounds fine with a strat. That is Eric Johnson, but I guess that's only because he is trying to copy Hendrix

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    Quote Originally Posted by aleksandar View Post
    Well, I never heard him play a strat. I heard him play a tele, but I didn't like it that much, too sparkly, spanky, and too fast. He played So what, I think.

    I forgot one more guy who kinda sounds fine with a strat. That is Eric Johnson, but I guess that's only because he is trying to copy Hendrix
    Yeah, saw that video of LC, too. He's done way more that that piece. Agreed on Eric Johnson, except for the bit about "trying to copy Hendrix" ! Although, I see that you're joking!

    Anyway, with modern pups and electronics, you can make a toilet-seat lid, a 2x4 and barbed wire sound good....okay interesting, maybe! Telecaster love thread, no Archtops allowed

  45. #294

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    Quote Originally Posted by gspirro1 View Post
    I MAY want to change the neck pickup. I'll have to wait until I get home and play it through my amps. Thinking it might need a little warmer, smoother sounding pup.
    Any thoughts/recommendations?
    Yes, use the tone knob. Also, adjust the controls on the amp. And then there is the pick you use and the attack. A thick heavy pick will produce a warmer tone. If you find you have too much "spank", heavier strings and a higher action can help.

  46. #295

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    Quote Originally Posted by D.G. View Post
    Yes, use the tone knob. Also, adjust the controls on the amp. And then there is the pick you use and the attack. A thick heavy pick will produce a warmer tone. If you find you have too much "spank", heavier strings and a higher action can help.
    I'm all about the spank.

    EDIT: sorry, entirely wrong forum
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    Quote Originally Posted by gspirro1 View Post
    ....
    I have to say, I bonded with this MIM FSR Tele almost immediately.......this was the winner. .....this one nailed it for me! .......but perfect on this guitar!

    I MAY want to change the neck pickup. I'll have to wait until I get home and play it through my amps. Thinking it might need a little warmer, smoother sounding pup.
    Any thoughts/recommendations?
    Hey gspirro, congratulations on your guitar collection and on the new Tele,
    however your post was really amusing to me.
    I mean: I read all those positive comments about the new Tele, so you seem really happy but.....
    the first thing you want to do with it is changing a pickup.
    No offence intended, I just had a good laugh because of the apparent contraddiction.
    Anyway I read in another post that you probably intend to stay with the single coil.
    Of course you'll be free to do with your guitar whatever change best suits your playing style and taste.
    Paolo

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    I miss my Tele, this makes me miss it even more (but I have to try and stay with one guitar). Gilad Hekselman making the old fugly plank beautiful

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eEX_LSYr1c
    Last edited by gggomez; 02-03-2016 at 04:14 PM.
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    Bill Frisell

    (music starts about 10min in)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazz_175 View Post
    Hey gspirro, congratulations on your guitar collection and on the new Tele,
    however your post was really amusing to me.
    I mean: I read all those positive comments about the new Tele, so you seem really happy but.....
    the first thing you want to do with it is changing a pickup.
    No offence intended, I just had a good laugh because of the apparent contraddiction.
    Anyway I read in another post that you probably intend to stay with the single coil.
    Of course you'll be free to do with your guitar whatever change best suits your playing style and taste.
    Hey, Jazz_175, no offense taken! I really love this Telecaster, and I agree regarding the apparent contradiction. What makes this Tele a keeper is the playability and feel of the instrument. I'm not 100% sure if the neck pup will sound "perfect" to my ear through my Henricksen and Fender amps.
    And let's face it, Telecasters are easy to mod. I'm really happy that I got one that MAY only need a different single coil pup! I definitely don't want to go to far from the look or sound that makes the Telecaster unique!

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