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Re: Roobaiting
« Reply #60 on: September 06, 2008, 12:22:30 PM »
Nice one Mr 38th  :)

Let us know how it goes  :)

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Re: Roobaiting
« Reply #61 on: September 06, 2008, 02:50:51 PM »
Played a few teles yesterday, I really like how they feel especially the ones with a thick-ish maple neck :) Much nicer than strats for me - for some reason I've always had the impression teles are clunkier, more uncomfortable and harder to play but to me it feels like a strat thats done properly :lol: Got me gasing for one again even though I'm not sure if I could get on with the sound - have heard loads of good clips of one with a SD Lil 59 in the bridge which makes me want one though :P Would love one like phillys black bound tele.

edit - heres a clip of one with an SD Lil 59 bridge through an 808 and recto, sounds well nice http://www.fileden.com/files/2008/4/16/1868857/Exafro%20Jam.mp3
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Re: Roobaiting
« Reply #62 on: September 06, 2008, 02:55:00 PM »
I'm half wanting another one, but my mustang covers the two single coil sound very well, and my humbucker tele is perfect as it it. I love fenders! None of my guitars have twang, only a thick bite. Excuse me while i go annoy the neighbors.
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Re: Roobaiting
« Reply #63 on: September 07, 2008, 08:47:54 AM »
Someone mentioned that there has been no sign of Roo yet, maybe he is a little concerned by the title of the thread!!! :?
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Re: Roobaiting
« Reply #64 on: September 07, 2008, 08:48:43 AM »
I can't wait to play my Teles through the Martamp Deluxe I have on order.  Pure Fender-driven class  :)

Tell me more!  Is this going to be a new model, is it based on the 57 Deluxe?

I'm saving up for perhaps a Goldstar but this sounds very interesting.

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Re: Roobaiting
« Reply #65 on: September 07, 2008, 08:52:18 AM »
I know I'm repeating myself, but if we're talking Tele players I must mention Roy Buchanan.  I saw him live in 1985 and although you couldn't imagine anyone less cool or rockstar-ish, the sheer power of the guy's playing was just unbelievable.  

That, to me, is how an electric guitar should be played - wringing out every sound you possibly can through the way you bend, squeeze and attack the strings.

That's a good shout Philly, I was actually looking for the Roy Buchanan Soul Dressing clip but it seems to have been removed from YT.  That is a great clip, Buchanan is the Tele master!

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Re: Roobaiting
« Reply #66 on: September 07, 2008, 09:40:32 AM »
I think Roo is probably watching this and laughing at our feeble attempts to wind him up. I have no issue over other peoples likes and dislikes. I am no fan of Flying V's purely for aesthetic reasons.They sound great and lots of people love em but I wouold rather hear one than [play or own one. Meanwhile I used my Tele last night for the first time at a gig for weeks and she played and sounded wonderful though I did not that the jack socket had worked loose and caused a bit of crackling and drop out and so I swapped for the Strat and I shall have a look at her today if I get time.
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Re: Roobaiting
« Reply #67 on: September 07, 2008, 10:03:36 AM »
I think Roo is probably watching this and laughing at our feeble attempts to wind him up. I have no issue over other peoples likes and dislikes. I am no fan of Flying V's purely for aesthetic reasons.They sound great and lots of people love em but I wouold rather hear one than [play or own one. Meanwhile I used my Tele last night for the first time at a gig for weeks and she played and sounded wonderful though I did not that the jack socket had worked loose and caused a bit of crackling and drop out and so I swapped for the Strat and I shall have a look at her today if I get time.

I was thinking about that the other day - guitars that really wind me up, rationally or irrationally.

Burns is a manufacturer that springs to mind - I can't abide them aesthetically.  Mosrite too, to some degree.
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Re: Roobaiting
« Reply #68 on: September 07, 2008, 11:09:04 AM »
All Gibsons wind me up - I live in a Gibson free zone, which is why I don't play in a band or go into guitar shops (that and i'm shitee)  8)
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Re: Roobaiting
« Reply #69 on: September 07, 2008, 02:43:56 PM »
I know I'm repeating myself, but if we're talking Tele players I must mention Roy Buchanan.  I saw him live in 1985 and although you couldn't imagine anyone less cool or rockstar-ish, the sheer power of the guy's playing was just unbelievable.  

That, to me, is how an electric guitar should be played - wringing out every sound you possibly can through the way you bend, squeeze and attack the strings.

That's a good shout Philly, I was actually looking for the Roy Buchanan Soul Dressing clip but it seems to have been removed from YT.  That is a great clip, Buchanan is the Tele master!

OK you can stop repeating yourself Philly - I'd heard of him, obviously, but that was it... I've just done a bit of youtubing... now I need to do a bit of Roy Buchanan collecting... :roll:
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Re: Roobaiting
« Reply #70 on: September 07, 2008, 03:04:10 PM »
Good man! Start with the early stuff....
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Re: Roobaiting
« Reply #71 on: September 07, 2008, 03:10:10 PM »
And actually, for that tone, if it's anything like mine, what you want is Blackguards in that Baja of yours...

Or, funnily enough, a nice dark sounding mahogany Explorer with MQs in... (and the gain turned down a bit more than for the tele) - that's almost closer with the amp settings I'm using this afternoon.
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Re: Roobaiting
« Reply #72 on: September 07, 2008, 03:19:33 PM »
And actually, for that tone, if it's anything like mine, what you want is Blackguards in that Baja of yours...

It's a possibility - although I think the first mod on Badger might be a replacement bridge.  Not a modern six-saddle one or anything like that (I've got them on my other Teles), but an "improved vintage" one from Glendale or Callaham.
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Re: Roobaiting
« Reply #73 on: September 07, 2008, 03:24:06 PM »
And actually, for that tone, if it's anything like mine, what you want is Blackguards in that Baja of yours...

It's a possibility - although I think the first mod on Badger might be a replacement bridge.  Not a modern six-saddle one or anything like that (I've got them on my other Teles), but an "improved vintage" one from Glendale or Callaham.

Do you think that would make that much difference?

I seem to be coming across lots of folk talking about this. And also strat bridges - I've caught myself pondering the BKP strat bridge assembly...

But I find myself thinking "how much difference would it actually make?"
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Re: Roobaiting
« Reply #74 on: September 07, 2008, 03:36:04 PM »
Do you think that would make that much difference?

In a word, No.  But the gnarly welded corners on the Fender bridge annoy me (I'm too used to modern Teles).  :roll:

And although I'm not that fussy about perfect intonation, the Glendale, Callaham or even Wilkinson bridges would fix that too.

I'm not so bothered about Strat bridges as both my current ones are hardtails, but for the "new" one I'm going to get a modern two-point trem - Gotoh or the Fender US Std unit.  Might get a Callaham steel block though...  :oops: :wink:
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