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RobertNasir
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Aug 8th, 2014 09:37 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Walked into Guitar Center in Canton, Michigan and saw these ... didn't even know they were coming!

Tele neck pickup, with a humbucker at the bridge. String-through.

The hardware's black, and the pickguard's a strange dark-gray concrete-looking thing.

I certainly don't need one ... so why's that metallic-orange one calling my name?

Anyone played one?

Bullet Tele at GC

(This message was last edited by RobertNasir at 11:38 AM, Aug 8th, 2014)

RobertNasir
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Galt's Gulch is where I'd rather stay...
Aug 8th, 2014 09:42 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Holy wow, those are bad photos.

Trust me, the orange one IS actually orange, a deep metallic orange.

Not listed on the Fender site, may be a special run just for GC/MF/M123.

Musician's Friend photos aren't much better.

huck

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Aug 19th, 2014 07:11 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

i played one briefly, and it felt seriously cheap. obviously not set up at all, and the controls didn't feel solid. i thought it looked pretty good, but if you're looking for a cheap guitar, i think the epi lp special 2 has better bang for the buck, and i'm totally a fender/squier guy.

of course, maybe i tried a lemon squier and a diamond in the rough epi. the quality on these cheapies does seem to vary a lot.

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Aug 19th, 2014 09:11 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I tried one a while ago. Fret ends weren't finished. I wasn't impressed. I have a 50sCv and two Squier Standard teles. Great guitars.

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Aug 27th, 2014 08:55 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

One of the reasons inexpensive guitars are cheaper is less handwork in production. And good frets require considerable handwork.

If you're keen to try some fret finishing, these Bullet models are perfect projects because they usually benefit greatly from some careful fretwork TLC. You can work the frets and set them up to play as good as a $2,000 guitar. I'm not kidding.

It may not *sound* as good as a $2K guitar, but it will play like one.

ConchoBill

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Bluz Cowboy
Sep 3rd, 2014 01:13 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

If you change the guts out it may sound awfully good too. A lot of times the pickups in the cheap guitars are...cheap and "uninspiring". For example Tonerider pickups are not expensive, and sound great! At least the City Limits Strat set I have do, and Peegoo has heard these.



shunka

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Sep 29th, 2014 08:14 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have one. GC had an online special in sept. For 89.95. Local store honored the online price. While it's not my late 60s LP Custom, it's well worth more than the usual in store price of 129. I took the floor model (orange) so maybe their tech did some set up. Sustains very well even unplugged. I intend to gig if.

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