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Bigfoot

Indy

The floor is getting farther away...
Nov 11th, 2015 07:31 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Hi GF. I remember that demo and posting. It is well done. I still have a 1972 Fender picture catalog and price list with the Tele Deluxe. Always wanted one and finally picked one up about a year ago. Price list is no longer valid I learned......

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Sunshine State

Just a pawn in someone else's game
Nov 11th, 2015 09:20 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

yeah, too bad they didn't compare them with the Mexican or Japanese RI pups...maybe it would have muddled it up a bit...;-0

I've been fascinated by the wide range pups for a long time but could never pull the trigger on either a thinline or a deluxe...
its cool that you found one that spoke to you...

most of the ones I looked at just fit poorly in the neck pocket..that and I was leary of the 3 bolt neck..

so I did the next best thing....find a set of the pups for sale and put a guitar together around it..

i got lucky and it's worked out...

original single wide range pups have skyrocketed in price...there's one now on ebay for over 800 bucks

Scotty D

USA

Put on your red shoes & dance the blues
Nov 11th, 2015 04:54 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Bigfoot, you are thinking of "Micawber" but Keith has spent a ton of time behind a Black '75 Tele Custom (with WRHB) as well!

Keith's guitars

Bigfoot

Indy

The floor is getting farther away...
Nov 12th, 2015 07:06 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Scotty, you're right. Sometime back I must have read an article on the Micawber. I did not know Keith has a '75 Tele Custom. That's a great article on Keith's equipment.

I learn so much at this forum.

GF, nice job on the Thinline! Must be difficult to decide which Tele to pick up and play from your arsenal. I imagine that pairing a Tele SC in the bridge with a mini HB is a good match.

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Sunshine State

Just a pawn in someone else's game
Nov 12th, 2015 03:19 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"I imagine that pairing a Tele SC in the bridge with a mini HB is a good match."

yes sir...very difficult indeed...
and the mini has a coil split switch to boot!!

like choosing between a blond a brunette or a redhead...
you just can't go wrong...;-0


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olde New England

If you can't play good, play loud
Nov 16th, 2015 06:02 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I played a MIM '72 thinline at GC yesterday. I played it through a Blues Junior so I would want to use one of my amps to really test it, but from what I did hear, even the reissue WRHB's are quite different than any standard humbucker I've heard. And the '72 Thinline is quite different sounding than my Tele.

Although I still want to try a Jazzmaster Classic player for those P-90's, I think WRHB's have some tones I could definitely work with. Now it's just a matter of which WRHB-equipped guitar -

Thinline, Deluxe, Starcaster, or...?

Bigfoot

Indy

The floor is getting farther away...
Nov 16th, 2015 10:06 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The pups on the Classic Player Jazzmaster are actually not P90's but a hotter version of the original SC's. They have a flat and wide coil like a P90 but not the bar magnet underneath the poles.

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Nov 16th, 2015 01:32 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Put an Artec EXP in any humbucker guitar in place of the tone control and you'll get anything out of those humbuckers you want, from punchy humbucking mids to glassy, clearer than single coil tones. I put them in all my electrics and for $20 it is an amazing piece of tech.

Artec EXP

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Nov 16th, 2015 01:32 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Put an Artec EXP in any humbucker guitar in place of the tone control and you'll get anything out of those humbuckers you want, from punchy humbucking mids to glassy, clearer than single coil tones. I put them in all my electrics and for $20 it is an amazing piece of tech.

Artec EXP

swampyankee
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olde New England

If you can't play good, play loud
Nov 18th, 2015 05:45 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"The pups on the Classic Player Jazzmaster are actually not P90's"

True, and I'm not necessarily looking for P90's, but just a "fatter", gutsier single coil. I haven't tried a CP Jazzmaster, but from what I've heard, it soulds like it might do the trick. Plus, I've always dug the offset shape.

Bigfoot

Indy

The floor is getting farther away...
Nov 19th, 2015 05:13 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

SY, I too love the looks and the offset of the JM. I am a fan of the middle position on 2 pup arrangements and the JM to me is very sweet.

Sheesh, now I gotta go try one again....

PS: Wouldn't it be quite a sight to see a forward offset JM sitting on one of your stands next to a reverse offset Firebird - both in sunburst of course.

PPS: The middle position of the JM hum-bucks.

(edited for the hidden spelling error that I always include, sheesh!)

(This message was last edited by Bigfoot at 07:01 PM, Nov 20th, 2015)

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Nov 20th, 2015 06:31 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"PPS: The middle position of the JM hum-bucks."

True.

Also, it's one of those "tone from heaven" sounds.

Morgenholz

Indiana/USA

A Thing of Beauty is a Joy Forever.
Mar 5th, 2016 01:50 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

... perhaps this is not so encouraging... I've been trying to like them for forty years and still haven't found any that I like, or any humbucker-equipped guitar that stays around here for long-- Just gave one a last chance last night, and should only play it drunk-- it can hardly transduce what my fingers are doing and slurs everything. If I want sustain, I just pick up one of my 8lb. strats that sustains and hope for the best. Although I can appreciate listening to muddy, inarticulate music, I do not enjoy playing it.

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