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Buckeye Country, USA

Tone is in the lingers
May 19th, 2019 11:45 AM   Edit   Profile  

Thanks, Dave!

I played the Mex Tele at church this morning and noted it has more of an acoustic and open quality than the copper. Of course, the copper has hotter pickups by design, so that'll affect the tone.

When I bought the Mex used in '06, I gutted it and installed Lollar Vintage T's. This guitar just has 'it' where tone is concerned.

Gene from Tampa
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Tampa, FL

Press On Irregardless
May 19th, 2019 12:03 PM   Edit   Profile  

I currently own six electric guitars. Three of which are expensive USA-made fine guitars. My FSR MIM tele, a BSB with ash body and reversed control plate is what I recently took to a jam with my Mustang III amp. It covers all the bases sonically, I'm not guilty tossing it in a cheap gig bag, it's light weight and easy on my back. And it seems indestructible.

Basic Tele

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Buckeye Country, USA

Tone is in the lingers
May 19th, 2019 07:53 PM   Edit   Profile  

I've always loved the blonde Tele look.


Too Near Atlanta GA

Amp Tech Emeritus
May 20th, 2019 07:31 AM   Edit   Profile  

years ago when I was active in doing studio work I found that I needed basically only two guitars....an ES-335 and a Telecaster...you could cover virtually any electric guitar part required with those two... with very few exceptions.


Shlock the monster


May 21st, 2019 10:19 AM   Edit   Profile  

I had several Teles:
a 89 American Standard
a 2000 US Highway
a noble copy from Duesenberg with a pretty spalted swamp ash body
some Korean copies I forgot (Chery, Johnson or whatsoever)
still a walnut Frankenstein partcaster with SD P90ies.
now a cheap China fake.
With exception of the China cheapo no Tele really caught on. Most of them I sold after few months of use. They always sounded too honky (quong quong quong) for me.
The walnut Franky I kept, because I pumped too much money in it, so I would never get the money back.
But the China fake sounds outstanding. It's the Tele twang I want, though I would still prefer Strats and modified Jags over it.

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May 21st, 2019 12:14 PM   Edit   Profile  

Did we ever answer the original question??? 🤔

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Buckeye Country, USA

Tone is in the lingers
May 21st, 2019 06:52 PM   Edit   Profile  

I answered it in post #10. :oD

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American Patriot

About as ordinary as you can get.
May 22nd, 2019 08:49 AM   Edit   Profile  

I still own lots of guitars but when I leave for a gig, I always take by Tele with a B-bender. I've just gotten so used to it I don't gig with my other Teles.
I'm putting together a Pine body Tele now and it should be super light. My B-bender Tele weighs
9 lbs. but I'm used to it.

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