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Re: What to do?

Postby ore_terra » Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:47 am

your friend did well... he should wait till cash pot is full enough and go for a better tele than that :mrgreen:
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Re: What to do?

Postby Watchmaker » Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:29 am

Missed opportunity here MW. I have four (five?) tele's, an SG, a strat and a Gretsch Power Jet, just to make sure I had enough (I don't)...and I'm a drummer! :lol:
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Re: What to do?

Postby Wonks » Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:06 am

Random Guitarist wrote:Second viola?

Come on now, he's not been that bad.
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Re: What to do?

Postby blinddrew » Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:59 pm

Yeah, that was a pretty low blow. He could have walked out with a ukulele after all.
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Re: What to do?

Postby Music Wolf » Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:41 pm

My friend has clearly let the side down pretty badly and I'll be having words.

Rest assured that he will be making a serious music purchase in the coming month
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Re: What to do?

Postby blinddrew » Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:47 pm

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Re: What to do?

Postby Folderol » Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:59 pm

Music Wolf wrote:My friend has clearly let the side down pretty badly and I'll be having words.

Rest assured that he will be making a serious music purchase in the coming month
I was gong to suggest bagpipes, but I think you^H^H^H your fiend has probably suffered enough.
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Re: What to do?

Postby Logarhythm » Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:33 pm

I retract my earlier comment - as several posters have quite clearly demonstrated, there are far worse fate's than being a drummer.
And with suggestions like that, I'll make sure I stay on the right side of Mr F :o :bouncy:
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Re: What to do?

Postby Random Guitarist » Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:08 pm

I apologise and withdraw my viola suggestion, it was uncalled for.

In my defence I can only say I was in the grip of an adenaline rush after buying this little beauty yesterday.

http://www.wehavesoundguitars.com/product/243
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Re: What to do?

Postby Sam Spoons » Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:32 pm

I love that guitar....... :thumbup: :blush:
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Re: What to do?

Postby Random Guitarist » Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:04 pm

Last night I had a tiny bit of buyers remorse. The guitar is big, with and 18" lower bout, I'm only about 5'7". Also the flat wounds are thicker than I'm used too.

Every mistake I make on this guitar seems to sound particularly bad as well. I expect it will do me good in the longer term playing a guitar that needs a bit more finger strength and better technique.

Having said that, the build quality and tone is outstanding, and thinking about it has caused me to skive off for a full 10 minutes and play it some more. :thumbup:
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Re: What to do?

Postby Wonks » Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:57 pm

You'll probably have to change your technique a bit with thicker flatwounds, as you'll be aiming for a jazz style and traditional jazz players don't bend notes, maybe just add some vibrato. With a decent set-up, it shouldn't be hard to play, and the thicker strings will beef your fingers up over time.
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Re: What to do?

Postby Sam Spoons » Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:29 pm

+1.... :thumbup: That guitar is built to produce a 'Jazz' sound, roll off the treble and play sparse three or four note chords with lots of dissonances and it will sound wonderful. I also love the floating pickup and controls on the pickguard meaning the top is free to vibrate as god intended (unlike many jazz boxes which, despite being fully hollow, have the pickups and controls on the top which deadens much of the resonance) so it should sound loud and proud played acoustically too.
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Re: What to do?

Postby Kwackman » Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:15 pm

Nice looking guitar!
Random Guitarist wrote:Last night I had a tiny bit of buyers remorse.
Probably just indigestion!

Random Guitarist wrote:Last night I had a tiny bit of buyers remorse. The guitar is big, with and 18" lower bout, I'm only about 5'7".
I've a big bouted acoustic, for me the answer was put a strap on and stand. Get's you off the couch which is healthier too!!

Random Guitarist wrote:Also the flat wounds are thicker than I'm used too.
I suppose you could put (slightly) lighter strings on- 12s or 13s, although they don't have to be flat wounds.

Random Guitarist wrote:Having said that, the build quality and tone is outstanding, and thinking about it has caused me to skive off for a full 10 minutes and play it some more. :thumbup:
See- it was just indigestion! :D
Enjoy your new guitar!
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Re: What to do?

Postby Music Wolf » Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:49 pm

So, one week later than planned but the 50s Baja Telecaster is sitting in the boot of my car.

I was looking at the 60s spec but I’d have had to either take a chance on line (which I’m ok doing at this price level) or take a full day travelling to try. After careful reading it was clear that the 50s and 60s models sounded different and since I’d played, and liked the sound of, the 50s spec I figured that it wasn’t worth taking a chance on the other one.

Now I’ve just got to get it into the house.
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Re: What to do?

Postby ManFromGlass » Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:13 pm

Our lips are sealed!
Btw - do you have life insurance . . . .. . . .
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Re: What to do?

Postby Wonks » Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:33 pm

Well done, sir. My faith in humanity is restored. :thumbup:
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Re: What to do?

Postby Alba » Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:11 pm

How's the tortoise?
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Re: What to do?

Postby blinddrew » Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:25 pm

Teles tend to be fairly unremarkable looking in general, so I'm assuming that once it's in you'll be ok?
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Re: What to do?

Postby Music Wolf » Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:24 pm

The tortoise is no longer the problem, I now have to worry about my Mother.

I bought the Tele whilst waiting to pick my parents from the station. Since they had cases with them I put the guitar in the back of the car. Of course I got all the usual questions about why do I need some many guitars? How is this one different? Etc, but I've had 55 years practice at tuning my parents out.

Anyway, we'll be going round to see them tomorrow and, when my Mother finally draws breath after a couple of hours of moaning about the holiday from whence they have returned, she'll no doubt drop me in it. I need to find an opportunity to drop it into the conversation.

The Tele sounds good. I've just dropped the action slightly. I would normally fit compensated saddles to a Tele but the intonation on this one is pretty good (by Tele standards). The 4 position selector / S1 switching are very useful additions.
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