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Re: Telecaster

Postby jaminem » Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:58 pm

I had a Baja, now I have a super deluxe.

I hope you keep your job, because you have correctly identified that you do need a tele in your life. I love 'em. they're such solid performers. you can bash them, twang them, strum them, pick them. They do it all, in a simple easy to get on with package...

Less controls = better in my book....
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Re: Telecaster

Postby Sam Spoons » Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:29 pm

You can even play Jazz on them :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Re: Telecaster

Postby The Bunk » Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:37 pm

Well good luck with the interview (which you may well be having as I write). And as others have said, your logic is faultless!
Big Tele fan here; used to be a Epiphone / Gibson player when I was in a band and always thought it ideal given what we were playing. But once I got a Tele (and now have 2), I never looked back; much more versatile I thought and better sounding anyway.
A mate also has a Squire Tele (can't remember what model) and I agree with the comments above - it's a wonderful guitar and possibly hugely underrated due to its price.
Let us know how you get / got on!
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Re: Telecaster

Postby arkieboy » Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:01 am

Good luck with the interview!

I'm starting to think that I have a Tele shaped hole in my life too - gotta complete the holy trinity if nothing else. :beamup:
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Re: Telecaster

Postby Rich Hanson » Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:09 pm

I had a Squier Tele which I sold last year. I have been asking myself "WTF was I thinking" ever since!
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Re: Telecaster

Postby garrettendi » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:24 am

BJG145 wrote:I never really "got" Telecasters before. But I'm starting to feel there's a Tele-shaped gap in my life.

I've got a work interview on Friday morning to keep my job in a restructuring/redundancy situation. So I've decided that, if I keep my job, I'll get a Tele to celebrate. And if I don't, I'll get one as a consolation.

The logic seems pretty solid to me. ;)

How did the work interview go??? I'm sure I'm not the only person who hopes it went in your favour, sir!

Also, got the Tele yet? ;)
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Re: Telecaster

Postby BJG145 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:03 am

garrettendi wrote:How did the work interview go???

Well...I didn't get the job. But I did order a very nice Tele. (Secondhand 2016 Butterscotch Elite.)

So, not all bad. ;)

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Re: Telecaster

Postby garrettendi » Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:10 am

Sorry to hear you didn't get the job :thumbdown:

But... Niiiiiiiiiiiiice :thumbup:
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Re: Telecaster

Postby The Bunk » Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:07 pm

BJG145 wrote:
garrettendi wrote:How did the work interview go???

Well...I didn't get the job. But I did order a very nice Tele. (Secondhand 2016 Butterscotch Elite.)

So, not all bad. ;)

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I have two teles. I now need a third.
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Re: Telecaster

Postby jaminem » Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:19 pm

mmmmmmmmmm

that's filth...
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Re: Telecaster

Postby Watchmaker » Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:28 pm

ooo soory about the job, but your logic is working as planned! Gorgeous tele!

I have four teles, one built by me so it only looks like a tele, a AVRI '62 in sea foam and two custom shops, one with hand wound pickups and that guitar will be cremated with me.
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Re: Telecaster

Postby blinddrew » Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:34 pm

Likewise sorry to hear about the job, but that is a nice bit of compensation. :)
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Re: Telecaster

Postby Dr Huge Longjohns » Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:44 pm

I have five teles: four yamahas (including two converted to Esquires, one set up for slide), one real deal US. I love Teles.
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Re: Telecaster

Postby Humble Bee » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:04 pm

Sorry about the job!
That's a gorgeous telecaster! :thumbup:
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Re: Telecaster

Postby Dan LB » Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:21 pm

Sorry to hear that you didn't get the job :(

Nice Tele!! I absolutely LOVE butterscotch blonde Teles. The truss rod adjustment wheel is a welcome addition on the elite series instruments too I feel.

+ the case is lovely!

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Re: Telecaster

Postby desmond » Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:31 pm

Sweet! :thumbup:
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Re: Telecaster

Postby Sam Spoons » Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:03 am

I have a serious yearning for a 7 string, I'd love a 7 string Jazz Box or, this Selmer style that is on ebay just now. I definitely don't want a metal monster but I came across a 7 string Tele style from Thomann which looks quite presentable and is dirt cheap. As a proof of concept it may be just the job and it's not like Tele's don't have Jazz credentials with Ted Greene and Joe Pass playing them.

I intend to try BEADGCF (parralel 4ths) or standard tuning with a low A, both have their attractions

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-BRAND-AAA-Hand-carved-Gypsy-7String-Jazz-Guitar-With-Case/362536199313?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649

https://www.thomann.de/gb/harley_benton_te_7_fanfret_jbb_2018_dlx.htm?glp=1&gclid=Cj0KCQiA14TjBRD_ARIsAOCmO9aSgaqOxV8p9Agyicq8sTMjMxvcUyRH7rZFUwQQT4--0dJkSP14ytoaAmZCEALw_wcB
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Re: Telecaster

Postby Nathan-VST-Plugins » Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:41 am

Beauty! :thumbup:
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