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Black bakelite "barrel" swith tips were the originals on the earliest Teles and EsquiresIn the mid-50's Fender changed to the "top hat" plastic switchGlendale makes a replacement switch tip in several different metals called a "Hot Rod" that looks pretty cool on just about any Tele/Esquire IMO
Narcos Season 2 And, I see that a Season 2 and 3 has been but into production. No doubt about the continuing Cali cartel, CIA and DEA
I've known many musicians who can differentiate the most subtle differences in tone. (But certainly not all and certainly not me. It's like having a super sensitive palette for wine or food. It's a talent that goes beyond being a good musician.) I think the tone is much more obvious in the different types of metal used for bridge saddles and their mass. There is a reason the guys at Glendale sell different metal and styled bridges. I can imagine that if you like the tone...
Here is the story of the Beck Tele written by the guy who built it, Seymour Duncan. Note that there are two versions. The first with a cut-off ashtray and a second which Seymour kept with a Tunamatic bridge and stop tail. http://www.seymourduncan.com/blog/seymour-duncan-company/my-new-cherry-red-tele-gib If you want to have the original cut-off ashtray and saddles as used on the original that Seymour Duncan built (used to record Blow By Blow) try one of these vintage...
So this is the Beck style Tele. Nice!
I like it when Styleforum guys with a mix of different personal styles show up at the events. I wish we attracted a bit more contemporary and designer looks for SF events.
Did it look like this???
The one that I played was a Fender Custom Shop La Cabronita Especial that has one volume nob and a PU switch with some added tone circuitry. Apparently this is one of the more popular models requested by high profile artists (Mayer, Gibbons and assorted Nashville area dudes). For the dark sound, think low down funky distorted ZZ Top. It's cool but it's own sound.
TV Jones became known for making the very best Gretsch Filtertron hot rodded vintage style pickup anywhere. Brian Setzer made them his go-to PU and no one else is even close. The best custom makers and the Fender, Gretsch Custom Shop use his pickups. Billy Gibbons is a big fan too.They have a great sound and especially to replace a Tele neck PU which has always lacked character IMO. I can't say that I love the Esquire one PU TV Jones. It's just OK. I also find that 2 of...
I'm in the market for some guitars, both acoustic and electric, and have been intrigued by some of the Fender Custom Shop Tele/Esquire versions I've seen online with TV Jones pickups. The Fender CS has been doing different versions in small runs of 20 or so, usually for the NAMM Show, for the last couple of years. They did a single PU Esquire TV Jones one year called La Cabronita Especial. Then a 2 TV Jones PU version and then a 3PU version and then a classic Tele style...
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