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post #1936 of 4558

Hey, that Boss tuner may be used, but it's got stickers from 3 bands you've never heard of that were real big in the 90s.  And the LED immediately to the left of "in tune" burnt out a while ago, so the previous owner replaced it with a clear one that does this cool blinky thing sometimes.  I won't even mention how I cleverly scratched out some of the word "Chromatic" to turn it something close to "Chronic".  This thing is a chick magnet.  It's practically a steal for $80.  I wouldn't even be selling it if my buddy didn't just promise to sell me his fixie with the sweetass neon rims and the basket that can hold a full 30rack of PBR.


Edited by mixProtocol - 11/18/13 at 12:30pm
post #1937 of 4558
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

the gall that some people have when it comes to the prices they ask is amazing sometimes. If that '65 Lake Placid Blue strat isn't selling for the $42K you've been asking for the last year, then you've priced it too high. I see it on craigslist too with pedals - how does one figure they can sell their Boss tuner for $80 when one can get a new one for $90?


People...

Totally agree. See this all the time with people wanting $200 for used Squire Strats, or close to $350 for used Epi LPs. I think a lot of people, based on reports of vintage pieces, don't understand that musical gear depreciates a TON as soon as it leaves the store - even after a Guitar Center sale price, knocking off 45% or whatever from MSRP. That American Strat is still insanely expensive for what you get.

That said, I'm 100% convinced that used is really the only way to go. You're just letting someone take money out of your wallet if you're buying "new stock."
post #1938 of 4558
i like used because i don't have to baby an instrument up until its first dent.
post #1939 of 4558
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Completed Project. Having played with it a bit over the last 1/2 day, a few observations.

The Pearly Gates sounds immensely similar to audio examples online - this pleases me b/c I got what I was expecting.
The '59 sounds miles better that what I had sampled online - maybe just an effect of slapping a cover on it? This pleases me because it was far more than I was expecting; I'd highly recommend Seymour Duncan '59s to anybody looking for that late-60's blues rock sound.

The wiring was easy enough to follow (although I learned the hard way that most pickup diagrams draw the pots and their wiring upside down. That was awkward).

Getting the harness all back into the body was a complete nightmare - even having watched videos online and sought out suggestions on how to do it. I have a much greater appreciation of backside routes now.

Overall, had a blast, and the guitar sounds leaps and bounds better than its previous incarnation. Like I hinted earlier in the thread, I think I'm now going to embark on a do-it-yourself Tele via Fender parts on Ebay and probably a Warmoth body. If anything more is done on this guy, I'd probably install a gold Bigsby V-7 and take off the tune-o-matic to complete that 1960's vibe.

So glad this all worked out for you!
post #1940 of 4558
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i like used because i don't have to baby an instrument up until its first dent.

Amen to that. Don't you just hate that first ding? Or worse, the first ding or scratch that someone else puts on it.
post #1941 of 4558
Or worse, the first time you smack your headstock into the stupid bassist's headstock because basses are too god damn big and the stage is too small.
post #1942 of 4558
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Originally Posted by origenesprit View Post

Or worse, the first time you smack your headstock into the stupid bassist's headstock because basses are too god damn big and the stage is too small.

Come on, nothing that a few screws and a little glue can't fix smile.gif

post #1943 of 4558
Wow, people are dumb.
post #1944 of 4558
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post #1945 of 4558
the dog once plowed into my tele that was resting against the wall. it fell over blowling pin style.



didn't even care.
post #1946 of 4558
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

the dog once plowed into my tele that was resting against the wall. it fell over blowling pin style.



didn't even care.

Well that's because it was a Tele.

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Just kidding!
post #1947 of 4558
touche.




for all intensive purposes, the tele gets the most playing time by a pretty wide margin. It's a full pound lighter than my strat (6.7 vs. 7.7 or something like that) and was given a wicked setup a few years ago. It's a beauty.
post #1948 of 4558
I really like my Rosewood Tele, but it needs a setup and doesn't get much play.

I kind of want a Tele-Gib, too. Part of me wonders if I should get one of those Rick Kelly Teles everyone says are great.
post #1949 of 4558
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I kind of want a Tele-Gib, too.

What's this? Like a cabronita? Tele body w/ filtertrons?
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