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Originally Posted by origenesprit View Post

I don't love that weird metallic sunburst. Can't you find a Strat with a nice, normal sunburst?

I've got a normal burst Tele...need something different. My J-bass ticked the "red" box so that's out, I hate white, green and black.
post #6347 of 6543
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

I've got a normal burst Tele...need something different. My J-bass ticked the "red" box so that's out, I hate white, green and black.

Weirdo.
Still, fender has TONS of amazing colors from the 50s and 60s. Sonic blue, Lake Placid blue, ice blue metallic, Firemist gold, Inca Silver, etc.

Edit: Oh, and Mary Kaye Blonde!!
post #6348 of 6543
I like it man. Looks cool. I don't mind the noiseless pups either, though I prefer the ones that used to have lace pickups in them.
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post #6350 of 6543
Different pickup configuration in that one.

I really like the compound radius fretboard on those Strat deluxes.
post #6351 of 6543
Yeah those are sexy.

@Pio: Also check out Yamaha Pacifica. Really nice vintage style aesthetics with excellent quality and playability.
post #6352 of 6543
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 with 2 TVJ PU's.

I stopped into my local Guitar Center yesterday and they had another version combining both Tele and TV Jones PU's a Fender Custom Shop Caballo Tono Relic. After owning lots of great vintage Fenders I never imagined that a new, relic CS would feel and play so incredibly well. I was blown away by the authentic vintage feel of the worn neck but with all of the joy of meaty frets, big flat straight neck and everything working as new. The hot tele PU has classic Tele twang+ tone and the TV Jones PU adds something that you just don't get from a typical Tele neck PU.

I wouldn't be surprised if I end up with one of these babies in the next couple of weeks.

post #6353 of 6543
That neck pickup sounded superb.

What are TV jones pickups? It sounds just like a humbucker connected in parallel rather than series, to me.
post #6354 of 6543
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Originally Posted by hendrix View Post

That neck pickup sounded superb.

What are TV jones pickups? It sounds just like a humbucker connected in parallel rather than series, to me.

Gretsch pickups, basically. Humbuckers.
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Originally Posted by hendrix View Post

That neck pickup sounded superb.

What are TV jones pickups? It sounds just like a humbucker connected in parallel rather than series, to me.


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 them in a solid body Tele can sound a bit dark. 2 on a Gretsch archtop sound rockabilly baby and the mix of a classic Tele PU and a TV Jones in the neck has lots of wonderful options from spank the plank twang to warm jazz.



http://www.tvjones.com/about-our-pickups.html
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Originally Posted by origenesprit View Post

Gretsch pickups, basically. Humbuckers.



Ah ok. Someone told me that Gretschs have extremely low wind pickups but with extremely large magnets so that the output is high enough. Therefore there is no cut off in the top end= that extremely bright, almost single coil sound, but in humbucking form.

I can see why they'd make nice neck pickups.
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Originally Posted by GusW View Post

I also find that 2 of them in a solid body Tele can sound a bit dark.

How would they be dark? Must be low value pots
post #6358 of 6543
I played a tele that Gomestar owns yesterday. So weird compared to my les paul. It takes some getting used to. The strings almost seem closer together.
post #6359 of 6543
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Originally Posted by hendrix View Post

How would they be dark? Must be low value pots

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.
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I played a tele that Gomestar owns yesterday. So weird compared to my les paul. It takes some getting used to. The strings almost seem closer together.

Did it look like this???

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