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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.

Same Tele I had in my apt for a few months after Gomey moved to BK? Nice guitar.
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It needs a setup bad.
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Oh yeah, it needed a setup badly back when it lived with me. I probably should have gotten that done for Gome as a thank you but I'm not nice enough to do that.

Speaking of Teles, my great idea to stop buying guitars by holding out for something impossible to find didn't work out so well.
It's being delivered tomorrow!
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Pics will be required.
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Pics will be required.

Ask and Ye shall receive.



Sadly, it's awesome. So I have to keep it. Think I may change the bridge for a brass one.

The guy I bought it from has been importing guitars from Japan for a decade and has only seen one other for sale.
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So this is the Beck style Tele. Nice!
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Indeed, thanks! It differs because the Beck had the chopped ashtray bridge and this has a 6 saddle, but if it's good enough for Keef and Andy Summers it's good enough for me.
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ashtray with 3 saddles is so archaic I don't get why people don't change that shit out immediately
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Originally Posted by origenesprit View Post

Indeed, thanks! It differs because the Beck had the chopped ashtray bridge and this has a 6 saddle, but if it's good enough for Keef and Andy Summers it's good enough for me.

You forgot to round out the Triumvirate.

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Well I can't quite fit that with a bridge humbucker, now can I?
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By the way, thinking Seymour Duncaon P-rails for my neck. If I believe Duncan I get a humbucker, a P 90, and a single coil. Anyone ever hear one live?
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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 bridge plates and vintage brass bridge saddles by Glendale. Call them. I've been told that they will cut one for you. You might consider ordering a set of compensated saddles while you are at it for better intonation and decide which tone you prefer

. http://www.glendaleguitars.com/glendale2.htm

Oh, and get one of their "Hot Rod" switch tips while you are at it for your own guitar spretzetura.
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Originally Posted by hendrix View Post

ashtray with 3 saddles is so archaic I don't get why people don't change that shit out immediately

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 of a classic Tele bridge plate that a 6 saddle New American Standard style bridge and plate might not be your thing. Even if a NAS style bridge and plate is far more efficient from the point of intonation, it all comes down to your ear and preference for tone and adjusting your tuning.
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I see Glendale makes bridges with 3 screws to mount and not 4, but I think the spacing between the bridge pickup and the bridge screw holes is farther on my tele with the 6 saddle bridge than an ashtray tele and I don't think it would look right.
I've been thinking about the all bronze bridge from Armadillo instead - any experience with them?

Also, I know this conversation happened before in this thread, but remind me - what's the deal with the switch tip? More vintage accurate?
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Hah! I cringed a little at the pic I put up as it's from when I first got it with the plastic tip. I have a Glendale on mine now.
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