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Ugh. I really want a Tele now.
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Originally Posted by origenesprit View Post

Also, I know this conversation happened before in this thread, but remind me - what's the deal with the switch tip? More vintage accurate?

Black bakelite "barrel" swith tips were the originals on the earliest Teles and Esquires




In the mid-50's Fender changed to the "top hat" plastic switch


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Glendale makes a replacement switch tip in several different metals called a "Hot Rod" that looks pretty cool on just about any Tele/Esquire IMO


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Originally Posted by Nil View Post

Ugh. I really want a Tele now.

Hah! Someone has developed GAS (a Gomey word.)
post #6379 of 6543
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Originally Posted by origenesprit View Post

I've been thinking about the all bronze bridge from Armadillo instead - any experience with them?

No experience with Armadillo bronze bridges but brass bridges and nuts were a big fad in the mid 70's (e.g. Stars Guitars, Alembic modifications, etc.) and when installed the change in metal made a change to the tone. Some liked it. Some felt it gave more sustain. But eventually it was considered a tonal mistake and dropped by most.

Of course, the original bridge saddles on early Teles/Esquires are brass and the bridge tray is plated copper.

So, any change to the metal parts holding or supporting the strings will have some tonal effect. Its up to you to decide if it's good or bad.
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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.

theyre quite different from les pauls. To me, i much prefer a tele these days.
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I love 70s tone (doesn't everybody?) so I may give it a shot. Though I'm happy with the sound as it is.
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Originally Posted by DerekS View Post

theyre quite different from les pauls. To me, i much prefer a tele these days.

If you live in Nashville aren't you required to own a Tele?
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Originally Posted by GusW View Post

If you live in Nashville aren't you required to own a Tele?

standard issue when you go to the post office to do the change of address. sign a paper, and they give you a tele.
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Originally Posted by DerekS View Post

standard issue when you go to the post office to do the change of address. sign a paper, and they give you a tele.

I recall that Bakersfield has the same resident requirement.


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Originally Posted by GusW View Post



Glendale makes a replacement switch tip in several different metals called a "Hot Rod" that looks pretty cool on just about any Tele/Esquire IMO



I have this.

It's just as heavy as it looks.
post #6386 of 6543
Hmm. So the idea isn't that it is more vintage accurate, just that it looks cooler?

... I'd be more into the Bakelite one, probably.
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Thread Starter 
It also feels way better than the plastic.
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Actually the Raw Deal version looks very nice

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Does it match the plate and volume knobs? That's what I'd go for.
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Originally Posted by GusW View Post

I recall that Bakersfield has the same resident requirement.



fantastic. I got to record with one of his silver sparkle telecasters awhile ago. friend of my family was a staff guitar player on hee haw and buck gave it to him in the early 70s. (time may be incorrect, could be earlier)
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