June 2nd, 2012, 03:33 PM
Im a brand new tele owner finally!!!! Im having a hard time finding out the factory recommended bridge angle? I see the specs for the pup height bass/treble side but can't find what angle it should be by adjusting the middle screw. Also, what is the reccommded way to measure this? I appreciate any help, thanks!!!
June 2nd, 2012, 03:53 PM
Welcome, and congratulations!
Use that middle screw to get it level front to back. Simple as that.
June 2nd, 2012, 03:55 PM
Recommended measurement technoque would be eyes and ears! Enjoy you're new Tele.
June 2nd, 2012, 04:10 PM
I'm sure there is someone out there who will swear otherwise, but I'm going to tell you that there is exactly zero tonal impact from that adjustment. Just use the middle screw to bring the pickup parallel with the strings and you're good. Congrats on your new Tele and welcome to the forum!
June 2nd, 2012, 04:22 PM
Thanks everyone.... Just out of curiosity, what are your thoughts on the 1952 reissues fellas? I own several other Fender custom shop Strats and basses -very happy with them - but I played a 52 reissue yesterday and had to buy it on the spot. Do these non custom shop guitars hold their own against the CS version Teles?
June 2nd, 2012, 04:56 PM
The 52RI tend to be nice guitars. A lower end CS guitar receives very little extra attention at the factory than the production line American models, and they tend to be similar.
The CS guitars are probably a little more consistent because they're made in smaller quantities by a smaller team, but they source the bodies and necks from the same wood and CNC mill as the standard models. Only the higher level CS guitars get premium wood selections and extra care during manufacture.
June 2nd, 2012, 05:03 PM
The '52 reissue Tele is a great guitar.. If you played it and just HAD to take it home, what do 'you' think. I have never held a true Custom Shop geeter... Custom Shop? They ARE nice, but they ARE expensive.. Do they have a 'soul'? Dunno... I have an older American Standard, and I love it. I replaced the bridge with a vintage reissue one, and put in a 1994 Fender original vintage pickup in the bridge position and an old CS Texas Special in the neck position. I would love to have a '52 reissue Telecaster, but I don't have the money now. You did good! Now go play a bunch of Custom Shop Teles and come back here and tell us all about you experiences. I would love to know what you think in comparing them to each other, etc. And welcome to TDPRI. Yours was a good question. Thanks..