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Old February 6th, 2013, 02:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Baja or Cabronita ?

I'm conflicted which one should I choose ? Argue it out for me so I can fight the voice in my head that says both

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Old February 6th, 2013, 03:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have a Baja, and it is staying in the stable. Its just a nice all around guitar that is capable of lots of good sounds, and it has the chunky neck I like.

I like the Idea of a Cabronita, and love how they sound, I have plenty of humbucker guitars, but not 25 1/2" scale....the problem with the Cab is it is a modern "C" neck....not my cup of tea.
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Old February 6th, 2013, 03:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Baja = Yea
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Old February 6th, 2013, 03:26 PM   #4 (permalink)
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You have it backwards.

You don't choose. Teles choose.

But, since you asked, the Baja. But that's only if it chooses you.
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Old February 6th, 2013, 03:37 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I'd have thought they were quite different guitars, soundwise. The position 4 and the S1 position 2 on the Baja will give you some of the meat you like on the Cabronita, plus a bigger pallette of sounds overall. But it's not going to grind and grunt in quite the same way.

The neck is a big issue for some people, including me. I love the big neck on the Baja.
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Old February 6th, 2013, 03:53 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I played both and the neck shape was almost the same the fender says modern C for the cabronita but in the hand there wasn't alot of difference.
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Old February 6th, 2013, 03:55 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I played both
And which one did you prefer?
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Old February 6th, 2013, 03:57 PM   #8 (permalink)
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And which one did you prefer?
That's the exact problem I couldn't make up my mind, but the cash allows only one.
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Old February 6th, 2013, 03:59 PM   #9 (permalink)
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The neck on the Cab has some heft. It's not a modern C-shaped deal, more like what Fender calls a U-shaped and yes, it is very similar to the Baja.
That said, play both and make your mind that way. Personally, I love my Cab. Great sounding guitar. If I had to make a choice, I'd pick a Cab. But then, I already have an American Standard...
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Old February 6th, 2013, 04:01 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Im going to say cabronita because of those TV Jones'. It's like a Gretsch but in a tele style body. I almost picked up a Baja when they came out, but ended up getting the Koa which was a short run that came out around the same period. Ended up putting a hipshot B bender with a palm G and low E to D detuner.
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Old February 6th, 2013, 04:04 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Over a year ago I did a father son build of a Cab. I had that G-R-E-T-S-C-H sound in my head and it needed to be filled.

We played the guitar for about 6 months and then one day I handed it to a much better player. He played it and said "It sounds like a Tele" doh He was right, just a sparkly, gangly one. Hmmm

So we traded the Cab. - for a 2nd Baja.

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Old February 6th, 2013, 04:23 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I have a Baja and itís for sale. Getting a Cab. They are both fine guitars, which have different sounds. I have a MIM standard, which isnít as nice as the Baja, but covers the traditional Tele sound well enough. I can always change the pickups if I want to modify the sound. The Baja neck is a bit chunkier than the MIM standard, but I can switch between the two (or my í50s Strat) without any problems . With the Cab, I will get a simpler guitar with more grit. And it will be lighter, too.
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How many Teles do you have already? Love me La Cab but it'll never be #1..
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Old February 6th, 2013, 09:34 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I'm currently in a mad love affair with Filtertrons. I have no objectivity.

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Old February 7th, 2013, 03:52 AM   #15 (permalink)
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How many Teles do you have already? Love me La Cab but it'll never be #1..
I don't have any at the moment I have been re-thinking my gear.
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Old February 7th, 2013, 06:35 AM   #16 (permalink)
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If I may...

Look at it this way. Which one could you get by "without" right away, instead of which one do you want now?
If you really want the classic tele sound with the chunky neck, then get the Baja. If you can wait for that because you are really turned on by the filtertrons and the sexy look of the Cab, the go for La Cab.
You can always get the other one at a later date.
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Old February 7th, 2013, 08:54 AM   #17 (permalink)
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I have a Baja and am madly in love with it, as most owners of one are. My next axe is going to be a Cab for sure. I've been drooling over them for a while now. But I would personally not do it the other way around - I'd choose the Baja over the Cab if I could only have one guitar. The versatility of the Baja is unmatched. The Cab is deliciously awesome, but less versatile. But oh how I long for the day I get mine - soon!
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Old February 7th, 2013, 08:58 AM   #18 (permalink)
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If you've already got a proper Tele, then give the Cab some thought. If you don't have a proper Tele yet... well, you need to take care of that first (Baja).
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I don't have any at the moment I have been re-thinking my gear.
Think in the long run the Baja is the one you're going to want..
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