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NGD - at last! LPB AVRI 64

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by spenno, Sep 1, 2017.

  1. spenno

    spenno Tele-Meister

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    Thanks - seen a few tips about screwing into the horizontal... what does that mean sorry? :/
     
  2. esetter

    esetter Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 1, 2011
    MI
    That’s a great find! HNGD!
     
  3. connuchar

    connuchar Tele-Meister

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    May 30, 2006
    phx az
    eye have one lpb also , meyene feels really light [ don't have a way to weigh it ] plays great sounds great [ really like the grey bottom pickups ] and the case is the best color of all the cases.
     
  4. Frenchie63

    Frenchie63 TDPRI Member

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    I agree, I've got Glendale Groovy 60s on mine, as well as the electro-socket. We obviously think alike.

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  5. Frenchie63

    Frenchie63 TDPRI Member

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    As in the photo I attached. If need be Switchcraft do a jack with a longer thread that goes into an electro-socket and allows for angled leads, which is what I've got. You will need the imperial sized electro-socket which has a satin look to it. The Chrome one is metric which I have found out to my cost!.
     
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  6. spenno

    spenno Tele-Meister

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    Sep 23, 2009
    England
    Well someone earlier in the thread mentioned that they heard (from Fender) that approx 500 of the LPB 64 are in existence. I think we should keep this thread alive until we’ve accounted for all of them!
     
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  7. RadioFM74

    RadioFM74 Tele-Afflicted

    Belatedly: it’s a wonderful Fender guitar – you know, one of the top 3-4 telecasters in my personal list – everything is right: color, play, sounds… all the 64s I’ve tried were absolutely fantastic.

    Well, there’s one for sale not far from where I live. I am resisting: I don’t have the money or need for another tele right now, and the “60s tele” spot in my stable is occupied by a much-loved Baja60 (I know that if I bought the 64, one of the two would eventually have to go). But it’s there – and it’s the only one I’ve seen around so far – and your NGD is fanning up GAS again in my poor weak heart dammit.

    May I give you a tiny piece of (counter-)advice? Don’t over-tinker with it. Electrosocket? Yes: IF and when the stock one starts giving you problems. Loose switch tip? A bit of masking tape on the tip of the switchblade is a less drastic way of fixing it: tip will stop coming off by itself, it will come off if you pull it with your hands, and the tape will go without leaving a sign when you want to. As it is now, the guitar is such a beauty that yes, I’d shell out the 12£ for a Pure Vintage part and make a mental note not to super-glue anything on that guitar. Then I’d stop tinkering for awhile and I’d start just playing it :p
     
  8. spenno

    spenno Tele-Meister

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    Sep 23, 2009
    England
    Still loving playing this guitar, but I have noticed it going out of tune quite easily. I stretch the strings nicely and still a few weeks later it’s going out slightly whilst playing. Are the machine heads likely to be slipping? Are they a popular upgrade people do on the 64? I’ve never had much of a tuning problem with other guitars in two decades so pretty sure I’m putting them on ok by now...
     
  9. Rufustelestrats

    Rufustelestrats Tele-Holic

    In my opinion, if you follow the instructions and tuck the string down in the shaft, have sufficient number or wraps around the poll, then it comes down to the strings you utilize.
    I am of the change them often if you play often school. Just me, but I prefer strings that feel fresh.
    R
     
  10. spenno

    spenno Tele-Meister

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    England
    Well, a few months in and how things have changed - the Vintage line has been dropped, and there is a new kid on the block in the Original doublebound ‘60s’ lake placid blue. That has a 9.5 inch radius which seems to be the preferred profile, although my 7.25 inch neck doesn’t fret out at any point in the slightest. Strange how certain things can get in your head after reading about them endlessly. Anyhow, still love my 64. Will the end of the line make this model the stuff of legend in years to come..?
     
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  11. Lobomov

    Lobomov Friend of Leo's

    Jul 15, 2013
    Europa
    There is also a lot of hate for the AO line from people that love the AVs .. But it all cool as you still love your AV.

    I have a LPB double bound tele, but might well be tempted by the fiesta red 60s AO model :)
     
  12. Ducerro

    Ducerro Tele-Meister

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    New stuff will always show up making you second guess your "wants"... I try to stay away from the specs on a guitar, but have to admit I always look. It's so tempting to get it in your mind that this is better than that even before you play them...
     
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  13. voodoo tele

    voodoo tele Tele-Meister

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    Sep 30, 2009
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    That is one beautiful guitar!!love the color matched with the Rosewood board.bet she sounds as beautiful as she looks. Congratulations!!!!
     
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  14. spenno

    spenno Tele-Meister

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    After 7 months of owning this tele I thought I’d post my observations so far.
    The good - it certainly plays easily; chording up and down the neck is a breeze. The biggest plus with the guitar. I like the pickups and love that I have three very usable sounds. It has the treble on tap but never shrill, and definitely has a mid/bottom clarity I haven’t been accustomed to (semi Ric owner for a decade before fancying a swap). It’s lightish (7lb4), looks great and I love that it’ll darken and wear.
    The bad - not many, but of enough concern that I have been considering options. The frets are quite narrow to the point that fiddlier parts higher up the neck are a concern. Try ‘Here Comes The Sun’ on the 7th fret. This was a doddle up until now. I can get used to this, but my main concern is the radius. Playing in general is very comfortable but as soon as the capo comes in things go south. I’ve tried five capos including two especially for the 7.25” radius and none can cover all six strings perfectly, and is out of tune where nothing is out of tune using barres, so I’m sure neck/intonation are true. I use capos a lot and now break into a sweat when I look at the setlist and see a song coming up that needs one. I know technique of putting them on could be addressed as sometimes it’s passable. Ironically the first capos I tried were the ones made for this radius. The best is the cheap bog standard Dunlop acoustic one! I haven’t tried the vintage G7th as it’s very pricey and am not convinced it will be any better.
    I have found myself looking at the Professional Teles which I nearly went for originally. Came very close to pulling the trigger on the ash crimson back then. Maybe the vintage vibe with modern specs is more what I need.
     
  15. rze99

    rze99 Poster Extraordinaire

    Feb 26, 2014
    South London UK
    I have the exact same guitar (see avatar). I too have had some capo tuning issues (also with other 7.25 radius), so I use different guitars with flatter radius for capo tunes now. I won't be selling mine.
     
  16. spenno

    spenno Tele-Meister

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    Sep 23, 2009
    England
    Sadly I don’t have that luxury!
     
  17. spenno

    spenno Tele-Meister

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    England
    5F20E88E-8578-40CD-909E-BFF409B8EE39.jpeg I’d been bragging about how the nitro LPB finish on my 64 hadn’t been tarnished in its 5 years. Maybe I spoke too soon. Bit of a scratch too, I don’t know how but I blame the drummer. Things are normally tight round there and the ‘entrance’ to the drumkit is usually via a tiny hole between my amp and the toms.
     
  18. rze99

    rze99 Poster Extraordinaire

    Feb 26, 2014
    South London UK
     
  19. h4ck.b0x7

    h4ck.b0x7 Tele-Holic

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    That looks awesome!! As far as I know the LPB was the second least made '64 Tele. I have a Candy Apple Red from 2013 which they only made 200 of. I'm a sucker for LPB as well so when the American Originals came out I had to get a '60's in LPB.

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  20. spenno

    spenno Tele-Meister

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    Sep 23, 2009
    England
    Nice amp!!
     
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