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Sitar Telecaster Bridge

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by TC6969, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. Ronkirn

    Ronkirn Poster Extraordinaire Vendor Member

    Age:
    70
    May 1, 2003
    Jacksonville, FL
    Take me back to the 80's and the 5 pound brass bridges.. :eek:

    there's a reason why you don't see such nonsense anymore, and it's not that they were so good, the Hunt Brothers bought 'em all up to corner the market in massive bridges. ;)


    Ron Kirn
     
  2. jefrs

    jefrs Doctor of Teleocity

    Nov 20, 2007
    Newbury, England
    Oh dear, I appear to be old enough to remember those things.

    The saddle is the rear edge, the front gets raised so the string buzzes on it. We used to just wedge 'things' in front of the bridge. Novelties and abominations. The Hunt Brothers probably did the world a great service. ;-)
     
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  4. TC6969

    TC6969 Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    63
    Dec 28, 2007
    Rockledge Florida
    Why would anyone want a telecaster to sound like a sitar?
     
  5. F6_FullMelt

    F6_FullMelt Tele-Holic

    i want a tele that sounds like a sitar.
     
  6. Doug 54

    Doug 54 Poster Extraordinaire

    Dec 12, 2004
    Ohio
    cool

    may gets 1
     
  7. 62_Inca_Esquire

    62_Inca_Esquire Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 10, 2004
    Austin, TX

    That's funny, because I want a sitar that sounds like a Tele !


    :lol:
     
  8. Fatmanstratman

    Fatmanstratman Poster Extraordinaire

    There was a thread on this exact same subject (same eBayer, probably!) a couple of months ago.

    IIRC, none of the members here actually owned such a bridge, but I think the concept looks interesting.

    Maybe I'll try one when I've got money to burn.....
     
  9. No bids on eBay. Yup. The trouble with a Tele sitar is that you plug that thing into a Marshall stack and then your singing can't keep up:

    [​IMG]
     
  10. 62_Inca_Esquire

    62_Inca_Esquire Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 10, 2004
    Austin, TX



    :lol::lol::lol:

    AWESOME photo !
     
  11. StraightNeck

    StraightNeck Tele-Holic

    796
    Nov 9, 2009
    Sweden
    Nice one,Bigdaddy.Laughed my socks off.
     
  12. tonewoods

    tonewoods Former Member

    Age:
    65
    Jun 23, 2007
    Orcas Island, Washington
    So you could cut hit records like Eric Burdon and the Animals' "Monterey", Stevie Wonder's "I Was Made To Love Her" (played by Eddie Willis), B.J. Thomas' "Hooked on a Feeling" (played by Reggie Young), or The Spinners' "It's A Shame"??

    I want one too....
     
  13. dan1952

    dan1952 Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    63
    Jun 24, 2004
    Anderson, IN
    Is that guy in the picture Raffi Shankar?
    ;)
     
  14. PennyCentury

    PennyCentury Poster Extraordinaire

    Apr 16, 2009
    New Hampshire
    Sitar Tele bridge? Why not! Fareed Haque uses a sitar-type bridge to great effect:

    As documented on Groove TV # 207, Recorded live on 7/5/03 at the Vaudeville Stage, High Sierra Music Festival

    http://www.archive.org/details/gtv207_fareedhaquegroup
     
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