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Sitar Telecaster Bridge

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

  1. TC6969

    TC6969 Friend of Leo's

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    Ronkirn Poster Extraordinaire Vendor Member

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    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. ;)


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  3. jefrs

    jefrs Doctor of Teleocity

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    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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    TC6969 Friend of Leo's

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    Why would anyone want a telecaster to sound like a sitar?
     
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    F6_FullMelt Tele-Holic

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

    Doug 54 Poster Extraordinaire

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    cool

    may gets 1
     
  8. 62_Inca_Esquire

    62_Inca_Esquire Tele-Afflicted

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


    :D
     
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    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.....
     
  10. BigDaddyLH

    BigDaddyLH Telefied

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    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]
     
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    62_Inca_Esquire Tele-Afflicted

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    :D:D:D

    AWESOME photo !
     
  12. StraightNeck

    StraightNeck Tele-Holic

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    Nice one,Bigdaddy.Laughed my socks off.
     
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    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....
     
  14. dan1952

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    Is that guy in the picture Raffi Shankar?
    ;)
     
  15. PennyCentury

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    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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