Surf green Bullet, I did too

Discussion in 'Squier Tele Forum' started by Uncle Butch, May 15, 2019.

  1. Uncle Butch

    Uncle Butch Tele-Meister

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    I originally ordered a red sparkle LE Bullet Tele on back order. when I checked on how long it would be until they were back in stock I cancelled my order with MF. They had the surf green on sale at the time, but when I cancelled they were at regular price of $179 and they wouldn't price match, so I cancelled my order and figured they would be on sale again. Three or four days later the surf green were on sale for $129 again, so I ordered one. It arrived well packaged and undamaged. I've had it a week now and I'm impressed. The only cosmetic flaw I found was two pick guard screws needed to be tightened. I tuned it up and it was pretty much dead on as far as playability, and I was surprised at how good it sounded. The next day I tweaked the truss rod just a small amount, removed the neck and used #0000 steel wool to polish the frets to get rid of the gritty feeling. I ran steel wool over the fret board and the neck to smooth it out, it looks and feels much better. i oiled the fret board and it darkened up and looks really nice. The controls are smooth and function well. the tuners are probably a little shady but the guitar holds tune very well since I lube the nut. The only thing that looks cheap is the mother of toilet seat fret inlays, but for $129 I'm not gonna complain. I added a set of strap locks I had laying around and she is ready to rock. I'm kind of disappointed, I had all kinds of mod plans for this one, but for now if I change anything it will be the tuners. Great job Squeir !!!!
     
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  2. ReverendRevolver

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    Saw one of those in Samash. Tuners (as you said) were the only part that felt suspect.
    Congratulations, pictures?
     
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    Some of these cheap guitars are good right out of the box. I bought a cheap Sawtooth from Wally World and the pickups were not bad sounding. My upgrades had little effect on anything....(Save yer money!)
     
  4. Uncle Butch

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    One thing I forgot to mention. The Logo seams to be printed on, not a decal, I could scrub that off with steel wool if I wanted to, but I don't have a problem with the logo as long as the guitar does what I want from it. Not ashamed of a Squeir at all, great bang for the buck. I wish these were around when I first started playing.
     
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    The logo does come off easily with steel wool or sandpaper. I removed it while prepping my Bullet Tele's neck for some Tru Oil to get rid of its blinding whiteness. :D
     
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