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Triple Telecaster Club

Discussion in 'Guitar Owners Clubs' started by Corgitodd, Dec 18, 2016.

  1. Mike Simpson

    Mike Simpson Doctor of Teleocity

    Mar 19, 2006
    Gilbert, AZ (PHX)
    Funny, I wish it was a little fatter but I don't like the itty bitty "vintage" frets. I prefer a medium fret size.
     

  2. PixMix

    PixMix Tele-Holic

    603
    Aug 30, 2008
    MI
    I don't dislike the neck. I have taken the magic eraser to the back if it, now the glossy poly finish has lost its stickiness.
     

  3. robt57

    robt57 Telefied Ad Free Member

    Feb 29, 2004
    Portland, OR
    I am out of the club my friends. Got traded away yesterday...

    I'm glad I did not take it apart, came close too... I wanted to put the neck on a lite ash complete body laying about here, but them tiny frets make me work too hard anyway...

    So my hang tag new TT 7.4 lber got traded for a 7.3lb Gibson Studio 2008 Vintage Mahog with BurstBucker Pros and a hardshell case. Some nicks and scrapes and was very dirty on the fretboard. But the dirty part was easy to fix. ;)


    2008 Studio.jpg
     
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  4. 28Gauge

    28Gauge TDPRI Member

    26
    Dec 25, 2016
    Dallas, Texas
    I am waiting to hear back from WD Music on my aged pearl W/B/W pickguard. I really like the Triple Tele and plan to hang on to it.
     
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  5. Mike Simpson

    Mike Simpson Doctor of Teleocity

    Mar 19, 2006
    Gilbert, AZ (PHX)
    Are you going with "yellow aged" or "mint aged" ?

    Here is a pic of my mint pearl

    tripleT.jpg
     
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  6. 28Gauge

    28Gauge TDPRI Member

    26
    Dec 25, 2016
    Dallas, Texas
    That looks great!!! The one that I ordered looks a little bit on the cream/yellow side. I didn't know that there was a "mint aged" option.
     
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  7. Mike Simpson

    Mike Simpson Doctor of Teleocity

    Mar 19, 2006
    Gilbert, AZ (PHX)
    I ordered the mint pearl pickguard material and made it myself.
     

  8. PixMix

    PixMix Tele-Holic

    603
    Aug 30, 2008
    MI
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  9. screefer

    screefer Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

    143
    Feb 28, 2016
    kildonan
    Esteemed members, Check out this fellow on a Triple....
    Does he start with the B&M and then go to the N or what?
    Cheers
     
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  10. fender_freak

    fender_freak Tele-Meister

    Age:
    21
    114
    Jul 13, 2017
    La Crosse, WI
    Yep exactly that!

    Didn't see this thread, got mine back in August. Just another stock one. Only thing I've done is Scotchbrite the neck and that made a huge difference. Plays great. Kinda don't like the vintage frets but I'm not sure I'd like medium jumbos either, so it's cool as is. Very bright and snappy.
     

  11. SweetClyde99

    SweetClyde99 Tele-Meister

    400
    Feb 1, 2016
    Jefferson City, MO
    I picked one up recently too. Really nice guitar for the price. I’m still getting used to the vintage frets, and the middle (bridge) pickup is right where my pick wants to be, so I may have to drop it a bit just to get it out of my way. Plays and sounds great though.
     

  12. SweetClyde99

    SweetClyde99 Tele-Meister

    400
    Feb 1, 2016
    Jefferson City, MO
    Also, does anyone know of a simple wiring change that would make the #2 position bridge and middle in series rather than parallel?
     

  13. PixMix

    PixMix Tele-Holic

    603
    Aug 30, 2008
    MI

  14. horax

    horax Tele-Holic

    515
    Jul 1, 2011
    colorado springs
    Still sad I missed these by all of s few minutes back when they were super cheap.

    I see folks all the time trying to sell them here for 800+
     

  15. JayFreddy

    JayFreddy Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Age:
    52
    Nov 6, 2006
    Dallas TX USA
    $800 is unreasonable. Basically these are in the same family, and the same build quality, as the Baja series. In 2014, when the Triple Teles were made, the Bahas were MAP'ing at $799.

    The Triple Tele is a very good guitar, but the three bridge pickups were an answer to a question that no one asked.

    I got three and converted two to more standard two-pickup layouts..

    The one that kept all three bridge pickups I reversed the polarity of the middle pickup, so it's hum canceling in positions 2 & 4.

    I think it's a nice take on the Nashville Tele, but those come stock with the RWRP middle pickup, making them more versatile right out of the box.

    Considering that a new MIM standard is currently $599 and the Bahas are $899, $400-450 for a used Triple Tele seems reasonable to me.

    On the other hand, I would not take less than $600 for any of mine! ;)
     
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