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  1. 73Fender

    Chance opportunity 2017 Tele.

    Yup, I look at CL on a regular basis and there is a lot of crap for sure but some possible jems pop up on a regular basis. That's how I got my 2011 Am Std Tele (Blizzard Pearl with a RW board) around 2012 or so. Original owner pretty much unplayed and about $700. I also have other Teles with...
  2. 73Fender

    Chance opportunity 2017 Tele.

    Oh well, as a PSA I'll list what got my interest. As a regular CL window shopper (4 of them in NJ) I saw this, the 3 saddle bridge jumped out at me. I wasn't expecting one on a replacement for the Am Std. Then learned about the fatter neck etc. But I'm in downsize mode, this looks like a nice...
  3. 73Fender

    Chance opportunity 2017 Tele.

    Reviving this old thread, had heard about the new Professional Strats, had assumed the Teles would be like the previous Am Std Teles regarding bridges etc, saw one today and wow..brass saddles..compensated no less. And a fatter neck and no more belly cut. Very interesting. I had no idea. How...
  4. 73Fender

    Any easy way to age a Tele neck pickup cover?

    Thanks again bender66..last time I used that stuff was to clean some shower tile, got some on a chrome fixture and it did some nice unintended aging to that ha ha. Once I get that new one installed maybe I'll pull off the cover on the old one and see if I can unwrap the busted wind one turn...
  5. 73Fender

    Any easy way to age a Tele neck pickup cover?

    I have some muriatic acid around. Maybe I'll try a weak water mix.
  6. 73Fender

    Any easy way to age a Tele neck pickup cover?

    Thanks that would work.
  7. 73Fender

    Any easy way to age a Tele neck pickup cover?

    Hi Guys. I have a Nocaster light relic and I modded the electronics one too many times (playing with different circuits) and hosed up my neck pickup. I have a new Nocaster pickup but the cover is shiny. Any easy way to age it a little without trying to remove the cover and ending up with two...
  8. 73Fender

    orientation of 3 position switch

    Actually in that diagram I referenced in my post the spring will wind up on the body edge side when flipped which is what I was looking for..unable to copy the image from page 1 of the thread... all good
  9. 73Fender

    orientation of 3 position switch

    Just adding to this old thread. Of course the switch is a mirror image and it does not matter which way the spring faces. I wound up scratching my head after reading a Premier Guitar Mod article saying that the spring is usually oriented towards the side of the guitar (opposite the pickups)...
  10. 73Fender

    Boot Hill 5e3 first build, you've seen a few

    Nice work, I have been a member for a while, never even knew about this sub forum. It's nice how folks are generous with their knowledge. Some day when I have time I'd love to try a build.
  11. 73Fender

    Why??? Does running a tube amp without a load cause problems

    My heavily modded Blues Jr was left at a jam (actually the Heritage PSP annual convention) while I was gone someone unplugged the speaker, maybe to run a cab with it, who knows? Anyway they plugged the speaker jack back into the empty foot switch jack. Took me a while to figure it out as they...
  12. 73Fender

    Any Traynor YCV Owners?

    I'm a fan of Traynors in general. Their 70's combos (Studio Mate) comes to mind) are cool and often cheap. Lush reverb and heavy Hammond organ iron.
  13. 73Fender

    Help needed identify a Telecaster 72 custom neck

    If the humbucker is a Catswhisker (Allan makes his own and also mods existing Fender pickups) it may have coil split wires too. I had Allan mod my Fender WRHB from my 2011 AVRI 72 Custom after reading good reviews mentioning that the coil split is a usable good tone as another option for single...
  14. 73Fender

    Blues Jr Mods - Options Other Than BillM

    Bumping this old thread. Bill's son has posted that the site may be back up this month. It also sounds like Bill is not doing well at this point, prayers sent out to Bill and his family. Bill has always been a nice guy when I dealt with him in the past. His knowledge base on Blues Juniors is...
  15. 73Fender

    Psa Cs '63 Tele In Nj On Cl $1,600

    Saw this some weeks ago at a higher price, appears to have come down some, looks nice. Interesting specs..9.5" radius is one. If I were in the market I'd be contacting the seller. No affiliation of course.
  16. 73Fender

    Looking for a new guitar

    The AVRI 72 Custom comes with an OV bridge pickup. I replaced mine with a Cavilier Fat well. Also sent the WRHB across the pond for a rewind by Creamery Pickups..also installed a coil split via toggle switch for the humbucker with a mini pot under the guard that lets me adjust the...
  17. 73Fender

    More money for a ri 52

    Congrats to the op on the purchase, hope he loves it. OP, which 52RI were you talking about? 2012 or after or pre 2012? The 2012s are called American Vintage or Pure Vintage, pre 2012 are called AVRI's. I have one of the older ones that I like quite a bit. I hear the newer ones are very nice...
  18. 73Fender

    The CBS era

    It would not surprise me to see that trend continue. The economy in general, older collectors cashing out with less buyers available, less younger people taking up the instrument etc. I had a 59 Strat back in the day, I don't recall it being anything too special.
  19. 73Fender

    Craigslist transaction, Brooklyn-style.

    $500 dollar sneakers??
  20. 73Fender

    Fender guitar delivered to your hotel room

    Good for you for gifting it to a kid.
  21. 73Fender

    What would you do? Upgrade your old Mexican Tele or buy a used American Tele?

    Many of us don't become "sentimental" until we are, ahem, "of an age". It is then that we will miss all those things we had as kids, especially our guitars. If the OP had this guitar as a teen, and then used it for many years, I would say keep it with the neck and get a good fret replacement...
  22. 73Fender

    I've gone through 5 Teles in the past year and the one that wasn't junk was $250

    That mod above looks pretty easy, I could see taking a small screw driver and filing the head some to give it an edge. Steady as she goes though..maybe tape off the board with a few layers of masking tape or something. I have an AVRI 72 Custom from time I have it out I'll have a look...
  23. 73Fender

    PSA 2008 CS Nocaster on CL in NJ asking $1450

    And another CS Strat for $1,200.. the contact info looks legit..I was expecting to maybe see one of those spam deals asking for your personal e mail etc.. If I was closer and hadn't already scratched my Nocaster and 335 itch for more $...
  24. 73Fender

    PSA 2008 CS Nocaster on CL in NJ asking $1450

    Arghhh...the GAS is coming in waves..only listed like a half hour ago...for less than $3k you could get a Nocaster and what looks like a nice 335...assume it is the same guy EDit and a CS Strat as well as a PRS...
  25. 73Fender

    PSA 2008 CS Nocaster on CL in NJ asking $1450

    If all is well, this could be a great deal..two cases and a COA. No affiliation of course. Never seen one so cheap. Edit: he has a 2005 335 for $1450 as well.