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  1. Twang Deluxe

    Will Fender ever produce Electric Pianos and Organs again?

    Hello everyone, I am a big fan of the Fender Rhodes Pianos and I also like the Comtempo Organ from the 60s. Do you think that Fender will ever produce Keyboard instruments? If they would start a partnership with the new owners of the Rhodes brand and start to produce the Rhodes Mark I and the...
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    New Fender models in 2023

    Hello everyone, I'm guessing which new Fender models will be introduced in 2023. What do you think? There is no big anniversary like two years ago (70 years Telecaster)...
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    70s music with Pre-CBS style Fender guitars

    Hello everyone, yesterday I talked to a former bandmate about the using specific gear for 70s music. We asked ourselfes if it looks strange using early 60s style Fender guitars (mint green pickguards, small Strat headstock, custom colours like sonic blue...) to play hardrock and funk from the...
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    Vegetable cutter = Telecaster Bridge

    Hello everyone, I received this vegetable cutter and immediately thought of my Tele bridge :-). Perhaps it's inspired by Fender...
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    Worst Guitar and Amp combination

    Hello everyone, I was wondering which would be the worst guitar and amp combination. How about a Gibson Byrdland with an Engl Metalmaster? What do you think?
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    Amp Knobs on D Shaft Poti

    Hello everyone, I have an enclosure of a Fender Blender Reissue, which I would like to use for a Dual Overdrive Pedal project. The enclosure is a bit small so I'm thinking about using modern D-Shaft Potis to save space, but I would like to put the original Knobs of the Fender Blender on them...
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    Trussrod plug on 1959 Telecaster / Stratocaster

    Hello everyone, I always thought that all Fender guitars with Rosewood Fingerboard from 1959-1969 had no Trussrod plug and no Skunk Stripe, but today I found the Fender catalog from 1959 and I saw a Telecaster, Strat, Esquire and P-Bass with Trussrod plugs. Does anyone know somthing about...
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    Fender Catalog 1966-1967

    Hello everyone, I found this lovely Fender catalog from 1966/1967. It's amazing to see these lovely instruments. I love every single item (Electric XII, Fender Rhodes, Acoustics, Coronados, Amps) Which...
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    Which cheap vintage Fender guitar would you buy?

    Hello everyone, I'm thinking about buying a cheap vintage Fender guitar (under $ 1500). Which one of these would be your favourite? - Late 70s Strat - 70s Mustang, Musicmaster, Bronco - 60s Coronado I, II or XII - 70s Jazzmaster or Jaguar (they're a bit hard to find) Thank you
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    My next Fender guitar? Thinline VS Electric XII

    Hello everyone, I'm thinking about getting my next Fender guitar. I already own the following guitars: -Mexico Standard Tele with Vintage Noiseless Pickups - 60s Classic Tele with Baja Neck and Pickups - 60s Classic Player Strat with Vintage Noiseless Pickups - P-Bass Copy - Fender DG 7 -...
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    Fender Tone Master Deluxe Reverv VS Vox Pathfinder 15R

    Hello everyone, I own a TMDR and a Pathfinder 15R and when I'm playing them at low volumes in my bedroom IMHO the Vox sounds nicer than the Fender (even though I use the 0.2 watt setting). I'm asking my self if the speaker of the TM just needs to break in (I own it since three month) or if...
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    Reshaping a Body

    Hello everyone, I own a P-Bass Copy like the one on the picture and I noticed that the bodyshape is different from Original. Do you think that it would be complicated to reshape it? Do all Fender P-Bass Bodys have exactly the same shape since 1957?
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    Fender Silverface Champ service costs

    Hello everyone, today I bought a Fender Silverface Champ for 300 € ($ 360) without testing it. Here in Europe they usually sell for 600 - 750 €. The seller said that the amp is working but that I have to replace the tubes. What do you think how much would it cost to service this amp? What...
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    Which colour combination for my P-Bass

    Hello everyone, I'm ugrading my P-Bass Copy which I got when I was 11. I played it a lot in the last 23 years but I never liked the colour combination (Black body, white pickguard and Roseood Neck), because I find it boring. To change the look I already ordered ashtray covers and a thumbrest...
  15. Twang Deluxe

    Best vintage style tuners for bass

    Hello, can anyone suggest me some nice tuners which look like the ones on Pre CBS Fender Basses from the early 60s? Thank you
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    Show us your classic Fender guitar and amp combination

    Hello everyone, I really like to see combinations of classic Fender guitars with Fender amps from the same era (reissues included). The pictures from old Fender catalogues are just amazing For example; 50s Tele/Strat with Tweed amp 60s Tele/Strat with Blackface 70s Tele/Strat with Silverface...
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    Headstock shape

    Hello everyone, I'm looking for a replacement neck for my P-Bass. What do you think about the Headstock shape on the picture? It seems a bit different to the classic Fender shape
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    Talk me out of buying a Fender Electric XII (Alternate Reality)

    Hello, since a year I dream of owning a Fender Alternate Reality Electric XII. Pro: I play a lot of music from the 60s so there are many songs which I would like to play with it. Cons: Price, no vintage specs (shape, no rotary switch, bridge), I already own a Martin D12x1 and nine other...
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    Value of used Tone Master Deluxe Reverb

    Hello everyone, I'm planning to buy a used TMDR. Here in Europe you can get them new for 929 €. A guy is offering me his used TMDR with warranty for 750 €. Would you buy it? Or do you think that the prices will drop in the next few month, when there are more used TM amps on the market. Thank you
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    Owning one of each

    Hello everyone, I was wondering if there is someone on this forum owning one of each classic Fender models (original, reissue, partscaster, copy)? Tele Strat P-Bass Musicmaster Duo-Sonic Jazzmaster Jazz Bass Bass VI Jaguar Mustang Bass V Coronado I, II and XII Electric XII Mustang Bass...
  21. Twang Deluxe

    Telecaster Book

    Hello everyone, can somebody recommend me a good Telecaster book. I'm especially interested in the tecnical details in the 60s and 70s. Thank you
  22. Twang Deluxe

    Tremolo Arm for MiM Standard Strat post 2006

    Hello everyone, I need a Tremolo arm for my Fender Mexico Standard Stratocaster (post 2006). Can anyone tell me the partsnumber? Is there also a Tip in vintage white or cream that will fit on it? Thank you very much
  23. Twang Deluxe

    Vox Pathfinder 15

    Hello everyone, a few month ago I left my band and sold my DRRI, because since than I only play at home and the Deluxe was much too loud for my needs. A few weeks ago I bought a Vox VT 20, but I never bonded with it Yesterday I picked up a cheap Vox Parhfinder 15 (non Reverb) and I'm really...
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    Least Favorite Guitar in Your Collection

    Hello, I once had a chinese Epiphone Casino, but I never liked it because of quality problems and because I'm more a Fender guy and the epiphone felt strange to me. It was always the black sheep in my collection, so I sold it. What is your least favourite guitar in your collection?
  25. Twang Deluxe

    Do you use Compressor with your acoustic?

    Hello everyone, when I'm playing with my band I plug my Martin D1-R with a k&k pure western mini pickup into my Boss GE 7 and than directly into my Amp or the PA. My bandmates say that they don't like my sound because I don't use a compressor, but I want my guitar to sound as natural as...