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  1. Clifton C

    I believe some fool done lost their mind.

    Three times the ugly.
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    Having A Telecaster Custom Built - Need Your Expertise - what would you recommend as the best pickups for classic sound?

    My favorite Tele pickups are the Custom Shop Nocaster pickups. Absolutely amazing sound, and I also like that they’re reverse wound, so they’re hum-canceling in the middle position.
  3. Clifton C

    American Original is gone... and nothing was announced to replace it

    Are you sure you’re in the right forum?
  4. Clifton C

    New Issue Vintera 70s Telecaster Deluxe- Please suggest tuner replacements.

    Schaller makes some drop-in replacement F-style tuners. I used them on my 72 AVRI Thinline and Telecaster Custom, and they were a real improvement. They fit so exactly that you can swap the F tuner cover with the Schaller. No new holes need to be drilled or anything...
  5. Clifton C

    N(u)GD: Orange garnished with mint

    That looks great! I think it would look good with a rosewood neck, too.
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    New American Pro II Tele Deluxe- Pickup Issues? Suggestions for New Humbuckers?

    Lollar pickups are amazing! I have one in my avatar guitar. It’s a mini-humbucker. I’m sure the full-size humbuckers sound great, too.
  7. Clifton C

    NGD - Dave's Guitar Shop Limited Edition American 1962 reissue Telecaster - Vintage Blonde

    Very cool! I had one that looked like that in college. It’s one I wished I didn’t have to sell back then!
  8. Clifton C

    Talk me into vintage 6 saddle bridges, or out of 3 barrel ones

    All of my Telecasters (except for my 72 Thinline) have vintage-style 3-saddle bridges. I’ve put compensated brass saddles on all of them, and they sound great! No problems whatsoever with tuning or intonation. And I prefer the brass to the steel saddles that a couple of them came with.
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    NGD 60’s AO Telecaster LPB

    Nice! Those are great guitars!
  10. Clifton C

    G&L ASAT special Tribute unusually tall frets???

    Have you tried a regular G&L?
  11. Clifton C

    How accurate is the black Fender 5 hole Pure Vintage pickguard?

    I bought one for my American Original 50s Telecaster, and I thought it looked great.
  12. Clifton C

    Oberheim DX Drum Machine

    Wow, how cool! It has pretty decent drum sounds if I remember correctly.
  13. Clifton C

    Your Pure Stock Electric Guitars. Bought New. Zero Alterations.

    Every time I buy a Telecaster, I put on compensated brass saddles and an Electrosocket jack. I do have a Rickenbacker that I haven’t modified. I did have to get it refinished because the conversion varnish was flaking off the back and the neck.
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    Eric Clapton a Telecaster fan ?

    I’ve read that Steve Winwood playing a Strat had a big influence on Clapton.
  15. Clifton C

    AO 50s Neck - nice but fat.

    Funny, I’ve found the opposite problem. As I get older, I find I tend to prefer heftier necks on my guitars. When I found my AO 50s Telecaster, it felt like the most comfortable neck I’ve played. So much so that I bought an AO 50s neck for my paisley Telecaster reissue. It’s an 80s era...
  16. Clifton C

    The Telecaster: From maligned to much loved

    For me, it was Joe Strummer and Robyn Hitchcock.
  17. Clifton C

    Neil Young Tele

    Geffen Records, the label that screwed up the careers of many promising artists, such as the New Bohemians and Lone Justice.
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    American Original 70's Telecaster Custom in Collection

    Nice! How do you like the WRHB? That should be a very versatile guitar!
  19. Clifton C

    Burned Out Teacher Looking to Switch Careers

    As a retired teacher, I completely understand how you feel. When it’s time, it’s time. There are several schools of luthiery you might check out
  20. Clifton C

    Pulled the trigger on an American Original 50's Tele neck...

    He was also in a fabulous version of Treasure Island (very brief part, though), with Charlton Heston as Long John Silver. (Great cast, including Christian Bale as Jim Hawkins.) And don’t forget his run as Count Dooku in the Star Wars prequels.
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    New build...trouble deciding on color

    Those American Original necks are great!
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    Pulled the trigger on an American Original 50's Tele neck...

    That sure looks like Christopher Lee. And I don’t remember Clooney wearing a fake beard, but it could be!
  23. Clifton C

    Cavalier Phoenix Firebird in a Tele's neck position

    Nice! I put a Lollar mini-humbucker in the neck of mine, and it sounds fabulous!
  24. Clifton C

    NBD: New Broadcaster Day

    Congrats on the new guitar! I agree with the people who responded above—if the guitar sounds and plays great, I’d stick with it! Those Broadcasters are wonderful guitars. Too bad they’re not part of the permanent vintage lineup!