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  1. ABetterTelePlayer

    Bridge pickup for twisted tele.

    What are they shipping with now? Fender Noiseless?
  2. ABetterTelePlayer

    Keep going back to the Tele!

    Tele is definitely more versatile then it gets credit for. I, too, have numerous guitars and play at my church but if I'm being honest the guitar I keep going to is my MIM Deluxe Strat. For whatever reason, it's been my go-to ever since I got it, before that it was my Yamaha RGXA2. I'm thinking...
  3. ABetterTelePlayer

    New Guitar ..do i really need it !!

    This coming from someone with over 20 guitars - and still not done buying... It doesn't matter if you NEED it. There's just 4 questions to ask yourself when buying which are... 1.) Will you enjoy it? 2.) Will you play it as much as the others? 3.) Will you respect it? 4.) Can I actually afford...
  4. ABetterTelePlayer

    Shoreline Gold Telecaster - is gold pickguard too much?

    It looks amazing, KEEP IT!!!
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    What really drives the cost of a neck?

    Actually... I hate to burst anyone's bubbles but I'll just say it again - I worked in both low end and high end factory here in the Americas and I can tell you that North America has the same amount of quality control issues as any other country that makes the same type of product. I can't tell...
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    What really drives the cost of a neck?

    That didn't do anything. What's the difference? "About 300 miles." Coming from someone who worked in factory life where they pride themselves in "American quality" I would argue someone to the grave that American made has never been better quality or had better quality control at any point...
  7. ABetterTelePlayer

    Bridge pickup for twisted tele.

    My Isbell Tele has a slightly modified Twisted Tele set, which comes stock in that. I've been happy with them, the guitar sounds amazing. I've tried many Teles and my top two pickups sets for Teles is the CS Twisted Tele and the Seymour Duncan Brad Paisely signature La Brad set. But when I...
  8. ABetterTelePlayer

    How bad is a crack if it affects my sound?

    I best just be careful with it then
  9. ABetterTelePlayer

    How bad is a crack if it affects my sound?

    Mine was also shipped in a hardshell. And I'm betting they were pretty rough with it. Thanks!
  10. ABetterTelePlayer

    How bad is a crack if it affects my sound?

    Where do the cracks come from? I mean ... How do they form?
  11. ABetterTelePlayer

    How bad is a crack if it affects my sound?

    Thanks, I'm a little disappointed but probably not as bad as most people think. I have quite a few guitars, blessed. Some I don't need but I play the heck out of every one. I probably won't ever try to do any repair myself because I am not good at it or knowledgeable with that stuff. I'll likely...
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    How bad is a crack if it affects my sound?

    Yeah it was 300 bucks off - new from Sweetwater. Maybe that's why. I wouldn't label them shady for doing so. Just would have rather had a heads up (assuming they were aware in the first place.
  13. ABetterTelePlayer

    How bad is a crack if it affects my sound?

    I don't see a debate, more a few pics and then everyone agreeing (minus a few joke comments).
  14. ABetterTelePlayer

    How bad is a crack if it affects my sound?

    It's new and it was for 300 dollars off, with a 2 year unlimited warranty from Sweetwater. It would probably be too late to turn it back but this was a sales engineer to customer deal (not a public sales event). I don't think I'll return it - or try to.
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    How bad is a crack if it affects my sound?

    Ya know, I'm literally just starting to let go of my OCD. I've discovered that no matter how careful I am, stuff is going to happen. I have over 20 guitars and play at church, I'm kinda learning that no guitar is "perfect" whether it's the finish, wood or grain, etc. And if something doesn't...
  16. ABetterTelePlayer

    How bad is a crack if it affects my sound?

    It's an MIM Fender and I have no doubt this ding came from the factory. So...How bad is it? And will it affect my sound? Guitar seems to stay in tune, neck seems to be unharms and intact.
  17. ABetterTelePlayer

    Do You Set Your Amp To Sound Best With Tele's Volume/Tone "Dimed"?

    Having over 20 electrics and a few of those being Teles, I always have the Amp's 3 EQ knobs at noon (flat EQ). My Pedalboards, however, are set accordingly to whatever guitar I'm using. Each pedalboard has an EQ Pre'amp pedal which dictates that per use. Telecasters always have volume and tone...
  18. ABetterTelePlayer

    Experience with Acoustisonic Telecaster?

    @WillJ Thanks for confirming what I said. Oh and I forgot, asking for thoughts on specific guitar is the same exact thing as asking for recommendations on other products or to turn the thread into a versus thread. My bad!
  19. ABetterTelePlayer

    NGD MIM Player Series Butterscotch!

    MIM IS THE BEST!!!! Most my Fender guitars are MIM. Love them all :)
  20. ABetterTelePlayer

    What’s your dream telecaster?

    I'm a simple man. I already own it and the crazy thing is that it's nothing fancy.... #Isbell
  21. ABetterTelePlayer

    Experience with Acoustisonic Telecaster?

    I don't think you guys are getting it lol i have no interest in trying the Godin or the Taylor, and will likely never bother trying them. I tried the Acoustisonic at the local guitar store recently and really liked it. I haven't played the Ibanez yet but I pre-ordered based on the fact that it...
  22. ABetterTelePlayer

    Experience with Acoustisonic Telecaster?

    I get that. Just feels a little like people are still trying to sway to one side or the other as if this was a " This vs that" thread or "this is better than that" type of thing. Do I believe that option A is better than option B or vice versa? Not a chance. It's clear people enjoy the...
  23. ABetterTelePlayer

    Epic Telecaster Photos

    Nobody beats the Brad!!!!
  24. ABetterTelePlayer

    Experience with Acoustisonic Telecaster?

    Thanks all BUT REALLY, I already pre-ordered the Ibanez TIM10N and I'm confident that nothing comes close to it.




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