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1960 Slab Telecaster, NEW VIDEO!

Discussion in 'Vintage Tele Discussion Forum (pre-1974)' started by Bobchill, Nov 30, 2020.

  1. Bobchill

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    An astounding 1960 Telecaster, all original, seems to be the perfect tool to shed some light on some lesser known and celebrated aspects of the "pure Telecaster tone". I hope you enjoy!

     
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    Great job as usual Roberto. :cool:
    Grazie.
     
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    I really enjoyed that. Subscribed.

    BTW, I reckon you would be a great Bond villain! :)
     
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    Thank you so much guys, I'm happy you enjoyed the video!

    @West44th Ha! Ha! I will rename my channel "Spectre's Tone Review" then! : )
     
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    Oh my!

    That’s pretty much my dream tele!

    Did you string it up as a “top-loader” I’m too impatient to watch the video to find out although I’m starting it now
     
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    Thank you Fretting out... a dream guitar indeed!
    As for the strings I think you should have found the answer by now, really don't want to do spoiling : )
     
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    Now there's a good idea :)
     
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    I enjoyed your video very much. Nice to see you around here.
     
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    Thank you for the nice words and feedback d barham, I'm happy that you liked the video!
     
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    Great video also nice playing and tone. What were you plugged into? Good job.
     
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    Thank you for your kind words Mick, I'm happy that you enjoyed the video! The amp is a Blackface Fender Super Reverb, further details are superimposed on video at minute 13:29.
     
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    Sorry that I missed that. I was watching the small screen on your post but can see it in the larger format. Thanks.
    BTW how did you cop the Klon, rob a safety deposit box?
    Joking of course. I had no idea that a pedal commanded the the price that they get.
     
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    You're welcome Mick.
    Ha! Ha! You are absolutely right. I just bought it when it was new, I told all the story in this video, I hope you enjoy!

     
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    Awesome video!

    I’m lucky enough to own a ‘59 top loader Esquire....so it was right up my alley and I really dug the string through vs. top loader comparison.

    I could definitely hear the difference and the sound of the top loader reminded me of what drew me to my guitar. Less twangy/piercing and with something special going on in the upper mids. Nice!
     
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    Hello Presto, thank you so much for your appreciation and for your very interesting considerations; I'm really happy that the difference is noticeable through the recording, those were exactly my impressions when I played the guitar! Please feel free to keep an eye on the next episodes.
     
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    That was fun and informative!! Nice job! Does the feel of the guitar change with string through vs. top loading??
     
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    Thank you for the nice comment Cjp60, I'm happy that you enjoyed the video!
    Yes, I'd say that I love the "silky feel" and responsiveness of the bass strings through the top loading bridge while I continue to favour the more powerful "snap" of the string-through ferrules with high strings. A guitar like the slab Telly in the video would allow to get the best of the two worlds : )
     
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