$59 Pawnshop Tele

Discussion in 'Squier Tele Forum' started by WildGuitar, May 4, 2017.

  1. taylorrobertburns

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    Wow, I love that amp! Very weird, very cool.

    Does it sound good?

    Also sick score on the Tele. I find the Squiers and Mexi's have more to give. New pickups, new pots, no problem.

    Never have desired a MIA
     
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  2. orangeblossom

    orangeblossom Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Great deal. Congrats.
     
  3. TeleAnthony

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    I love this picture. It's placement on the dresser makes me think it is a religious relic. The holiest of amps.
     
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  4. Wrighty

    Wrighty Tele-Afflicted

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    I think it's a fake. Really, looks like a Custom Shop to me!
     
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  5. WildGuitar

    WildGuitar Tele-Meister

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    Thanks! It's a nice amp.It was made by Valco and is the same as the Supro version in these videos,only mine is branded Penncrest because it was sold by JCPenny.





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  6. rockycreeker

    rockycreeker Tele-Meister

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    I never see Teles in pawnshops. Strats out the wazoo, but no Teles.
     
  7. dkmw

    dkmw Friend of Leo's

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    We don't want to know how little you paid for the amp :( it's probably worth at least $500. I have an old Supro 1606 and it's worth as much as my 73 Twin:eek:

    I also had a same blue affinity from a pawn shop as my first tele (maple board though). I started thinking about modding it, but I wanted a new neck, pickups, controls, bridge, jack cup - all that would have remained original would have been body and strap buttons. So I just got a new unfinished body started making partscasters.
     
  8. Asmith

    Asmith Friend of Leo's

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    That's how my custom build was born, the only thing left on it that's original is the body (which isn't really original anymore) and the jack plate. So yeah a jack plate....

    @WildGuitar nice score on the tele!
     
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  9. dkmw

    dkmw Friend of Leo's

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    ^ wow you've got a little bit of everything going on there...
     
  10. Asmith

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    that's it's purpose, still not a cure for GAS though :oops:
     
  11. guitaradelic

    guitaradelic Tele-Meister

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    Nice score, the affinity tele is the most under-rated guitar in the guitar world, IMHO. I love mine... hope you enjoy yours!
     
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  12. Fiesta Red

    Fiesta Red Friend of Leo's

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    No knock on your new Telecaster, but that's a killer-looking amp...I'm curious what it sounds like. I've never even heard of the brand.
     
  13. WildGuitar

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    Thanks, it was made by a Chicago company called Valco. They sold it under their own brand "Supro" But this one was made for JCPenny and has a Penncrest logo on it. below is a page from the 1966 Supro catalog

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    It needed a little TLC when I bought it so I took it to Kurt Johnston at Twin Town guitars and he

    Replaced power cable with 3-prong plug

    Repaired power supply-reconfigered

    Recapped and changed all ps resistors

    Replaced output tube with a used tube

    Now it is like a new amp.

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  14. scottser

    scottser Tele-Afflicted

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    is that an old jensen in the back of your amp?
     
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    a c12r? i have 2 of those in an old cordovox cabinet. they produce some of the smoothest breakup you'll ever hear in a speaker.
     
  16. WildGuitar

    WildGuitar Tele-Meister

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    Thanks,yes I think that Jensen is the original speaker. I wanted a blue guitar to go with that amp,lol.

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    It's got twice the tone of most guitars,lol

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  17. nicod98

    nicod98 Tele-Afflicted

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    nice... I wouldn't have been able to resist that deal either... ;-)
     
  18. Platefire

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    Great Deal! I wouldn't have hesitated on that. Love your amp. I got a couple of Silvertone 1482's---those old valcos are nice. Platefire
     
  19. Sollophonic

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    I don't know if I am wrong here but that could be a bit of a partscaster. It's still a good score, but I think it may be an early Affinity neck on a later Affinity body

    Squier Teles with rosewood board necks are usually from the late 1990s/early 2000s and are string through bodies. I love those ones, they are my favorite Affinity Teles, and the necks are lovely

    Topload Affinities usually have maple necks

    Great looking amp there, too.

    Pawn/charity shop Teles are out there. I got this one for £40!

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    Pretty battered, I swapped the thin neck for a Squier SE strat neck. Swapped the pickups for a set of spare Keystones, and it is my "chuck in the trunk" guitar
     
  20. nicod98

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    Not entirely correct about the top load Affinities...

    Many of the affinities of the later years have a rosewood fretboard. If I look at my documentation from 2013, we had 2-color sunburst, arctic white, butterscotch blonde, metallic blue and metallic red with a maple fretboard, but also brown sunburst, gun metal grey, lake placid blue and metallic red with a rosewood fretboard...

    The new batch of colors competition orange, race green, race red and slick silver ALL have a rosewood fretboard...
     
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