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Discussion in 'Guitar Owners Clubs' started by telemon1, Oct 15, 2009.
Sweet, it's not sgt tee's is it?
No, it's not Sgt Tees's.
How does this guitar compare to the 2011 60th anniversary? I've always wanted an american series telecaster in blonde finish, and these two are the only ones that fit the criteria.
Which do you feel is better?
Hi all. Just joined the forum. Just purchased my first tele as well which happens to be a '05 8502 blond. Not sure why it took so long as I've been a player for over 50 yrs mainly strats , acoustics, pedal steel, just landed a beautiful '56 es225tn as well (sorry to digress but im stoked bout the Gibson). Any case, I found this 8502 on craigslist not far from me n did a quick research and found them to be much coveted and hard to come by, unique features etc. One of these features being the MV pups. Unfortunately the seller had swapped them for nocasters and also upgraded the bridge and saddles with Callaham bridge and three compensated brass saddles. The guitar sounds and plays great. But it would've been nice to have the original pups too as I've come to learn they were unique to 8502's and hard to come by. Nevertheless, it's still an 8502 in all other respects and is in perfect condition. Not as light as I'd prefer at about 81/2 #. But I went for it due to 'rare' factor and general praise of this model. BUT... I will be on the look out for for an 8502 pickup/bridge assembly ...
Congrats on the 8502 score.
I have some original spare parts, PM me.
Yeah......congrats on the 8502!
I am willing to buy an 8502 if someone has one for sale. Please PM me
still looking to buy one of these. Anyone have one they are looking to sell?
Hey there, I do have one for sale BUT... i'm in the UK. It's a tobacco sunburst with a 4-way switch and I've installed a pair of Bareknuckle Yardbirds (I don't have the original PUP's I'm afraid but these do sound killer). Just PM me if interested....or if anyone else is too ;-)
May I join the club with my first Telecaster ?
Nice one and welcome.
Mine looks like this.
You're in! Welcome!
Finally was able to find one. A 03 Whiteguard as well. Unfortunately, based on the cloth around the bridge pickup, I am guessing that the pickups are most likely not stock. I have to play around with pickup height as the bridge pickup has a higher volume output than the neck right now.
I think the pickups are ok, check the control plate connections for fresh soldering/mods.
Not to burst your bubble...
...but that is not an 8502 ash telecaster. That model is the american series ash bodied telecaster. Cool guitar in its own right.
Looks like my '03. The bridge pickup cloth does look dirty but it could still be original...
Is it common for the pickup cloth to get dirty like that? In person it looks black/grey. Out of all the current pickup sets from fender, the bridge pickup looks close to the one in the Nocaster set.
Also, does the tone control feel weird for anyone else? It feels weird for me when turning it, and while turning the knob seems to slightly move up and down. Toward the end of it's range, it sometimes gets stuck on some kind of notch. I'm thinking its one of those no load circuits, but i don't hear any different really in tone between it being full up, or backed off a little.