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A/B Hell

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by teleblueman, Dec 27, 2015.

  1. rze99

    rze99 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Neck feel and balance combined for me.
    My old Les Paul is a heavy guitar but the neck is amazing and the balance is perfect so, with a good broad strap, it's not a problem. With good pick-ups, set-up, going through good amps and pedals, pretty much any old guitar can be made to sound great.
     
  2. radiomanjh

    radiomanjh Tele-Afflicted

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    I also prefer neck feel as a top priority. It has pretty much been the reason I have sold some of my guitars in the past simply because they weren't getting played.
     
  3. roeg

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    Each one is *almost* perfect.Maybe wait for another that hits the mark on all counts.Its out there.
     
  4. PCollen

    PCollen Friend of Leo's

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    For me, it's the whole package. But I could easily live with 8 more oz. added to a 'featherweight' guitar. And the neck feel , in your hand, is VERY important.
     
  5. TeleKato

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    Ah, you get to a very intriguing point here. I mostly proposed that thought as devil's advocate (no, not trolling ... don't suspend me). But I am amazed at the lengths people go through in grunting about 'partscasters' when in fact, they all are. You're right ... somewhere in the factory there is a line, and at that line they cease being parts casted together and become a "Fender guitar." But in reality, if I have a body (loaded) made in Corona in a given year, and a neck made there that same year, it's a stock guitar. There's no way to prove it is not ... they don't put matching serial numbers on both parts. And to get worked up about it is rather insipid.

    But oh ... personally, I do think swapping the necks is not a good thing to do. But if I was in that position, I'm not sure I could resist the temptation! :twisted:
     
  6. moosie

    moosie Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    And so are Gibsons! They're just harder to get apart, and even harder to put back together again :twisted:
     
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    xtrajerry Doctor of Teleocity

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    This was my first thought.. I'm keeping my second thought to myself..
     
  8. moosie

    moosie Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    We all had that second thought, man.
     
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