Almost dropped my Tele today....almost.

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  1. Boil

    Boil Tele-Holic

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    I was swapping out a pedal on my pedal board and grabbed my guitar to dial it in and noticed what looked like a nut from an output jack on the carpet, that's odd I thought, checked my electrosocket, no nut but didn't remember it having one. Then a large metal washer landed on the carpet, that's odd I thought.....CHRIST! THATS MY STRAPLOCK!

    It had indeed come loose and was in the process of pulling out of the strap, thankfully it's a Levis strap and the hole where the lock is was fairly snug, still a bit of a panic inducing moment.
    I checked my other straplocks, they were still on but all of them benefited from a tightening.

    If you use Schaller straplocks maybe you should go check them all just to avoid a nasty accident, would be a shame to drop a nice guitar...which I didn't thankfully.

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  2. Verne Bunsen

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    None of my guitars have strap locks, so failure is not an option. Glad your Tele didn’t take a dive!
     
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  3. King Creole

    King Creole Friend of Leo's

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    What, are you worried about that Tele breaking the floor? Otherwise, I wouldn't worry about dropping a Telecaster one or two stories down.
     
  4. Boil

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    But if it landed on my foot......
     
  5. NBS2005

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    Look at it this way; if you'd have dropped it you could have written a song about it.

    Yours,

    D Crosby
     
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  6. King Creole

    King Creole Friend of Leo's

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    Yeah, that would hurt!
     
  7. JuneauMike

    JuneauMike Poster Extraordinaire

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    Your tele don't need your helicopter parenting. Drop it just for fun, it can take it.
     
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  8. 24 track

    24 track Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    come on ,Boil we all know what happened the last time you did this, LOL :lol::lol::lol::lol:
    took 3 month in therapy

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  9. stormin1155

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    Here are a couple of pictures to show just how lucky you are. A customer brought this in to my shop yesterday. Somehow it fell from a wall hanger. Looks like it bounced off the floor a couple times. If it was thin nitro it would be an easy fix, but the paint chips measure 46/1000" thick"! A job for Bondo????
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  10. carpenter

    carpenter Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    Is that a Fender?
     
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    nojazzhere Doctor of Teleocity

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    YIKES!!!!
     
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  12. GoldDeluxe5E3

    GoldDeluxe5E3 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    I dropped my Tele once:
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    But the guitar's fine.
     
  13. Bones

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    One of the best things that ever happened to me was when I accidentally put my Baja in a wall hanger that was set up for a Les Paul headstock. It fell right through and hit the floor hard, knocking out a pretty good chunk of thick poly goop. The rest is history...
     
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  14. TokyoPortrait

    TokyoPortrait Tele-Afflicted

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    Hi.

    Were I the owner, that would look like an opportunity to me.

    Pax/
    Dean
     
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  15. Dan German

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    That was my first thought, too. Me, I've got hardwood floors, so dropping a Telecaster would mean an expensive floor refinishing.
     
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  16. Jupiter

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    I don't use straplocks cuz every guitar gets its own strap, so a coupla Grolsch washers does the job.

    Luckily I don't have a giant head YMMV
     
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    I think the tiles survived this drop and the cup wasn't even loose....;)

    I'd love a dollar for every tele that got a floor ding like this from a strap fail or stool drop...:)

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    Paint stripper and sandpaper. That’s ridiculous. I wonder if the owner prefers the sound of ash over maple because with all that paint, it doesn’t matter WHAT wood is under it.
     
  19. Boil

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    I'm not sure what a 'stool drop' is but it sounds like something that happened at my mother-in-laws Senior's Center dance, "Turn on the lights! NOBODY MOVE!"
     
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  20. trev333

    trev333 Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Like..when you're sitting on a bar/kitchen stool playing and your guitar slips onto the floor....;)

    the black tele above was out on loan to a friend when he had a small fit and dropped the guitar.... he went to the doctor to get tested and found out he had a mild epilepsy which was sorted out with some meds...

    that tele drop could have saved his life.... he was my mail man and is on the road all day....anything could have happened if he had a small blackout while out delivering mail...

    some black nail polish fixed it.... the next bloke I lent it to didn't even notice the dings, he needed a tele for a recording... I think he still has it... I hope he still has it...o_O:lol:

    whatever, I have others...:rolleyes:;)
     
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