Anybody leave their tele stock

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by tgfmike, Mar 13, 2010.

  1. JohnS

    JohnS Friend of Leo's

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    My guitars are the moral equivalent of a 57 Chevy, gotta spend time under the hood tinkering. It is another fun aspect of my playing.
     
  2. bottled

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    I never had a thought to change anything on my guitars; kept them 'stock' and played them. They worked fine and sounded great. But decided to change a few things on a newly purchased instrument to improve the spec. and personalize it a little.
     
  3. Broken Light

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    Generally, stock. Not counting nuts, all my teles are stock, except my baja, which was modded by the previous owner(I've meant to change it back for a couple years now).

    My esquire though, I'm never satisfied with. Changed body, changed pickup, and added kill switch(curiosity/boredom). I rarely play it, currently because I feel the pup('52 ri) has far too much twang. I much prefer grit instead. :rolleyes:

    On a somewhat related though, currently I only own one electric I played before purchase. I sold all the others I "hand picked". I seem to have had better luck sight unseen. :confused:
     
  4. powermatt99

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    My MIJ '62RI Bigsby has pretty much turned into a partscaster. I am now very happy with this guitar. I may disconnect the bridge PUP from the tone control and replace the capacitor with something larger. I like the bridge PUP wide open and the tone rolled back a bit on the neck PUP. For a single coil guitar, its all I need. I just need to find a donor tele to make a Cabronita to cover my 'bucker needs (which are really just wants).

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  5. chezdeluxe

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    I think 4 position switches should be "'Stock" but they aint so I add em.
     
  6. P-Zilla

    P-Zilla Tele-Afflicted

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    I play Partscasters. So Modified.
     
  7. Twangyo

    Twangyo Tele-Afflicted

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    Left my California series Tele as it was. I think it's a very well built instrument and doesn't need modding.
    That Tele is still my #1, at least untill my Kirn Barnbuster arrives.
    Converted my MIM Tele into an Esquire, with a 3 saddle bridge and SD Broadcaster PU.
     
  8. Moggl

    Moggl Tele-Afflicted

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    The not made-to-spec ones all get adjusted and modified to what I need. It's how I make do with what I've got. I make sure that what I've got suits me rather than someone else. :)
     
  9. tele salivas

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    If I had a Hot Rod Tele, it would stay as is...but I got an MIM to specifically put a mini humbucker in there and a vintage style bridge...also, if I had a '62 AVRI, I would leave it stock, wiring and all...next tele I get will probably stay stock
     
  10. 74n4LL0

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    I loved my tele when it was stock...
    but I love it even more now that I have a 5 way switch (with added the series and controlled out of phase between both pups) and a push pull tone knob to remove the tone from the circuit so I can have the "esquire" sound in the bridge, the series with no tone load or a brighter neck pup
     
  11. FenderNic321

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    No mods for my american standard 60th anniversary tele. All stock, I have found there is no need, the alnico v's are awesome.
     
  12. JackStraw

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    CS Nocaster, stock. '76 Custom II, stock.
     
  13. JeffsJeep04

    JeffsJeep04 Tele-Holic

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    Same same here. I was all set to get some brass saddles and a little of this, a little of that while I was waiting for my 62 thin skin. Once I got it home, I haven't been able to find a fault with it. It is absolutely killer. I put a set of 11's on it and it's a match made in heaven! Even the neck is nice and chunky...unlike some of the other 62's I've played :)
     
  14. FenderGuy53

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    All my Tele's are stock - just the way they came out of the box, with the exception of a new set of D'Addario EXL110's (which is SOP for any new guitar).
     
  15. stevedenver

    stevedenver Tele-Afflicted

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    lentz tele and 2 CS teles -all stock

    my les paul historics-new 500k pots and caps, and tim white pups-go figure
     
  16. TeleJ

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    American Standard stock
     
  17. Gibsonblues

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    Nothing done to mine!
     
  18. fugitivestrat

    fugitivestrat Tele-Meister

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    My '52 AVRI is completly stock except for the modern wiring, but my hwy one tele isn't with a different pickguard and pickups.
     
  19. StuH

    StuH Friend of Leo's

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    I have three and all are stock but I really want to do a pickup change on my MIM Nash. Been playing this guitar for 3 yrs and just can't get into the tone.


    Out of my three non teles I've changed out pickups on one of them.
     
  20. chillman

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    I generally mod low- to mid-range instruments in at least some way, but anything high-end I have stays stock.

    For example, I'd like to put a neck heel strap button in the J-45 I just bought but I am not going to because I want it to be stock.
     
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