Audible difference with left hand bridge

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  1. hamerfan

    hamerfan Tele-Meister

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    Here is thread 'Played a $4.700 Telecaster....' with a CS Tele with a lefthand bridge. Is there an audible difference?
    I recently bought strat pickups with a lefthand stagger and ordered a pickguard with a reverse slanted pickguard. Just curious until the pickguard arrives...
     
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    Teleterr Friend of Leo's

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    Yes, the B and E are less ice picky and the A and E are twangyer. I have one for a build thats waiting its turn.
     
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    I just finished a Strat with a back slanted pickup.
    The difference is pretty subtle to me but I like it.
     
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    Nope, not for me.
     
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    I mentioned in a recent post this exact topic. I ordered (and have now received) a Wilkinson top-load bridge with three compensated saddles, exactly like the one I currently use, except in a "left-handed" orientation. I have not yet started to install it, partly because it may require routing, and I can't have my Tele out of commission right now.....but I AM curious as to what difference (if any) it would make. PLEASE report on your thoughts after trying it out......
     
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    Nojazz, yes i read your question and noone answered. So i opened a new thread.
    I am gonna replay on my question here after my pickguard has arrived.

    The guitar is E series Squier Strat with a humbucker route in the bridge. This should be large enough for a lefthand slanted single coil, i guess.
     
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    Theres a previous thread about this. I have better results w Google vs in house but its here somewhere.
     
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    Nope, but i found some YT vids.
     
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    Nojazz - a good while back, in the never-ending saga of discovering how little I know...I had noticed here on TDPRI a photo of Big John Stannard playing a tele with a reverse slant bridge pickup and I asked the same question and from what I can remember - his response was that there was a deeper twang, just plain more twang on the low end, which has some compelling logic. Sometimes, when I'm playing country with a capital K, I will pick the low E as close to the saddles as I can get... pretty twangsome - and I'm basically just a ratty old beer joint bar band guitarist.
     
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    "........and I'm basically just a ratty old beer joint bar band guitarist."......and obviously a braggart, do you always throw around your resume like that?.....;)
     
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    Just wouldn't want anyone thinking I aspire to being respectable :D:lol:
     
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