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Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Gretev1, Apr 9, 2020.
The one on my 64 never did fit either. My 56 Strat did however fit perfectly.
Same for me: I have had several AV's and just two ashtrays actually fit
For two reasons: 1. Often the vibration of the strings will hit against the ashtray. 2. Because of poor design, the ashtray will fall off its mount, especially when putting the tremolo arm to use
I've owned way too many teles in my years, but I never had a tele that came with one. As a fingerpicker, I can't see it working anyway, but I do like the look.
I find the ashtray makes my Tele smell bad.
I’ve never had a Tele with the cover, so nothing to remove.
My '16 didn't come with one
My Am Pro came with the little partial ash tray cover. It’s quite disappointing cause it’s not anywhere near big enough for my cigars. I don’t use it on the guitar either so it’s basically worthless.
My Elite Tele has a modern bridge so no cover.
My Shergold Masquerader has essentially a traditional Tele-style 3-saddle bridge — but no cover (& the sides are cut back).
My AO Jazzmaster has a bridge cover: I put it on to take a photo, took it off again and put it back in the case - and there it will stay till the end of time.
My lap steel has a bridge cover and it’s a PITA — you need to unscrew it to change the strings!
But you said you always leave it on........................?
I do leave it on hence the possibility of the strings hitting the ashtray and it falling off when I use the tremolo. If I left them off, this could not happen.
The covers serve to stop you from muting the strings accidentally.
Yes on my 77 Tele.
Personally, I like the rough-looking nature of a Telecaster without that cover on it. Kind of like the way I prefer uncovered humbuckers.
Oh I get it, you like the danger!?
Never had one, but it would limit many techniques that others have already mentioned.
They look cool to me. I like them. Particularly on s butterscotch blonde body. They just get in the way of my chicken picking.
Looks - yes; and what a big ass, cool piece of metal design they came up with for slapping right on the face of the guitar.
Playing - no, I often rest the side of my hand right on the upper plate side, and the cover would definitely take away string territory for me.
I bought my '59 in the early 90's and the cover was/is still in the case, but this thread is making me realize I've never actually put it on. Gotta give that a look tomorrow!
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...like I said...they don’t get in my way...