Broadcaster Reissue (all) Owners' Club

Discussion in 'Guitar Owners Clubs' started by rze99, Feb 2, 2020.

  1. Jim Hoffman

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    I'm happy that mine arrived at 7 lbs even. The grain has a little of an Eye of Jupiter thing going on that I like. Arrived with the action slightly higher than I'd prefer but I'll adjust that this weekend. Only had a few minutes to plug it in but it sounds great - no ice pick in mine at all - big, full sound from the pickups. The neck is not quite as big as I expected but it's a nice size and I like the rolled edges. I laughed at the included "electronics kit" to convert the controls to the blend circuit. I had imagined a prewired kit to drop in like Emerson or RS Guitarworks, but it's just a resistor in an envelope and a wiring diagram. I'll probably keep it as-is anyway. This is the first new Tele-style guitar I've purchased since I don't know when - everything else I have in the T vein is a partscaster - but I'm very pleased with this.

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  2. teleNtweed

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    Congrats! Looks completely Bad A$$!!!!!

    1.5 hours before I can see mine!!
     
  3. PeterUK

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    I'm going to have to try one. The big issue for me is the U-shaped neck.

    I've had two guitars with U-shaped necks. One sounded great but I hated the neck - I mean really hated - but it sounded too good to break up, and the other which lasted a whole month before it was flipped.

    Some fabulous looking guitars gentlemen!

    :) Peter
     
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  4. Crobbins

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    Congrats Jim, looks nice...
     
  5. teleNtweed

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    Repost from other thread. I meant to post here. :( However, how cool is it to look at that headstock and realize "Broadcaster" has not been on a Fender guitar in 70 years?? (as far as I know anyway)

    Initial observations:

    I really enjoyed the 2.5 hours of playing my new Broadcaster last night! Mine is a little more plain looking than some others in this thread. The ash body has a very tight and even grain. I sense that it is on the high side of seven pounds but was too busy playing it to weigh it. I love the neck and the pups are really close in sound to an actual Broadcaster I played once in Seattle. I can't usually do strait SC pups (my other Tele has Bardens) but I am going to do my best to work through that as these sound fantastic!

    My one criticism: back off the amber neck tint Fender! I mean a little is fine but it is getting a bit much. I still like it but it's very close to overkill. My wife likes it so maybe its just subjective. I suspect it will fade over the years as it is yellow tint but the clear nitro will darken so who knows. I'll try to post some pics on the weekend but I have a gig and recording session so I am booked till Sunday.


    Cheers!!
     
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  6. teleNtweed

    teleNtweed Tele-Holic

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    ....also, is headstock what they call "deep dish?" seems really easy to do behind the nut bends on this.
     
  7. rze99

    rze99 Poster Extraordinaire

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    i have the same observation re the headstock nut to face scoop.

    Also agree. Touch OTT on the old sun bed
     
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  8. dtyndall

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    I got mine today, removed the case from the box, and am waiting impatiently until tomorrow after work to open the case. I don't want to take the chance that I damage the finish (as unlikely as it is). It shipped from Lenexa (single digit temp's) to Orlando (in the 80's lately).

    Based on it shipping from Kansas, she shall be known as... Dorothy.
     
  9. rze99

    rze99 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Oooooh - the wait. I hope you have some distractions.
     
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  10. hdvades

    hdvades Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    Don't worry...it will be okay to open now.
     
  11. Violeiro

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    Ordered one, 6 months wait for the CS....it's going to be a long spring and summer

    Sent from my Pixel 3 using Tapatalk
     
  12. Electric Warrior

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    Played it for another couple of hours last night. It is a real joy to play. I run it straight into a PRRI (the GC tweed). I find tone hard to describe, but it is such a balanced sound. Nothing remotely harsh, even in bridge position with the tone maxed. Warm and mellow on the neck, but not mud. Neck feels like it will break in pretty fast. Very, very impressed.
     
  13. Electric Warrior

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    Double post
     
  14. Jerry J

    Jerry J Tele-Afflicted

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    ^^^^
    How cool is this!
     
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  15. dtyndall

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    Yep... work. LOL
     
  16. dtyndall

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    Yeah I was like 99% sure it'd be OK. But it was the 1% of me that was like, "This is a pretty expensive guitar. Don't chance it". 'Danger' most assuredly ISN'T my middle name.
     
  17. NewKid

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    Seattle is the Emerald City. I moved from Seattle to Kansas in 2006 and back to Seattle in 2014 so you can call me Dorothy as well.
     
  18. teleNtweed

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    Me and the Broadcaster are getting on real well, you guys? I had a neck alignment issue, luckily it was not seated properly in the neck joint but I got it sorted. Lovin' the dang thing!!
     
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  19. Crobbins

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    Mine came in today. Everything looks good, fit, and finish. The neck feels fine, pickups sound good.
    I'll do a better review after I play it awhile. But for now I am happy. :cool::D

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  20. Crobbins

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    I oiled up the strap today. This thing is like cardboard. Lol...........:D
    I did order a nice new strap from El Dorado, but I thought I would try to preserve this one.


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