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Common guitar stuff that's commonly disparaged but you happen to love.

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Blazer, Feb 25, 2021.

  1. Blazer

    Blazer Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    First of all, let me state it loud. I LOVE gloss finished necks, the thicker the layer, the better, it's what I'm used to playing since my first serious electric guitar, had that feature.
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    and my most recent NGD follows that theme.
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    I know people scoff at gloss necks, saying they're sticky and that you ought to feel the wood in your hand. But when it comes to my strats I simply don't agree. I'll have them with a layer of poly anytime!
     
  2. jamesepowell

    jamesepowell Tele-Holic

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    trope = a figurative or metaphorical use of a word or expression.

    Not sure I'm following this
     
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  3. SixStringSlinger

    SixStringSlinger Friend of Leo's

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    I like an unadulterated, unmodified Strat bridge pickup. It's not a Tele bridge pickup (or anything else than a Strat bridge pickup), but it's its own thing and that's a good thing that it is. I will grant that it can benefit from a tone control.

    I like the Jazzmaster rhythm circuit. I actually modified mine so that it works on any pickup combination dictated by the toggle switch (rather than automatically putting you on the neck pickup, as is traditional).

    Strat tremolo bridges ought to be set to float free. No decking or blocking in my house.

    I like starting from what I consider "archetypes" with my guitars, but I also believe in modifying your guitars so that they work for you. "Authenticity" is BS.
     
  4. SixStringSlinger

    SixStringSlinger Friend of Leo's

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    I took it as "common guitar stuff that's commonly disparaged but you happen to like".
     
  5. Sparky2

    Sparky2 Friend of Leo's

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    I love a properly gloss-finished neck, including a glossed maple fingerboard.

    LOVE it.

    :)
     
  6. Obsessed

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    I always think about this scene in, "It Might Get Loud" whenever "tone" becomes the subject of a thread in this forum:

     
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  7. driver8

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    Unloved tele neck pickup? I really like it. If that's the kind of thing you're going for.
     
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    Notice he doesn't pick a fight with the Gretsch. It'd scream "uncle" just by looking at it. Oh wait I mean Gibson, not Gretsch :D
     
  9. Blazer

    Blazer Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Indeed, I changed the title accordingly.
     
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  10. Nahtabot

    Nahtabot Tele-Meister

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    When and why/how did Tele neck pups not get Love?

    Who want's to build me a neck pup only Esquire?
     
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    notroHnhoJ Tele-Meister

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    I have never really been that troubled by maple necks and the stock finish. It eventually gets unsticky and in short order. Now for humidity, I have found that Fast Fret is a good and dear friend.
     
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    I like heavy weight / no weight relief Les Pauls.

    I like the placement of the Strat volume control.
     
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  14. srblue5

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    +1 for glossy necks (though I do also like the satin feel of my Vintera Modified’s neck)

    Strat middle pickups

    Non-reverse Firebirds (I prefer them over reverse ones, although they’re both cool)

    Jaguars

    My Peavey Bandit
     
  15. archetype

    archetype Fiend of Leo's

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    archetype approves of this authentic sentiment.
     
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    +1 on the Strat middle pickup. I have two Strats with very different middle pickups and love them both. I like poly finishes on solid color guitars. It’s very difficult to scratch through the finish. Poly doesn’t relic like nitro, a good thing if you want the guitar to stay looking new. That said, I have a heavy relic FCS ‘69 Strat and love how unique the finish is. It’s as if every mark was deliberately placed. It was meticulously executed like a fine oil paint. I love contradiction.
     
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    Non-reverb amp circuits. I simply never use reverb, despite being easily accessible with most amps. Amps without reverb in the circuit have more headroom and have one less knob to dork around with. Also, they tend to be cheaper. It's a win-win!
     
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    I like behringer.
     
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    I too love a Tele neck pickup. Also, position 4 on a Strat. I love the middle position with the tone rolled off on LPs and 335s. I think the Bigsby is the ultimate Trem attachment. And I love me some highly figured PRSs.
     
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    Fender Lace Sensors; I've got 3 regular golds from way back and they sound great and are quiet. They don't sound sterile or anything like that, and love 500k pots.
     
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