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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. JuneauMike

    JuneauMike Poster Extraordinaire

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    Is there such a thing as an old Danelectro that is cheap? The new ones are cheap, and they are great. The old ones are probably great too, but they aren't cheap.
     
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  2. Phrygian77

    Phrygian77 Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    I didn't like glossy necks until I tried carnauba wax.

    The best neck I've ever played is on my Tele Deluxe build. It's Wenge with an Ebony board, SS 6105 frets, and a compound radius. My other Teles and Esquire have traditional one piece maple necks. I play mostly classic country, so in my quest for those classic tones and image, I've kept it inside the box. But, one of these days, sacrilegious or not, I'm going to put a Wenge neck on a blackguard!
     
  3. teletail

    teletail Friend of Leo's

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    Marshall Stacks! Yea, they are heavy and loud, but I don't care what the whiners say, nothing sounds or looks cooler ... IF you have a gig big enough to use one. I'm fortunate to have played in a band a few years back that played a few places that could handle a Marshall stack.

    '85 Custom Shop Les Paul into a Marshall Stack = heaven.
     
  4. gregulator450

    gregulator450 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    This^^^

    Up until a couple years ago I was all about hot pickups. No more! Lower output have so many more good sounds in them.
     
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  5. gregulator450

    gregulator450 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I keep stacks of GHS Boomers in my tech toolbox. 9-48's for the strat type and 10-52's for the SG
     
  6. KyAnne

    KyAnne Tele-Afflicted

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    A musty smelling old guitar case you know has a LOT of history and the stories it could tell if only......
     
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  7. Sconnie

    Sconnie Tele-Afflicted

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    Gloss is only sticky when its new, once you break it in a good gloss neck is like silk! I'm with you!
     
  8. Skully

    Skully Doctor of Teleocity

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    As a rule, I don't like humbuckers.
     
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  9. ChicknPickn

    ChicknPickn Tele-Afflicted

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    • Kluson-style vintage tuners, with the hollow post. No spiky string ends to puncture the fingers.
    • 1970s Kustom Lead I solid state combo with master volume, spring reverb, sealed enclosure. Loud and clean, but not bad distortion, either. Got it when I was 15.
    • Modern roller-style string trees
    • Modern Tele bridge plate and saddles. Not the "real deal" for many folks, but I think they're superior.
    • Electro-Harmonix Big Muff. Love that sustain knob.
    • Tall, narrow frets that can stand up to a few leveling jobs
    • Stringing my Tele through the bridge, rather than through the body.
     
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  10. ndcaster

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    Really thin cheap plastic picks.

    For acoustic rhythm playing behind a singer.
     
  11. hotcoffeenochill

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    Normal channel on a Deluxe Reverb.
     
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  12. P Thought

    P Thought Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    I'm not sure "disparaged" applies, exactly, but I've developed a few preferences that might be outside the mainstream:

    --reverse controls
    --oil finish
    --1 3/4" nuts
    --wound G
    --Takamines
    --pricey picks
     
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    39martind18 Friend of Leo's

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    As a rule, I like glossy necks, but this non-glossy neck is one I LOVE! _589.JPG

    Of course, it took most of 80+ years to lose its gloss!:)
     
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  14. TG

    TG Doctor of Teleocity

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    I suspect a lot of the traditional dissing of tele neck pickups stemmed from 1950s/60s guitars with the original wiring.


    Back to the question, there is nothing of a physical/construction/design nature I can think of.
    But, if these count...I like to sit and play at gigs, and I love learning cheesy elevator music type songs.
     
  15. BerkshireDuncan

    BerkshireDuncan Tele-Meister

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    Asian built Ric knock-offs
     
  16. Chester P Squier

    Chester P Squier Tele-Holic

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    I think Telecasters and Esquires look cool with the "ashtray" pickup covers.
     
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  17. Jakedog

    Jakedog Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Coil taps or splits always sound like garbage. Always. I don’t know why anyone is still using them. A series/parallel switch sounds so much better, and it even retains the hum-free operation. And it doesn’t cost any more, and isn’t any harder to wire up. Charvel/Jackson figured this out 30 years ago. Why is everyone else still splitting pickups?
     
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  18. acoustic rob

    acoustic rob Tele-Holic

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    A good Tele neck pickup is a thing of beauty.
     
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  19. ale.istotle

    ale.istotle Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    Chorus takes a bit of a beating here. I like a little chorus as a tone fattener along with a little reverb and since I only play at home all that matters is that I like it.

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  20. guitartwonk

    guitartwonk Tele-Holic

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    There's a lot of disparagement of Floyd Roses, but I really love them.

    I also really love weighty guitars.
     
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