Current production Teles with big, warm, punchy, sound...

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  1. jumpnblues

    jumpnblues Friend of Leo's

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    ...What are some new, current production Teles with a big, warm, punchy sound that still sound like a Tele? Think Broadcaster. Is there anything current that sounds like that? I think this should have gone in the General Tele Discussion sub forum. Mods please feel free to move it.
     
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    Hey jumpnblues....there was the 70th anniversary broadcaster last year that has the custom shop blackguard PUP's....you can still find them brand new online.....there was also a 70th anniversary esquire model for a little less....both models can be found used or brand new
     
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    I got this one (see my avatar) and the handwound 51 Nocaster pickups, with the Fat tone circuit, allows you dial in from fat to thin sound. Here's a video demoing the guitar.

     
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    Yeah the 70th Anniversary Esquire has a fat, punchy tone that is somehow different than my 52 tele. I love it.
    Not sure how much the single pickup adds to the equation. The tele is a more stinging classic tele tone. The Esquire is a different beast.
     
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    Not familiar, what's
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    This posting (see bold text) from September 2018 give a good explanation. I like it as it allows me to dial in anything from thick to thin tele sound. It does take some getting use to as you will need to adjust volume or tone more often than regular modern tele wiring.
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      Some want 'the original wiring', some don't like treble bleeds on modern wiring so they resort to this wiring scheme.

      I tried it and found I did not enjoy the unexpected interaction between the volume and tone knobs. Twisting the tone knob made the volume change and twisting the volume knob made the tone change. I quickly went back to modern wiring and use of treble bleeds if I need it.


      "Fat" is just a Marketing term. It sounds smooth and luxurious when paired with "Fifties" -- like those old car commercials about "Fine Corinthian Leather".

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    Ah! "50's wiring"
     
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