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do my string trees look in the right place to you?

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by ben smith, Nov 4, 2019.

  1. ben smith

    ben smith Tele-Afflicted

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    bought a new neck for my thinline and installed string trees, my o.c.d is kicking in again damn it! i wish i had put the high E and B string tree a bit lower or am i'm just being really pedantic? SAM_0569.JPG
     
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    It would be lower on a Fender but I think they then look too close together.
    I honestly think they look better on your guitar. Much more symmetrical.
    I also buy parts from Northwest Guitars - great shop.
     
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    teletimetx Doctor of Teleocity

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    I think I felt a tear, a ripping noise in the time space continuum...

    by lower, do you mean closer to the nut? It's not really about how they look...

    Just for reference, here's a photo of the headstock of Clarence White's B-bender tele, now in the hands of Marty Stuart. There might be telecasters of equal historical significance, but this is pretty high on the list.

    If you still discern some terrible discord with the order of the universe, that might be on you.

    there's a function involved, nominally, which is to keep the strings from popping out of the nut. If that's not happening, you've done just fine. Plus, some folks like a little extra room for bending behind the nut, and it looks like you got plenty.

    Marty-Stuart-10-clarence-white-tele@1400x1050.jpg


    ...now, I'm not commenting on the extra tree you have there, because you only asked about the high B&E one, but that extra one looks sort of strat-like, IMO, your choice though and FWIW, who cares?
     
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    When there's just one tree, it's where your E/B tree is... But when there's two, they are both closer to the nut....I don't know why.

    Personally, I also think yours looks better.

    I don't think the strings NEED that severe a break angle, and in fact it probably creates a greater chance of friction/binding in the nut affecting tuning stability.

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    Edited to add a picture of an 83 headstock... Last of the Fullerton's[​IMG]
     
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  5. t-ray

    t-ray Tele-Afflicted Gold Supporter

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    Looks just fine to me. My '63 (reissue) has only one, lonely tree on the E and B strings, a bit "lower" than yours.
     
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    jamdogg TDPRI Member

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    I have the circle style tree, but i think i like the ones posted above better. all good as long as they do the job.
     
  7. ben smith

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    hahaha "I think I felt a tear, a ripping noise in the time space continuum" thanks for the laugh
     
  8. ben smith

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    yeah I prefer the look of them at this location. this neck is beautiful...
     
  9. telemnemonics

    telemnemonics Telefied Ad Free Member

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    D3063C12-19F3-49EA-B4FF-22092F6BC7C2.jpeg It’s all about the placement of the decal.
    Here’s a 98 50s RI and a 73.
     
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    ben smith Tele-Afflicted

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    thanks! they are just lower to avoid the logo I think? is that obvious?
     
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    Looks fine to me

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    telemnemonics Telefied Ad Free Member

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    13E7E4F8-7FA6-4EC4-9CDE-2CA331B1C85B.jpeg And here’s a 64.
    The real question is why two???
     
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    I think doing it lower to avoid the logo is the wrong reason. It serves a function, and that should come first. Like I said before, too great a break angle isn't good either.

    Yours looks right.

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  14. ben smith

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    sweet!
     
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    schmee Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    They look fine to me. Better than some stock ones really.
     
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    Now you need a custom-made decal that fits that space....

    Mine is my name, in the Fender style...

    [​IMG]

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  17. ben smith

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    machine heads are a factor, longer cylinders on mine so the G and D string are higher and would buzz in the nut
     
  18. ben smith

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    where did you get your logo made? and is it a decal or vinyl?
     
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    It is a decal, very thin and real metal flake for the logo.

    It was an eBay vendor, price was reasonable, too.

    It included several sets, plus other do dads.

    Make sure he knows Telecaster. I assumed he knew based on my description, but my completed order was more Stratocaster layout than Tele.

    I sent a nasty email but now I regret it. The quality really was excellent. And considering they were custom made it was an excellent value. It's the least I can do now, to make referrals.

    My only recommendation would be to clear coat the decal BEFORE putting them in water. If you ever built plastic models you may be aware of something called Microscale liquid decal film... I would also use their setting and solvent solution.



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    They are fine. If Marty Stuart can play that Clarence Tele with the B string hugging the screw on that string tree, anything better than THAT will work fine.
     
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