Fender American performer / reverend eastider T.

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by FootscrayTelee, Jul 18, 2019.

  1. FootscrayTelee

    FootscrayTelee NEW MEMBER!

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    Greeting's. I'm a recent convert to the telecaster. After buying a G&L asat classic indonesian built cheapy. Someone added new pickups and it sounds sweet. But I'm keen to add another. I have a reverend gil parris signature that's nice so I came across the Pete Anderson eastider T which looks stunning, the decision seemed easy . But where I live it's gonna be about the same price as a fender American performer tele. Anybody have any opinions on which they'd pick. I can physically try out the fender but not the reverend.
     
  2. marcflores

    marcflores Tele-Meister

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    I owned the American performer for a few weeks before returning it to buy the Reverend. I like the Reverend’s features (locking tuners, roasted maple neck, push pull tone, treble bleed volume, bound body), but I REALLY liked the Fender neck a lot more.
     
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    tele12 Friend of Leo's

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    Go try the Fender, if you love it or you hate it the decision is easy.
    If it is somewhere in between then you have some more thought.
     
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  4. tfarny

    tfarny Friend of Leo's

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    For me the Reverend Eastsider was where it's at - you've get the nice features, and in my experience (though limited with Reverends) the QC overall is better than for Fenders. Mine stays in tune perfectly, and I really like the bridge - if it's going to be modern style it should be high quality, all stainless like this one is. Plus - BINDING! Mine is going to get modded a bit, but that's because I'm crazy not because the guitar isn't great.
    Some people need it to be a Fender though, and if that's you, then go ahead and get the Fender. It's all about what speaks to you, not an objective decision.
     
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