Finally bought a butterscotch

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  1. Miguello

    Miguello Tele-Meister

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    Been wanting one for years, but it got unbearable the last month or so. I found a demo model with all of the film still on it, and since I have already bought two guitars from them this year, they gave me a killer price on it. They had $675 on it, but sold it to me. For $589, plus a black Fender case and tax, $778 out the door. Its the one on the left obviously. I bought the Tobacco burst from them back in early Spring. Both are Player models. I am about to order the three saddle bridge for it in a few minutes. I already swapped the one on the Burst model.

    If you're ever in Houston check them out. Texas Music Emporium. They actually shake your hand if they have met you before. Just a very chill atmosphere, and one of the last Independants left in Houston.

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    Congrats! And yeah, they sure look good in Butterscotch! HNGD!
     
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    Nice guitar!
     
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    Congratulations!
     
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    Congrats!
     
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    Congrats, butterscotch is always a great colour!
     
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    LGOberean Doctor of Teleocity

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    Yeah, buddy! Congrats! Love my Butterscotch! Mine has DiMarzio Twang Kings and a 4-way switch. From 2011 to this year it was my go-to gigging tele. That's it in my avatar pic.
     
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    Congrats. Gotta get a butterscotch one of these days ;). My natural ash will have to do for now.
     
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    I had blonde one too, love it but traded for tidepool Blue
     
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    You can't beat the Texas Music Emporium! Robert does great work on guitars from basic setups to major repair, Hugh is awesome, Joel is a great teacher, man, man, everyone there brings something to the table.
     
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    Congratulations nice looker.
     
  12. Miguello

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    Thanks guys! The Peavey Deuce has been warming up for about an hour, about time to plug it in. It has a slightly snappier sound than the tobacco burst, not sure why. They should have the same everything, body and neck material, pickups, etc. It's got a little more anger in it, and has more quack.

    The redhead youngish guy is the one who usually ends up helping me, and he is a whiz at looking things up to order, and is on top of most everything. Billy I think his name is. Unfortunately the three saddle bridge was out of stock at Fender, unless I wanted the American one with the cutaway, and pay $89 for it. No thanks.. Found the Pat Pend bridge on reverb for $37, the best price I have found on one since they were first introduced around $25-$28. I just prefer the original old school look. Possibly that is the sound difference? The three saddle vs. six?
     
  13. Miguello

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    AHA! The bridge pickup is lower on the tobacco. I'd be willing to bet that's it.
     
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    Bingo! I didn't install it as high as it was before I bet, when I installed the bridge on it. Raised it up quite a bit, and bamm, instant angry, haha.
     
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    Congrats!

    Yeah, the AV52 style bridge plate is pretty easy to find, then you get the slightly slanted Compensated Fender 3 barrel saddles from Darren Riley.

    When you switch bridge plates, that bridge pickup's field is impacted. That can change the voice a lot, I think. The 3 saddle like this opens the door to more rasing of the strings and also the bridge pickup above the plane of the bridge plate. Lots of opportunities to monkey with the sound/character of the guitar.
     
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    She's one sexy blonde! Enjoy and have some fun!
     
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    Did you ever get the feeling that Fender had a little cottage industry going of people buy the Teles with the modern (ug monkey bridge) and then buying a replacement vintage one ?

    Just say'n


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