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Finally got one!

Discussion in 'Fender Custom Shop Tele Forum' started by PeteWaller, Aug 27, 2020.

  1. PeteWaller

    PeteWaller Tele-Meister

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    Yes finally bought myself a Custom Shop Tele:) A 2016 relic 60 double bound Aztec Gold! Coupled up with my 65 Princeton Reverb reissue it sounds and plays gorgeous....BUT I would like a more bluesy strat tone from the neck pickup. Already changed the 51 nocaster to a twisted tele which was a great improvement.
    BUT CAN MORE BE DONE!?? 20200804_173515.jpg
     
  2. FenderGuy53

    FenderGuy53 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Nice pairing, PeteWaller. :)
     
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  3. csapo

    csapo Tele-Afflicted

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    Very nice, congrats!
     
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  4. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Tele-Holic

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    Welcome to the forum, nice setup you have there. I can't advise on the pickup, sorry.
     
  5. VillainSean

    VillainSean Tele-Meister Gold Supporter

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    Doesn't get much better than this rig, congrats!
     
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  6. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Nice!
     
  7. Collin D Plonker

    Collin D Plonker Tele-Afflicted

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    Nice.
     
  8. rockhound

    rockhound TDPRI Member Gold Supporter

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    Congrats! Very nice.
     
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    Boom lovely.
     
  10. 39martind18

    39martind18 Friend of Leo's

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    That rig stinks! You need to get rid of it before it affects your playing! My address is...:rolleyes:

    Actually, congrats!
     
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  11. Otis Fine

    Otis Fine Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    Between that guitar, that amp and either one of those pickups, I should think there would be a usable tone there.
     
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  12. PeteWaller

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    What a great bunch of comments....glad I joined!
     
  13. PeteWaller

    PeteWaller Tele-Meister

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    Jesus H Christ....you sure have some guitars!!
     
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    fenderchamp Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    get a stelly from don mare that will be stratty as all strat-out.
     
  15. pbenn

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    Before you buy a new rhythm pickup, experiment with height and rake. Pull your pickguard for a week, get your favourite #2 Phillips, and play notes and chords on bass and high strings. It looks like your r p/u is screwed into wood, so clockwise lowers the p/u, reverse of bridge p/u which is a floating bottom plate.

    On a r p/u with too much bass for cowboy chords, lower the bass side. On the treble side, is a Strat sound is possible it will be near the height of mag interference, but below to maintain sweetness.

    If 1/4 turn higher ruins your sweetness, you're at the limit.

    YMMV, and just my opinion, of course.
     
  16. tah1962

    tah1962 Friend of Leo's

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    Very nice. Congratulations and enjoy.
     
  17. Buckaroo

    Buckaroo Tele-Meister

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    Nice looking Tele!
     
  18. Broadcasted

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    Congrats!!!....that's a purrrrty tele!!!....As far as the neck pickup goes, your changing out the bridge for the twisted tele seems the right move.....I know they were designed to have a more "Strat" sound on a tele.....why not go with the twisted tele in the neck as well?....I believe they come as a set ....neck and bridge version of the twisted tele
     
  19. Padartha

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    Twisted Tele in the neck, nocaster in the bridge (have a good luthier set it up right unless you have the skills) and get yourself a decent overdrive / gain pedal. the rest is (literally) in your HANDS.
     
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    Get a strat ?
     
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