First Tele'

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  1. Renzo

    Renzo TDPRI Member

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    Hey guys,

    Just picked up my first Telecaster a couple of months ago to see what all the fuss was about. She's a 64' AV. Anyone else play an AV 64'? Would like to hear your thoughts on the pickups/playability/ etc...




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  2. SeaFoamGreener

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    Waiting for my order 52 tele) so I can't comment as you asked. But yours sure does look sweet!!!
     
  3. Ron R

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    Mine is a MiM Ash Deluxe, so I can't comment on your AV64.
    Of course, the real question is, what are your thoughts on the tones and playability?
    I test drove a lot of MiAs, MiMs, and some Squiers before picking one out. To my ears, the MiMs sound a little warmer and less thin than the MiAs I played. Granted, my budget kept me to the standards, nothing from the Custom Shop.
     
  4. brogh

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    HI Welcome to the forum !

    That's a really nice guitar that you have there, the american vintage series is pretty loved around here, I have one too.
    Never had the chanche to play a 64 but form what I have read around it' the one with the "hottest" pups, you'll have a great time with that guitar for sure.

    There will be other members chiming in about it for sure.

    Cheers
     
  5. fendertx

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    That's a beauty, welcome!
     
  6. Anode100

    Anode100 Friend of Leo's

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    Sweet looking Guitar!

    Happy New Guitar Day to you!

    Never played an AV64, but it's on my list...
     
  7. Renzo

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    Yeah I think I like the 52' pickups a little better -- the 64' are a little too hot for my liking. Want to trade? haha.
     
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  8. Renzo

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    interesting. I was thinking of swapping them out for a set with alnico 2 magnets for a sweeter treble response. Thinking Seymour Duncan antiquities...
     
  9. Renzo

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    Which one? the 52'?
     
  10. studio

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    Have you tried adjusting the pickup height first before
    swapping out pups?

    From the photos, maybe they can use a little adjustment?
     
  11. Renzo

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    also is it just me or does the finish on the guitar chip really easy?
     
  12. Renzo

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    Yea in fairness I just fiddled around with pickup height and saddle height, but it hasn't been "properly" set up yet. For the kind of music I play (mostly jazz and blues) I think they are a tad bit hot because I'm going straight into a deluxe reverb with no pedals at all.

    Maybe I'll post a video and you guys can let me know what you think.
     
  13. FrankJames

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    Welcome to the forum, Renzo !!
     
  14. Tonetele

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    Welcome Renzo!! You'll get all the help you need here.
    Like your guitar- it's a good colour and reminds me of my 2004 Highway 1.
    You may get it set up if you want to. You may want to change pickups
    though I doubt it Enjoy!!
    Cheers from Downunder. Terry.:)
     
  15. Good Iron

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    That is a great looking guitar - love it!!

    The volume and tone control are your friends and when I got my first Telecaster I kept reading that they (Telecasters) don't "hide" your playing so they take a bit of getting used to, almost to a point of frustration but then when you break through that... its awesome!

    my .02

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  16. SeaFoamGreener

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    I would!! Haha!! I actually got the Texas specials cuz they are hotter.
     
  17. JustEd

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    Welcome and nice guitar.
     
  18. Stringbanger

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    Sweet guitar! Welcome to the forum Renzo!

    String_______|||€
     
  19. brogh

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    hehe, give them some time, you need to get a bit used to them, if this is your first tele.
    all the american vintage series I've played around had really good pups.

    Cheers
     
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    Wow, very nice. Congrats!!
     
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