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Discussion in 'Welcome Wagon' started by Analogue_Approach, Nov 10, 2020.

  1. Analogue_Approach

    Analogue_Approach TDPRI Member

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    Hello all...
    Dedicated humbucker man here playing mediocre guitar for the past 30+ years and I'm loving my new (to me) tele.
    It's a late 70's Crestline 6 barrel bridge. Info on these guitars is limited and opinions vary as to who manufactured and what parts were used.
    I can safely say that it's a faded red sparkle poly finish over a plywood body. It has a highly figured maple neck/fretboard. Unknown pickups and unknown 500k pots.
    I can also safely say that I love it!!!! The neck is a perfect feel for me, I actually is a very close match to my 2011 Melody Maker. And the tones I get from it are perfect....I actually do not need to change any amp settings....it's a different animal than my Gibson, and it roars quite differently, but with all the same settings, I roars exactly how I want it to.....with the added benefit that it can purr with just as much juice...
    Here are a couple photos IMG_20201109_084729_polarr.jpg IMG_20201109_084940_polarr.jpg I'm playing through a Peavey Classic 30 1x12 and Peavey 2x12 cab. I run an Ecoplex preamp pedal infront and a boss GE7 through the effects loop. With my Melody Maker I run only the dirty channel, but I use both with the tele.
    My styles are classic rock times to punk.
    Anyhow...great to part of the TeleWorld now...I didn't know what I was missing. I've owned multiple strata and just never took to them....I kind of just assumed a tele work be more of the same....I was wrong... Lol.
    Other gear pics.
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  2. Boreas

    Boreas Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    Sweet!!
     
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  3. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Tele-Holic

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    Hello and welcome to TDPRI, glad to have you here.
    Nice looking guitars and equipment. Enjoy that Tele.
     
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  4. Dismalhead

    Dismalhead Poster Extraordinaire

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    I too came from the humbucker side of things. Discovered the Tele just 7 years or so ago, now I've got four Fenders and three more partscasters.

    Welcome!
     
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  5. myteleplaysjazz

    myteleplaysjazz Tele-Meister

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    Welcome to the forum.
     
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  6. unixfish

    unixfish Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Nice! Welcome from a bit south of you.
     
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  7. teletimetx

    teletimetx Doctor of Teleocity

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    Welcome! thanks for posting those pictures - that there is some good stuff.
     
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  8. ieatlions

    ieatlions Tele-Holic

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    Lovely looking Tele!
     
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  9. Analogue_Approach

    Analogue_Approach TDPRI Member

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    Thanks very much....I feel very comfortable with my gear....the whole GAS thing is gone for me....not that I stop looking....but the funny thing is that now that I'm at a place in my life where I have the time and funds to feed into it...I don't feel the pull....but when I was young and broke..............lol
     
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  10. Analogue_Approach

    Analogue_Approach TDPRI Member

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    I won't be saying goodbye to humbuckers by any means....but I certainly have found a place for that tele vibe in my heart...
     
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  11. Dismalhead

    Dismalhead Poster Extraordinaire

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    I went all Fender and single-coils for a few years, and then in the last year I restored my old SG and then bought another SG. I'm enjoying a humbucker revival.
     
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  12. Renegade

    Renegade Tele-Meister

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    Welcome to the forum
    The grain patterns on the Crestline neck is really nice.
     
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  13. Analogue_Approach

    Analogue_Approach TDPRI Member

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    I really love it!!
     
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    FrankJames Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    Welcome to TDPRI !!
     
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  15. Stringbanger

    Stringbanger Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Welcome to the fold!

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  16. Alex_C

    Alex_C Tele-Meister

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    Welcome.
     
  17. Mr. St. Paul

    Mr. St. Paul Tele-Meister

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    Welcome to TDPRI! You'll have a great time here. The Crestline looks very nice.

    You may be done with GAS, but...having been bit by the Tele bug and hanging out here may change your mind. I started on the Tele voyage 6 years ago with the black Epiphone at the bottom of the photo, and...well, things happen!

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  18. JWH7

    JWH7 Tele-Meister

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    the neck looks like a roasted Canadian Maple option with a compound radius. its the best in my opinion Looks like it is very playable congrats! humbuckers more sustain. Humbuckers make you sound like a better guitar player. The Tele is more Bluesy. I got my Tele to get my Texas blues on.
     
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  19. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Howdy!
     
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  20. 68Telebass

    68Telebass Friend of Leo's

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    Welcome aboard!! That Crestline is sweet!!! I love the leopard print pickguard!!! And that neck—-gorgeous!!
     
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