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Found another use for a pesky Affinity tele

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Musekatcher, Jan 22, 2021.

  1. Musekatcher

    Musekatcher Friend of Leo's

    Jan 15, 2013
    meridianam altum centralis
    I got this tele 10 years ago. Great at most everything, but it just will not sing in the upper register like my better telecasters. I've tried everything from pups to electronics to neck joint fit, bridges, etc. It just won't sustain and chime like my fav #1 telecaster. And it currently has identical pups and electronics as my #1. No matter, I'm really happy with my #1.

    But I finally decided its very worth keeping, as an example of what to look for and avoid, lol. I don't mean that in an insulting way. Its fine for a lot of uses, but for a little bit of gain, it just won't do it, where my other will. Think of the opening double stop guitar lick on Roll With The Changes. Great lick. Easily attainable on my #1, very deflating and feeble on the Affinity, dying away too soon. I still don't know what it is that holds it back? Could be a dead neck, dead body - really, I feel like I've isolated it to one of those two as the only remaining suspects using a process of elimination.

    And I've got other guitars with the same issue, and I've got other guitars that sing. I just played a Les Paul re-issue that just sang. The owner is a prolific owner trader, and acknowledges some guitars sing, some don't.

    I'll probably head out to look at gear with my son today. I'm noodling on this Affinity to get a feel before I head out. A feel for what I'm not looking for, lol.
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  2. capgun

    capgun Tele-Meister

    Sep 28, 2020
    I was in GC the other day buying a looper. They had one of the Bullet Teles in blue in there. It was miles ahead of any Affinity I’ve ever played. I really want to like the Affinity, but the narrow neck puts me off. I may try to get one of the Bullets sometime, but right now my Paranormal Offset Tele has killed any desire for another guitar at this time.

  3. StevesBoogie

    StevesBoogie Tele-Holic

    May 11, 2020
    North Carolina
    Any mention of REO gets my attention! Great guitar work in RWTC!!
  4. Peegoo

    Peegoo Poster Extraordinaire

    Oct 11, 2019
    Between the Raindrops
    Richrath was a shredder before that was even a word. Great player. Tragic life story.
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