FSR BSB Reversed control plate club

Discussion in 'Guitar Owners Clubs' started by goldo, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. Quake-caster

    Quake-caster Tele-Meister

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    They do run out sometimes. When I ordered online, I got an e-mail the next day saying it would be back ordered for 6 weeks. Groan! It was worth the wait. Congrats on the sweet new BSB.
     
  2. ferrass

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    I got one of these too! Just couldn't be happier, i've bought mine at GC in chicago but i saw one in a local store here in Portugal, i guess they did spread quite well overseas!
    Awsome guitar with great sound, just minor visual mods to make it look like a true vintage '52 tele:)
    Maybe in the future i'll exchange the pu's but for now it really does the job damn well! rock on!
     
  3. basher

    basher Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    Just got mine today. I was in GC to buy a microphone, but I started looking at guitars, and this sexy beast called out to me, and I plugged it in and sat down to play, and 45 minutes later the spot on the wall where it had been hanging had been restocked with another guitar, so I figured that was a sign.

    What a little monster of an axe. I love the neck, and the hotter-than-average pickups are great for my style. The only caveat I've found is that the pickups don't seem to be hum-canceling in the middle position. Not a huge problem for me -- I turn my volume down between songs, and besides, the hum lets you know you're alive -- but more fastidious players than me might have a problem with it.
     
  4. emisilly

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    Congats and welcome to the club. These are crazy good guitars for the money. I have 5 guitars but my FSR BSB has become my number one go too guitar when I want to play.
     
  5. Quake-caster

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    Badger- that's great! I like to say that the hum in my little epiphone valve jr amp lets me know that it's alive!
     
  6. Ike286

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    Hope to join soon. Wanna get the tele on a black friday deal at GC! :)
     
  7. Ike286

    Ike286 Tele-Holic

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    I bought this FSR today, (black friday on an a special deal one of their representatives on internet chat gave me) It should arrive next week. IM PUMPED. been waiting two years to get this. but I'm a little saddened as If I dont like it (which im sure I will) but if for some reason it turned into non-returnable. But I will be back with pics and such eventually. :)
     
  8. Rockit MiC

    Rockit MiC TDPRI Member

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    Hi, I'm new here and I just bought one of these a few days ago…

    I first planned to buy a Mexican Lake Blue with the intention to customize it later and wanted to buy next year a '52 BSB reissue American Standard.

    But since there was not a blue one in the shop I looked around and found this FSR! Necer heard about this limited series before.

    I immediatly loved it: it seemed to me made with love. I tried it and was delighted!
    Everything I expected from the American was there at one third of the price!!!!
    So I modified my plans and made a serious saving and left the shop with my first Telecaster!

    I've since made som research and found that everybody is delighted with this guitar: I personnally found not one defect! (And I'm not easy to satisfy!)
    I'll even say that I'm very satisfied with the pickups!
    I play something between rockabilly and garage and don't plan to change the pickups at all.
    Maybe after a while I'll find that they could be better but for now they can growl and twang and I'm completely happy!

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    (I don't get why these photos on Dropbox don't show up!)

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/7x8gjtw3acgwoh7/tele1.JPG

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/x0qrcf0a2dfh61n/tele2.JPG
     
  9. Murry

    Murry TDPRI Member

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    So after having mine for over a year now, I'm still enjoying it and playing it daily. Just wondering if anyone's is showing wear or age? Mine, not so much. A few nicks on the fretboard is all. Do you guys expect any natural relicing?
     
  10. emisilly

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    Just scratches on the pickguard. I dont see the poly showing any wear at all, and dont expect to for a real long time.
     
  11. Ike286

    Ike286 Tele-Holic

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    I got my tele week after black friday, Think I already said so, but, I (since its so new) havent noticed any relicing no dings or anything... obviously haha anyway some of the things i noticed were that it stays in tune REALLY well even when I took it to my other house in the car and through the cold, and also walked almost a mile with it on my back in 40 degree weather and it was IN TUNE. :) Anyway, I expect it to relic jsut like any other tele that is old, if you look at old 1952's that's what I expect eventually since i expect to keep it that long. :) Love it, keep rockin'!!!
     
  12. DFLCC

    DFLCC NEW MEMBER!

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    Fender FSR Telecaster

    I am new to TDPRI and to the Telecaster and the FSR is my first one. I have been in to Gibson SGs' for 15 years and I am very proud of my SG arsenal. But this little Tele is definitively something else, it gives a very diferent type of tone. I am having a lot of fun with it. Mainly I have been playing blues with her. She pairs very well with my Fender Blues Jr.
     

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  13. emisilly

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    Great looking combo you have there. Congrats!
     
  14. cobalt6300

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    All stunning guitars! I am waiting on mine as its back ordered. I plan to put a humbucker in and an 0038. Should I get this new one shielded too?
     
  15. emisilly

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    I swapped pickups in mine. Didn't bother to shield anything. Sounds awesome w/ zero noise issues.
     
  16. Summit

    Summit Tele-Meister

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    Newbie here...

    Just picked up my FSR BSB from GC last Wednesday.

    I LOVE Her. It's like she was set up for me from the factory.

    Once I figure out this site, I will post up a pic...
     
  17. Obsessed

    Obsessed Telefied Ad Free Member

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    I'm in now! NGD!

    A "return" from WW & BW. I don't know if it started out at a GC, but I suspect so. Barely played with the only scratches on the pickguard. I think that I've already hidden those today with my own. They still sell new ones and have a few used @ $100.00 off w/ free shipping. It needs some fret dressing on the low E side, but otherwise the 2 piece body rings almighty!!! The pups are really impressive, but then, I'm just a tele newbie on a honeymoon! :D
     

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  18. Summit

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    New "RC" owner here. And here she is...
     

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  19. djwood

    djwood TDPRI Member

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    Just joined the club this week. Fun guitar! I tend to tweak things, and I mainly got this because I want to designate a guitar as a Micawber (without going completely crazy on every detail). I also like noiseless pickups, so I have an Area T 615 ready to go in as soon as I receive the 36th Anni for the neck. Should be pretty spankin'.

    Curious what folks are thinking about the PAT PEND bridge plate? I have some spare Callaham compensated saddles I can try if I get restless, but I wonder if this is the US made plate the CS uses or if this is outsourced. Anyway, here 'tis :)

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  20. Summit

    Summit Tele-Meister

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    Welcome! I can't answer your question, but I think your picture is well done. Very cool. :D
     
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