Has keto ruined my relationship with the Tele?

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  1. Telekarster

    Telekarster Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    Glad to hear keto worked out for you! It didn't do a dang thing for me :confused: Maybe trying wearing a little thicker shirt or something? Good problem to have IMO ;)
     
  2. fasteddie42

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    no, I'm thin and slab telecasters are the best.
     
  3. ritten70

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    One of the things we’ve done for clients on the slimmer side that don’t want a tummy cut is route the back edge to a 3/8” or 1/2” round over vs the standard 1/8” or 1/4”. Just that little bit seems to help out and is not really noticeable at all.

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  4. Festofish

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    What’s wrong with a belly cut? Too comfortable?
     
  5. BigDaddyLH

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    It's about time Fender marketed Keto-friendly guitars and amps.
     
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  6. Preacher

    Preacher Friend of Leo's

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    Tele Player

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    Strat Player

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  7. Si G X

    Si G X Tele-Afflicted

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    Lower, Lower!!

    A guitar shouldn't be anywhere near your ribs. :D
     
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  8. Skyhook

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    "No money above the 5th fret" anyway, right...?

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    .. as opposed to this then? :

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  9. Si G X

    Si G X Tele-Afflicted

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    lol, Mark King... that's someone I've not thought about for a long time. :)

    when you are getting buckle rash on the lower horn it's too high!!
     
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  10. Si G X

    Si G X Tele-Afflicted

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    I think normal waist height is fine... plenty of rib clearance with a tele. ;)

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  11. BigDaddyLH

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    Come back home CrabCore! All is forgiven!!

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  12. Alex W

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    Congratulations on the weight loss. I think you should get yourself a new Stratocaster as both a reward and as a medical necessity.
     
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  13. bluesfordan

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    hardtail strat body with tele pickup routes and a tele neck.
     
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  14. golfnut

    golfnut Friend of Leo's

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    I agree. I think it looks better lower, under the ribs but I've tried it in the past and always go back to higher. Its just at the ribs and honestly wouldn't be all that much lower to get under the ribs. I'll play around with it and see if I can get used to playing with it a little lower.
     
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  15. golfnut

    golfnut Friend of Leo's

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    I've tried many times to bond with strats and have owned some beautiful examples in the past. I could never bond with them. My next guitar will be a Les Paul standard 50's. I've owned a couple LP's in the past including an R7 but for one reason or another sold them. I do connect better with an LP than I do with a strat.
     
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  16. Jay Isler

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    “I've never liked how the contoured tele bodies looked”

    You do realize the contour is on the back of the guitar, right?
     
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  17. The Angle

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    I was a little dubious about belly cuts on Teles, too, until I got my 2012 American Standard. Very comfortable.
     
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    Sand in a contour? Get a new guitar body with same to fit your new human body?
     
  19. Chicken Curry

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    Have you tried a lighter Tele? I've two and the lighter one digs into my body less, I hardly feel it. The heavier one I feel a little.
     
  20. Telecaster88

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    My problem isn't so much the ribs pain, although that's real if you're skinny, but I damaged the nerve in my strumming arm six months ago, and the pain from resting my forearm on the edge of the Tele body has been hard to cope with. After considering everything from sanding my Tele to building a Tele with contours, I recently tracked down one of Fender's Whiteguard Strats... It's a Tele neck and hardware on a Strat body. There you go.
     
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