Hello from sunny South East London

Discussion in 'Welcome Wagon' started by Linto, Apr 19, 2018.

  1. Linto

    Linto TDPRI Member

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    20180407_174743.jpg Hi, recently got my first Fender, not previously a Fender fan, more of a Rickenbacker and Gretsch man, but have wanted a Paisley Tele since mid 80s, last week I got a new MIJ one, good price too, maple board, I LOVE it, sounds quite thin compared to my other guitars, but in a good way.

    Other places tell me all my electronics are crap and I need to change half the guitar. I won't.
    Are the stock pick ups really meant to be that bad.?

    I also love cheap MIC guitars, it's amazing what you can get for under £250 these days.
    Amps are 77 Vibro Champ and 63 AC30 top boost.

    72 Thinline next for me
     
  2. TokyoPortrait

    TokyoPortrait Tele-Afflicted

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    Welcome.

    Nice.

    I too have a MIJ Telecaster. Just a Plain Jane one (kinda - a 60s style model that came with US made '62 vintage pickups as standard).

    And I too query the commonly expressed idea that you 'need' to swap out all the electrics. My argument is that it's been a long time since made in Japan might have had any pejorative weight (if ever).

    Having said that, tone is a personal thing, and swapping pickups is usually a harmless sport.
     
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  3. 24 track

    24 track Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Nice guitar , and welcome aboard ,
    I have been putzing here for a bit and didnt get a tele till late last year ( hard to find lefties) so I found an affinity made in china and was really surprised at how good it sounded , I opened her up and the pickups were good but every thing else had to go ,I used braided pull back wire, CTS pots, TBX tons control and a fender 3 way knife switch and I reversed the control plate it now goes V, T, Switch. but the set up=perfect ( for me) .the feel =perfect (for me) and the sound was nice and controlable, ( I hate the ice pick tone).

    that was the only changes I made , I have never owned a fender I have not wanted to rip the guts out of and re do.

    again welcome!
     
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  4. oldfish

    oldfish Tele-Holic

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    hi welcome from sunny Norfolk. ive had a few MIJ teles and the only problem ive ever had is with the cheap pickup selector switch. easily sorted with a £10 oak grigsby switch. all the best oldfish.
     
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  5. FrankJames

    FrankJames Poster Extraordinaire

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    Welcome to the forum !!
     
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  6. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Howdy!
    Cool Tele!
     
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  7. tery

    tery Poster Extraordinaire

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    Welcome to TDPRI :)
     
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  8. Allen Peterson

    Allen Peterson Tele-Meister

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    Welcome. I have a 62ri MIJ Tele. The neck pickup went microphonic. It made a lot of noise if I hit it with a pick. So I changed the pickups. I put some Lollars in the guitar. I does sound better and is much quieter. I saved the original pickups, just in case I want to put them back in the guitar.
     
  9. Mr Ridesglide

    Mr Ridesglide Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

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    Welcome! I'd just play it for a while and see if you like the electronics - sometimes those are great guitars!
     
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  10. Bristlehound

    Bristlehound Friend of Leo's

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    Croeso!
     
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  11. Frank'n'censed

    Frank'n'censed Doctor of Teleocity

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    Howdy & welcome to Tele Town!!
     
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  12. unixfish

    unixfish Poster Extraordinaire

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    Nice! Welcome to the fold.
     
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  13. swany

    swany Tele-Meister

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    Welcome form Colorado, as long as you like the way it sounds then I agree with you, don't change anything. Gotta love those Paisley Teles.
     
  14. rze99

    rze99 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Hi - welcome! I am also from South London.
    Also many, many Teles. Also a '60s Vox but a '69-er.
    Like the sound of your '63... sweet. That's a treasure.
     
  15. Crashbelt

    Crashbelt Tele-Meister

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    Welcome - I'm a Londoner exiled to Cambridge. This forum is great as is getting your first Tele. Only got my first 3 years ago and have never looked back.
     
  16. HoodieMcFoodie

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    Welcome to the forum. :)
     
  17. Stringbanger

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    Welcome to the fold!

    SB
     
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    Greetings!
     
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