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Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by RavageTheEarth, Sep 26, 2020.

  1. Walden

    Walden TDPRI Member Silver Supporter

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    Nice one! Congrats!
     
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  2. RadioFM74

    RadioFM74 Friend of Leo's

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    I much prefer your second one ;D

    Are the vintage tuners you have on somehow defective? If not, why swap them?
     
  3. Festofish

    Festofish Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    Those two should cover most styles.
     
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  4. RavageTheEarth

    RavageTheEarth Tele-Meister

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    I actually bought them last week for a guitar that I ended up returning. I'm kind of split on whether to keep them or return them. I've always loved these vintage-style tuners and they are actually really great. But on the other hand, I really like the beefier look of locking tuners and ease of changing strings. Plus you have fewer winds with the locking tuners which should technically improve tuning stability even though the difference in the real world is marginal. It's kind of like an "I already bought them so why not use them" situation. I really enjoyed having them on the Nashville Deluxe Tele that I had to return.
     
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  5. RadioFM74

    RadioFM74 Friend of Leo's

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    Personally, I swear by vintage-style tuners (for looks and function). I also don't like swapping out perfectly good parts unless there's a need. (NB: preferring the other kind of tuner qualifies!). So if I were you, I'd return the locking tuners. I also think they would not look all that good on a 50s style tele.

    BUT that's me. OMMV.

    I love those Vintera 50s teles. I feel that Fender has made a real effort to put something pretty damn close to the old AVRIs at mid-price point. And the red finish is purdy… I mean, look at this:



    (no political affiliation to the host! Or to the performer!)

    PS: you don't necessarily have less winds with locking tuners. With vintage tuners, you just have to cut the string before you insert the tip. 2 posts for wound strings, 3 for the others.
     
  6. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Tele-Holic

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    Congrats, hope this one stays with you.
     
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  7. RavageTheEarth

    RavageTheEarth Tele-Meister

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    Alright alright I'll return them!! The vintage tuners are perfect as they are, I do agree!!

    Also, how big is he?? He makes that Tele look TINY!!! I honestly wasn't sure on the color at first, but I've grown to love it. It really looks amazing in person.
     
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  8. ChickenKiller

    ChickenKiller Tele-Holic

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    Rite on! Nice 1st tele :)
     
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  9. mkdaws32

    mkdaws32 Tele-Afflicted Gold Supporter

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    Glad you finally found the “one”. Enjoy and go play!
     
  10. MAXXFIELD

    MAXXFIELD Tele-Meister

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    I really liked that Tele and almost bought it. Love the colour.
     
  11. Blue Bill

    Blue Bill Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

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    Rav, welcome to the club. My Nashville is one of my favorites. Yours looks great!
     
  12. RadioFM74

    RadioFM74 Friend of Leo's

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    Good boy! :p

    The story goes that Eldon Shamblin (who was a big man!) told Leo "I don't wanna play one of these two-by-four". They do look small on big men! Eventually Eldon accepted a strat, however… still a lot smaller than his Super 400!
     
  13. unixfish

    unixfish Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Nice!
     
  14. bblooz

    bblooz TDPRI Member

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    Hope you hang onto the red one - she looks sweet
     
  15. Gary in Boston

    Gary in Boston Friend of Leo's

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    Hmmmm I'm not sure there is a perfect guitar.

    I know there are ones that inspire and ones that don't.

    I think different guitars inspire you to play in different ways, so do amps for that matter.

    I also think you can get use to almost anything and make it work for you.


    I think the "type" you keep coming back to is the perfect one for you.

    Gary
     
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    Sybo Tele-Meister

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    I love it.

    :)
     
  18. Sparky2

    Sparky2 Friend of Leo's

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    Thanks for posting that video, radioFM74.

    Tasty pickin', awesome singing!!

    :)
     
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    Congrats.
     
  20. hockey guy

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    Beautiful Tele. Enjoy and have some fun!
     
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