I can't play my Tele anymore....so,

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  1. 24 track

    24 track Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    how do you like the alumatone buckers? I have set looking for a home, and Im not sure what to drop them into.
     
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    24 track Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    I have an Epi Dot studio, Its very easy for me to play and sounds great, but this is all relative to what is comfortable for you, after my neck fusion surgery I needed a wider neck , so I ended up with a godin nylon synth ready, and that worked for me.

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    Plenty of Teles with slim necks out there.
    The Squier classic vibes are killer and cheap too.
     
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    A logical guitar to consider given that data is the Epiphone Casino. Downright notorious for ultra skinny necks. I've had one since '96, and while I love it and will never get rid of it, I barely play it because the neck is so thin. Give one a test drive. Available on the used market pretty reasonably as well.
     
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    Start playing slide,man. It's a whole new world.
     
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    chulaivet1966 Tele-Afflicted

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    I agree....I have no issue with my perception of their quality.
    Yes....try a bunch and see what fits.

    SPARKY2: "You need to play everything.
    You need to pick up every single guitar that you can get your hands on."

    Yep....I'll even try the comparable series from Gretsch....the Streamliner.

    Oh....I've seen this enthusiastic banter about 'humbuckers' vs 'P90's'?
    I don't get.....is the scrutinizing of the two really that determining?.....someone want to educate me?

    Thanks for chiming in....(everyone)
     
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    chulaivet1966 Tele-Afflicted

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    I saw the Casino but haven't dug deeper into that series yet.
    I'm glad to read your neck description above so I'll test drive that one too.

    WRAY GUN:
    Chuckle....I'd suck at slide.
    I'm a rhythm player that started as a drummer. (don't know if that's safe too admit here or not)

    Thanks....
     
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    The Casino would be much more popular if the neck was NOT so skinny. So when looking for skinny, it's the #1 logical choice. Great guitar, and even if you don't like the stock pickups, rewinds are available.

    The two official drawbacks of the Casino are the skinny neck and the tendency to feedback at high volume. But if you don't gig, and mostly just play around the house or with friends, the feedback issue is easy to manage.
     
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    Agree with Sparky2. Try as many as you can. At least at GC you can bring it back if it doesn't pan out.

    I have arthritis, mostly in the wrist and what I find most comfortable is a wider, fat neck, not the opposite. My #1 Tele has a Warmoth boat neck with a 1 11/16" nut, vintage 7.25" radius and vintage frets, but I have big bass player hands and smaller necks cramp me up. Yamahas and Ibanezes have very thin necks for me, but might be more comfortable for you. On the other hand (ahem) their basses are *very* comfortable for me, so go figure.
     
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    I have played plenty of Ibanez Artcores and my favorite neck is on my AS83. The neck is slimmer than all I have played and string tension seems to be less ass well. Mine is an older model and maybe I just got lucky. It is the easiest of all my guitars to play. Even went up a string size to acomodate for the slinkyness. But still the easiest of all my guitars to play.
     
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    They are not bad they sort of have a 'semi hollow' vibe about them somehow.
    Those were the prototypes.
    Prettyshure I still like a Burstbucker or 57 better, but not by much.
     
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    chulaivet1966 Tele-Afflicted

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    I'll check that one out.

    Thanks to all who commented.....carry on.
     
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    24 track Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    I absolutley love them in my 96 strat dead quiet

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    I had major neck surgery that affected the strength of my hands and I have a lot of nerve pain. I used to play an Ibanez RG 1987 with a really thin neck. Now I play a “C” neck. I also recently had an American Professional Tele with the new neck shape for 2018. I think it goes C to D maybe? I can’t remember. It was fantastic but I had to sell to pay bills. Anyhow, just try several. You might be surprised that a thicker neck might actually work better for hand pain. Thinner necks make you have to hold your hand and wrist differently than thicker ones that offer a more relaxed grip. That’s my experience anyway. I know everyone has different hand sizes so that makes a difference too.
     
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    I have an Epiphone Casino that has a slim - ish neck that is just so easy to play. Gibson scale, low action... there is nothing easier to play than that guitar.
     
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    Before surgery try acupuncture. My chiropractor has used dry needling on both my hands and my left wrist. Takes time and patience but the end results are great. My wrist is better than it was 20 years ago.
     
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    In addition to size of the neck, you might also think about scale.

    I've got a different problem with my hands (although the doctor originally thought it was probably arthritis), and I've gone to shorter scale and smaller body guitars.

    Gibsons are shorter scaled than most Fenders. Although some of the offset Fenders, I think including the Duosonic, have a shorter scale than Teles and Strats.

    Good luck.
     
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    -OP-There is holistic dietary things you can look into that seem to help a percentage of folks.
    Hematite bracelet or copper may help.

    I'm not good at describing pickups but the fat alumitones seem like they would be good for jazz particularly.
    Which is what I mean by semihollow vibe, I guess. They do seem scooped sounding somewhere in the eq.
    They don't strike me as 'hot', and I like that.
     
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    The Lace 'Hemis' that came in all other Cybercasters ( about 298) seemed way to hot for me.
    A metalist might love them.
     
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    chulaivet1966 Tele-Afflicted

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    Thought I would respond to those that contributed to this thread subject.

    Briefly....I took both guitars to my luthier (one month ago) and just got them back yesterday.
    He re-fretted and lowered action on both axes. (my avatar)
    Action was too high on both and I've used medium strings on both forever.

    It's a whole new world of playing ease.....I'm stunned by the difference and how playable they both are now.
    I'm getting through 4 minute songs that were agonizing before.
    (EDIT: one of my default practice tunes is Roll With The Changes (REO Speedwagon).
    Not complicated....just fun to play and is mainly a personal endurance exercise
    That muther is 5:00 + and I can get through it even though my left hand does feel a bit of fatigue.)


    Anyway....I won't prattle on....just thought I'd throw that out.

    Carry on....
     
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