interesting opinions for the top load argument (video) jimmy page telecasters reviewed by andertons

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  1. ben smith

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    you have all probably seen this before but 8 minutes in they have an interesting opinion on top loading
     
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    They are remarkably ignorant about the topload.
     
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    That was a little painful watching those two bozos, anyone wanting to cut to the chase, slide up to a tad over 8 min. :lol:

    So as with most of these things we ALL can go on and on and on about..................opinions are subjective.

    happy pickin'
     
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    yeah i guess they are bozos, i just thought maybe it was interesting to see an opinion from people who didn't know much about it but heard something different in the sound? **** it
     
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    WOW!.....I thought I was gonna like this until around the eight minute point, when he looks at the top-load bridge and says, "I haven't really seen this before, but....". A guitar nerd who's not aware of a top-load Tele????? Plus, they attribute that to a "jangly" sound?
    There's an inherent problem with comparing one top-load Tele to another string-through one....and that is they are DIFFERENT GUITARS!!!!!!! On my #1, I have had four or five different bridges, both top-load and string-through, with the same neck, pickups, pots and switch, strings, and even cable to the amp, and there's not enough difference in sound between them to even try and discuss it. I know people who say it sounds different and even FEELS different, but I (respectfully) have to call "hogwash". But for these two guys (in the video) to say it's the reason a guitar has "jangle" is just foolish.
    OK....now continue your discussions......;)
     
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    I've had a top loader tele and string thru teles. I didn't notice much difference.
     
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    Talktalktalk blow-offs
     
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    Jeff Beck gave it to Page to apologise for leaving the Yardbirds in the lurch.

    If Beck had given him a 57 or 59/60 this argument would be a moot point.

    Fender made one year between 1950 and 1983 with Toploaders. All the other years with string-through. So any real difference? Maybe, maybe not. But other than being on one guitar Page played and made famous, it's inconsequential.

    Page's allegedly for a time during New Yardbirds/Zep 1 had a nonfunctional bridge pickup. I don't think many of us would tolerate a guitar like that very long these days.

    Sometimes, the art is the artist, not what they used. Sometimes, the art is achieved in spite of the brush.
     
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    I can 100% assure you it changes both the sound and the playability.


    Unfortunately, the improvement in playability comes at a slight negative to the tone, at least to my preference. That being said, I opt for the better playability.
     
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    There’s a great history of the guitar on reverb apparently it belonged to one of Jeff becks first band mates an Jeff just had to have it , I can’t remember if it was clear how Jeff gained it from the band mate
     
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    Jimmy Page tried to smash a Telecaster in my city when he played so badly. I taught a girl who's grandpa ,
    a hired scaffolder on the stage set up, picked up the guitar and took it away and had it fixed. I wonder if it was the 59 toploader. She loves it and plays Ramones songs on it.
     
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    Too true. Jim Campilongo plays a 59 toploader and there's no more " jangle" in his , he just plays it well.
     
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    Good thing "The Captain" is a savvy business person and salesman who inherited a nice little empire right on time with the internet.
     
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    I've seen these guys before, and they're not so bad - a little goofy, but they seem to love their music and their guitars. So I was letting them slide about their lack of knowledge pertaining to Tele bridge configurations. Then, they started talking about painting guitars... First: "Eric Clapton painted 'his' SG." Uhh, no.... And then, they couldn't think of other guitar players that painted theirs. Let's see - I remember some British guy painting his Sonic Blue Strat, didn't he and his band make a couple of hit records?! And I think there was some guy that painted his Strat and then burned it at Monterey - can't think of his name right now...
     
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