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Lake Placid Blue 72 Thinline

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by ESQUIREoholic, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. ESQUIREoholic

    ESQUIREoholic Tele-Afflicted

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    Just finished my LPB Thinline:
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    I'm starting a Gloss black w/ Parchment (off white) pickguard 72' Thinline
    I'll post some pics of that in awhile.
     
  2. BritishBluesBoy

    BritishBluesBoy Former Member

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    Nice! How do those Telenator Cunife pickups sound...?
     
  3. superbadj

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    That's a pretty guitar.

    I pulled the stock WRHB outta my '72 Custom reissue (MIM), and replaced it with a Novak Jazzmaster (along with a CS Nocaster in the bridge). Would have loved to have heard a real CuNiFE pickup in there rather than the stocker!
     
  4. ESQUIREoholic

    ESQUIREoholic Tele-Afflicted

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    Love the CuNiFe's in the Thinline. Plenty of adjustment to fine tune the response you like. These I believe were designed and tested in a Thinline and sure sound great. They have a sweet open sound and the notes seem to chime as they ring especially with open chords. They sound great when driven through a Tube amp and I'm very happy with the response through my pedals. I really like them through an OCD. I don't use real heavy distortion but rather a bluesier tone and the CuNiFe's deliver. At least for me.
     
  5. Hack On Wheels

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    That's a real looker and sounds like a great player too. Congrats on a well thought out build! I might just need to try some mods to my 72 RI after seeing this. :)
     
  6. chrom-freak

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    damn nice axe, dig it!

    bet she sounds amazing too.

    congrats!
     
  7. ESQUIREoholic

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    I had the Original Stock WRHB's in and used 500k pots and it made a difference. Open the pickups up a tad. The CuNiFe's are in a totally different league. I still have a Telenator Mod2 in my Stealth Esquire in the neck position and it sounds great. In fact it sounded better in that guitar than the CuNiFe but that's another story.
     
  8. Controller

    Controller Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Beautiful, congrats!
     
  9. chipbutty24

    chipbutty24 Friend of Leo's

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    Wowzers, beautiful. You need to do a demo on this!!
     
  10. Telenator

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    Wow, your wiring is impeccable. Nice installation.

    To my ears, the CuNiFe WRHBs really open up when you get loud, as in a live band situation. The MOD2 seems to fill out a little earlier than the CuNiFe, and at a certain point the lines get pretty blurred.

    The guitar looks great! Glad the sound has met your expectations.
     
  11. Jupiter

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    deeeluxe!
     
  12. twangplank

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    Thats gorgeous! I played a mim last week that was c.a.r and fell in love with it. Thats a nice color and yes you do great wiring.
     
  13. kingpinlonnie

    kingpinlonnie TDPRI Member

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    That looks great, and since it's obvious you paid a lot of attention to the wiring I've got to ask: did you put in a treble-bleed cap on the volume control to counter-act loss of highs as you turn down the volume? If so what capacitor value did you end up using?
     
  14. Stuco

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    Very nice work
     
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