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Discussion in 'Guitar Owners Clubs' started by mudbean, Jan 8, 2009.
I have a MIM Standard, a 2006 Midnight Wine.
It's the one in my profile picture.
I love it.
MIM Standard Club
My 2008-09 MIM Standard now sports a pair of custom Seymour Duncan
vintage single coils, the rest of it is completely stock. For the dollar, this little Fender is a good bang for the buck. Mine has a 1 piece alder body with decent grain figuring, it's maple/maple neck has decent graining also. Not plush but not a "Plain Jane".... I know there are some questions about how good/bad these Standards are, but my vote goes with the Standard. It is comfy to play even tho a tad on the heavy side, it is a nice looking Tele as well plus it sounds great !
UMass, I sure do love that Blue Agave color. Looks good with the red tortoise pickguard too!
Here it is
It's a 2007 with no mods as of yet. I fell in love with this guitar the first time I played it, so I've been a little hesitant to change anything--but we'll see
Here's my Two MIMs. They both have the same mods except the pickup and the Pickguard.
Vintage tuners, 3 Saddle Bridge, LP style Jackplate, countersunk string ferrules, custom neckplate.
The Tele has a Seymour Duncan stl-1 and str-1. The Esquire has a Seymour stl-1b pickup.
2003 Agave Blue
2003 Agave Blue MIM Standard.
Over Memorial Day weekend I picked up a 08 or 09 arctic white standard new at G.C. No pics yet. Has a tinted neck which I preferred over the satin clear look. Played a bunch of them and this one along with a burst one sounded the best of the ones in stock at Albany GC on that day. (There was one particular Squire Affinity Tele in blonde with a black pickguard that sounded amazing too, like it had some magical ju ju going on..almost made me reconsider an authentic Fender)
I'm not planning a bunch of upgrades. The tuners feel cheap to me. They work fine but I'm used to really nice tuners. I'll probably get a professional setup done once the novelty has worn off and I can live without it for a few days. The standard setup is pretty good but I'd like a slightly lower action at the nut. Otherwise I'm happy. The fretwork is perfect as is intonation. It sounds and plays great. I'm playing through a Vox with just a hint of reverb and tremelo. I've found a pretty bluesy tone with this combo which is just what I had in mind.
When I play out it's acoustic, either guitar or banjo, so the Tele for now is just for fun at home. I can't imagine what "better" pickups or other changes will gain me personally at this point. (although I fully understand the urge to mod these things..) I really think it's more or less pretty good as it is. I like to think I know good work when I see it and the current MIM Fenders offer IMHO authentic affordable quality.
Here's mine (excuse the poor camera phone shot):
'07 MIM with the following mods:
1.) Warmoth black/white/black pickguard
2.) GFS humbucker in the neck
Thinking of switching back to original tele neck pu.
My 2006-7 Standard Telecaster, strap locks, vintage bridge, brass saddles, Terrapin black pearl pickguard, and DiMarzio Twang King neck and bridge pups
I've got a '99 MIM Std. Jazz Bass that I bought new 10 years ago. It's been a fantastic bass. I put TI Flats on it way back when. My son has been learning on it.
Went back to the tuxedo look
Eh, the humbucker didn't go so well with my Epiphone Swanky Modded Valve Junior, so I switched back to single coil neck pickup and white pickguard.
I shall put pics up of mine this evening when I get in
When I bought it, it looked like this:
I've replaced the pick guard to a black pearl, but I'm not sold on it yet. Gonna get a white one too for comparison purposes
I've also got a P90 for the neck, but I've not installed it yet as haven't decided whether I'll like that sound better than having a coil tapped HB in it
Question: I think the HB sounds pretty muddy, should i lower it do you think? Or is an upgrade necessary? I play loud aggressive music ftr
Also, I just won a Wilkinson compensated bridge for £15 ($25) delivered, good deal?
It states its chrome, but it looks gold/brass. Either way, I want to relic it if poss, how would I go about it?
Added my first Tele to the lineup, finally! I know it's about time...
A 2000 MIM that's Artic White? I'll be looking for the MIM color options offered in 2000-2001. Here's the before, and will take better digital pix, soon. Thinking the Red Tort. was added after the factory? I'm excited!
You can sort of see it in the signature. 2006 MIM Standard with Bill Lawerence Keystone Pick ups. Bought it new as a floor model at GC for $250. Was in perfect condition and played better than the American Standard that I compared it with. The "Keystones" set me back $57. I have a mint condition Gibson RD Artist that is suffering from neglect as I play this Tele at least 90% of the time.
'08 Std 'burst all stock for the moment.
Arrived today, my first Telecaster, a pre-owned 2000 MIM. Every bit of 8 lbs. 15 oz., havin' fun w/ "Matilda"...
Just bought from a friend of mine today. Loving it.
My 2004 Agave Blue. Fender parchment pearloid guard, Wilkinson vintage-style bridge with compensated saddles, Seymour Duncan Broadcaster bridge pickup, Fender Twisted Tele neck pickup, and a reversed control plate. I could go back to bone stock and be completely happy.
Very pretty. It has kind of a frosty North-Pole look to it with that pearloid guard. I also have an Agave blue (2002) with the Wilky bridge and reversed control plate. Do you play it with the ashtray on?
My MIM Standard, all stock. I've not considered doing any mods at this time as I love her as is.