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MIM Standard Owners Club

Discussion in 'Guitar Owners Clubs' started by mudbean, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. Hobbit

    Hobbit TDPRI Member

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    I have a MIM Standard, a 2006 Midnight Wine.
    It's the one in my profile picture.
    I love it. :)
     
  2. riverrat

    riverrat TDPRI Member

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    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 !

    Glenn
     

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  3. robb3566

    robb3566 Tele-Afflicted

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    UMass, I sure do love that Blue Agave color. Looks good with the red tortoise pickguard too!
     
  4. Authan

    Authan TDPRI Member

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    Here it is

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    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 :D
     
  5. Drunkinminer

    Drunkinminer Tele-Holic

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    MIM

    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.
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  6. ayetee

    ayetee Tele-Meister

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    2003 Agave Blue

    2003 Agave Blue MIM Standard.
     

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  7. brianbanjos

    brianbanjos TDPRI Member

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    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.
     
  8. Southpaw Tele

    Southpaw Tele Friend of Leo's

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    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.
     
  9. martin82

    martin82 Tele-Meister

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    My 2006-7 Standard Telecaster, strap locks, vintage bridge, brass saddles, Terrapin black pearl pickguard, and DiMarzio Twang King neck and bridge pups

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  10. red57strat

    red57strat Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    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.
     
  11. Southpaw Tele

    Southpaw Tele Friend of Leo's

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    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. :rolleyes:
     
  12. Fierce

    Fierce TDPRI Member

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    I shall put pics up of mine this evening when I get in

    When I bought it, it looked like this:

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    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?

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    It states its chrome, but it looks gold/brass. Either way, I want to relic it if poss, how would I go about it?

    Thanks
     
  13. Hiker

    Hiker Poster Extraordinaire

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    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! :D
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  14. Televised

    Televised Friend of Leo's

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    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.
     
  15. svroom

    svroom TDPRI Member

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    '08 Std 'burst all stock for the moment.
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  16. Hiker

    Hiker Poster Extraordinaire

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    Arrived today, my first Telecaster, a pre-owned 2000 MIM. Every bit of 8 lbs. 15 oz., havin' fun w/ "Matilda"...:D


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  17. richardmac

    richardmac TDPRI Member

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    Just bought from a friend of mine today. Loving it.
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  18. superchicken_VI

    superchicken_VI Friend of Leo's

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    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.

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  19. Teleblooz

    Teleblooz Tele-Afflicted

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    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?
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  20. Kestrel

    Kestrel Tele-Afflicted

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    My MIM Standard, all stock. I've not considered doing any mods at this time as I love her as is.

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