New American standard Telecaster Fan Club

Discussion in 'Guitar Owners Clubs' started by valiant, Jul 17, 2009.

  1. bigrinwv

    bigrinwv Tele-Meister

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    I got one for Christmas 2008. It came from the store with the bent saddles but it has a 7 in the serial number. Seems to be the American Standard other than the number. Didn't some of the first ones come out with 2007 serial numbers?

    Also the tone knob stops in the middle of the turn, what I mean is it stops halfway round and then turns the rest of the way. Why does the tone knob do that, is it made that way or is that a defect? It doesn't seem to affect anything.

    The saddles seem to lower themselves very quickly and need to be adjusted so the strings don't fret out. Is that common?

    Other than that she is my dream.
     
  2. FredJr

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    I don't know about serial numbers but American Standards have been around since at least 1988, I think.

    You have a TBX tone control. To quote from Fender.com: “This detented, stacked 250k/1 Meg control enhances your tonal palette without the use of a battery. From 0 to 5, the TBX is your standard tone control, but once you pass 5 you start to decrease the resistance, which allows more bass, treble, presence and output to flow to your amp.”

    You may need to loctite the saddles with the sort of loctite that is removable if necessary. Or you could replace the saddles with a Graph-tec set. They work very well on this guitar. Hope this helps a little. :D
     
  3. bigrinwv

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    Helped a lot actually. Kind of what I thought. I hadn't thought of the locktite. A little afraid of it I guess. I have thought of replacing the saddles but just haven't done it yet. I did finally locate an Allen wrench that would fit the saddle screws. That makes things a bit easier.

    The tone control makes sense now, I think I read that somewhere else now that you mention it.

    Thanks, Fred
     
  4. Falzoony

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    I'm waiting on my tele which is exactly like this one, should have it in a couple of weeks! Can't stop looking at these pics.
     
  5. FredJr

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    My Tele is out on the stand all the time so it's ready to play - I can't stop looking at it either and I've had it almost a year now! :D
     
  6. Weaselcoon

    Weaselcoon Tele-Meister

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    I've got a 2010 Am St tele! Can I hang out here with you guys? :lol:

    Sunburst/black pickguard with maple. It is a sweet player!
     
  7. FredJr

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    Look up the definition of sweet in the dictionary. There is a picture of a Tele there because that guitar is the embodiment of SWEET!
     
  8. Falzoony

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    I can finally join your club!
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  9. FredJr

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    So pretty... :D
     
  10. blackguardash

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    She's a beauty! Welcome!
     
  11. Falzoony

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    Thanks guys, I'm enjoying the guitar even more then I thought I would. She's my first and definently not last Tele.
     
  12. RockerDuck

    RockerDuck Friend of Leo's

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    I picked up a 2011 American Standard 3 tone alder body. This is my 3rd tele in my collection. I tried one at Guitar Center and had to have it. So I'm in the club now. My wife got me the deal of the century, brand new.
     
  13. stewtel

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    My 09 sunburst, truly a great guitar from fender.
     

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  14. vox Phantom

    vox Phantom Tele-Meister

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    Stewtel that's a great looking 09 sunburst I also have an 09
    3 tone sunburst. I did look at a brand new one at Daddy's
    Junk Music but they wanted to much money. It played good
    but the one I got just felt better and it was mint so here are
    some pictures:cool:
     

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  15. RockerDuck

    RockerDuck Friend of Leo's

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    Love those 3 tone telecasters.
     
  16. FredJr

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    The 3-tones are lovely indeed but I have this "thing" for the 2-tone burst. That's what gets my color genes hopping :D
     
  17. SwampAsh54

    SwampAsh54 Tele-Meister

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    My '91 American Standard. Recently converted to a Vintage Style Bridge with Compensated Saddles, thanks to Bridge Works for the custom drilled Conversion Bridge.

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    And YES, The original mounting holes are completely covered.
     
  18. Rusty Rivers

    Rusty Rivers Tele-Meister

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    2011 Crimson Transparent, love this guitar/just a flawless example (with my HR Strat):

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    Love the crimson. I really fancied one with a rosewood board but finished up with a natural body and maple board. Great guitars and yours is a fantastic example.
     
  20. Rusty Rivers

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    Thanks, yeah I love the naturals too :cool:
     
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