NGD: 70th Anniversary Broadcaster. Impressions. And pics, pics, pics...

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  1. WingedWords

    WingedWords Tele-Afflicted

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    It's NGD for me today - collecting my eagerly awaited thinline from Rexter Guitars in about 3 hours. I still spent rather more time than is decent last night looking for where to get hold of one of these...

    Pretty much my perfect guitar and, well, I am 70 this year, just like the Broadcaster...

    I feel I'm browsing dating sites on my wedding day.
     
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  2. rze99

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    Great - I’ve been following Jon’s Instagram posts. That’s going to be very cool.... looking forward to that NGD.

    good luck with your 70th in all respects!
     
  3. rze99

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    cheers thanks Mimmo. I have to select some items to go for sale now. Always painful.
     
  4. mimmo

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    Yeah, I know. But you took the right decision, this baby is incredible.
    After seeing your pics I am wondering if I took the right decision: wanted to get one of these but decided to order a LP Junior (always dug Juniors!), hopefully I won't regret it. Sorry to have gone OT.

    Just curious: will you flatten the frets to a 10 inc radius as you have done to all of your guitars?

    In any case be proud of it, she is glorious.
     
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  5. Erebia

    Erebia TDPRI Member

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    That well known (and rather irritating) shop in Guildford have 7 in stock today so shipments might be easing up quicker than expected. It certainly looks like a desirable Tele.

    Fender seem to be doing quite a lot right at the moment
     
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    Thanks Mimmo. There's always something tempting... and a Les Paul Junior is a wonderful thing. Never letting mine go that's for sure.

    Re having the frets re-profiled on this, no I don't think so. I only do it if it needs it. As I mentioned in my quick review there's something about fretboard that seems flatter than 7.25. Certainly the action is low and there's no choking anywhere. A fellow TDPRI member came round yesterday for a guitar nerd fest and I asked him what he thought about it being flatter than 7.25 and he agreed but that's likely just because I put the idea in his head!

    I'll likely keep this stock with a v v minor changes - those tall old saddle screws are definitely going (I'll keep the stock ones in the case) and the shorter ones going in for smooth side of the palm comfort. The intonation is really pretty good so not currently planning on swapping out the saddles for compensated which is what I tend to do.. either that or brute force bend the originals into compensation position.
     
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  7. rze99

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    Perhaps they'll do a video. I'll look out for that. They tend to be somewhat long-winded but at least they are properly recorded with decent audio.
     
  8. gwjensen

    gwjensen Friend of Leo's Platinum Supporter

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    The taller than vintage frets, IMO, might account for the flatter feel... I think the difference between 7.25 and 9.5 is minuscule, but the frets make all the difference in the world as to how it feels. Thats just been my experience...
     
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  9. rze99

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    That's a good call - yes, likely at least a part of the explanation.
     
  10. Catatafish

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    Love that wood grain showing through! Gratz, it's gorgeous.
     
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  11. mimmo

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    That is why I asked, I was curious because of the flatter feeling fretboard. Thanks for your answer.

    Once more, enjoy this beauty in good health, mate!
     
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  12. rze99

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    Quick sound samples. Just little noodles with fingers and plec straight into a Yammie THR Deluxe Reverb set cleanish into the PC. No pedals or other processing

    Bridge
    Middle
    Neck



     
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    Nice guitar to add to your collection mate
     
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    OP, how would you describe the finish on the neck?
     
  15. rze99

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    Pretty glossy nitro, not draggy.
     
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  16. rze99

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    8.36 Billy Gibbons' Broadcaster

    Apply the original 'blend' circuit or not? Fender includes the kit for it.

    I have this on one Tele already (a 50's Hot Rod build) and it's a really great option, works very well.

     
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    Nah.
     
  18. MilwMark

    MilwMark Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Congrats. What is the “Broadcaster blend”?
     
  19. Crobbins

    Crobbins Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    The youtube video above explains it.:cool:
     
  20. EsquireBoy

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    Exactly what and how it’s supposed to be: enjoy!
     
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