NGD...almost vintage.

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by charlie chitlin, Oct 12, 2019.

  1. SPUDCASTER

    SPUDCASTER Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    Nice!
     
  2. charlie chitlin

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    Yeah...it's a new experience for me.
    In the realm of making a humbucker that sounds like it's single coil predecessor, I think Fender beat Gibson in some way. It doesn't sound just like a single coil pickup, it sounds like the fattest single coil ever. Snappy, twangy...and in the middle positon....ZINGO!
     
  3. Durtdog

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    Great guitar!

    I had one in the ‘70s and I loved it, my favorite telecaster.
     
  4. graybeard65

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    on my local Craigslist, anything older than a week is apparently “vintage” and often “rare”, and frequently prefaced with “WOW! L@@K!”

    kidding aside, I’ve always understood vintage to mean of a particularly desirable era or year - beyond that, I understand it to have different definitions by item -

    whatever it means, that is one sweet guitar!! Nice score! Enjoy!
     
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  5. Lefty Addams

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    that is lovely, enjoy!
     
  6. Stubee

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    That’s cool!
     
  7. Matthias

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    Very nice!
     
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    Very nice...congratulations!!
     
  9. charlie chitlin

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    A couple rehearsals and a gig into ownership...this thing is REALLY cool.
    It has 1meg pots and standard wiring (no treble bleed, no 50s mod) and, as it's original, it's going to stay that way.
    The treble rolls off quite a bit with just a small dialing down of the guitar volume.
    Both pickups on full is VERY different from both pickups on with one volume slightly rolled off.
    The neck pickup is the money...magic.
    A surprising amount of bite...again, roll off the volume, and it changes drastically.
    I'm going to go optimistic on this one and say, "huge range of tones available," because it's true...it just takes a bit of getting used to, and it's a bit fiddly to get the great tones.
    At a tad over 8#, it feels more like a Lester (my '69 is a hefty 9.2!), but it's a total gas to play.
    It's supposedly from the dark days of CBS/Fender, but I think it KILLS!!
     
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    I love it, I bet it sound amazing.
     
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    Fantastic!
     
  12. charlie chitlin

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    FINALLY gigged this guy last night.
    The gig where it SHOULD have debuted was cancelled, and all I'm thinking is, "S***!!! I don't get to gig the Custom!!"
    Tweed Deluxe and 6G15 outboard Reverb.
    Really sweet...as in...REALLY sweet.
    I did notice, though, this WRHB is VERY sensitive to pole height for string balance.
    Gonna have to pay extra attention to this and adjust it properly.
    ALTHOUGH...we had to play very quietly and I had a plexi shield in front of my amp...it may have been blocking some frequencies more than others.
     
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    Rock On!
     
  14. scottser

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    Gorgeous. I am not a humbucker fan at all, but I shut the hell up when it comes to wide rangers.
    Yeah I'm breaking commandments here, seriously coveting your 'ox'.
     
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    Purty! Confession: I have never played a WRHB, real or not. I really would like to fix that (with a real one) to find out what the fuss is. Even though I fear that may be a dangerous idea.
     
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    Very nice indeed. I would be willing to bet, the majority of guitar shops would have it listed as "a vintage '74 Tele..." And I would agree with them.
     
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    Daddy like.
     
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    You can't go wrong with a beauty like that!!!
     
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    I look forward to hearing how your Custom sounds, in the band mix. Please let us know when you have something on your website or YT.

    I'll just add yet another picture of my '76. The best advertisement for a 2V/2T setup ever. :cool:

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  20. horseman308

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    Y'all are killing me. That's about the only vintage instrument I would be willing to spend the money on, but man does that look great!

    Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk
     
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