NGD - Fender Parallel Universe Vol. II Tele

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  1. black_doug

    black_doug Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    This was delivered today. A Ron Thorn design with Gold Foil humbucking pickups.

    I played through a few semi-hollow guitars with humbuckers and got this. My other Tele is an '08 American Standard.

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  2. Zoso420

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    Lookin sharp
     
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    Wow! That's a complete beauty. Congratulations. :cool:
     
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    Oh my! That is nice!
     
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    Very nice — congratulations! Once you’ve had some time, it’d be great to hear your take on those gold foils. Well done!
     
  6. RodeoTex

    RodeoTex Doctor of Teleocity

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    Cool guitar but I REALLY love that case.
     
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    Meow!
     
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    I played it for about an hour but everyone here went to bed early so I stopped.

    I had also played it at the store through a DRRI, a Marshall SC20 (which I own), and a PRS Mark Tremonti. It sounds good through all of them. It was either this or a Gretsch Duo Jet.

    The gold foil pups are unlike anything else I’ve played. It’s hard to describe - Low output, but in a good way.
     
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    That is an absolute Beauty! Congrats!
     
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    Dan German Doctor of Teleocity

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    I know, right? I mean, you walk into a room with that case, you better be ready to pull out some kinda flash show-stopper of a guitar with gold foil pickups and MOTS all over ever-thang! And you can!

    I love that guitar.
     
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    BEAUTIFUL! I bet it will sound nice too...if you can stop looking at it long enough to play it.
     
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    unixfish Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    That is really cool looking. It must sound awesome.
     
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    Nice!
     
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    Very very nice indeed fella
     
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    black_doug Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Hmmm, never thought about that. ;)
     
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    A real stunner!
     
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    E5RSY Doctor of Teleocity

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    I love that guitar and it is definitely the one I would choose. Only thing I'd do would be to put a set of standard nickel vintage tuners on it. The pearl ones are just a little too cheesy for me.

    p.s. Gold Foils are single coil, not humbucking. No?
     
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  18. black_doug

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    You know, I'm still not quite sure about that. Some other makes of gold foil are humbuckers. The salesman at the store said they are. You can't always believe them.

    On the Fender site specs it says HH under Configuration.

    Maybe someone else knows.
     
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    I'm really happy with this guitar with it's

    1. 12" radius
    2. pickups - they have a full dynamic range, bright with strong bass
    3. light weight

    This is all especially good for when I get out the slide.
     
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    Beautiful! I have stared at the Daphne blue one in Guitar Rez for hours. That's a sharp guitar. Enjoy.
     
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