NGD: Jimmy Page White Mirror Telecaster

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  1. gianlucar

    gianlucar TDPRI Member

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    For having mine after pre order, I had to wait until 2nd Apr.

    How do you guys find the bridge pickup height setup? You left it as is or adjusted ?

    I agree the neck PU is recalling Strat tone, and I think the LZ1 sound was in the game since beginning.
    The set of two got almost sold out at NAMM, I found only one available.
    The first run of Sundragon amp, hand written serial number and signed by Page was all sold out before/during NAMM for 12,500USD https://www.sundragonamp.com/
     
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    Indeed. Great shop. Great people.
     
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    from Throbak:


    Unboxing


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    Set of two at NAMM and Sundragon Amp
     
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    EsquireOK Friend of Leo's

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    Just put 9s on mine. It feels great. And this is coming from an 11s (and sometime 10s) person. There was just something about this guitar that felt like it was calling for 9s...and I'm glad I listened.

    I'm playing it through my dimed '63 Gibson Skylark amp at the moment. Onboard guitar volume rolled back just a hair, onboard tone rolled back about 20 percent. Heavy palm muting some power chords. It sounds glorious; pretty much in P90 territory, but a bit stringier on the top end. My crappy pickin' and crappy audio recording don't do it justice, but here it is anyhow:

     
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    Here’s the one I grabbed today.

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  7. gianlucar

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    nice contributions guys :)
    I like this Tele, no doubts
     
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    From what I've seen, these guitars have uniformly dark rosewood fretboards. They look great. I will only buy rosewood board guitars that are dark.

    Anyone know whether it has been hand selected for darkness (which would start to justify the premium for me, at least).

    Or

    It is stained or dyed (as some Fender boards are).
     
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    EsquireOK Friend of Leo's

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    I can't answer all of those questions, but I can tell you that mine is a very brown rosewood, not very "rosy" at all, i.e. no detectable purple/red in it. It could also benefit from an oiling, as it appears a bit dry, even though it is dark.

    The fret ends are a little blocky...and it might be contributing to the nagging suspicion I have that the neck might actually be a a bit flatter than a 7-1/4" radius. It's probably just the blocky fret ends making it seem more flat, though.
     
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    Oh God don't start on the oiling thing, that bleedin' threat about olive oil just will not die!
     
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    Very cool, I had written these off when seeing the mirrors stuck all over them.
    Now I want one. Congrats.
     
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    did any of you adjusted bridge PU height?
    if you can please could you report what do you measure as it is fresh from factory?
     
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    +1 :)
     
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    no one can share bridge pickup height as is from the factory, please? :)
     
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    If you leave the mirrors off doesn't that make it a Billy J. Kramer era Mick Green model?
     
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    Gianluca, I think that you should trust your ears. IME there is no "right height" for pickups, you can find your sweet spot just experimenting. Of course too close to the strings is not ideal, buy you have enough room IMO to deal with.
    Just try, when you find the "right height" you will smile.
     
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    Mimmo, yes I agree with that, and that's why I am curious to know how it comes from the factory. I think their setup is closer to original specs. Indeed I see from others ppictures the neck PU is lower on bass strigns as mine is. Interesting.
     
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    I am afraid I misunderstood your message, I thought you were not able to define the right height of your pickups. Now it makes sense to me.
    Maybe some owners will chime in with their pickup height.
     
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    no worries Mimmo :)
    what guitars you have and play?
     
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