NGD (Tuesday) American Performer Telecaster Hum

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  1. Ianashdown

    Ianashdown TDPRI Member

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    Just ordered a new Tele in Vintage White! Very excited!! Should receive it on Tuesday.

    The guitar looks great and I’m really looking forward to finding out what makes a Tele so special.

    Looking at the guitar The ClassiGear tuners don’t look to be of the highest quality, but I believe they are well liked. I’m thinking about locking tuners, am I crazy or is this a sensible upgrade?

    I realize the bridge is the classic three barrel style, are my intonation concerns unfounded? I’m also thinking about upgrading this, maybe to a Babicz, any thoughts or suggestions?

    Will report back on Tuesday . . . .

    Ian
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  2. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Congratulations, and welcome to the forum!
     
  3. Chief101

    Chief101 Tele-Meister

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    Most people consider locking tuners a good upgrade.

    The barrel saddles are fine. There is more intonation compromises in a standard fret spacing then there is on a barrel saddle bridge.

    Upgrade/change everything if you think it’s worth it but there is no necessity to do so. All the parts on a performer series are perfectly fine.

    enjoy
     
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    If you know how to string a guitar,it ain't exactly rocket science,than it is not a sensible upgrade.

    In the year 2019 even the worst tuners manufactured today will "hold" tuning,the problems with tuning are ALWAYS a NUT problem and not a tuner problem.

    You will save maybe two minutes each time you restring your guitar with locking tuners , that's the only real benefit I see.

    First of all play the guitar.
    If you actually HEAR any intonation problems there are plenty of solutions.
     
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    Fluddman Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    +1 Play if first before you make upgrades.

    These are great guitars. You will be pleasantly surprised how good it is!
     
  6. Ianashdown

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    Shipping delay

    Now due by end of the day Thursday.
     
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    Dang I hate when that happens

    I’m sure the wait will be worth it ,

    It’s worse when you have to sign for it so you try to work your day around it and then it gets delayed

    I imagine a lot of stuff this time of year gets delayed
     
  8. Ianashdown

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    I have most ‘signature required’ deliveries sent to my office. I know I’ll be received that way!

    Ian
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    bsman Friend of Leo's

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    Man, if those were offered in LPB, I'd order one yesterday!
     
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    Howard VA Tele-Meister

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    I’ve got one and love it. Congrats and enjoy it! 8A9CD183-CB81-48AE-8A53-67E0E96B7492.jpeg
     
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    schmee Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    No need for locking tuners, unless you have a Bigsby or something on it, even then....hmmm
     
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    coloradojeff Tele-Holic

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    Ho hum on locking tuners. I much prefer the drilled vintage tuners. If you have intonation problems with the saddles, spend $25 and get a set of compensated saddles.
     
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    But guts are completely changed. Didn't like the humbucker sound as it was.

    Oh, I don't like the tuners at all. Had 2 replaced under warranty and another is still a bit sloppy. Maybe I just had bad luck with them. Also the hole down the middle us too big and makes the thin strings come out when changing them. I do luv proper vintage tuners ova locking ones, tho.

    I also did put on compensated saddles.
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  14. Ianashdown

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    Mine arrived at work yesterday; I was off sick.
    Unpacked it today and I’m thrilled! Quickly tuned it and played for a minute; I think it’ll be OK . . .

    Pictures to follow this weekend . . .

    Ian
     
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    Well overdue pictures!
     

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    Crobbins Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    Congrats..
     
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    I picked up the sea foam green Performer and I like it pretty well. It hasn't displaced the Strat, the Epi Sheraton or the Agile 3200 LP copy yet, and I was sure it would push at least one of those guys down the go-to list.

    It's got It's own thing happening and I need to figure out where it fits. It can't replace any of the sounds I routinely reach for with those other guitars so I have to get my mind around ways to use the sounds it does bring to the table. I find myself wondering if It's a tone I really need after all. The jury is still out, I guess.

    Oh, and happy NGD!
     
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    I would keep the stock tuners. Three barrel saddles can be problematic in terms of intonation but not always (radius, action come into the equation). Wilkinson makes a compensated set of three barrel saddles which improve intonation if need be without changing the look/design.
     
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    HNGD!
    I just picked up a Butterscotch Performer two days ago, I didn't know I needed this guitar until I bought it....Mine has the standard Yosemite single coils. I have enough hum bucker guitars.
    Unfortunately Ive only put a couple of hours on it, but it was pure magic.

    Can't wait to set it up with some new saddles and locking tuners, and spend some quality time with her.
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    Is that more purple or more red? I love the look of it but I haven't seen one in person so I don't want to buy one online until I know for sure I would love the color
     
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