NGD x 2 for me!

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by winnsworld, Nov 18, 2019.

  1. winnsworld

    winnsworld TDPRI Member

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    Had one delivered earlier and another to be collected later today (Monday).

    Squier Telecaster (MIK) 1995 Black

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    Fender Telecaster (MIM) 2010 Black

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    Looking forward to trying these two out this week.
     
  2. ftbtx

    ftbtx Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

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    Very nice, congrats! Any mods in mind?
     
  3. Grendel2000

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    It's like, how much more black could they be? And the answer is none. None more black...

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  4. Zepfan

    Zepfan Poster Extraordinaire

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    You got 2 the same color to fool the wife Eh?
     
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    winnsworld TDPRI Member

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    The Korean Telecaster plays and sounds fine but ...

    the Mexican Telecaster has a muted B string when played open.

    I’ve loosened the string and lubricated the string tree and the nut slot but it’s no better.

    Anyone have any suggestions please?
     
  6. Grendel2000

    Grendel2000 TDPRI Member

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    Well, it's almost certainly either the nut or the saddle. I had the same issue on my 2018 MIM Tele. I replaced both (was gonna switch to a 3 barrel brass bridge anyway) and one of the two replacements fixed the issue (did them both at the same time - not sure which it was).

    Start with the nut. Graphtech Tusq XL nuts for fender are cheap. If that doesn't do the trick replace the saddles or the bridge...
     
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  7. tery

    tery Poster Extraordinaire

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    Congratulations :) Congratulations :)
     
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    Very nice. Black with a maple neck is a good look. I'd change the nut and see if it fixes the B problem. I had a similar issue with an old Strat and a replacement bone nut cured it.
     
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    boris bubbanov Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    I like those Cyclovac nuts on the MIMs. A set of nut slot files is the best recourse. Unlike the Squier, that nut is almost always a keeper.

    Pickguard should be Mint Green, hand selected from inventory - Fender brand. Grayest one you can find.
     
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    Wow, not a bad idea. I might have used that in past relationships. Might as well go for three all the same.
     
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  11. dreamingtele

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    I would esquire the one with the meanest sounding bridge pickup!
     
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    winnsworld TDPRI Member

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    I took the Fender to my local (Express Music, Coventry UK) guitar store and saw the techy guy to explain my dilemma.

    Despite being very busy (they had just taken in 14 part-exchanges) he immediately took my guitar out back and used a nut saw to repair the nut. Two minute job and my guitar is sorted! Great service from an independent music shop!
     
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