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Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by graybeard65, Sep 17, 2019.

  1. graybeard65

    graybeard65 TDPRI Member

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    733F6A83-0052-47C7-92FF-FA0BF08D7A13.jpeg 1CBE5734-A272-4961-B01E-FE5BBD059397.jpeg 333DBA31-35D2-4BBA-BA23-ECBD4E329C68.jpeg ABE2AA48-A64B-4375-8F44-4015C9A590DF.jpeg I’ve been playing with some open tunings lately, and was frustrated with constantly retuning - so my thought was to find a midline something-or-other to leave in the tuning du jour

    Spotted a G&L ASAT Classic at a nearby store and the price was right!

    Neck feels great - bridge is nice, and it was set up really well - so I had to take it home.

    There is a nice amber tint to the neck, and the body is an amber blonde - it really looks nice set against the black pickguard.

    Looks pretty, feels really good - it’s an excellent place to start!

    I cannot say that I love the stock pups. They sound a bit “wooly” IMHO, lacking some clarity and definition. They have adjustable pole pieces, and I haven’t changed the stock height of the pups or the poles - my impression is based on the factory set up.

    I’ll spend some time getting to know the guitar a bit better, and will tweak the pups a bit - but my bottom line?

    The guitar looks 7/10
    The guitar plays 8/10
    The guitar sounds 5/10

    Right out of the box, I’d certainly take it to a gig - and it was priced cheaper than I would have ever imagined for a guitar this solid.
     
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  2. Jamie_h

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    looks good!
     
  3. dannyh

    dannyh Tele-Afflicted

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    Very nice, congrats!
     
  4. vanr

    vanr Tele-Afflicted

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    Nice Tele
     
  5. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Groovy!
     
  6. Fluddman

    Fluddman Tele-Meister

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    Enjoy the new guitar.

    Why only 5/10 for the sound? What don't you like?

    Cheers
     
  7. mimmo

    mimmo Friend of Leo's

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    Nice!
     
  8. Skydog1010

    Skydog1010 Tele-Holic Ad Free Member

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    cool, I like
     
  9. skerwo

    skerwo Tele-Meister

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    Nice guitar, congrats!
     
  10. graybeard65

    graybeard65 TDPRI Member

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    The stock set up doesn’t have the clarity that I prefer. It’s kind of like the tone is rolled back a bit. It’s not unpleasant or difficult to use...but it’s not what I’d like to hear from a tele.

    My guess is that many, many players would really dig the tones that this guitar brings to the party - my observation has been that I end up adding treble and rolling off the bass a little, and even adding a bit of treble boost to get the tone that I’m chasing.

    Overall? This is the only non-USA electric that I’ve owned in years - the quality is leagues beyond what I was expecting for build and appearance!
     
  11. shupe13

    shupe13 Tele-Holic

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    Congrats!

    Sent from my REVVLPLUS C3701A using Tapatalk
     
  12. nopicknick

    nopicknick Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    I like it....well done sir!
     
  13. gwjensen

    gwjensen Friend of Leo's

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    That's a beaut!
     
  14. ricardo1912

    ricardo1912 Tele-Afflicted

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    Great colour. Well done.
     
  15. unixfish

    unixfish Poster Extraordinaire

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    That color is kinda cool.
     
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