OKAY.... Tele hate....

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by BamaSurf, Nov 23, 2021.

  1. El Marin

    El Marin Friend of Leo's

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    Looks nice, smells and yaste good... what's not to like?

    I prefer Les Paul plates...

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  2. maxvintage

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    I love the original tele but from a pure convenience point of view:

    Cons:

    truss rod at the heel/no adjustment notch
    jack cup
    clunky heel
    three saddle bridge
    no neck pickup screws


    In practice none of these is really a deal breaker, but when I build a tele style guitar I use a electrosocket and make it easy to adjust at the heel: add a compensated three saddle bridge and usually make the pickup adjustable without removing the guard. But it's not that big a deal ever
     
  3. Tele-friend

    Tele-friend Tele-Holic

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    Me too, I find them easier to use (more convenient) than the "regular" Tele switch. That is one of the reasons why I really like my Tele Deluxe (avatar photo).
    I also see that you have this kind of switch on your Tele :)
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  4. Jimclarke100

    Jimclarke100 Friend of Leo's

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    My pet peeve with mine is that Fender just didn’t install all the notes.

    I mean, it looks the same but when I listen to some players, they have notes that just aren’t there on mine.
     
  5. doctymie

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    The thing I hate about Teles is that I played a strat for soooo long before learning teles are far superior.
     
  6. bullfrogblues

    bullfrogblues Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    Just get one of these, problem solved.
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  7. Cheap Trills

    Cheap Trills Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    When you're going through that phase of deciding what the best bridge pickup is and you need to remove the whole bridge plate each time....
     
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  8. ChicknPickn

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    Now, how did you get that thing?
     
  9. KATT

    KATT Tele-Holic Platinum Supporter

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    Do the pickguard and control plate screws annoy you too?
     
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  10. SixStringSlinger

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    I'm not crazy about how I can't adjust my bridge pickup without rubbing against the strings right above the screws, or else moving them out of the way. But I'll live.
     
  11. Bruxist

    Bruxist Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Do you like barrel or strat style?
     
  12. VintageSG

    VintageSG Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Errrmmm.
    My single coil equipped Tele has the pickup mounted to the body. I set the pickup height correctly -once- and that's it. It doesn't bother me to undo five screws to remove the 'guard. My humbucker'd one has the screws through the 'guard. Meh. I don't care.
    Truss rods. My teles are headstock adjust. I think I've tweaked them once each? Again, if it was heel adjust, it wouldn't bother me. My Danelectro is heel adjust, and in over twenty years, I've adjusted it -once- when I did the initial setup.
    Is truss rod adjustment more common in America due to greater swings in temperature/humidity?, or is it an unsatisfied lust to tinker.

    I'll live with the control plate.

    What does grind my gears though is the stock output socket mounting arrangement. I don't mind the cost of an Electrosocket, but c'mon Fender/Squier. The 'rugby ball' and four-point plates are ugly, well, certainly the four-point is, the original layout is best, but fit an Electrosocket at the factory!.

    That's it. I've vented.

    The output socket mount. That's it. Everything else, I can easily live with.
     
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  13. bullfrogblues

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  14. unixfish

    unixfish Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    A lot of sensitive players will have a winter setting and a summer setting. We do have temperature swings (normally 10 to 90F, -12 to 32C, sometimes even more) and humidity swings. Some don't bother, some do. For those who can feel the difference, the heel adjuster is a pain.
     
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  15. TheOtherNeill

    TheOtherNeill Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    Right there with you. I prefer the barrels; luckily, that's a three-dollar problem.

    As far as complaints, my only gripe is that I sometimes think the traditional ashtray bridge can get in my way of palm muting--I've really come to love the G&L Saddle Lock bridge on my ASAT Special--and maybe I'll try to swap a Gotoh-style modern bridge and see how it "fits" my ASAT Classic.
     
  16. VintageSG

    VintageSG Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Thanks for replying. Once set to my preferred settings, I just don't adjust anymore. I play with what many consider quite a high action. I've tried lower action settings, but I'm ( predominantly ) a chord/rhythm player, not a soloist so high action just suits me I guess. As I have a high action, a reduction or increase of a fraction will not affect me anywhere near as much as someone who uses a low action, and isn't a club-fisted noise merchant. 0.5mm difference?, I doubt I'd notice, but if my static setting was normally 1.5mm and it reduced, I can see how that'd be an issue.
     
  17. studio1087

    studio1087 Telefied Silver Supporter

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    No complaints.
     
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    Problem solved. It's a Made-in-Indonesia Squier Standard. The only original parts are the neck, body and pickguard. The neck pickup is a Seymour Duncan Vintage Rhythm.
     
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  19. Dostradamas

    Dostradamas Tele-Holic

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    from the description :
    Stratocaster Ferrule Installation Guide
    ½” by 1 ½” by 3” Aluminum*
    For through-body string ferrules
    Works with both "Vintage" and "American Standard" Fender Stratocaster Electric Guitar Bridges

    Also works with Gotoh Hardtail (non-tremolo) Electric Guitar Bridges

    Will not work with Telecaster bridges...different string spacings.

    hmmmm
     
  20. telestratosonic

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    I cut off 1/8"/3mm. Now they're flush with or just below the top of the saddles.
     
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