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Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by BamaSurf, Nov 23, 2021.
Looks nice, smells and yaste good... what's not to like?
I prefer Les Paul plates...
I love the original tele but from a pure convenience point of view:
truss rod at the heel/no adjustment notch
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
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
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.
The thing I hate about Teles is that I played a strat for soooo long before learning teles are far superior.
Just get one of these, problem solved.
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....
Now, how did you get that thing?
Do the pickguard and control plate screws annoy you too?
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.
Do you like barrel or strat style?
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.
I found it on Reverb several years ago. here you go!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I cut off 1/8"/3mm. Now they're flush with or just below the top of the saddles.