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Old Growth Redwood Telecaster with Noiseless pick ups?

Discussion in 'Just Pickups' started by Folk, Jan 26, 2016.

  1. Folk

    Folk TDPRI Member

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    Hey I've been looking for a lightweight guitar for a while and I found an Old Growth Redwood Tele here for a very good price. Specially considering I'm in Brazil and things are scarce and expensive arround here. We don't have much variety to choose from.

    So...
    The previous owner switched the pick ups for Fender Noiseless Pick ups


    What do you think about that?

    I had no chance to play it with the original pick ups so I don't know.
    It would be my first "good guitar" (also first Tele) so I don't have much experience on that. I've been most an acoustic player till now.
     
  2. String Tree

    String Tree Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    I Built this about a year ago.
    It is my 2nd Tele to have Noiseless pups.

    The Neck Pup is to die for. It is everything I wanted, in both guitars.
    The Bridge Pup is a bit to Bright for my tastes.

    Overall, they work quite well.

    I'd leave the Neck Pup, experiment with the Bridge Pup.
     

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  3. Lazer

    Lazer Tele-Meister

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    It will keep its value better if you get the original pick ups.

    Cheers
     
  4. Folk

    Folk TDPRI Member

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    Well the originals are somewhere arround the world.

    The owner switched to Fender Noiseless and sold to this store.

    But the original ones were '62 Tele® Custom Single-Coil
    It's not that hard to find it new ones and switch (in case of selling) it's just a money I don't want to spend right now I guess...
     
  5. Folk

    Folk TDPRI Member

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    Is that right btw? Or would there be difference from a new pair of '62 Customs vs the original ones?
     
  6. Sofaplayer

    Sofaplayer Tele-Meister

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    Get the guitar while you can, worry about the pickups later. The Old Growth Redwood is an outstanding Tele.
     
  7. Rob DiStefano

    Rob DiStefano Doctor of Teleocity Vendor Member

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    don't project! stop guessing mind games.

    you haven't yet received the tele let alone heard it with you playing it through your rig.

    all that matters with an electric guitar is how it plays, or can be made to play, best for you. then comes the tone, which is all about yer brain and fingers, then the pickup(s) and all the stuff it/they feed.

    don't rush to change out the engines before even playing the dang thing. and when ya do get it, give it a week, or even lots longer for your brain to really hear what the already installed pups can do for ya.
     
  8. Folk

    Folk TDPRI Member

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    The thing is I wouldn't like to buy something I would already have to put more money on it after.... :\

    I can get a gretsch 6120 for the same price (but it's from internet, so no playing, which scares me)

    But I think I'm going for the Tele

    But you have no idea how hard is to sell/buy stuff arround here. So sell that Pup would be hard and the options to find a new one would be hard to :S
     
  9. Jethro

    Jethro Tele-Afflicted

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    I agree with Sofaplayer and Rob....grab that Old Growth while you can
     
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