Ouch!

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Wrighty, May 3, 2019.

  1. Wrighty

    Wrighty Friend of Leo's

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    Just had my year old AmPro fall onto a hard floor, face up, from a Hercules stand. Apart from the top E snapping, weirdly leaving enough to get it into the locking tuner and tune, there doesn’t seem to be any damage at all. I did tighten the neck screws, two of which took an eighth turn. It feels OK, seems to sound OK, I think the perceived fret buzz is paranoia. Just want someone to tell me it should all be fine.
     
  2. Muinarc

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    Yikes! If it plays music and you don't see any cracks, I would hope it's ok.
     
  3. BB

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    Its a Tele for crying out loud! Everything is just fine.
     
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    It should all be fine!......there, feel better now?
    You're lucky it wasn't a Gibson, or we'd all be lining up as pallbearers.
    Now, you don't HAVE to tell us how it happened, but I hope you'll take steps to prevent it in the future.....you don't want to press your luck! ;)
     
  5. El Tele Lobo

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    How is the hard floor? Were the other strings still in tune?
     
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    I've had some great face plants while skiing double diamonds, and I'm still able to pen some moderately cogent text.

    Tele's are made for doing the job. But it would have been better if there was a minor battle scar to fondly remember the incident. :D
     
  7. Wrighty

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    Nonazzere, that’s the thing, I have no idea what happened, especially how it could finish face up when it was hanging ‘face out’. Told my teacher this morning and he just ‘had two do that, don’t use any stand, any more, ever. Just find somewhere where they can lie flat in their Gator gig bags. Might follow his lead, at least at rehearsals where quick changes are not needed.
     
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  8. Wrighty

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    Fine and yes. Daft thing is if I’d found a ding I’d have a visual on the damage. No ding means I could start looking for some hideous internal problem.................oh, ffs, STOP! It’s a Tele, it’s fine. As my teacher also said, ‘if it was a Gibson you’d be out buying wood glue now!’ Thanks guys, feeling better now.
     
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    If there was damage you would see it. Maybe check that the truss rod still works or just keep an eye on the neck and action over the next few weeks. Besides that there's not much that can go wrong.
     
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    you're good, man

    teles can take it
     
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    Dang! Glad to hear the axe is okay. I’ve fallen out of love with those Hercules stands. They are a bit more stable than some stands but seem unnecessarily complicated and expensive. Lotsa little parts to fall off. Of the 3 I own, none of them still have all their parts and function properly.

    I think back in the case is a great idea most of the time.
     
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    It's a Tele, the special forces of the guitar world!!
     
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    A couple more falls like that, and she'll be broken in and sounding like a good Tele should.
     
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