Post your Gretsch Inspired Teles

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  1. BGTele

    BGTele Tele-Afflicted

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    These pics are making me crazy. I'm awestruck at people's artistic design sense.
    They are all so beautiful. Never having played one, I can't help but wonder if 'tron
    type pu's sound good in a Tele. Do they get good country sounds or is it all rock-
    abilly? Some would say they are the same but there is Brian Setzer and then there is
    say, Scotty or James Burton. Different sound.
     
  2. varakeef

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    Well, first of all there's very fine line if any between country and rockabilly and both can be very succesfully played with both tele pups or filtertrons. Filtertrons are clear and bright buckers as opposed with muddy Gibson pafs. Additionally they do have their distinctive characteristic, somekind of compressed snap that makes them quite special.

    However if you are into Gretsch-type of sounds and tele-type of sounds one option is Dynasonic pups. They're single coils and very much in the same territory as tele pups. And they look pretty cool.
     
  3. Telegazer

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    My only issue with the above Televersary/Anniecaster is the factory Gretsch 500k pots I have in there. The TV Jones Classic is a perfect tonal match for the maple-on-alder body with its "airy mild warmth", but the Kent Armstrong TL4R (8.7k resistance) is too bright of a match in comparison, albeit an excellent volume pairing.

    My long-term plan is to route the lower horn not unlike the above Custom Shop Nashville hybrid for a master volume, and then use the other two for separate tone controls, possibly with a 250k pot for the bridge. I reckon that other than sticking in a super hot "Tall-boy" of sorts in the bridge, there may not be another way to deal with the issue.

    Not to hijack the thread, but anyone got suggestions?
     
  4. Walter Broes

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    Telegazer, another option would be to use 250K pots and have the filtertron bypass the tone control, maybe?

    Somebody who's clever with electronics could probably also tell you what value cap to solder permanently in line with the tele pickup so you get the effect of a higher value pot, and some treble gets sent to ground...
     
  5. chipbutty24

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    What ARE those?!
     
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    I'm putting a Fat Tele together and will hopefully wire the control plate this weekend. Chris Kroenline of K-Line Guitars suggested 500k pots and a 250-270k resistor from the lug on the switch to ground for the bridge pickup so that pickup sees 250k, not 500k.

    BTW, I posted about a great Gretsch-like Tele on TGP but couldn't find it, it was yours, thanks for posting!
     
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    Thanks all for sharing your beauties.
    Enjoyed very much!
     
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  9. blargfromspace

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    Those are beautiful.

    Says 'Fender Japan' on the tag on the wall. I want to know more, these would sell...
     
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  11. chipbutty24

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    Does no one know?! *shock*
     
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    A-ha! Now that's something I didn't think of, in a place I wouldn't normally consider. Thanks for the heads-up and the advice!
     
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    One of my all-time favorite teles of, uh... all time!
     
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    Not sure if I meant Gretsch inspired, I did want the TV Jones Classics.
    My goal was a Setzler inspired Tele.

    Craig
     
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    Here is mine! ; )

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    I've always envisioned doing one like a '55 6121 with the leather wrapped binding G (or F) Brand, the cactus, rope and steerhead fretmarker motif, and a poodle case done up like a gretsch cowboy case.

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    Course a Cat's eye Syncromatic styled Thinline could be cool as well!
     
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    those are Fender Japan prototype guitars, the model name is "TN72-TVMH" (I'm guessing "Thinline '72 Tv-Jones Mahogany")
    it was displayed on Yokohama Music Fair 2009
     
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