Really Honey, it just followed me home!

Discussion in 'Fender Custom Shop Tele Forum' started by scooteraz, Jun 24, 2018.

  1. scooteraz

    scooteraz Tele-Afflicted

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    So, I was at Sweetwater in advance of their Gearfest, and was looking at a custom shop Tele with a Bigsby. But as I played it, it seemed to me not to stay in tune. This 63 Journeyman Relic was tight there, and the feel and sounds were perfect. Double bound body. Maple neck with rosewood board. Fender Twisted Tele pickups both, and the strangely effective grease bucket tone.

    Now I have to figure out what to sell...

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    Please, mom, can I keep her? Please...
     
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    I wish I could get one to follow me home ! Congrats !
     
  4. TeleFlorida

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    I have a 53Reissue with a B16 Bigsby on it and it stays in tune no matter how I push/pull that sucker. My SG Roxy with Vibrola I REALLY have to be careful with or I can dump down a step or two.
     
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    My wife ALWAYS fears Fathers Day. I have to assume it’s because I always vote myself father of the year and ‘surprise’ myself with a new axe.
     
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  6. rze99

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    Thats a really gorgeous Tele. What is the colour listed as?
     
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  7. scooteraz

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    Forest Green. It is lightly aged when you look close.
     
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  8. scooteraz

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    I have an American Deluxe that I’ve changed pickups and played a bit with the electronics from when I got it. I think I’m going to try one of those reversible Bigsby mods (the Vibramate is what I’m thinking) on that and see if I can figure out if that will stay in tune the way my Strats do. If I really like, I may just go back and install permanently...LOL.

    On the one I tried, I wasn’t sure of the issues that were causing the problem, and I thought it might be the saddles (steel treaded rod). That’s why I had them bring down this particular Tele. But, for some reason, not only was the one I bought staying in tune through bends, it sounded better, WAY BETTER to my ear. Actually, the best Tele I have ever played. Same pickups and electronics, and I thought I had enough hard tail Teles.
     
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    I got a thing for green guitars. Love it!
     
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    Stunnin’!
     
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    Oooh- dig the color!
     
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    That's a right nice bundle of awesome you've got there!
     
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    Guitharley Tele-Holic Gold Supporter

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    Oh man.... I looked because I read your title as something really horny followed you home... Glad I looked though ..... She is a real beauty.... Horny little tele ya got there
     
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    Old Tele man Friend of Leo's

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    Uh, how LONG did you have to "train" it to "follow" on command (wink,wink)?
     
  15. scooteraz

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    It only took about 15 min and once it saw where I put my AMEX card, it just followed that all the way home....
     
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    So wonderfully gorgeous!!
    :p
     
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    Well, you are in the wrong relationship, aren't you?
     
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    Awesome! Congrats!!
     
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    That is one beautful Tele! Congrats!
     
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    sell nothing, and hang up that dartboard as atonement!!
     
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