Roaches and Telecasters

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by DMace, Dec 24, 2011.

  1. DMace

    DMace Friend of Leo's

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    The only things that are certain to survive the apocalypse. Slight exaggeration, but not by much. I had been thinking of getting a Gibson or Gretsch (lovely 'delicate' instruments) until the other day. I had my Tele in its gig bag on my back, ready to leave for rehearsal, when I heard a snap. The strap of the gig back had broken off at the clasp and the guitar fell straight back, its neck slamming down on the edge of my stove. It hit right where the headstock meets the neck. Had this been a Les Paul I'd probably have a two-peice guitar at this point. But the Tele bounced off the stove. No damage- except to the stove. Love Teles.
     
  2. TeleKato

    TeleKato Friend of Leo's

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    So, you got a little relicing done as well, eh? ;)
     
  3. smokerjoe34

    smokerjoe34 Tele-Holic

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    Yep I hear ya' !! My tele has taken a few nasty spills onstage and it's hangin tough !!
     
  4. blackbelt308

    blackbelt308 Tele-Holic

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    You left out Keef. ;)
     
  5. GuitarJim

    GuitarJim TDPRI Member

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    I think Keef already survived the apocalypse, along with his guitars. If you haven't read his autobiography, you should. Its a great read.
     
  6. guitarmasutra

    guitarmasutra TDPRI Member

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    they're both wood.. my SG has taken some nasty hits and is still solid. wood is wood
     
  7. Jack S

    Jack S Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    I have seen many Gibson guitars including a number of SGs with broken off headstocks, but I have never even once seen a Telecaster with a broken off headstock. Not all wood is alike, and more importantly, Gibson necks have an intrinsically weakly designed headstock that makes them very susceptible to snapping off with a jolt to the neck.
     
  8. smokerjoe34

    smokerjoe34 Tele-Holic

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    Agreed Jack !! Seen many Gibson's with broken necks & headstocks !! Never seen a tele with 1 ??
     
  9. indiobravo

    indiobravo Tele-Afflicted

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    +1
     
  10. jabsalt

    jabsalt Tele-Meister

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    Because of the angled headstock on LPs. I dropped an LP studio on a tile floor. Slight ding on body nothing else. They are not that weak.
     
  11. ecosse

    ecosse Tele-Meister

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    My LTD "SG" fell off the couch, neck broke in two. I don't lean my guitars on the couch now, lol.
     
  12. soulman969

    soulman969 Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Whether or not Gibson headstocks crack off more than Tele's I wouldn't want to have to go through the expense of replacing a neck on a LP. It's certainly not something I could do. With my Tele's all I'd have to do is unbolt the neck, put on a new one and do a setup. That I can do. Gibson repairs are a luthier's dream come true.
     
  13. jabsalt

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    It's not necessary to replace neck. If reset and glued properly it's actually stronger than original. But yeah teles are definite tanks. I love my nocaster.
     
  14. GuitarHack

    GuitarHack Tele-Holic

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    Duh... it's a Tele!
     
  15. Alamo

    Alamo Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    You were lucky, good for you.

    now knock on wood - just avoid the headstock :D

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  16. shorty1

    shorty1 Tele-Meister

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    Roaches,telecasters,Precision basses and Peavey amps will be all thats left after the apocalypse.
     
  17. telepathetic

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    I consider the Tele to be indestructible. I've thrown mine into the air and slammed them onto the stage a number of times without serious damage.
    My Les Paul is far less abused for fear of headstock snappage. But a couple months ago I was in a car accident and the Les Paul (in a gig bag, not a case) flew out the window. I found it 15 or 20 feet away laying in the street.
    I expected to find it in pieces, but it was unscathed. I was extremely lucky. That guitar will never travel in a bag again.
     
  18. bingy

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    This photo is a frightening classic.
     
  19. vanguard

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    this sort of logic will not take you far.
     
  20. jabsalt

    jabsalt Tele-Meister

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    I almost cried when that hit the floor. But yeah I was fortunate
     
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