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Tell me about your Thinlines

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Digital Larry, Oct 31, 2020.

  1. Digital Larry

    Digital Larry Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    So I finally have a Tele type guitar in this Peavey Reactor that I inherited from my brother and finally got a setup and replaced the pickups so it's playable. As it has sentimental value I will most likely keep it, but it's not an incredible guitar, it's "good" I'd say. The main thing that restrains my ecstatic gushing would be the neck shape which is not exactly my favorite. It seems a bit wide and squarish. I'm not gonna mess with trying to replace the neck on it. I think my Squier Deluxe Jazzmaster has the nicest neck of any guitar I own.

    I have a semi hollow body Italia 2HB and I like its weight, so in the back of my mind I think one of:
    - Find a Tele Thinline that feels better neck wise
    - Have one built by a local custom builder at which point I could choose a neck contour and everything else. One guy makes T-types for $1500-$2000 (Keith Holland) and there's also Halo Guitars up the road that caters more towards metal styles but I messed around with their online configurator and got something roughly Tele looking for about $2500. Unclear if any of their poop options are WRHB.

    So I'm looking at Fender/Squier 60's (2 SC trad Tele type poops), 70s (2 HB) and Cabronita (P90) and G&L Bluesboy Semi-Hollow (MFD "Tele" bridge, HB neck) and probably some other types as well.

    I like the Tele sound of this Peavey for what it is. I'm not necessarily looking to have a Tele that sounds like a Les Paul or a Strat. But then again, just thinking about stuff, being open minded. All the Thinline demos I've watched so far on YT are more towards a crunchy rather than clean sound, so I figure people don't put 2HB on a Tele if what they mostly want is clean sounds. Just a guess.

    So tell me about your Thinlines and what type of music you play with them and any other reflections you may have!
     
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  2. Piggy Stu

    Piggy Stu Friend of Leo's

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    I love thinlines!

    I do not own a thinline!
     
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  3. Digital Larry

    Digital Larry Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    I guess you can have a "Certificate of Participation". ;)
     
  4. Piggy Stu

    Piggy Stu Friend of Leo's

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    Do I get a free thinline?
     
  5. smoothrecluse

    smoothrecluse Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    I have a 90’s Tele Thinline. It’s my nicest guitar, and the only instrument that I don’t mod. Worked for a year bagging groceries when I was sixteen to afford it, and it’s still my number one. I play a little bit of everything but never get too crunchy. I live on the neck pickup.

    I have a MIM FSR Deluxe with two WRHB’s, and its clean sounds are amazing. From what I’ve heard on here, they’re really just PAF-style pickups with bigger covers, but I really like ‘em. That may be the most acronyms I’ve ever put in one paragraph.


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  6. Digital Larry

    Digital Larry Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    You get an"O" for optimism!
     
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  7. Piggy Stu

    Piggy Stu Friend of Leo's

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    Is 'O' your secret code for 'free thinline'?
     
  8. Cali Dude

    Cali Dude Tele-Holic

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    Mine is a USA G+L asat Z-3 semihollow. It's great for anything from country to rock and blues. It has (3) Z coil pickups. With the 5 way switch and a push-pull, it can get seven positions. It's pretty versatile. Sorry, my crappy phone won't let me get pictures. It's a tobacco burst with maple neck.
     
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  9. Digital Larry

    Digital Larry Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    Yeah I have a G&L Tribute S-500 also with 5-way and push pull. It has the MFDs instead of z-coils (I guess those are humbuckers?). Control wise I'm leaning towards 3 way 1V/1T so I am not considering a 2V/2T Tele Deluxe.
     
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    posttoastie Tele-Holic

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    I have a lawsuit era Thinline. Looks like this. Its pickups are very bright and microphonic. Wants to be a slide guitar.
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  11. Cali Dude

    Cali Dude Tele-Holic

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    Nice! They make great guitars for the money.
     
  12. Digital Larry

    Digital Larry Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    Whose lawsuit against whom for what?
    Interesting, don't think I've ever seen a "neck" poop in the bridge position like that!
     
  13. uriah1

    uriah1 Telefied Gold Supporter

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    Nice and light too 4022CCFB-12A0-413A-8489-1F7822F1CB38.jpeg
     
  14. Digital Larry

    Digital Larry Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    Purdy. What kind of poops are in that one?
     
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    stefanhotrod Tele-Holic

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    Thinlines rules!
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  16. Steve Holt

    Steve Holt Tele-Afflicted

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    My three thinlines! All of them self builds. The thinline was because all the woods I used would have been way too heavy without some hollowing out. But I like the way they play unplugged. 20191214_230231.jpg 20190709_233205.jpg 20200331_204136.jpg
     
  17. Piggy Stu

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    Don't let me near this unless you can cope with getting it back with teeth marks in it

    Fondant Delicious:p
     
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  18. uriah1

    uriah1 Telefied Gold Supporter

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    More rock type. Lil59 and a twin blade rock type. Forgot neck name. Lol
     
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    JSMac Tele-Meister

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    My lowly Squire VM '72. Nice guitar but I still can't play like Tab Benoit.


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  20. TheLondonRiots

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    ...and my lowly Squier 70s. I like it a lot, the pickups are pretty good at the price
     

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