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Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by JoeNeri, Feb 5, 2010.
Would cork make a good body wood?
...Or airplane glue.
OK Got the Telecasater book. Good read. Most all of the pics are identifiable, but who are the players on the bottom of page 165? The one on the RH with the green Tele is on other pages but no ID. Who are they?
Thanks for your help.
Thats Rick Parfitt (Left) and Francis Rossi of Staus Quo.......classic Tele Rock 'n Roll OD sound.
Yeh Rick is using a Gibson as background noise, but generally he's a Tele /Esquire man.
Decent book. Hardback is a plus. Misspelling is cool too.
My wife got me the Telecasater Handbook today for my birthday. I'm going to have to mod it.
It's a good reference, good for intermediates like myself. Stuff that we can all do to keep our Teles in good order.
I wonder how long it would've taken me to notice Telecasater if not for here! lol
I got my "The Fender Telecaster" book today it was supposed to be a Christmas gift from the GF. After a two month wait. Ordered it on the 27 Dec. The book seller had to order it twice. I guess it doesn't help that the store is going through some troubles. Needless to say it was worth the wait and the amount of knowledge in it is amazing.
Oh, how I have dreamed of owning a book the would reveal the secrets Telecaster tremolo alignment!
Hey, someone kicked an old thread and gave me an opportunity to pass judgment on people!
For me, an integral part of the term "cork sniffer" is that in their snobbery, they have to be WRONG.
I'm a bit of an amateur wine connoisseur, and people who know DON'T SNIFF THE CORK. Pretentious dorks who want to show off, but don't know nothin' about nothin', sniff the cork. The person who orders the bottle is presented the cork to prove that it's the original cork for the bottle, that it hasn't been drained and refilled with lesser wine. That's it, the cork presentation is merely a reaction to decades of fraud in restaurants. The person who ordered is also given a small sample of wine before it is poured for the table. Now THAT, you sniff. And taste. To make sure the cork wasn't too porous, and the wine has not become oxidized and gone bad.
So yeah... what was I saying? Oh yes: the cork sniffer is a snob who doesn't know what he's talking about.
Is cork sniffer a guitar term, or does it apply to anything cool that has had the fun drained out of it by bandwagon hopping wannabees?
I don't think the term "corksniffer", as used in this forum, means that the person necessarily does it wrong.
I think it implies that the person has gotten bogged down in the minutiae which then has become the new focus of their hobby.
TDPRI is a broad church - everyone from guys who just bought their first guitar to master luthiers.
If you've just decided you're interested in modding Teles, this book would be a good starting point.
If you've already modified one and have been hanging out in the technical forums here for a while, you may find the book contains less than you already know.
I don't regard it as a serious modding book in the same sense as Dan Erlewine's books (new edition due in Jan 2011) for example. It's more of a coffee table book ... lots of pictures, mostly un-captioned, some repeated, along with repeated text.
On top of that, it sells for over 40 bucks down here .... !
It's main claim to fame is being a Tele-specific modding book. I don't think there's another one of those ?
I am looking at getting the Haynes Telecaster Manual and wonder if it covers how to replace and solder new pick ups? and how to replace a bridge? so has it?? would be a great help to someone with little knowledge on the workings of their tele? Cheers.
I just ordered my copy today from Amazon for $16....anxious for it's arrival.
Don´t forget the BIBLE of 1950-1954 Telecasters: The Blackguard by Nacho Baños (Spain) http://goo.gl/mhTYO The G.A.S holy grail
Does anyone happen to have any spare copies of the Balmer book kicking around that they'd be interested in selling?
Great read, ignore the cork sniffers!
Over here it comes in the guise of a Hayes workshop manual. Once only for cars they actually strip down the car but by bit and explain how to change the alternator, repair the wipers, pretty much everything. Always recognized as the definitive manuals, they branched out into other products, like washing machines as cars become so technical as to be out of the abilities of the average DIY er. As well as the Tele, they also do the Strat, LP, generic acoustic and drum kit. Sell fir around £20 on my side of the pond.