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Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Waterbound, Feb 1, 2015.

  1. billiemorini

    billiemorini Tele-Meister

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    I like it stock. Only changed strings and setup guitar the way I like.
     
  2. ricardo1912

    ricardo1912 Tele-Afflicted

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    Every now and then I think about a few mods but I soon abandon the idea. I like my Lite Ash as is and both my Cabs. Although I did buy a new pickguard recently, if that counts. Think I have been lucky to never buy a guitar that needed work on it or even had a jack cup fall out.
    But I totally understand why people change their guitars to personalise them and might do more if my technical skills went beyond doing set ups
     
  3. SteveGangi

    SteveGangi Tele-Holic

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    Yes. Mine is stock, as it came from the store.
     
  4. cjrincon03

    cjrincon03 Tele-Meister

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    Love my lite ash MIK. Needs no mods. Other then the strap locks that went on first thing!
     
  5. w3stie

    w3stie Poster Extraordinaire

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    I've never left guitars un-molested from my very first $5 bass to the latest one. I never mess with acoustics though - they seem too highly strung and only just holding together without my interference. Actually come to think of it I have changed bridges and nuts and installed pickups so that counts as messing.
     
  6. bo

    bo Poster Extraordinaire

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    Who said ragged? I toured the U.S., England and Germany. Got to open for and meet a lot of great musicians (oh, Brian Setzer and Nick Lowe are too ragged for you...). We put out four records (hmmm...I date myself). I then went on to do studio work for several singer/songwriters and got paid well for it. Kiddo? I'm a half century plus. All I was stating in my initial post is that if you take an instrument out on the road for any length of time, even a typically durable Fender solidbody, you will wear it out.
     
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  7. PYannerman

    PYannerman TDPRI Member

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    Weeeell,

    I'm a keyboard player wanting to be a guitar player in the worst way and I'm not a purist in stock or modified axes...whatever tunes your string...
    REALLY expensive to do on boards- been there done that.

    But I have always loved the Tele style and look. Bought a stock wood grain Squier with a rosewood neck, 2 single coil pups, and all chrome hardware for $200 on ebay 5-6 yrs ago new. Dunno where or how it was made, but it is a heavy sucker. A work in progress so to speak...

    Joined the forum a few years back and did some reading and digging. Work and health issues for a time prevented my guitar pursuits but had a great friend- he'a gone now - blues player who imparted some knowledge as did the web, this form thank you, and the tech that did the work.

    But now that I have the guitar the way I want it...I ain't changin' nuthin'. :)
    will upload a pic soon...

    All black hardware
    Locking tuners
    New saddle
    DR Pure Blues - 11's on top, 10's on the bottom
    Dimarzio Tone Zone -neck
    Dimarzio Distortion Zone -bridge
    Reversed control plate
    4 pos switch-series, parallel, either, both pups
    Vol Control has push-pull for single/double coil switching
    HD input connector
    Speed knobs
    Strap lock

    Tranzamp G30 with an Eminence 10" Lil Buddy
    Zoom G2.1NU efx box

    My 2 cents...FWIW

    Peace- Music Gets You Thru!

    PY
     

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  8. ricardo1912

    ricardo1912 Tele-Afflicted

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    Totally agree. I think they look as good as they play. It's one of my Teles that I know I will never sell. I would buy a second one but here in the UK decent used ones are now selling for nearly as much as a new MIM.
     
  9. nicod98

    nicod98 Tele-Afflicted

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    I'm the kind of person that wouldn't even put a sticker on my car, just to leave it stock. So most of my teles stay exactly the way they were made. But a few just need the changes.

    I got 2 Squier affinity's, one sounds and plays great, but the other just needs different pickups. (bought it second hand, but was assured it were the original pickups). I also got a dual humbucker with the 4 skirted knobs... I Just had to replace those, because they felt to "plastic"-y to me.

    I suppose, it just doesn't matter... we should all do what we think is best... Not every mod will make a guitar better..
     
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