Troublemaker

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by 6stringcowboy, Jul 10, 2018.

  1. 6stringcowboy

    6stringcowboy Tele-Afflicted

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    not my thing, especially at 2 grand
     
  3. Paul Jenkin

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    I saw one in a guitar shop the other evening but didn't get chance to play it. Cosmetically, I like it - though I'm not sure whether that will translate into ergonomics. I'm going through a P-90 phase, just now, and I could fancy one with a pair of P-90s or, maybe, a P-90 at the neck and a Humbucker at the bridge.

    If I had £1,600-1,700 I probably wouldn't spend it on one of these, though.
     
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    I think the sunburst one looks cool....
     
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    Just got the email myself. Looks really good but not for me at that price.
     
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    If I was going for an HH Tele, this Player would be my choice-at a quarter of the cost of the above. Coil split and belly contour:
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    What ? ? ?​
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    ADJUSTO-MATIC BRIDGE WITH
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    Yes, it's the new, non-invasive, Invis-o-sonic vibrato. All you need is your imagination and you're good.
     
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    I like it - wouldnt buy it, but as a Thinline player from the olden days, I like it.

    Those PUs are very interesting. The originals had a lot of sweet highs reminiscent of Albert Collins. A bigsby would be cool on this.
     
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    For me it has too many knobs and a switch in the wrong place.....
     
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    The Strat headstock is a turn-off for me. The pickup configuration and switching might work well, but, on a tele body? A strat headstock seems to be too bulky.
     
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    I like it. It's cool looking. I won't be buying one.
     
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    Cool with me!
     
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    I'll wait for the Squire version. I'm a buyer if the neck is beefier than the US model.
     
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    Obviously they are going after the LP guys and so they would do better with 'look like humbuckers' as the wide-range-like covers may give that segment pause. The other oddity is the 'skinny 60s neck' noted by J5 in the video, if going after the LP vibe then maybe more chunk.

    The color and binding look fantastic. A maple fretboard would be better. Thin neck and pricing is not for me.

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    I have an SG and use the individual volume controls to adjust the blend. I prefer the more typical Trlecastrr headstock. I'm OK with the rosewood neck but I don't like the knobs and guard. For me, knurled or black knobs with a black guard. What are the pickups? Can they be split? This one is a definite maybe.
     
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    I think it looks cool and I could see myself one day wanting a humbucker guitar and I'd be fine to stick with a Tele shaped body.

    But I'd probably rather buy one that had a traditional Tele body, fender style bride and controls, etc.. that just happened to have these pickups.

    The whole Les Paul style Mahogany + Maple cap and odd/rare hardware (for a fender) causing the price to skyrocket don't really appeal to me.
     
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    I like the look, altho the "Troublemaker" marketing hook doesn't really fit the vibe - looks more like the guy in the khaki slacks, sweater vest and bowtie who shows up at the meth lab house party.

    Can John 5 play the guitar? Boy Howdy.

    +1 maple fretboard.
     
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    As mentioned before - these Parallel Universe models are USA with the nitro lacquer finish, so you would expect them to be close to $2K based on the prices of the American Original models. Would I buy this one? Probably not - but it is a cool mash-up of Gibson and Fender features, taking the American Professional Tele Deluxe Shawbucker further into LP territory. Plus the price of the American Professional Tele Deluxe Shawbucker is already $1,400-$1,500 (depending on the body wood and fingerboard wood) so adding say $450 for the maple cap, nitro finish, and adjusted hardware isn't a huge stretch. Beside, who really pays MAP for a Fender anyway?:D
     
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