^^^Ditto on the Strats. Been playing Teles and Gibsons mostly lately. Then I picked up my Strat a coupla weeks ago, and it really felt and sounded good, so I'm playing it much more. It's a lightwieght, 6.82 lbs., ash-bodied American Standard Strat that I brought new in 1999.
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Carpal tunnel is no joke. Please, don’t delay getting carpal tunnel release surgery! I’ve had it done on both hands. I waited too long to have it done on my right hand, after a successful left hand surgery. The tips of my right thumb, index finger, and middle finger remain somewhat numb, and the muscle in the base of my right thumb lost a significant percentage of its strength.Epi Les Paul retrofitted with SD Antiquities mini humbucker, and an Ibanez AM93…Bass a Guild Starfire II and/or Mustang PJ.
Carpal tunnel is being a real *****
I know that’s right. I’m using either a Kelly Thumb pick or just fingers on 6 string, only fingers on bass. Already been to ortho guy, more tests on tap next week with likely surgery before end of July.Carpal tunnel is no joke. Please, don’t delay getting carpal tunnel release surgery! I’ve had it done on both hands. I waited too long to have it done on my right hand, after a successful left hand surgery. The tips of my right thumb, index finger, and middle finger remain somewhat numb, and the muscle in the base of my right thumb lost a significant percentage of its strength.
Thank heaven for the Monster Grip silicone discs that stick on to a pick. They’ve allowed me to continue to play.
Please, don’t wait. It’s a 0.5 inch incision, hidden in your wrist skin folds. Not the palm incision it used to be. Get it done.
Since this thread is still going, can I come back at it? I posted #113 about a month ago while I was away on holiday with just my favourite resonator and said I was looking forward to getting back to a Tele or two. For various reasons it didn't quite work out like that and I've stayed with acoustic instruments since getting home. One thing and another meant I hadn't touched an electric since Easter.
But I saw a new little bit of irresistibly brassy bling on my favourite guitar accessory supplier's website, https://www.homeoftone.co.uk/
Popped it on to my much loved avatar MiM Tele last night
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Ended up plugging in to my Champ and playing for a couple of hours. Hugely enjoyed it. Nothing like a basic Tele is there? For all those reasons that we know.
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I might even put new strings on it today.
Did you do something similar to the 24-08 wiring? I’ve been dying to try one.The PRS Fiore.
This guitar has 11 different tones (all Strat and Tele sounds) and a few more as well. I own a bunch of really nice Strats and Telecasters, and I've AB'd them with this guitar. The pickups are slightly beefier sounding than my '60 Strat and '63 Tele. Although the Fiore is not exactly the same tone as a typical Strat or Tele, it's so dang close it's a wash.
This guitar is a peach.