When all is right in the world...

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Preacher, Aug 16, 2019.

  1. Preacher

    Preacher Friend of Leo's

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    It happens when you post an amp for sale on some classifieds and no one grabs it even though it is a limited edition color and cool as beans! Vox AC15 purple edition.

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    So it is for sale for a few weeks and I had a few nibbles and a couple of "would you take $200 and a bar of soap for it?" offers but no real interest.

    Then a dude contacts me and asks about the amp. He makes a legitimate offer and we meet in the middle. I met up with him to exchange the amp for some cash and he says he is in a band and it will look great on stage with him.
    So I look him up...

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    His band is all about the bright colors LOL!! It should fit right in! By the way if you are into Psychedelic Blues these guys are pretty good.
     
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  2. Toadtele

    Toadtele Tele-Holic

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    My lady would have paid asking price. Just for the color
     
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  3. Matthias

    Matthias Friend of Leo's

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    What type of soap did it go for in the end?
     
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    8barlouie Friend of Leo's

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    Great story! Thanks!
     
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    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Very cool!
     
  6. RodeoTex

    RodeoTex Poster Extraordinaire

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    I like purple!
     
  7. Jim603

    Jim603 Tele-Meister

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    Are those coins under the saddles on your tele? :confused:
     
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    I would have gotten a pass from the Mrs. for that color as well.
     
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    Boubou Doctor of Teleocity Gold Supporter

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    Yup, Color is definitely a big factor in getting new gear
     
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  10. Preacher

    Preacher Friend of Leo's

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    Sorry I have been on vacation so I left you hanging on this.

    So that Tele was my first "real" guitar build. I had refinished a bass guitar before but this one I did from scratch. So the bridge I got had really short saddle screws, so short that I was going to have to either route the neck pocket or slim down the neck. I was debating getting longer screws and did some internet research and found that back in the olden days guys would put nickels under their saddles as a shim to raise the action. Well I was really wanting to get that guitar to play and I had three nickels laying around. I put them in there, set the action and intonation and went to playing.
    I hate to say it but it played so well and sounded so good that I decided to leave it. I have had other Tele players pick it up and they never noticed the nickels till I pointed them out. One guy even said that I could not use nickels under the saddles without killing the twang... I then asked him if he noticed any lack of twang while he was playing my guitar for the entire set of music we did. He then got a confused look on his face and said it must be magic...:) so I left them.

    Over the years the nickels have been upgraded, a 2005 for the year the guitar was produced, a 1968 for the year of my birth and a 1957 for the year of the guitar that I used as my template source and this guitar was built as a replica for (My milk finish turned a little more butterscotch after a year of aging and I found myself liking the black guard look so that change happened a few years ago).
     
  11. Jim603

    Jim603 Tele-Meister

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    I think it's definitely worth leaving the nickels there. If nothing else, it gives you a cool story to tell.
     
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    HotRodSteve Friend of Leo's

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    Now we'll have arguments about what coins produce better tones! I think nickel was a good choice.
     
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  13. Preacher

    Preacher Friend of Leo's

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    And just in case anyone was interested, I listed it for sale here first!!

    and the guy who bought it is playing acoustic on this set. If you are in the DFW and like bluesy, folksy, indie funk check these guys out.

     
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    I definetly like a certain aspect of their visual presentation. they sound pretty good, too.
     
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