Which Telecaster would you put the B-Bender on?

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Digiplay, Jul 12, 2019.

Which Telecaster would you put the B-Bender on?

  1. 2017 Nashville Deluxe Telecaster.

    4 vote(s)
    30.8%
  2. 2013 Road Worn 50's Telecaster.

    9 vote(s)
    69.2%
  1. Digiplay

    Digiplay Tele-Meister

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    I'm tired of all my questions (just as I'm sure a LOT of you are as well :) ), so I'm going to buy (2) Telecasters now, and I need your input on which one, if either, would you have a B-Bender installed on.


    1) 2017 Nashville Deluxe Telecaster.
    2) 2013 Road Worn 50's Telecaster.


    I hope it doesn't cloud your judgement, but I will tell you how much each guitars weighs, and I will also mention that the guitar is for studio work, should that be relevant :)


    1) 2017 Nashville Deluxe Telecaster: 7 pounds 8 ounces.
    2) 2013 Road Worn 50's Telecaster: 6 pounds.


    I will also mention that I like the way each one plays and feels, and a reply saying "BOTH OF THEM" will not be accepted :) :) :) :) :) :)


    Thanks in advance,

    Jerry
     
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  2. Shuster

    Shuster Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    The lighter one, that bender will add enough to catch up to the Nashville,,, plus some!
     
  3. ScribbleSomething

    ScribbleSomething Tele-Holic Platinum Supporter

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    Is this the carve up the guitar style bender or something like a hip shot?

    I suppose it’s the kind with the router or you wouldn’t be asking. That’s a pretty big commitment. And it seems like it could completely change the feel of a guitar.

    So I’m going to say neither. Get something less destructive (hipshot bowden etc) or find a guitar with it already done.

    If forced to pick I’d also go with the worn because you don’t have to worry about the paint :)
     
  4. milocj

    milocj Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    I voted Road Worn, but not because of the weight. To me it's simply the more "original" Telecaster of the two as far as the old style truss rod, the shape of the neck and the basic Tele tones. You may prefer a bridge pickup upgrade, but maybe not.
     
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    Road Worn.
     
  6. Digiplay

    Digiplay Tele-Meister

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    No, the Bender I'm going with will not add ANY weight to the guitar.
     
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  7. mfguitar

    mfguitar Tele-Holic

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    I would get the Rolling Bender put it on the Road Worn, then if you care to you can move it to the Nashville. I recently put the Rolling G bender on a MIJ and I am quite impressed.
     
  8. EsquireOK

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    Neither. Just buy a guitar that already has one.
     
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  9. hotraman

    hotraman Tele-Holic

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    I voted Road Worn, because its lighter.
    Just buy a MIA Nashville B bender if you want that model.
    Love my B bender.
     
  10. DrPepper

    DrPepper Tele-Afflicted

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    I voted nashville, to make a versatile guitar even moreso...
     
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  11. BladeStratford

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    You say you're going to buy them so you haven't had a chance to play either of them yet. Take care of that issue first and you'll probably answer your own question. Inevitably, one of them will become more of your "go to" Tele than the other and that's the home for your new bender. Good luck!

    I went through a similar challenge with Tele's I already owned and now that I've had a bender on one for a few years I'm moving towards having benders installed on all of them.
     
  12. Digiplay

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    Hi Blade!

    I own both of them now, and both of them sound and play great :)

    I'm not sure you know of my background, but I have played drums, bass guitar and keyboards for over 40 years, and I decided to play guitar a few months ago.

    The majority of my musical talent (which isn't that much IMHO) comes from a really good ear (now that I will acknowledge), and I am such as newbie to guitars that I have no biases, and I love the way EVERY guitar sounds, plays and feels :)

    Also note that at this point I'm more into rhythms, chord voicing, as well as timings other than always playing on the one.

    As I'm using the guitar as another musician having a conversation with other musicians in my original recordings, I'm a firm believer that everyone can't talk at the same time and be heard, and I endorse the less is more mindset as well :)
     
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