Why no Top Hat switch tip on the Baja '60s???

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  1. E5RSY

    E5RSY Doctor of Teleocity

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    The Classic '60s has one...:confused:
     
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    It should have one. There are no rules anymore. Luckily someone could easily get a top hat.
    Fender is all about mix and match. A Squire Classic Vibe 50s has a 9.5 radius. No rules.
     
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    Because they suck?
     
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    ....Why 50s pickups and brass saddles and 9.5 radius? That's because they wanted to make an I expensive version of the features that were requested if the Custom Shop. It's a hybrid in terms of period features.
     
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    E5RSY Doctor of Teleocity

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    Definitely. But all those aspects apply to, and affect, "playability" and/or sound, and arguments could be made for them on those grounds by whomever's vision the concept was. But, the switch tip is just a very minor cosmetic item, so I can't figure why they'd deviate from the period-correct choice. Especially since the other '60s model in the Classic Player line is appropriately accoutered.

    A weighty issue, I know. ;)
     
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    I prefer tophats myself, but ergonomically, the other tips make more sense for a lot of people.

    Putting looks aside, maybe it depends on which finger people use to hit it mid-song. Forefinger, middle, ring, etc.

    Or grasping with TWO FINGERS!?

    Hell, I never even thought about this!
     
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    The only issue of greater importance I can think of in history - real or fictional - is the dispute in Gullivers Travels about which end of a boiled egg you open
     
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    I don't remember the egg thing being in the cartoon movie version.

    And I sure ain't reading the book.
     
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    I aint done seen the cartoon but sure did done readed the book

    As I recall the book has him visiting 4 strange parody places: big people/little people/horse people and a 4th place I forget

    Not something I would recommend
     
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    They put a round one on my 50's Baja - should I return this guitar ?
     
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    Rendered unusable: only good as firewood now
     
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    Unfortunate but true.

    And I could use some firewood.... Problems solved.
     
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    No, of course not. Round is correct for '50s. Sheesh, people...this is basic Tele-ology. :cool:
     
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    Don't trust this guy, Mr OP. I am the legit firewood collector for your region. Don't be fooled by scam artists claiming to be from 'Tryon'

    Just leave the guitar outside on Tuesday morning for collection with any case candy/tweed deluxe you have cluttering up your home. I will also take decent cables away free of charge to a recycling facility, whose name and location I cannot currently remember

    'Try-on'? Indeed! Every master criminal always makes a flaw in their evil plans. His was living in a place that is a synonym for scam
     
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    Pip pip. Cheerio. All that rot.

    You call that English?
     
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    yes, English words, in a syntax parody of the ole' time Westerner voice used in cartoons as used by me
     
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    Right. I thought the Baja had an early '50s look, which would've had a round switch tip.
     
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