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Old 07-28-2008, 04:15 PM   #1
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Default Affordable new/used Good Telecaster sound..?

I got the idea of getting a Telecaster copy to (re) start guitar playing.

I always liked the Telecaster concept and sound, and would like to get something like or near it on a budget. Just living room goofing off stuff, no gigging level.

Brand recommendations, beside the Mexican-made ones (and are there several kinds of MIM's?)..?

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Old 07-28-2008, 04:18 PM   #2
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JL, have you checked Daddy's junkie music?

http://www.daddys.com/

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Old 07-28-2008, 04:27 PM   #3
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What's a matter with the mexi teles? I have a MIM w/ a Wilkinson comp three saddle bridge and GFS pickups that absolutely smokes.

What's your price range?

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Check #14 & 15 on this page
http://www.chrisguitars.com/fender.html

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What's a matter with the mexi teles? I have a MIM w/ a Wilkinson comp three saddle bridge and GFS pickups that absolutely smokes.

What's your price range?
Nothing that I know of (for now).

What prompted to mod the sound, and cost involved?
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Nothing that I know of (for now).

What prompted to mod the sound, and cost involved?
Same as any other guitar...I give them a full setup when I get them then play them for a few months before I mod to see what works and what doesn't work for me.

I wasn't a fan of the 6 saddle stock bridge and found a place online that sold the vintage style 3 saddle brass comp bridge for cheap (wilky licensed $30 ebay). The stock pickups were just ok at best and I wanted something hotter in the bridge but still retaining that wicked tele cut & definition w/ some more glass/individual note clarity in the neck. I got a replacement set from GFS that fit this bill stupid cheap (15 & 10 bucks..ebay or GFS store @ their retail).
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go to Guitar Center and pick up a "squire" guitar... they are the cheapy versions of Fender.

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^^^ or a Mexican Tele @ Guitar Center $400.00 new.

Mexe make isn't too bad - you'll want to check and resolder everything that is a little shaky.

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Hmm.. I am looking at buying used, cheap.

Or new, cheap, but somewhat solid.
I was looking at Rondo SX / Agile (low cost) offerings, with the idea of upgrading components later on...

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yeah, the mex tele is nice. I actually like the sound. squire is the way to go for you. anything can be bought and taken to the local guitar tech and serviced to play like new a great ax for a small fee of less than 50 bucks. if you're not gigging then anything will do.l

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