Got the tel out this morning

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  1. Frogfur

    Frogfur Senior Member

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    It was nice. I haven't played in weeks. No reason why, I'm retired and do what I want..when I want. So it was nice to get it out. After that second bowl, it all fell right back into place and she was sound' n fine as frogfur.(that's pretty fine.)

    That's the triva boys. People use to ask me, hey,(insert yours here:asshole, shithead buddy, pal etc)how are ya!?.. I'd always reply, "fine as frogfur"..
    And yourself ? That's why I'm frogfur.
    Because I'm built for comfort, not for speed and fine as frogfur.
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    Jimi is whispering in my ear..
     
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  2. PeteK

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    Nice looking guitar! I had always wondered about the name. Fine as frogfur. I like that!
     
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  3. Frogfur

    Frogfur Senior Member

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    The thing about this guitar is, it is one of those CV series (with a few touches) and if that neck on there is not an American neck..It should be. It's got one of the nicest fender necks I have ever had the pleasure of playing. No kidding..and I've played a few since 63.

    Dang nice guitars. Especially for the money. They're worth more in looks and playability.

    So as I'm knock'n off some Hendrix, the dog trots over and starts belt'n out the lyrics!
    "You don't care for me I don'-a care about that Gotta new fool, ha! I like it like that I have only one burning desire Let me stand next to your fire"
    Stole the show! I just put the guitar down and had to walk away..the dog is kinda like..huh?
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    What I like about this rig for one, are the old style fender safe machine heads. I never stick my fingers anymore with these as the string tip goes down inside the post.
    Like'em or not, it's nice not have to get poked.
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  4. jc2000

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    Very nice!
     
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  5. kiko

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    Nice guitar you have there sir. Same goes for your little friend!
     
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  6. Dolebludger

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    Very interesting tuners you have on that Tele. I don't get around much, and all my guitars except just have "standard tuners", and the exception has locking tuners. But I've never seen ones like on your Tele. What are they, and how do they work?
     
  7. Frogfur

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    Dol, they are a fender vintage tuner product in current production. These come on this series of guitar, but previously, i had installed on my American strat too. Tired of finger stick. I look like an addict.

    Here is one source, but just look around. Sure is nice to be able to freely fondle your headstock pain free
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  8. I Break Things

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    Very nice Tele. :applause:

    I have never been able to figure out how people get that many windings around the tuners without overlapping them or them coming loose. All my guitars have 1 or 2 wraps around the tuners, nothing more. :dunno:
     
  9. Frogfur

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    Danny Gatton once said, "get as many windings on the post as possible correctly."
    So..thats what I do.
     
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    For me, that's one or two windings. After that, it starts to look like a bird has made a nest on my headstock!:laugh2:
     
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    "Fine as frogfur" gets used around the shop pretty regular, along with "slicker than snail snot." I guess those about cover most of the good things that happen here!!
     
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    I've found it easier to get the nice tight windings if I'm using a string winder. I've seen people use a drill, but I've found the hand crank to be good enough for me. But I usually don't have more than about 3 wraps on a post.
     
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    I have locking tuners on all of my guitars.

    Nice tele frog! I love mine. I have a set of rewinds james wound for me in it. Stellar sounds
     
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    Classic vibes are fantastic guitars. Not " good for the money" either, just great guitars. And I LOVE the vintage tuners. Whey they aren't the preferred I will never know. I put a set on my regular player and I just got a tele that if I keep it I will install a set on it also.
     
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    btw... no one tell him his guitar is upside down
     
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    I'm one of those that rely on black&decker.
     
  17. electric head

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    I still do it by hand and every time I say "man I need to get a string winder"..:hmm:

    I get as many wraps as possible..
     
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    He knows...
     
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    The only problem with getting many windings around the tuner posts is that the windings are where string slippage (and going flat) often happens. The fewer you can get away with, the more stable your tuning will be with new strings. Overlapping windings are a a major tuning stability problem. Frogfur has done a great job of getting the right number of winds, without having too many. I wish I were smart enough to get that right!
     
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  20. Mr. Pickles

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    1. Ya hafta spell "Tele" correctly in your title. :mad2:
    2. That's a very nice Tele. :)
    3. That's a lot of string windings there. :wow:
    4. I have a white Tele with black plastic. :cheers:
     
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