i always thought fenders where the tool of evil

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  1. Tim Fezziwig

    Tim Fezziwig Senior Member

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    B, that is super. When I play my Jazz and I look down at times I believe I'm playing a Firebird,Am I high?
     
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    I was thinking that the other day, that its like a better looking version of a reverse Firebird. I think having a Gibson scale neck would be only thing I wish mine has. But it does have a 12" radius which is nice, and the bridge can be strung through the body or loaded from the top. Ive been wanting a top-loader since I read that Pages Tele had that style bridge, I think there mightsomething to that :hmm:
     
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    That's like discovering your "Special purpose" (a la Navin R. Johnson).
     
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    If you think about it an LP is a top loader. Maybe there is something to it? :hmm:
     
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    Tim Fezziwig Senior Member

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    Jeff Buckley used a top loader Tele.
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    Also Jim Campilongo top-loader.
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    Damn, why do I know this?
     
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    I think through-the-body will have more tension on the strings, also the strings seem to snap back faster, but maybe I'm imagining this...
     
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    I'd say your right, but that's also why I like the top-load, the looser feel. I'm a topwrapper too :cool2:
     
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    We're guitar players, that's what we do. We play guitars and we know things
     
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    Hot damn that was Garth Brooks
     
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    For sure, on other forums I've had people try to talk me out of using the top-load route for one reason or another, usually sustain. But the sustain with this thing is as good as I want it to be, and I really don't think its lost anything compared to when it was strung through the body. If anything, I might argue that the slack tension makes it easier to sustain a note with vibrato.

    But their whole argument for greater sustain with through-body strings falls apart when you compare to the Les Paul, which I always considered the gold standard for sustain. It doesn't seem to have anything to do with string-to-wood contact in that case. I used to have an Epi Korina V with the string-thru/TOM setup and I don't remember it being all that special in the sustain department

    Having the looser feeling strings is almost a best of both worlds between de-tuning and using standard pitch. The differences in tone and the tension with top-loaded strings, to me, is basically like guitar tuned to Eb (without the lower step) I like using Eb sometimes for fun, or if I'm covering a song that calls for it, but I always come back to standard tuning. My original stuff always sounds better to me in standard tuning
     
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    He was always good on SNL, but this skit was always my favorite
     
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    I love my Strat but I really want to get my hands on a nice Tele when the money is right.
     
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    Oh me and Obituary go way back to '88 together..Slowly we Rot, End Complete..great memories..the band that trumped Slayer for me. :D
     
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    I like Jimmy with his blue Strat,,,,I really do.

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