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Discussion in 'Fender' started by NotScott, Sep 19, 2017.
Anybody else have Lesters collecting dust today?
Let me guess...
You play the '52RI more often...
The wear is starting to show on that Nocaster, huh? I ordered it about a dozen years ago from the Fender CS as an NOS. That is all honest play wear you see on it. The black one is an American Standard that I recently acquired and changed body, bridge and pickups on.
If your question is do I play the Nocaster more than the AS, that is hard to say since the AS is still relatively new. However, currently, I have been playing the AS more.
The Nocaster has a growl and raunch to it that is so much fun. It just has that rough around the edges sound that plays well with most styles. Add in that bit of single coil noise and it is the ultimate old-school plank. The AS has Barden Gattons in it which I really like. That guitar is a bit darker than the Nocaster but that complements the bright Bardens very well. The AS is a bit more polite and polished than the Nocaster but it can rock out when needed. It is extremely responsive to pick attack and sustains for days, all while being completely noiseless. The Bardens are definitely a different animal compared to traditional single coils but, once you get their height dialed in properly and adjust your technique to take advantage of the dynamics and sustain they offer, they can cop the old-school vibe and do so much more.
For the past month, I have probably played the Teles 10:1 over my Les Pauls. There is just something very addictive about a screaming Tele that is impossible to cop with any other guitar.
My bad, I saw it as a 52RI.
These raw Tele's are the shit.
Many many years ago I tried a 52RI plugged in a Prosonic and had a hard-on.
Unfortunately I was looking for a Strat at the time and ended up buying a 57RI
which I still own. It sounds really good.
But I never forgot that Tele. It's somewhere in my future.
Or a less expensive version since my kids get all my money!
As a matter of fact, they've collected dust for the last 3 evenings.
I have a 2016 Fender that I bought this past spring. Until Sunday night, its only been out of the case 2-3 times.
And to think I considered selling it a one point....
Well thanks for that.
that doesn't look like play wear it looks like filth. Dead skin and sweat built up on the fretboard.
Nice looking guitars though. Nice amps, too.
....I wouldn't play it if you handed it to me though. That board needs the gunk scraped off it with a credit card.
I think I use my Tele and LP equally. LP is half-step down while Tele is standard, so depending on what I'm playing, both get used.
It's gunk on top of divots. I admit I treat my guitars like tools but, that guitar just seems to wear a lot faster and collect more caca than any of my other maple neck guitars. It has chips, scratches and smudges all over it. Besides, if I clean up the gunk, it will probably lose half it's weight. It only weighs 6.5 pounds, gunk and all.
man you know that's nasty though. It's like...biohazard. Whoo I bet it smells bad too. And if you keep old strings on there you get that funky old string metal smell?
..it is far from the funkiest Telecaster I've ever seen though.
I may actually do the opposite of you. I need at least one guitar drop tuned for a band I am working with and I am thinking of using the black Tele for that. I tried using one of my LPs tuned down but, it just felt too loose to me.
Biohazard? You should hear the story of how I found that old Bassman sitting behind it. I found it in a pawn shop where the owner kept it under his parrot's perch for years. Talk about REAL caca buildup and a real biohazard....... If it wasn't a real 1959, I would have passed on it.
What strings do you have on it? I felt that too when I had 9s on it, so I switched to back to 10s and it made a good difference. I probably could even try 11s.
I play 10-46 on all my guitars. They are perfect for longer scale Fenders but can be a bit like rubber bands on the shorter scale Gibbys. I am always switching between Fenders and Gibsons live. It is usually not a problem. However, if I have to go from a 440 tuned Fender straight to a drop tuned Gibby, it better be a tune that doesn't require precise bends up front or it may sound like Guitar Center just after school lets out.
Once the Tele bug bites...
True. Just bought a Professional. Now I'm eyeing a Baja.
...and a RoadWorn,..and an FSR w/ Ash body.....
Well, the 300K volume pot I put in the AS has a nasty dead spot that tuner cleaner will not solve. Looks like it's back to my LPs and Mal's science project until the vendor sends me a replacement.