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    Super Reverb trem intensity acting as master volume?

    Okay, got it working. I reflowed a couple suspect looking solder joints in the circuit, and taped off the slightly open ends of the shrink wrap in the trem bug. Sounds amazing now with zero clicking! Thanks for the the advice!
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    Super Reverb trem intensity acting as master volume?

    So I have a 1963 SR. The trem didn't work when I got it; the speed and intensity knobs did nothing. When I opened the amp up I could see the neon flash when I first turned on the trem, then it would go dead. I assumed this meant a new "bug" was the ticket so I bought an nos neon bulb and an LDR...
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    Rick Kelly Guitars: PART IV

    ****. So I made the mistake of playing the damn thing. It's not leaving. Turns out this jerk of a guitar is exactly what I've been seeking in a tele all these years. It kills the other Kelly's I've had—along with, honestly, all the other teles I've had. Wow. I'm once again a believer. I've...
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    Rick Kelly Guitars: PART IV

    Yeah, of the three Kelly Bowery teles I've had, this one sounds, feels, and plays the best. Really snappy and lively.
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    Rick Kelly Guitars: PART IV

    JK! Not for sale anymore because it kills. I'll find something else to sell :]
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    Rick Kelly Guitars: PART IV

    I feel you. I had one of the burn-top bodies for a while and my sleeves were always snagging on little sharp protrusions in the char. I think you're right, too, that though not all of us dig it, many others do and it totally fits with Rick's overall aesthetic. My current Kelly Tele has a black...
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    Rick Kelly Guitars: PART IV

    Perhaps, but small builders don't have to do things your way. You don't have to order from them either. If you want a streamlined experience go with a streamlined builder. You can find a bitchin Fender (by Fender) Telecaster in any decent shop in America that will rival any small build. If you...
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    Rick Kelly Guitars: PART IV

    I have a 2006 Fender Nocaster in addition to my Kelly. Heresy perhaps, but I love the Nocaster and Kelly in equal measure. For classic tele tones, the Nocaster is an absolute monster.
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    Rick Kelly Guitars: PART IV

    I think, at this point, 1.5 years is about average for a Rick Kelly instrument. I'm actually having my old gal reworked: Reclaimed pine body in flat black Reclaimed fir DD no-truss neck Glendale "raw deal" bridge and hardware Glendale replica broadcaster steel saddles Fred Stuart Blackguard...
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    Rick Kelly Guitars: PART IV

    Agreed. Fir it is. Will be having a NGD in a month or three . . . stay tuned
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    Rick Kelly Guitars: PART IV

    Alright, serious stuff here. If you had to choose between fir and maple for neck construction, which way would you go and why?
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    Rick Kelly Guitars: PART IV

    :facepalm
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    Rick Kelly Guitars: PART IV

    That's one of my favorite pics in this whole thread. We need more pictures that capture the je ne sais quoi of Rick Kelly guitars. Mine's currently in Rick's shop having some work done, but I'll definitely snap some pics when it comes home.
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    Beatles fuzz question (Sgt Peppers)

    Yeah, most of what you're hearing is that funky REDD (modified Telefunken) console. To get the basic tone going, just grab a good tonebender (MKI or II probably) and play it into a cooking tube amp.
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    Rick Kelly Guitars: PART IV

    My Kelly Tele has a solid rosewood neck. The neck is somewhat dense feeling, but there is no neck dive. My pine body is super light too.
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