I, and many feel that the combination that is the least intrusive, and sounds most like a Classic Tele is a B-5 mounted behind a common Tele...
I suppose it depends on your chosen lifestyle. For me it was never a question. I knew what I wanted to do at 15 and never waivered.
Has it been...
Well I guess I'm the real deal; if 56 years of steady gigging counts for anything.
This one is.
My old '71 Strat looked clean when I bought it in '81.
I put all this wear on it over the last 38 years. Shirt sleeves, buttons,...
My take on the different suggestions proposed on this thread.
1. lower the pickups closer to the pickguard. This works.
2. lower wind pickups do...
Mine was not baritone scale.
Actually, 'half out of phase' is a real circuit included on the 50s Baja Tele via the S switch on the volume control. It involves a small cap...
I can't believe I actually learned to play on this POS Lindell for my first two years in '63 and '64.
$80 brand new.
Oops, yeah an errant comma can make a bit of an error.
The build quality matters. You don't want any failures during your show. Use soldered cables.
I've had plenty of trouble with solderless...
I discovered the secret of of boosting the signal going to my amp way back in 1980 and have been using a preamp right at the end of my chain ever...
I haven't formed an opinion about the two post trem sounding significantly different than the six screw type.
All mine have been six point until...
Too early to tell.
I've long ago landed on my favorite pickup types in the different positions on the Strats i own.
I don't yet know how those...
It's simply because you are stretching a straight string over a hill.
Either lower the hill (flatter radius) or raise the string.
Definitely mixed for me.
Over the years, after lots of trial and error, I've found what I like to use to optimize each position. That's subjective...
As far as I remember vintage necks were all over the place; drastically different shapes over the years.
I always use a quality press-in bar with an adjustable set screw for tension.
No threads. That way you can just press in the bar to the height you...
I also believe firmly that the neck and the body resonating together has a direct effect of the nature of how the strings vibrate thus affecting...
Makes perfect sense to me. you are probably right.
I said there was no definitive proof that an air gap matters and that I feel better without one.
I don't know but I certainly wouldn't do that. Why take the risk?
I like your logic and tend to think the same way about air gap between the neck and pocket.
There is not really any real definitive proof that it...
a dab of clear fingernail polish on the exposed threads solves the problem until you deliberately turn the screws again.
I'm over the moon.
It arrived minutes after I post my message; two days ahead of schedule.
Great set up; great customer service.
That link did not show mine.
I fixed it. Here's the right one:
It has a nice dark even rosewood board and I think the roasted maple shade is...