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My new TeleBastard

Discussion in 'The Small Company Luthiers' started by gainiac, Sep 18, 2006.

  1. gainiac

    gainiac Senior Member

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    Just picked it up yesterday from my luthier Erik....

    Lollar PU's, Hot-T in the Bridge, P90 and an underwound asym-Imperial PAF
    Glendale Bridge. One-piece Swampash body, 3.25#. 15" radius Birdseye maple neck, dual action truss rod, graphite stabilizers, Sperzels.

    The finish is essentially a dye, and nitro with a french polish.

    The tone is ridiculous, this is a FAT tele, lots of bottom, airy highs and retains alot of ASS even in the upper registers. It goes from a fat spanking twang in ther bridge to full on ballsy skank with the '90 and the PAF just CUTS. You can play country to metal on this thing.

    Without further adieu, let me introduce you to:

    'T'ang

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  2. John Bell

    John Bell Member

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    Hmmmm..........lemme see...........ash body,maple neck,ashtray bridge.......yep that's a tele alright.

    Personally I love it! Curious, who made the neck and body?
     
  3. gainiac

    gainiac Senior Member

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    I got the neck and body from USCG.

    http://www.usacustomguitars.com/
     
  4. Redbell

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    Unique, I dig it.
    Play her in good health for many years to come.
     
  5. Greg

    Greg Supporting Member

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    that's sharp!

    can you explain the "french polish" aspect of the finish?
     
  6. googoobaby

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    Very cool! Usually I don't like hockey stick headstocks but it looks good on this guitar.

    BTW, where did you get the custom decal?
     
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    gainiac Senior Member

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    Thanks,

    I got the decal (Custom made for me) from here:

    http://www.thedecalshop.co.uk/

    Excellent product.
     
  9. Down and Out in NYC

    Down and Out in NYC Gold Supporting Member

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    Man those reverse explorer headstocks bring back some memories. :dude
     
  10. Mayflower

    Mayflower Supporting Member

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    I like it.
    Congrats!!!!
    Would love to give it a run.
     
  11. Chris Rice

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    I love the birdseye/abalone/orange look! :)

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  12. Glowing Tubes

    Glowing Tubes Gold Supporting Member

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    Really dig the color.
    :AOK
    I need an orange guitar like a hole in the head but .....:crazy
     
  13. lhallam

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    Humbucker
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    Single coil

    A combination I've been toying with in my mind. This is the first gtr I've seen on TGP that has all three.

    Do they work well together?

    Are there spikes in DB's when you switch pups?

    Is it setup to combine bridge w/ middle, etc? Does combining them work well?
     
  14. gainiac

    gainiac Senior Member

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    1- Yes, Jason wound the set specifically for this application.

    2- Nope

    3-Yes

    4-Yes, I'm still evaluating, some very unique tones, but somehow familiar, all the while adding some great tones to the palette. The bridge combined with the P90 is a glorious sound.
     
  15. redgold

    redgold Supporting Member

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    Love that man, nice job!

    Ray
     
  16. r9player

    r9player Silver Supporting Member

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    Very cool!
    Is there a setting for Neck and Bridge or a split coil?
     
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    What's with the different bridge saddle material?
     
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