This Might Not Be everybody's "Cup Of Tele"

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  1. DonM

    DonM Member

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    But It's good enough for me,
    "personalized" Thats a Zep0Tone Bridge pup
    ( my build)
    next is a 1966 Gretsch Hi-Lo Tron Neck (great pup-
    Beatles sounded Great on these pups -
    Its' more Piano like + clear/acoustic-like /jazzy&bluesy-
    the Pick Rakes on this pup are well defined!)
    ~~1954 Harmony H-44 Strat0tone in the middle this pup Kills-
    amazingly bluesy as I've ever heard & loud for a 3.8k -
    Its louder the the other pups- what a great design-
    may be the best Blues pup ever designed -
    watch for a radical P-90 Version from my Mad Scientist Lab soon~ !
    The KENT Chrome tail piece serves
    multi-purpose - it makes a really
    comfy hand rest and is a nice & loud
    microphonic area for finger Tapping type
    percussion..etc ~Spanish Western~,Latin, kind-a stuff..
    - I love doing Spaghetti Western movie sound
    track stuff - oh yea - it also holds my
    Violin Bow - I like using a bow on my
    spaghetti western stuff too,, actually
    scored a real job sound tracking some
    Western film soon.
    there is a "neck on switch" push pull pot under
    that tone knob
    the Body was DAN SMITHS 1975 Telecaster
    Dan Smith~AKA.( The man
    who saved Fender)~Dan played this body
    for 15 years it was his "Working Tele"
    Dan gave it to his friend
    Don Lace Sr. of Lace Sensors, Don Jr.

    gave it to me. it sustains better then any
    Tele I have ever encountered - may be why
    Dan played it so long -- Shes Heavy -
    8 pounds complete.
    The neck is a Strat~1990 Warmoth boat 10/16*
    radius. 6105 Dunlops --
    I have had that neck for 18 years now _
    I'm very used to it... so here she is;

    PS. see if you can guess what that optical wheel is from?....??

    oh yea almost forgot~ thats Glendales new 60's saddles -
    for that original "Threaded Steel Saddle Sound" with Glendales -
    famous In-tone intonation "angle-dangle-deal-ie" they sound prefect!
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  2. jamison162

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    Don, you're gonna turn me into a Tele nut yet!!! I was just watching Glen Peirce rock an Anderson Cobro. That's a killer axe in itself.

    When can we hear some tracks?
     
  3. big mike

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    I like it.

    Strobe tuner wheel?
     
  4. re-animator

    re-animator Senior Member

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    I consider myself a tea professional. That sir is a beautiful guitar, you have managed with your own vision to create something with more appeal than some manufacturers are unable to do with unlimited resources. That is a guitar I would want to play.

    rob
     
  6. diego

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    That's a guitar you wouldn't want to find yourself in a dark alley with... unless it was on your side of the fight. And I mean that in a good way.
     
  7. dudeunitx5000

    dudeunitx5000 Senior Member

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    That is the coolest Telecaster I have ever seen.
     
  8. Chikn

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    You, sir, are a very sick man. I love it.
     
  9. DonM

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    I'd love to hear that. It looks like a serious tone machine.
     
  11. Knowdice

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    That is one hell of beaut! You got me thinking about gutting the pickup from my Harmony lap steel. So tempting...
     
  12. OldSchool

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    Oringinal and VERY cool. Basically I look for a Maple fretboard in my teles. After that I'm game for anything. :dude
     
  13. Eskimo_Joe

    Eskimo_Joe Rocker, roller, way out of controller Supporting Member

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    I did the pickup configuration! I'd love to hear it. Any chance of getting some clips??
     
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    Jerrod Silver Supporting Member

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    Nice, Don.

    You make a P90 version of the H-40 (PH 130?), PM me, 'cause I'm buying it.
     
  16. digthosetubes

    digthosetubes Senior Member

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    You got a license to carry that guitar?

    Or at least liability insurance?
     
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    Wow. That just looks dirty. I love it. I heard the old ZZ Top tune 'Mexican Blackbird' start up in the back of my mind when I saw the pics. Very cool. Thanks for sharing :)
     
  19. digthosetubes

    digthosetubes Senior Member

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    Is that guitar communicable? Do you always have to wear the surgical gloves? Mask?
     
  20. LocustXReign

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    I was planning on doing a tv jones hi-lo tron style in my tele soon in the same place; any shot of you giving me a little more in depth description of the tone?

    thanks
    dave b
     

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