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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:14 pm    Post subject: Today I became a man. Reply with quote

This belonged to my late father in law. Picked it up yesterday after years of refusing it from my mother in law. I just woke up one day last month and felt it was time.

I believe it's a '78. That's what the serial number refers to anyway.

Had to set it up a bit, but all I did was lower the action a bit. The electrics will need a bit of TLC. The switch is a bit hit and miss, and the neck pick up seems very wooly and quiet. But it feels great. Bit of a boat anchor, but I guess it's a 70s fender. Action feels really nice and loose.





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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice... your father in-law would be glad It's getting played, I had my father in-law's 70s Strat for a bit while my brother in-law was too young to realise how good it was. He has it now and loves it...
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

as dezb1 said he will be happy now its seeing some service and getting some action. looks a beauty
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lorez wrote:
as dezb1 said he will be happy now its seeing some service and getting some action. looks a beauty



+1 Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That could be a 1977. "S7" starting the serial number can be 1977 or 1978. You would have to check the butt end of the neck to be sure.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

very cool. the guitar and the sentimental value are both awesome.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great, well done! Black guard on Sunburst always makes me think of the 70's..
Love my Tele, so simple yet so versatile.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah looks very nice. I like these seventies sunbursts.

re. the switch - get some contact cleaner in there and it'll be fine.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hell to the yes! My 70s Tele jumped ahead of most of my other guitars.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lorez wrote:
as dezb1 said he will be happy now its seeing some service and getting some action. looks a beauty

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also became a man when I got the owl strap. Good feeling.

Nice guitar though. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

timhulio wrote:


re. the switch - get some contact cleaner in there and it'll be fine.


Tim, does any contact cleaner do the job, or does it need to be something non corrosive?

There's this http://www.maplin.co.uk/contact-cleaner-25340

And also this http://www.maplin.co.uk/switch-cleaner-27515

What's the difference between switch and contact cleaner?

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Both the owl strap and the tele looks absolutely stunning.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a beautiful thing, I'm glad you decided to take it and play it - it's for the best I'm sure.

I played my friend's 77/78 Stratocaster and made a demo of it back when I was fat. It was a lovely old 70s Fender.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

double check the butt to see what the date is. there was an absurd amount of "78" decal/serial numbers. i can't be for sure of the year, but i think it was an 81 stamped strat neck, with a 78 decal that was floating around indiana a few years ago. somewhere on some computer i took pictures of it, just to show off.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gusman2x wrote:

There's this http://www.maplin.co.uk/contact-cleaner-25340

And also this http://www.maplin.co.uk/switch-cleaner-27515

What's the difference between switch and contact cleaner?

Ta

They're both disappointing for this purpose, in my experience, and what you really need is this:
http://www.maplin.co.uk/contact-cleaner-4153
Servisol 10 - actually says "removes tarnish".
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep that's the one I have too. Works a treat in old pots.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also, is that a SF Vibrolux? Wonderful amps.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys. Have sent the wee wife off to Maplins to purchase agreed product. Next up, train her to de string, clean, restring and tune up.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

timhulio wrote:
Also, is that a SF Vibrolux? Wonderful amps.


Yes it is. Also inherited from my father in law, but i've had it about 5 years. It's an unreal sounding amp. I consider myself to be very lucky.
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