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PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2014 11:44 am    Post subject: stay tuned potential NGD Reply with quote

just had a panicked phone call from my buddy that works in a guitar shop. he's got a 2nd hand squire carbonita with bigsby in store, wants 170. you reckon its worth it?
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2014 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

what color? white black red or sunburst




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PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2014 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Black with white sratchplate
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2014 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do it!
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2014 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

im not trying to slag on you, just the guitar.

they would be great if they weren't so damn bland. I think i would rather a proper Tele Jr.


like this one minus all the blang


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2014 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could be interesting Rob, the bigsby opens up new possibilities with the Tele tonez. 170 hardly breaks the bank either.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2014 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do it and if you don't like it stick it in the classifieds and get yer money back...
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2014 6:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some of the Squier Teles I think play better than the Fenders. The only issue is inconsistency. The Squier I had played awesome but had crooked screws and the bridge was slightly off but despite that it played wonderfully. The Squier Cabronitas I've tried played great. If you played it and it is great snatch it. The Fidelitrons actually sound pretty good. Obviously it's no TV Jones but they still sound great. The Bigsby B50 plays just like a US made. Great go to guitars.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2014 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seems like a decent enough deal

I have one of the standard Cabronitas, it's a fantastic guitar but they can be a little inconsistent on finish and setup... I see quite a few working in a guitar shop.

Things to look out for.
- Pen inked around areas like the pickup holes
- Sloppy unfinished neck pockets
- Neck / Bridge alignment off
- Slightly sharp frets- very occasionally.

Most of the time they're good but you may see one of the above unless you get lucky.

Otherwise, its a great platform to build upon, especially at that price. I think the only thing I find substandard is the nut material, which I've yet to change. However I did change the saddles to the non-spikey type, and got one of those cool tele jack sockets.



BTW: I also find the Fideli'tron nicer for me than the TV Jones, we have an American version in stock too and I've compared like for like.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2014 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Get it.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Right, so didn't get time to go yesterday. My mates going to stick it in the back till Wednesday, so gives me a chance to try and get to try it out. I've been googling reviews and they look positive. YouTube demos sound great too. Only gripe some people seem to have is the bridge, which could be switch out with a staytrem.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i was in touch with the guy at staytrem last week about possibly making me a new bridge for my coronado- he said he'd tried making a bridge specifically for teles with bigsbys and it didn't really work due to the extreme break angle. might be worth speaking to him first before you try fitting one.
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