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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 3:55 am    Post subject: MIM Fender Telecaster Deluxe Reply with quote

Picked up one of these off eBay. It is pretty cool Very Happy The bridge is spaced better and the strings go over the pickup poles better than my Squier. I like them both. Not sure what the stock pots are in this one, but it sounds less muddy than the Squier did stock. The details are closer to the original than the Squier, but they are both very nice guitars.

20160302_193436 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 4:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks classy!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great. I like that it has tummy cut
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dat nice!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another Tele Deluxe? Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats! What color is that?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, it looks sweet!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Looks great. I like that it has tummy cut
Ah, the seppuku model?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Harakiri limited run
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 2:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Another Tele Deluxe? Smile


Really wanted to compare the MIM to Squire to see how they stack up. Neither were super expensive, so I took a bite. Both of them together were almost $200 less than one Japanese Fender.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 4:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great.

When not all 1970s MUSTACHED with jumpsuits and feathered hairand overdone, walnut finish guitars in general with black trim have the potential to look quite nice.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

speedfish wrote:
Congrats! What color is that?


Just brown stain. Smile I think these came in black, burst, and brown.

I am getting a different guard made for it, so it gave me a chance to check out the guts. Funny enough, the Squire is shielded better. The MIM has no shielding paint in it. It does have nicer pots and a nicer toggle, but even the pickguard has less shielding than the Squire.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is shielding really needed for humbooger guitars though?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sicne you're going through the different versions, did they ever do a US re-issue of this guitar? I seem to remember one but I can't find it.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think so. I know there was a Japanese version, but I think the only US ones were the originals?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When i see a brown tele i think of two people.. George Harrison and Muddy Waters..

Looks awesome bro
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Noisy Cat wrote:
Is shielding really needed for humbooger guitars though?

Agree, there is no need in shielding
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 2:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HNB wrote:
I don't think so. I know there was a Japanese version, but I think the only US ones were the originals?


I think there was an American made version for the Japanese market. I got to go through my photos.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 2:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SneakyT got my guard sent to me. I am just waiting on the 1meg pots. I figured I could do sort of a mock up. It still has the protective film on it, but looks great!

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2016 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finally got it back together. I put some aluminum shielding on the pickguard.

20160409_112633 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

After that I just replaced one pot at a time matching wires until I got this.

20160409_140201 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

20160409_140230 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

20160409_140255 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

Siblings.

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