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Re: post your MONSTER TELES!

Post by Con-Tiki! » Thu Dec 22, 2016 6:15 am

mynameisjonas wrote:Less monster-like than when you last saw it (this is the one that used to have a thinline style pickguard and a Teisco Gold Foil in the bridge):
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this is my favorite version.
are those univox pickups?
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Post by mynameisjonas » Thu Dec 22, 2016 6:29 am

No, they're Eastwood Phase 4 pickups that I used to have in my Univox Hi Flier before I found a pair of originals. They sound good, fairly close to the real thing actually.

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Post by PorkyPrimeCut » Thu Dec 22, 2016 6:41 am

Looking good!

Have you been using the body for target practice or something?
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Post by mynameisjonas » Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:39 pm

PorkyPrimeCut wrote:Looking good!

Have you been using the body for target practice or something?
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Not quite, but it's been through a lot. The original Squier it came from was smashed and rebuilt several times times, and then it served as part of an art installation / kettle holder at our rehearsal space for a few years, before I ressurected it with a new neck and the thinline guard.

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Post by Maggieo » Fri Dec 23, 2016 11:53 am

I've wanted one of these ever since I saw Jeff Beck play it during The Secret Policeman's Other Ball:

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Tele-Gib, December 23, 2016 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr

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Tele-Gib, December 23, 2016 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr

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Tele-Gib, December 23, 2016 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr

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Tele-Gib, December 23, 2016 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr

It's an Edwards Custom Shop (ESP) replica of the guitar Jeff Beck used to record "Blow By Blow." It's an early Xmas present from my Hubby!
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Post by Fenderguy » Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:26 pm

This has been my #1 since the day I got!

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Post by tribi9 » Fri Dec 23, 2016 3:00 pm

Fenderguy wrote:This has been my #1 since the day I got!

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Wow thats super cool. Very nice. With a little reshaping, that guard could look even better. 8)
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Post by zakmaster » Fri Dec 23, 2016 8:56 pm

Maggieo wrote:I've wanted one of these ever since I saw Jeff Beck play it during The Secret Policeman's Other Ball:
Beautiful guitar Maggie. Congrats!

Beck totally roasts Clapton on their duet/duel. You can see Clapton give up at the end. Great guitar choice.

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Post by Maggieo » Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:00 pm

zakmaster wrote:
Maggieo wrote:I've wanted one of these ever since I saw Jeff Beck play it during The Secret Policeman's Other Ball:
Beautiful guitar Maggie. Congrats!

Beck totally roasts Clapton on their duet/duel. You can see Clapton give up at the end. Great guitar choice.
Thanks! It plays great, even if I'm not used to such tall frets and have notes go sharp if I get too heavy handed.

"Cause We've Ended As Lovers" just blew me completely away and then when they get into that duel...wow. It took me thirty years to find one, but man, totally worth it.
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Post by noisepunk » Sat Dec 31, 2016 3:10 pm

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I gave up on the build thread I started because I kept forgetting to take pictures and people didn't seem particularly interested... but here's the yellow parts tele I built for my wife for christmas!

Mystery bar magnet neck pickup- which actually sounds alright- and a Lawrence L-298 in the bridge. The 298 sounds unbelievable, it's like a PAF with tele twang and clarity. I'm probably going to get one of the less hot-rodded L-290s for my black tele, and I'm definitely going to get one of his neck pickups for this guitar somewhere down the road.
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Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Sat Dec 31, 2016 4:14 pm

noisepunk wrote:Image
The one on the right is black? It almost looks like the dark blue from the Lee Ranaldo JM, which would be an AMAZING color on a Tele :?
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Post by noisepunk » Mon Jan 02, 2017 1:46 am

Shadoweclipse13 wrote:
noisepunk wrote:Image
The one on the right is black? It almost looks like the dark blue from the Lee Ranaldo JM, which would be an AMAZING color on a Tele
Yeah- I feel like my phone's camera is uncharacteristicly shitty for its generation. We also have shit lighting in our apartment, and the matte finish probably doesn't help... Excuses, excuses- yeah, it's black. I love that blue, but I dont think I'd be into it on a tele- I'm weird about reds and blues on them for some reason.
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Post by Chippertheripper » Mon Jan 02, 2017 3:47 am

Since I ripped the TM apart, this has gone back to its regular configuration:

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Which is to say, how I originally put it together.
I have a few more, a greenburst I play live (because it matches everybody else's pieces), a squier cab I leave at work, and I'm building up a 3ts thinline currently. But this blue one is my first love.

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Post by tribi9 » Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:32 am

A lot of these are normal Teles… not really MONSTER at all.. :fp:
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