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post your MONSTER TELES!

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 2:55 pm
by ESKIMO ROBOCOP
i have been told to make it so....

what is it about a tele that makes them so easy to violat, er, modify? is it the simple block of wood? is it that theyve been around for 60 years? who knows!

all i know is that many of you have made delicious disgusting inspiring repulsing amazing tele creations, and i want to see them! bring me your molested, broken, beautiful monsters.

heres mine:

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Re: post your MONSTER TELES!

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 3:45 pm
by weed_killer
Alright, I've been waiting for this thread! I have a strange relationship with Tele's. I've never really cared for the standard model, but I always dug the 70's Customs. Another reason I might like mine so much is that it's so far removed from standard that it's almost a different guitar. I also see we're both part of the TOM's on Fenders club. Here's my Ibanez/Squier/Fender/Teisco Tele Custom:

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Re: post your MONSTER TELES!

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 4:06 pm
by ESKIMO ROBOCOP
yes! mines actually a roller tune-o. didnt work as well as i would have liked with the bigsby, but with this setup its pretty nice.

any problems putting a strat style neck in a tele pocket besides the gaps?

Re: post your MONSTER TELES!

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 5:23 pm
by weed_killer
ESKIMO ROBOCOP wrote:yes! mines actually a roller tune-o. didnt work as well as i would have liked with the bigsby, but with this setup its pretty nice.

any problems putting a strat style neck in a tele pocket besides the gaps?
actually, the neck pocket had been halfway destroyed from a previous owner, and andrewdoeshair fixed it and set it up to take a strat neck, so there's no gaps.

Re: post your MONSTER TELES!

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 5:26 pm
by funkyeah!
Only picture I have right now

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but here's the thread on tdpri http://www.tdpri.com/forum/telecaster-d ... ybrid.html

Re: post your MONSTER TELES!

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 5:26 pm
by ESKIMO ROBOCOP
weed_killer wrote:
actually, the neck pocket had been halfway destroyed from a previous owner, and andrewdoeshair fixed it and set it up to take a strat neck, so there's no gaps.
ah, fer real? i just assumed the tape was right by the pocket to cover the gap! the "actually getting it fixed" solution is even cooler!

some day i want my beast to have the "real" trem. :)

Re: post your MONSTER TELES!

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 5:27 pm
by artie
I never thought I'd like a tele with a JM/jag trem on it, but I think I kind of like it on the 70s custom. hmmm.
I am a big fan of the 70s custom / deluxe look.

Re: post your MONSTER TELES!

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 5:29 pm
by ESKIMO ROBOCOP
funkyeah! awesome bigsby-nashville-deluxe!

Re: post your MONSTER TELES!

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 5:33 pm
by Pepe Silvia
I had this:

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Re: post your MONSTER TELES!

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 5:34 pm
by secndshft
My tele was an esquire for 12 years. I can't believe I lived without the second pickup for so long.

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Re: post your MONSTER TELES!

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 5:46 pm
by ESKIMO ROBOCOP
secndshft wrote:My tele was an esquire for 12 years. I can't believe I lived without the second pickup for so long.
what is that neck pickup?

also, eurotrashed, that is pretty much a straight up prototype for a blacktop tele. (in a better color) ;)

Re: post your MONSTER TELES!

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 5:57 pm
by weed_killer
ESKIMO ROBOCOP wrote: ah,fer real? i just assumed the tape was right by the pocket to cover the gap! the "actually getting it fixed" solution is even cooler!

some day i want my beast to have the "real" trem. :)
The tape is just there because the pickguard is cut up from the former trashed pocket. Another thing our teles share is having a teisco pickup in them. I really like the teisco style red burst on yours too.
artie wrote:I never thought I'd like a tele with a JM/jag trem on it, but I think I kind of like it on the 70s custom. hmmm.
I am a big fan of the 70s custom / deluxe look.
I think the bigger Custom pickguard balances out the vibrato, whereas it would probably look more awkward with a standard guard.

secndshft, your tele looks really cool with the goldfoil in the neck; how does it sound?

Re: post your MONSTER TELES!

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:06 pm
by parry
HOLY.

CRAP.

Dude :wtf:

That rocks, so freaking HARD!!!
WOWOWOW :-*
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Re: post your MONSTER TELES!

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:25 pm
by Telenator
I really dig teles and own several.

Here's the ones I have photos of:

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Re: post your MONSTER TELES!

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:40 pm
by noisepunk
Too many deliciously fucked up teles! :?