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FDP Forum / Fender Guitars: Telecasters / Who here owns a Jerry Donahue Tele?

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Albino Blue
Jul 19th, 2017 11:55 AM   Edit   Profile  

Do you use only its Tele sound or do you experiment to get other sounds (Strat etc)?

Recently got a red one and its sounds great. Like its overall tone and lead bite. But to my ears it is more Strat sounding in all 5 positions. Does not sound like my 52 Tele.

So how do you set and play yours? What sounds have you gotten from yours?

Roger Ball
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New guitars, old amps. Perfect.
Jul 21st, 2017 11:24 AM   Edit   Profile  

If you mean the MIJ version, I bought one in 1995 and still love it. I played it stock for a few years but ended up installing Seymour Duncan pickups and re-wiring it with a standard 3-position switch.

It plays and sounds great. I really like the neck shape and the light weight. The setup and action are dead solid and I haven't needed to make any adjustments at all.

It sounds right at home with other Tele's I have, including my '52 Hot Rod.

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Albino Blue
Jul 22nd, 2017 10:15 PM   Edit   Profile  

Yes. Thanks for the information.

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