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Leftee
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Jun 2nd, 2018 01:59 PM   Edit   Profile  

Great review and pics.

That is a shame about the pots.

reverend mikey
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Jun 2nd, 2018 03:56 PM   Edit   Profile  

I'll deal with the pots on Monday or Tuesday. Just finished raising the neck pickup, adjusting the saddles' action and checking/setting the intonation. This thing plays/feels wonderful... but does also need the nut slots lowered a little. I'll also do that Monday when I can take my time.

The relief in the neck is perfect (I checked with a capo at the 1st and 2nd fret to emulate the correct nut height, and the thing plays like a dream all over the neck!) Nice to not have to mess with pulling the neck and adjusting the truss rod - that's the only down side to a vintage style neck like this. Hopefully with a large neck like this, it will be very stable. All my larger Warmoth necks have been.

Leftee
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Jun 2nd, 2018 04:54 PM   Edit   Profile  

The large neck on my Warmoth Strat is very stable. It also adjusts at the heel and I haven’t had to do that in years.

Mick Reid
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Jun 2nd, 2018 05:29 PM   Edit   Profile  

Nice strap button!




Oh, and congrats on your NGD!

reverend mikey
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Jun 3rd, 2018 11:59 AM   Edit   Profile  

"Nice strap button!"

LOL! I posted a pic of that just to show the flathead screw - that was the first one I noticed on the guitar, then - sure enough - they're all vintage correct flathead screws (even the ones you don't see under the pickguard to adjust the neck pickup). They look very period correct, but require more care when adjusting things - one slip and you've just scarred your instrument with a sharp screwdriver!

Mick Reid
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Jun 4th, 2018 04:16 PM   Edit   Profile  

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Hah! I thought that was the reason!

I was just being cheeky :^)

Now be careful not to accidentally "relic" your new "old" tele!


reverend mikey
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Jun 6th, 2018 02:07 PM   Edit   Profile  

Lowered the nut slots a little, then used it for worship last Sunday. I've got to say, it played and sounded great!

We had a brief rehearsal before worship Sunday morning and I was just going for it on the first song ("Forever"), just creating a great vibe - loved it! Then the guy in the sound booth asked me to turn down my amp (which I mic on stage - the Katana 100) ... wouldn't you know! Still sounded good, but before I turned down it sounded glorious!

Played 3 songs, used each pup setting for one song; went from bridge to middle to neck, covered everything very well. I'll probably use it again this coming Sunday...and I have lots to choose from.

Leftee
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Jun 6th, 2018 02:45 PM   Edit   Profile  

"Like!"

LeftyMeister
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Jun 7th, 2018 06:38 PM   Edit   Profile  

Mike, are you still in Omaha?


reverend mikey
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Jun 7th, 2018 11:27 PM   Edit   Profile  

Nope. Moved to southwest Minnesota almost 2 years ago. Still have two sons living in Omaha, so I get back there as often as I can.

Also still do a lot of guitar business with Dietze Music there - I have a Custom Shop Martin on order from them that should be done any time now (ordered it 6 months ago, Dec. 7).

Dietze link

LeftyMeister
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Jun 8th, 2018 05:07 AM   Edit   Profile  

I grew up in Omaha/CB and I'm going back next month for our 40th class reunion.

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Jun 8th, 2018 05:58 AM   Edit   Profile  

It's great to have a nice guitar that re-energizes the enthusiasm that got us into this musical monkey business in the first place. Nice guitar.

I think you're using the correct judgment by keeping the guitar and fixing the pots. Finding a guitar that completely tics all the boxes for you is rare. When the only gripe is a cheap replaceable part, that is a win.

Leftee
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Jun 8th, 2018 07:33 AM   Edit   Profile  

And Tele pot-fixing is the easiest of all! Two screws and you're in.

I had to do it on my Michael Kelly. It's a fantastic guitar, but the pots *and* the switch were wired wrong.

Yes, they wired the switch backwards. That was a first for me.

LeftyMeister
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Jun 8th, 2018 09:36 AM   Edit   Profile  

Those Chinese are on the other side of the world, so it looks right to them. :oD


reverend mikey
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Jun 8th, 2018 10:29 AM   Edit   Profile  

LeftyMeister wrote:

"I grew up in Omaha/CB and I'm going back next month for our 40th class reunion."

Very cool - you're just a couple years behind me - I graduated from Bellevue in '76. Went to my 30th, but not my 40th...

Which HS did you graduate from? I remember after turning 18 (in January of my senior year) and going over to the Joker in CB where we were actually "legal" at that age! Lots of dancing, girls, and too much disco (ugh!). But oh yeah - dancing and girls...

Leftee
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Jun 8th, 2018 10:59 AM   Edit   Profile  

"Those Chinese are on the other side of the world, so it looks right to them. :oD"

South Koreans in this case. (-;

Leftee
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Jun 20th, 2018 07:05 AM   Edit   Profile  

Mike,

How do you feel about the CV Tele now that you've lived with this one for a while?

LeftyMeister
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Jun 20th, 2018 10:09 AM   Edit   Profile  

"Which HS did you graduate from?"

I graduated from Thomas Jefferson in Council Bluffs. And I remember The Joker all too well. :oO


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Jun 21st, 2018 10:44 PM   Edit   Profile  

"How do you feel about the CV Tele now that you've lived with this one for a while?"

I still feel like the CV is a great guitar at double the money... I haven't decided yet whether to keep it or sell it; just depends on my mood and how much I feel the need to downsize.

The CV's pickups sound excellent side by side with the American Original '52 (AO); the build quality of both is excellent (while the AO has the nitro finish and a lighter body with better overall balance with the neck). The AO's pickups sound more well rounded, or even Hi-Fi, while the CV's have that nasty Tele bite.

The neck of the CV is thinner than I like, the AO is darn near perfect, and feels very stable because of it's girth. I do like the darker/yellow laquer look of the CV's neck - it looks more like the old AV '52; these new necks look more like an American Professional (aka American Standard).

I'm in Japan right now, so I can't sit here and compare side by side - this is all from memory.

I haven't been inside the AO yet to fix the wiring; but that's the only real downside - and a definite plus for the CV, which has controls that work much better...

Hope that helps...

Leftee
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Jun 22nd, 2018 09:06 AM   Edit   Profile  

Thanks!

And enjoy your trip. I know you are, grandpa!

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