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mcil
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United Kingdom
148 Posts

Posted - 06/07/2006 :  07:10:03  Show Profile  Click to see mcil's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
O bugger, that's kind of big, I only just figured out how to post photos, sorry about that.

"Your Bone's Got a Little Machine..."
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fbc
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United Kingdom
4903 Posts

Posted - 06/12/2006 :  05:36:47  Show Profile  Visit fbc's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Mcil, this is the porn page. Photos can't be big enough as far as I'm concerned. And cruder the better.
Cheers for the eye candy. Your tele's got some serious character. I like!

check this bigsby out:


i don't want to know where the fretboards lead to.
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Steak n Sabre
* Dog in the Sand *

Uzbekistan
1013 Posts

Posted - 06/12/2006 :  08:21:51  Show Profile  Visit Steak n Sabre's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Yes you do....


The Cult of Frank : The Official Cult of the 2006 FIFA World Cup..
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mcil
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United Kingdom
148 Posts

Posted - 06/12/2006 :  09:33:42  Show Profile  Click to see mcil's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Cheers fbc, I've only had it two years so it's hardly natural: more due to the work of sandpaper and/or wire cutters...

"Your Bone's Got a Little Machine..."
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fbc
-= Modulator =-

United Kingdom
4903 Posts

Posted - 06/12/2006 :  09:36:59  Show Profile  Visit fbc's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I miss having a sunburst guitar. The look is classic, on a superficial level, mind. I used to have a Les Paul one until my bro took it to pieces. If anyone knows where the freadboard and wiring went to, can you mail me please.

Sabre: HA! Check that out! I wonder how much that one would fetch today. I take it Leo Fender borowed the headstock design.




Edited by - fbc on 06/12/2006 09:54:46
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Carl
- A 'Fifth' Catholic -

Ireland
11525 Posts

Posted - 06/12/2006 :  10:09:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Fuck!! Grady Martin must certainly have seen the future-Jimmy Page, eat your heart out!

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Anvil
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Netherlands
6 Posts

Posted - 06/19/2006 :  08:18:23  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Been playing a Gibson LP Studio for around 10 years now, before that a Vantage VC20CE acoustic. Got myself a banged-up Squier Strat this weekend which, with some TLC, should be OK in a few weeks.



Pedal is an Ibanez Tubescreamer, all I really need... the amp does the rest (Marshall Valvestate VS80)
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Steak n Sabre
* Dog in the Sand *

Uzbekistan
1013 Posts

Posted - 07/04/2006 :  00:04:23  Show Profile  Visit Steak n Sabre's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Nice rig Anvil.... A strong 4th. post indeed.

Anyone else have some fresh eye candy??


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Lester Bangs
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68 Posts

Posted - 07/09/2006 :  15:34:05  Show Profile  Visit Lester Bangs's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Lester Bangs

I wish I had a camera! =(
But I've got a Yamaha 6 string acoustic(it's what I learned on)
I have an electric Typhoon, which is just a Les Paul rip off, it's black with a creamy white pick guard.
I have a 4 sting Jay Turser Vintage Series bass, pretty much a Fender Precision rip off. And a Traynor 30 watt guitar amp.
I think I may go buy a used electric guitar next then a bass amp



Okay, since I wrote this I have gotten a camera and a multi-effects pedal for my guitar

a friend of mine is making me something like a 70 watt bass amp.
It's gonna be pretty awesome!

Edited by - Lester Bangs on 07/09/2006 15:36:20
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fbc
-= Modulator =-

United Kingdom
4903 Posts

Posted - 07/23/2006 :  17:32:25  Show Profile  Visit fbc's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Yeh man, more guitar love. Great pics, Anvil/Lester. What effect is that green pedal, anvil, it looks familiar?



Lester, you're nearly there, man. Purchase a drum machine and you could be the one and only one man Pixie tribute. I hope that amps turned up to 11. You're the same as me, sofa for guitar stand. Great stuff. And I f**kin' love this thread!

Hammerhands!! Where for art thou?

* Does the custom work out cheaper/more expensive than buying, say, a vintage '52 tele?
* 3 years in the making. Much longer to wait?
* Does it get delivered to you or do you have the pleasure of picking up the beaut from the custom shop?

I've got more, but just 3 for now.
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hammerhands
* Dog in the Sand *

Canada
1508 Posts

Posted - 07/23/2006 :  19:34:59  Show Profile  Visit hammerhands's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Ok, I can go on!

I lost count on the cost after the first year or so, and about two years ago Fender came up with an American Deluxe Ash Telecaster®, that would have been the way to go, with a B-5 Bigsby. Don't use the B-16 Bigsby unless you have some kind of grudge against your tech, it's a bitch to fit, the neck angle has to change, holes covered or filled, possible change to pickup positions.

The story is, I saw the B-16N and I knew I had to have it. One day I was in my local Long and McQuade and they had a butterscotch Affinity Squier Tele, who could ask for anything more? It was about $225 Canadian, like $160 US at the time, and it had all the body hardware, just get a proper neck and pickups, voila! Expected price $286.30 US for the Warmoth neck, $100 cdn for the pickups, $135 US for the Bigsby, $50 cdn for tuners.

The tech who I usually take guitars to ordered a bunch of parts but they never came in. There was some sort of change to Fender's distribution and his affiliation with Fender.

After 18 months I gave the job and what I had accumulated to an acquaintance who is gaining a positive reputation for building and repairing. Plus he agreed to do it on the cheap!

Just a couple of weeks in he told me that the Squier body was not going to work for this project as it had a huge hole under the bridge plate that the Bigsby would not cover, so I ordered a Warmoth body and the hardware to fit ($390.55 US). I also changed my mind on the tuners (add $50 cdn). He agreed to exchange most of his labour for the Squier, it works out ok.

My new tech works for the Canada Revenue Agency (like IRS) and is busy the first 6 months of the year, and I may have angered him, so I am still waiting. There is a lot more to the job than I would have ever expected.

I decided there was enough Fender or Fender-licensed parts that it should be ok to call it a Telecaster. I did my best to make that headstock decal, I'm no artist, it's crooked and it cost a couple of weeks and I think $60. I had a dozen or so made but the tech was experimenting and having trouble so there are only one or two left.

BTW the B-16 is the model shown in the original Bigsby patent (170,109) and a few original Fenders are around.

This is the mother load of Bigsby equipped Teles.
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hammerhands
* Dog in the Sand *

Canada
1508 Posts

Posted - 07/23/2006 :  20:55:38  Show Profile  Visit hammerhands's Homepage  Reply with Quote
[Message Relocated]

Just in my mind's eye! I'm sure I've gone on about it before, but since you asked!!!


Butterscotch, but it is not going to yellow the way I would like. The only holes drilled are the rhythm pickup and control cavity, the lead pickup is housed in the Bigsby B-16N.

My improved 4-way wiring and a Gretsch Space-Control Bridge with a custom base (not as shown).

4-way Tele Mod Switch (must have!), Grover Minis, Schaller Locks and custom headstock logo.

Lots of shiny nickel, chrome and black.

and how could I forget, Fender Vintage Noiseless Tele's (the ones they sold 3 years ago)

Edited by - hammerhands on 09/08/2006 02:03:25
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fbc
-= Modulator =-

United Kingdom
4903 Posts

Posted - 07/24/2006 :  09:46:43  Show Profile  Visit fbc's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The price for the 'Affinity' sounds like a bargain. That's like, £80+. Your Warmouth neck is nearly double that =). You know it will all be worth it in the end. It'll be a one off, that's pretty damn cool in my eyes, and the first time you play it, wow. An experience to cherish. Hope we get to see some pics.

I've always wanted to customize one of my old strats. I also once considered replacing my single coil pick ups on the Jag with humbuckers, but I daren't touch it now, means too much to me to mess. But after seeing your post last night, I know I definately want a custom all of my own.

So for my future reference, use a B-16, you say? =P
Guitar Tech Eric needs a challenge!

That original Fender in your link is a work of art. A genuine reason for chopping down trees. I can't say I've ever seen a Bigsby owning a tele before, but your second link sure does make up for all those years of ignorance. And for your information, the tele logo is pure class. No artist my ass!
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Steak n Sabre
* Dog in the Sand *

Uzbekistan
1013 Posts

Posted - 09/07/2006 :  22:05:37  Show Profile  Visit Steak n Sabre's Homepage  Reply with Quote
What is it that The Man is playing at the live gig at the Barfly Nov.'00 ???? It's not something that I've ever seen him play otherwise...
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The Cult of Frank : People Helping People...
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fbc
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United Kingdom
4903 Posts

Posted - 12/31/2006 :  07:57:13  Show Profile  Visit fbc's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I haven't got a clue. If the Man sees this, hopefully he can remember.

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klocke
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10 Posts

Posted - 01/09/2007 :  19:57:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here's a look at my guitars (minus a crappy Yamaha acoustic.) Be sure to check out the sweet drum set in the first pic...





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BLT
> Teenager of the Year <

South Sandwich Islands
4204 Posts

Posted - 01/10/2007 :  08:55:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Your steel-string acoustic is eventually going to have a hole just like Frank's. Sweet gear!


"I'll be too busy lookin' good."
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Carl
- A 'Fifth' Catholic -

Ireland
11525 Posts

Posted - 01/10/2007 :  10:16:33  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi klocke, that's a nice little assortment you got there!

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fbc
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United Kingdom
4903 Posts

Posted - 01/10/2007 :  12:47:49  Show Profile  Visit fbc's Homepage  Reply with Quote
the drums are my favourite. they're the coolest thing i've seen this year.
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danjersey
* Dog in the Sand *

USA
2426 Posts

Posted - 01/10/2007 :  16:13:56  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
minus a crappy Yamaha acoustic?

show the crappy I bet it rocks
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coastline
> Teenager of the Year <

USA
2950 Posts

Posted - 01/10/2007 :  16:48:59  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Billy Block (from FB's touring band) would still have a shit-eating grin on his face if he were playing those sweet drums.


And aren't you havin' fun?
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klocke
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10 Posts

Posted - 01/10/2007 :  17:43:15  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by danjersey

minus a crappy Yamaha acoustic?

show the crappy I bet it rocks



Ask and you shall receive:


Not quite sure why I'm always propping the darn things up on couches...


By the way, the banana is a peel-off I stuck on after snagging it from the library's copy of the Velvet Underground "Peel Slowly and See" box set.


Ha! That's what you get, public library!!
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klocke
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10 Posts

Posted - 01/10/2007 :  19:29:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Carl

Hi klocke, that's a nice little assortment you got there!





Thanks man!
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klocke
- FB Fan -

10 Posts

Posted - 01/10/2007 :  19:32:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by fbc

the drums are my favourite. they're the coolest thing i've seen this year.



Yeah, that's what I said too when I saw those killer skins on sale for $15 at the local Walgreens...a downright steal, I say.
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BLT
> Teenager of the Year <

South Sandwich Islands
4204 Posts

Posted - 01/10/2007 :  21:46:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by klocke

Yeah, that's what I said too when I saw those killer skins on sale for $15 at the local Walgreens...a downright steal, I say.



How do they sound?
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Doog
* Dog in the Sand *

United Kingdom
1220 Posts

Posted - 01/11/2007 :  06:24:06  Show Profile  Visit Doog's Homepage  Click to see Doog's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by klocke

quote:
Originally posted by danjersey

minus a crappy Yamaha acoustic?

show the crappy I bet it rocks



Ask and you shall receive:


Not quite sure why I'm always propping the darn things up on couches...




Snap! I bought mine used on eBay and it lasted a whole half an hour before the preamp crapped out and started get extremely noisy. Not pleased, apparently a common fault with the APXs... 2 repair jobs later and it still played up, so I had to get a new preamp system put in.

I rue the day, I really do..





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klocke
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10 Posts

Posted - 01/11/2007 :  08:11:29  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by BLT

How do they sound?


Imagine what it would sound like to flip over a couple of old, plastic, Tupperware, or cottage-cheese/yogurt containers and then bang on them really, really violently with a couple of splintered chop-sticks...yeah...that would be about right.

Awful, just awful, my friend. But I love them still.
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BLT
> Teenager of the Year <

South Sandwich Islands
4204 Posts

Posted - 01/11/2007 :  08:16:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by klocke

quote:
Originally posted by BLT

How do they sound?


Imagine what it would sound like to flip over a couple of old, plastic, Tupperware, or cottage-cheese/yogurt containers and then bang on them really, really violently with a couple of splintered chop-sticks...yeah...that would be about right.

Awful, just awful, my friend. But I love them still.



Awesome. I'm going to Walgreen's more often!
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klocke
- FB Fan -

10 Posts

Posted - 01/11/2007 :  08:35:02  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Doog

Snap! I bought mine used on eBay and it lasted a whole half an hour before the preamp crapped out and started get extremely noisy. Not pleased, apparently a common fault with the APXs... 2 repair jobs later and it still played up, so I had to get a new preamp system put in.

I rue the day, I really do..


Somebody give me mine for free (long story..lots & lots of sex involved), but the plug-in jack is strangely missing(??).

I've got no idea whether the preamp would work or not, seeing as trying to plug in my cord is more-or-less simulated metal on wood dry-humping. Oh well, the guitar sounds wicked plasticky anyways...plus I think the strings are at least a decade old.
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hammerhands
* Dog in the Sand *

Canada
1508 Posts

Posted - 01/11/2007 :  13:14:51  Show Profile  Visit hammerhands's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Maybe the plug-in jack is the Strap Button?

Edited by - hammerhands on 01/11/2007 17:46:50
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klocke
- FB Fan -

10 Posts

Posted - 01/11/2007 :  14:33:20  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by hammerhands

Maybe the plug-in jack is the end-pin?



No, it really is missing. You can look inside and see that the wires running up to it were cut...so at some point it was physically removed for one reason or another...Repair would be my guess.
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rockmusic84
= Cult of Ray =

USA
256 Posts

Posted - 01/31/2007 :  17:18:43  Show Profile  Visit rockmusic84's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Check this out. It's Frank's, except this one still has all the frills on it:

http://cgi.ebay.com/1985-Fender-Contemporary-Telecaster-MIJ-rare-japan_W0QQitemZ150086140945QQihZ005QQcategoryZ38083QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Join The Cult of U-MASS - IT'S EDUCATIONAL!!!
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hammerhands
* Dog in the Sand *

Canada
1508 Posts

Posted - 02/19/2007 :  02:33:00  Show Profile  Visit hammerhands's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I got an update from my favourite tech, it's still not done, but I love this pic.

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kfs
= Cult of Ray =

USA
887 Posts

Posted - 02/19/2007 :  06:57:57  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This is my beautiful brand new Fender Squier Precision Bass. I don't technically know how to play it but ....
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kfs
= Cult of Ray =

USA
887 Posts

Posted - 02/19/2007 :  07:32:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
and...my acoustic. I've never seen another one of these.


Edited by - kfs on 02/19/2007 07:48:27
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