Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by DrBGood, May 9, 2017.
I dunno man the reviews are rather brutal.
Is the glass half full or half empty ? I do read some great reviews there too.
I'll see, if they are crap, they'll go back, but I'm an optimist. We'll see.
Like a pair of properly broken in blue jeans!
That's always the case, reviews are based on price not on the actual guitar. Or at least not on the guitar after a proper setup -- the original setup is only roughed in at the factory. And they review on a crappy amp. Catch 22 all around.
OP: I like the path you are on! Check out the 'breja toneworks dan armstrong blender' youtube video. That DAB mod is just rewiring so no new parts and converts the second tone knob into a blender to go from SSS->HSH even if you only want to just thicken the Strat-like coils (I know you like P90s). Quite a useful change. I like a 4-way on a Tele too.
If you want to do some upgrades that will make you smile and not cost much, get a bourns volume pot, an oakgrigsby switch, and switchcraft output jack. All of which might be $18 universal monetary units or less with good shopping. These changes will make the guitar feel as good interacting with it as those one and two k guitars. A fret level/crown/polish will go further in that direction but maybe your frets are ok.
Chunky neck is so great to have. "Thin fast" necks make my hands cramp.
Who's talking about a guitar? We were talking about some cheap tuners Doc bought.
Good thing he thought you were talking about the guitar. Made him give me some good clues.
Thanks jvin248, I'll look into it.
Hey Doc, I was on YouTube and this was in my recommended videos.
Naturally, I thought of this thread.
Thanks Rayin. I did notice that the butt end of the neck is curved and the pocket end is ... kind of square on mine. But the side to side fit is very tight. So ... How much sustain am I loosing ? Not enough to make this $40 guitar a dud.
So ... I just strung her up with the old tuners on, couldn't wait anymore. Since I shimmed the neck, I had to raise each saddle. The benefit is that the hex key screw heads are now flush with the top of said saddles. Real smooth.
Intonation is in the ball park. It'll get it tweaked when new tuners arrive.
Neck is great. Good thing, since that's why I bought the guitar.
The pups are real nice, very Stratty. Bridge and middle just don't want too much dirt though, they'll yell at me if so. Got plenty of other guitars that take gain well. I might just keep it as is for clean single coil tone ... for now.
It doesn't just look like denim, it already feels like an old pair of jeans
Simple and free thing to try. Maybe it helps, maybe it doesn't. What's it hurt to try?
Nice guitar, I have played many JT's over the years and some of them can be very decent guitars. I specifically was looking for a Tele type and almost bought one. My only issue was it was a bit heavy, no other reason. I do have a bad back, so I am niot saying it was unusually heavy, just too heavy for me at the time.
Happy for you Doc. A few years ago I also picked up a S101 Strat copy with HSS. After leveling & set up, it's a really nice playing guitar. After that I was looking for another cheap piece & found another S101 Strat with HSH, It turned out great also. Hope yours turns out good.
Yeah, it did turn out real nice, but it doesn't get much play. I'm not a big Strat fan and I got that one just to say I have one, for the few times I get the itch.
Here's the image that Photobucket stole from post #23.
Great deal! I had a Turser Tele a few years back that was really cool sounding. My short scale hands never quite bonded with it, though.
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