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Old 11-05-2012, 01:08 PM   #1
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Whats up guys! Not sure how accurate my Sig is right now, but my current guitar is:

ESP LTD H-1001FM ACSB
2 Seymour Duncan pickups
Locking Tuners
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Neck-Thru joint at the body

Alright so I love this guitar. Versatile with the 5 way switch, nice sustain with neck thru and string thru, but I do have a problem with it. Fret Buzz. I get some pretty bad buzz on it, and I've even played some guitars with lower action and no buzz. I've took it in for a setup last year but it didn't help that much (even right after the setup).

Anyways, I really would like to get a more classy guitar, and one that has a distinct voice. I really like the look and sound of a telecaster as well. Only thing is, is that I love the deep sounds you can get with a humbucker in the neck, and the tight powerful crunch of a humbucker in the bridge. but then again, and tele is hardly a tele without a single coil pickup.

Is there such thing as an HSH telecaster? Or do those Mini humbuckers do justice? I've seen those blacktop telecasters, but wouldn't that be a step down from my current guitar? I don't necessarily want one that's "better" than my current guitar, but definitely on par at the least. Was looking at used American Standard or Specials

EDIT: I play a lot of stuff for my church, and its mostly pre rock type stuff. I love a good crunch, but I seriously use a good amount of heavier distorted playing too.
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Old 11-05-2012, 01:27 PM   #2
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I have a tele that came stock with a single coil in the bridge and a HB in the neck. I swaped the single out with a JB jr (modified to fit in a tele) and coil tap. I can get a pretty close tele bridge sound and a great Hb sound. I use it for a bit of everything, but it has become my main guitar in my Hardcore/Punk band recently
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Old 11-05-2012, 01:28 PM   #3
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As I've tried the blacktop telecaster I can only recommend it. If you're into telecaster's and want that humbucking sound then its a no-brainer. You could also get a tele and throw one of those single coil sized humbuckers in, ofcourse it won't sound exactly the same as a normal humbucker but still pretty decent. There's also the Jim Root telecaster, swap the pups if you don't want to go with actives
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Old 11-05-2012, 01:29 PM   #4
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As I've tried the blacktop telecaster I can only recommend it. If you're into telecaster's and want that humbucking sound then its a no-brainer. You could also get a tele and throw one of those single coil sized humbuckers in, ofcourse it won't sound exactly the same as a normal humbucker but still pretty decent. There's also the Jim Root telecaster, swap the pups if you don't want to go with actives

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Old 11-05-2012, 01:47 PM   #5
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Well, honestly I have a confession. haha I am obsessed with the real wood look on a guitar. IE, trans finish. The Modern players looks pretty insane. Even though its cheap, would it be worth a shot if I swapped some pickups/tuners and maybe even some pots and the bridge/nut?
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Old 11-06-2012, 12:46 PM   #6
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bump? anyone think a modern player is worth buying and upgrading hardware? or will QC be bad?
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Old 11-06-2012, 12:53 PM   #7
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Does it have to be a tele? You mentioned HSH pickup setup, you could always find a wood-finished Ibanez.
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Old 11-06-2012, 12:58 PM   #8
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Old 11-06-2012, 02:13 PM   #9
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I really do want a Tele actually. And an Ibanez I think would be a little to similar to my current guitar.

What I want to know now is how does the cheaper Modern Player Telcaster hold up? Is it's QC good so that I can just swap some hardware and pups to turn it into a beast?

and also, those guitars look nice, but none spark out to me. I really just like that classy look/tone of a Fender Telecaster.
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