#1
So I've wanted a tele for a while, my plan was to get money for my birthday (which is today) and then find a used MIM standard. Well I went to my dads house and he gives me a huge box. This is what was inside:






(the burst isn't as dark in person)
REVIEW: I only got to play this for a little while, but I love it. It came set up perfectly, but I'm gonna change the strings to 10's tomorrow. The neck is really comfy and it feels so light compared to my epi les paul. I can easily get a great clean tone and an awesome dirty tone. I can't wait to mod it to make it even better. The only problem I have now is there is a TON of buzzing. I'm guessing this is the infamous 60 cycle hum single coils get as this is my first guitar without humbuckers. I'm assuming that replacing the pickups with help with this, am I right? Anything else I could do to solve this problem? I'm thinking of getting a hot rail for the bridge, any suggestions for the neck?
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#8
You weren't playing near a TV by chance when you had the horrible pickup buzz were you? Some radios and fluorescent lights will make them buzz pretty bad too.


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EDIT: A black pickguard would look amazing on that, or a pearloid black or white one
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#9
I do have fluorescent lights, that may have been the problem. when I angled myself a certain way there was no buzz though. And I love the white on sunburst look. It's my dream tele.

EDIT: When i was at gc i played the same type of tele through the same amp i have and there was not this much buzzing.
Last edited by phoenix_crush at Jun 15, 2010,
#10
what's wrong with the neck?

is it an american standard or an mim?

looks great. i'm selling a warmoth birdseye maple tele neck if you want it pm me.
#12
Flourescent lighting will definately make the hum worse. Teles are supposed to have some 60 cycle hum. Don't go noiseless and neuter the tone. My best recommendation for Tele pickups are Bill Lawrence Keystones. They are cheap and totally USA made and are incredibly versatile. From amazing cleans to nasty dirty tones they do it all. All for about $65. Also the Fender 4 way mod switch adds a ton of versatility. A vintage type bridge will add a ton of tone for not too much money. A Wilkinson bridge can be had for about $25 or if you want to spend a bit more the Joe Barden bridge is about $60. I have the Wilky and it's great although I'm gonna try the Barden bridge b/c I got one cheap from a buddy. (If you want the Wilky pm me and you can have it for $20 shipped) I also did a graphtech tusq nut on mine as well as Schaller locking tuners which added a ton of tuning stability. Teles are a ton of fun. Congrats.
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#14
throw a pearloid pickguard and a bigsby on it. thats what i did.


but one question...is that a american standard? cause your headstock isnt like mine...
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#17
It's a mim standard. and to all the people talking about the 60 cycle hum: I think it's more then that cause its really loud and it stops if i stand in certain places...
Last edited by phoenix_crush at Jun 16, 2010,
#18
Quote by phoenix_crush
It's a mim standard. and to all the people talking about the 60 cycle hum: I think it's more then that cause its really loud and it stops if i stand in certain places...



Like I said it's the lighting. 60 cycle hum is made worse buy stuff like flourencent lighting, rf frequencies, etc. That is why it changes in different parts of the room. It probably makes any other guitar and amp noisier than they should be as well. If I were you I would get a couple of lamps for where you play and turn the flourescents off. Also what kind of gain are you playing with? The more gain you use the more hum.
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Last edited by yellowv at Jun 16, 2010,
#19
I used a decent amount of gain (a little less then metal levels i guess) but the hum was there on clean as well. I'm going to try shielding the cavities and if that doesn't work I'll get new pickups and redo the electronics.
#20
were you near a computer? I havent had this problem with my frankentele, but with my strat, if I'm too close to my computer I get HORRIBLE hum. Don't know why its only with the one guitar, but that could be part of your problem if its not just the lights.
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#21
I wasn't near a computer and I turned the lights off at one point. Like I said, I'm just gonna shield it and replace the pickups if the problem persists.
#22
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A bad power supply to amp and pedals can also cause hum, but I think if that were the problem it would affect all your guitars.

I love the dark 3 tone/ tobacco bursts. Very nice. It's scientifically proven Telecasters are the best guitars :p
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