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Thread #101898 Message #2060994
Posted By: GUEST,van lingle
25-May-07 - 05:39 PM
Thread Name: Electric guitar for blues
Subject: RE: Electric guitar for blues
I've got a made in Mexico Tele and I installed Lindy Fralin Hi Output pickups in it and a 4 position switch with hum cancelling in the 2 and 4 position. These pickups were modeled after Gibson P-90's
and give me a fatter sound in the bridge and the neck but still retain Fender-like characteristics. I sold off my American Strat and Tele and Heritage thin line because I quit playing 'em as this one covers all the bases as far as electric blues go but I admit my old Tele was better for more acoustic type fingerstyle. This neck is just perfect for me and I've got pretty big hands.
Lindy Fralin makes several varieties of Tele pickups and will let you exchange them for up to a month (I believe) after purchase and installation. In all I've got about $425 in it (225 for the new Tele and $200 for the hardware).
I do go on but this instrument is to my ears better sounding than some Fender custom shop instruments I've played and a few Gibson Thinlines as well. Good luck, vl