17 Year Old Eyb Custom Tele

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  1. AboutBlank

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    So, I bought the Tele earlier this year to check a few things.
    Pretty obvious where the inspiration came from;)

    The mods:
    - refret with SS Jumbos (Plek)
    - 18"-20" Radius
    - ColdSweat neck and Black Dog bridge
    - WD bridge
    - Harley Benton locking tuners*
    - Pickguard

    The deal was good enough to overlook a few cosmetic things I'm normally not into, like the rosewood/black combination, but I'm really glad I wen't through the "trouble" because this is hands down the best sounding guitar I ever had.
    Eyb is better known for his Basses but this thing resonates and sounds just right (for me, of course)!

    *HB Tuner: Out of interest order, they work really well but do feel a lot differently to M6 or Hipshots, a bargain none the less for a third of the price of the others...

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    Love the cracks:

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    One of the reasons I bought this Tele, it's contoured:

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    Modern features and as classic looking as possible.
     
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    Looks great! Glad to hear you got it sounding great too!!
     
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    KnightBrolaire only the dead have seen the end of GAS

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    HNGD!
    Looks great
    black dog and cold sweat is such a good combo.
     
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    Nice wirebird! :p
     
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    Cool choice on the pup colors :) Congrats!
     
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    NGD and all that, but I want to know how you settled on an 18-20” radius.
     
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    Oh yeah, they work so well together! It was a test run for an upcoming build and now I‘m a little bit concerned to put the Black Dog in a swamp ash body, it slays in this alder body, but it could be a little harsh for my taste in swamp ash (maybe Holydiver?!).

    It will hold me over till my build is finished.

    12-14“ is too round for my taste and 20“ a tad to flat in the lower register but otherwise perfect, 18-20“ was an experiment and suits me very well.
     
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    KnightBrolaire only the dead have seen the end of GAS

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    black dog can be a bit bright in swamp ash, though i think it works well. I had one in my swamp ash 8 string and loved it. Holy diver should work well in swamp ash and will beef up the sound a bit.
     
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    The only thing that leaves me a bit concerned is the output, I really like lower output pickups (atleast in the bridge). My other choice would be the Impulse set, which I really like, but it will not work well, aesthetically.
     

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