NGD: Another Tele!

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  1. ZachK

    ZachK Ronda Rousey Fanboy

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    So my parents hooked me up with another guitar for Christmas.

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    Squier J5 Tele in Frost Gold

    Pics First. Review and Sounds after.

    Long and McQuade shipped this from British Columbia to Ontario, and managed to break the toggle switch clean in half, rendering it basically un-moveable. Taking this to the shop tomorrow to get this set straight. The toggle switch was laying in the case, put a nice 4 inch scratch in the body.

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    Finish 9/10

    Pros: Binding is sexy as ..... Double binding makes double sexy. Frost gold looks absolutely stunning in the light, my iPotato doesn't do it justice!

    Cons: Some dirt on the binding in the horn, and a little bit of a .... up in the truss cavity, but I'm not concerned about it.

    Sound / Pups 9/10

    Pros: Bridge = bitey, neck is jazzy as can be, super creamy. Nice contrast between the pups.

    Cons: Note definition on the neck pup could be a bit better for full chords with distortion, but I can't expect much.

    Neck/Frets 9/10

    Pros: Seated perfectly, rosewood is nice and dark, not dry either, frets are all seated, no excess glue, none popping out, no sharp edges, friggen amazing

    Cons: Not a one.

    Sound: https://soundcloud.com/zacharyk/j5-tele-tone-test

    Butchered a cover of Dead City Radio by Rob Zombie. Thought it was fitting to play this tune on my J5 Tele as the inaugural recording!

    Thanks for looking, and Merry Christmas!
     
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    goldsteinat0r Zib Zob Zabbity

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    Great sounding track, thats awesome. How do you like the jim root tele?
     
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    Zeno SZ Hunter

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    I'd see what you can do about a partial refund, since you now have to pay money to get it fixed, and it's not in "new" condition since it's gonna have a retrofitted part, and as you said, a giant scratch in it.

    Glad you enjoy it otherwise tho! HNGD man!
     
  4. metale

    metale SS.org Regular

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    Congrats, man! Hope you get it fixed soon. I have the black/chrome one, amazing guitar for the price even in stock form.
     
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    Daf57 5 7s in 4ths

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    Oh man, that is sharp!! Congrats! :yesway:
     
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    Ibzzus Jangle/shoegaze-core

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    Grow an afro for that cuz it be pimpin'.
     
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    kruneh SS.org Regular

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    Cool, looks classy!
    Pretty awesome gift too ;)
     
  8. ZachK

    ZachK Ronda Rousey Fanboy

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    The Jim Root Tele is also amazing. The JR is getting EMGs and this one is getting D Activators at some point.

    I'm not sure, but I believe that it came with a warranty, and I shouldn't have to pay for it. If I do, I'll be slightly annoyed.

    It's a really great guitar other than those issues.

    Agreed! Was gonna ask for the black/chrome, but I have/had too many black guitars to not get Frost Gold hah.

    Thanks dudes! I'll keep ya's posted on the repair situation
     
  9. metale

    metale SS.org Regular

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    I'de love one of each, maybe with diferent pickups between them :hbang:

    Keep in mind it's made of alder (regarding dactivators) while John 5's are Ash.
     
  10. ZachK

    ZachK Ronda Rousey Fanboy

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    That would also be cool!

    Strange, his Triple Tele (three humbucker version) is Alder as well though haha.

    Also, took this axe into Long & McQuade, they're ordering me a full replacement.. Possible 3 week wait time, which sucks, but this new one is coming straight from Fender, and not another store, so everything should be kosher.

    I also noticed the nut is slightly angled on this one, so I should be getting a 'better' axe when the new on comes in!
     

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