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    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Manhattan
    ME: Warmoth Warhead
    MA: Blueridge BR-40
    MB: Dingwall ABI, Kubicki
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    I went in looking for a Tele, and ended up with a Strat...

    Over the last few months, I've been downsizing a fair bit, having sold off a bunch of stuff I haven't been playing... but I've been wanting some single-coils for a while now, and have been playing every Tele I could get my hands on to find "the one" at a price that's not going to kill me.

    Unfortunately, every one that had jumped out at me has been over $800, which is more than I can reasonably spend at this point. So, a few weeks back, I swung by the Albany GC on my way down to NYC and tried a few Teles. Then I grabbed this thing off a stand in the "Used" section, and promptly forgot about everything else.

    G&L Legacy Tribute. A 12" fingerboard radius with 22 gigantic frets and a two-point trem. Plays GREAT, neck feels awesome, and it's very resonant acoustically. Sounds just like a great Strat electrically too.

    The electronics package is interesting. It has the standard three single coils + five-way selector, hooked up to a master volume and a master tone. The third knob is really cool though, as it rolls off the bass response. Great for getting a punchier sound out of the neck pickup or getting some cool sounds out of the other pickup positions.

    And, the G&L pickups sound fantastic, so I don't even need to swap them; the trem is super stable as well, although if I needed the action any lower (which I don't, thankfully) I might have to shim the neck.

    Total cost? $300. No-brainer. I would have preferred a maple 'board and/or a less traditional color (and it's heavy for a Strat) but I'd be an idiot to let a great one go over little things like that.
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    Join Date: Jun 2009
    Location: New Orleans
    ME: Elysian Custom
    Rig: Bias Desktop

    iTrader: 3 (100%)

    grats on the beautiful strat and it's maple fingerboard not maple neck
    I play Suhrs, not poor people guitars. -Chris

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    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: London ONT
    ME: PRS Custom 22
    Rig: JCM800

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    Join Date: Jan 2009
    Location: London, Ontario, Canada
    ME: WarmothTele/SE245
    MA: Seagull S12+
    MB: Fender Jazz Bass V
    Rig: Egnater Renegade 65

    iTrader: 2 (100%)

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    Yep, that's hot.
    Last edited by eleven59; 01-20-2013 at 11:30 PM.

  5. #5

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Soviet Canuckistan
    ME: Decibel Javelin
    MA: Ibanez AJ307CE
    MB: Fretless Precision mutt
    Rig: Mesa F-30

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    Wow… great snag for 300 bones!

  6. #6

    Join Date: Aug 2012
    Location: Chicago, Il
    ME: Strat
    Rig: MKV25, Port City OS Wave

    iTrader: 1 (100%)

    Should've been my tele and for you i wouldve done $350. :Noplease:
    JK HAPPY NGD. I love tobacco burst-esque guitars. And that knob sounds real cool, wish my distortion/jazz had that knob

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    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Livermore, CA
    ME: Ibanez RG1302
    Rig: Peavey triple xxx

    iTrader: 2 (100%)

    Looks nice.

  8. #8

    Join Date: May 2009
    Location: Southern Virginia
    ME: Swampcaster
    MA: Fender Sonoran
    MB: Squier P Bass
    Rig: None :(

    iTrader: 6 (100%)

    HNGD! Very nice choice, G&L wins!

    RHLC East Coast President

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