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Telecaster vs. Ondoy; Ondoy wins.

Discussion in 'Band of Glockers' started by horge, Jun 8, 2010.


  1. horge

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    Finally got around to assessing the damage on my Tele, which nearly floated
    out of the house last September (floodwaters hit the 6 foot mark inside the
    living room).

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    The machine head is only mildly rusted, but the nut is broken at one end.
    The neck doesn't seem warped. The bridge is a mess, as you can see. The
    pots are stiff (probably corroded to heck), and the selector switch has lost
    its head. I'm not even sure the pickups work: tried plugging it into an amp
    a few hours ago and it's definitely dead as a whole.

    Actually, I haven't even tried a field-strip, so the body cavities could be
    full of dried mud for all I know --I hosed her down in September, but that
    was it. The whole wire harness could be toast. So, anyway...

    In case I decide to throw in the towel, DIY-wise, does anyone know
    where I can have an expert try to fix her (in Metro Manila)? She's been
    with me since '79 (albeit with many parts replaced since), and I don't
    feel like buying a new guitar, although prices seem a lot more affordable
    than when I first bought her (and maybe more affordable than having
    this old girl fixed, lol !!)


    Thanks for any leads,
    h.
     

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    #1 horge, Jun 8, 2010
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  2. isuzu

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    Try getting in touch with Fender. They might send you new parts. :)
     

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  4. MR_BIG

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    im also fortunate owner of a authentic US telecaster, given to me as a grad gift, ive been going to audiophile components since 93, go to their main branch

    ACI bldg. 1142 President Quirino Ave. Ext. Paco, Manila 1007
    Tel: (632) 5880917,20-22
    Fax: (632) 5641720

    they have parts there or you can order online(allparts.com) or look for the parts here, gotoh or Sperzel Locking Tuners, yung tele bridge i think they have stock... do yourself a favor replace the old potentiometers and pickup selecto at mukhang magpapalit ka nadin ng pick ups, you cant go wrong with seymour duncan alnicos, dali ayusin ang tele coz of the abundance of parts.
     
  5. horge

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    Thanks a lot.
    I'll check it out. :)
     
  6. MR_BIG

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    btw, if you dont mind me asking, is the tele authentic(US made)? if yes, what year?
     
  7. horge

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    I didn't know better when I agreed to sell its neckplate (in the 80's).
    Now, I don't remember the SN that was on it, so I can't really tell
    how old the Tele is. Bought it secondhand, so I'm really not sure it's
    even original, to begin with (lol...)

    Its value to me is more a matter of all the gigs I got to play it at.

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    Again, thanks for the lead on parts. I used to wind my own pickups,
    but I don't really have the patience for that anymore.

    :)
    h.
     
    #7 horge, Jun 9, 2010
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  8. MR_BIG

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    glad to be of help kuya, buy a new set of pickups nalang, malamang lusaw na pati wax nyan. to check if authentic, just remove the neck, youll see the serial # sa body and neck...dapat parehas...then check online sa fender database...
     
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