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Re: Les Paul and Tele tuning stability tips?

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Re: Les Paul and Tele tuning stability tips?

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GrantB wrote: Thu Feb 22, 2024 8:41 pm
Slowy wrote: Thu Feb 22, 2024 6:42 pm I have zero problems with Lesters going out of tune, I don't play them.
Works a treat.
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Re: Les Paul and Tele tuning stability tips?

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Slowy wrote: Fri Feb 23, 2024 4:33 am
GrantB wrote: Thu Feb 22, 2024 8:41 pm
Slowy wrote: Thu Feb 22, 2024 6:42 pm I have zero problems with Lesters going out of tune, I don't play them.
Works a treat.
Almost…humbuckers, shorter scale….cripple calliper.
That was a lovely thing. Do you still have it?
I've just watched That Pedal Shows rig rundown of Neil Finn and now I want one! I've got the 70s gold top deluxe, just need the gretsch.
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Re: Les Paul and Tele tuning stability tips?

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Re: Les Paul and Tele tuning stability tips?

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Slowy wrote: Fri Feb 23, 2024 4:33 am
GrantB wrote: Thu Feb 22, 2024 8:41 pm
Slowy wrote: Thu Feb 22, 2024 6:42 pm I have zero problems with Lesters going out of tune, I don't play them.
Works a treat.
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That was a lovely thing. Do you still have it?
Indeed I do - it’s a special piece for reasons beyond its amazing sound and playability.
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Re: Les Paul and Tele tuning stability tips?

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GrantB wrote: Fri Feb 23, 2024 6:01 am
Slowy wrote: Fri Feb 23, 2024 4:33 am
GrantB wrote: Thu Feb 22, 2024 8:41 pm

Almost…humbuckers, shorter scale….cripple calliper.
That was a lovely thing. Do you still have it?
Indeed I do - it’s a special piece for reasons beyond its amazing sound and playability.
Yeah; I remember the story.
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Re: Les Paul and Tele tuning stability tips?

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kdawg2a wrote: Fri Feb 23, 2024 5:11 am
Slowy wrote: Fri Feb 23, 2024 4:33 am
GrantB wrote: Thu Feb 22, 2024 8:41 pm

Almost…humbuckers, shorter scale….cripple calliper.
That was a lovely thing. Do you still have it?
I've just watched That Pedal Shows rig rundown of Neil Finn and now I want one! I've got the 70s gold top deluxe, just need the gretsch.
I could help you out with that, but the postage would be steep :-)

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Re: Les Paul and Tele tuning stability tips?

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olegmcnoleg wrote: Fri Feb 23, 2024 8:06 am
kdawg2a wrote: Fri Feb 23, 2024 5:11 am
Slowy wrote: Fri Feb 23, 2024 4:33 am

That was a lovely thing. Do you still have it?
I've just watched That Pedal Shows rig rundown of Neil Finn and now I want one! I've got the 70s gold top deluxe, just need the gretsch.
I could help you out with that, but the postage would be steep :-)
I'll be back soon enough!
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Re: Les Paul and Tele tuning stability tips?

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I have wondered for a while why the internet rags on Les Paul and Telecaster guitars over tuning issues, but the worst offender gets a pass. The Stratocaster (apart from the hardtail).

P.S. A lot of the talk about the issues various guitars have that now circulate on the internet were influenced by a certain fella named Paul Reid Smith. When he launched PRS back in the day he marketed hard. The main tactic was to point out all the flaws and design issues other guitars have and then say his ones were the solution. The ragging on guitars that goes on draws heavily on what Mr PRS said back in the day.
I remember the Guitar Player articles etc. PRS was the best thing since sliced bread and would solve all your guitar problems (I was enchanted by the marketing too TBH, but the spell was broken when I actually played the things)
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Like with humans the soul of a guitar is in the imperfections.
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jeremyb wrote: Fri Feb 23, 2024 11:01 am Like with humans the soul of a guitar is in the imperfections.
I got plenty of soul then!!!
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Re: Les Paul and Tele tuning stability tips?

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I've never found the Les Pauls tuning issues a problem. If you've got to tune between songs, then you tune between songs. It's not a hard thing to do.
The Telecasters ability to hold tune is a problem. By the time it goes slightly flat every 15 years, the tuners have gone rusty and they're hard to turn.
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Re: Les Paul and Tele tuning stability tips?

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kdawg2a wrote: Fri Feb 23, 2024 12:39 pm The Telecasters ability to hold tune is a problem. By the time it goes slightly flat every 15 years, the tuners have gone rusty and they're hard to turn.
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Re: Les Paul and Tele tuning stability tips?

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Maybe helpful?

Slowy wrote: That's the problem; everything rewarding is just such hard work. Regret takes much less effort.

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