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Discussion in 'Telecaster/Esquire Forum' started by guitarface, Nov 8, 2018.

  1. guitarface

    guitarface Senior Stratmaster

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    anybody have one? You like? Cuz I've got some major gas, and I think that's the cure.
     
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  2. velvet_man

    velvet_man Strat-O-Master

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    Not a player series, but I've got an HH Blacktop Tele that I love. It's my go to rock machine.
     
  3. johnnymg

    johnnymg Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Also not a "Player" series............. but my one and only Fender Tele FMT HH. :)

    SD Pearly Gates and 59 goodness!

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    axejock Strat-O-Master

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    I have the exact same Tele FMT with SD Pearly Gates bridge and neck Humbucker. The only thing Telecaster about this guitar is its basic shape. Other than that, it has a set neck, Flamed Maple Top, Amber colored sides, back, neck and tuner head with the word Fender on it. It also has a contoured body making it comfortable and lighter than a standard Tele. It also has coil split for Humbuckers. I find it to be the finest Telecaster that I own, which I know is not universally agreed. But its playability, tone variability, and lighter weight really fit my guitar preferences nicely. Also, it is a real bargain!
     
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    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I've owned at least a dozen of those setneck Teles and they are wonderful.
     
  6. Believer7713

    Believer7713 Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    Mine is not a Player series but a Squier HH Contemporary and I love it. Great player for sure.
     
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  7. Textele

    Textele Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I have checked out many demos of the Player HH tele.

    I see why you are gassing for one.

    Those Alnico II humbuckers they put in there sound incredible. Plus, you can split them. AND, with the standard hardtail bridge, you don't have to worry about the bridge/saddle problems on the regular Player Telecasters that Fender is sorting out.

    And 22 frets!

    The Tidepool/maple HH is the devil. :sneaky:
     
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    TangerineDog Senior Stratmaster

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    The player is the MIM Std with one more fret and A5 [I stand corrected - A2. Quite the tight bass on them though.] pickups.

    You won't ever need another Tele and if it doesn't cure your GAS, you can call me Ratface ;)

    Edit; wanting another Tele down the line is a different matte, of course. The Players come in a lot of nice finishes :D
     
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  9. Textele

    Textele Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    The HH Player he is referring to definitely has the Alnico 2 pickups. And they sound killer IMO in an inherently brighter guitar


    FEATURES
    • Gloss-finish solid alder body
    • 25.5"-scale maple neck with 22-fret, 9.5"-radius maple fingerboard
    • Dual Fender Player Series Alnico 2 humbuckers with coil split on push/pull tone pots
    • Thru-body strung 6-saddle bridge with bent steel saddles, die-cast sealed tuners
    Check out this demo video.........



    https://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/fender-player-telecaster-hh-maple-fingerboard-electric-guitar?rNtt=fender player telecaster hh&index=2
     
  10. Bangdapoontwang

    Bangdapoontwang Strat-Talk Member

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    I am looking at one for sale locally right now. It has 22 frets so I believe it is a player but the control plate is reversed? Did they ever come from the factory that way?
     
  11. Textele

    Textele Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I don't think any of the Player Tele's come that way stock.

    The model that does is the FSR Fender Special Edition Deluxe Ash Telecaster that was done for GC and Musicians Friend, but that one is a 21 fret guitar.

    These two......

    https://www.musiciansfriend.com/sea...B=r&Ntt=Fender+special+edition+ash+telecaster

    I've been looking at Telecasters again.

    WAY to much! :oops:
     
  12. TangerineDog

    TangerineDog Senior Stratmaster

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    Thanks for setting it straight :)
     
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  13. Textele

    Textele Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    It's those pickups that are calling me! :D

    I need help! I want one. BADLY! :mad:
     
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    Absolutely the go-to machine for Christian Contemporary Music.
     
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    jvin248 Senior Stratmaster

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    I only gots One H, but it gits me in enoughs troubles.
    (specially with a 4-way on the split coils).
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    This started as a Blacktop HH model. Chunky neck.
     
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    Bangdapoontwang Strat-Talk Member

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    Yeah thanks. Pretty sure it’s a Blacktop.
     
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    bloomz Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Love humbuckers on a tele - ballsy

    I ain't no chicken picka
     
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  18. guitarface

    guitarface Senior Stratmaster

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    Thanks for all the feedback.

    And now to go discuss how to celebrate our anniversary with my wife.
     
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    HMZ2018 New Member!

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    Hey guys, wonder if you can help me. Does the FMT Telecasters have a thinner neck then the American standard or Player series? I'm looking to sell something to fund my purchase for a used American Tele HH but if that doesn't work i may get a Player series HH or look into the used Tele HHs. I see Fender has made a few different ones over the years most being Mexican or built overseas.

    Any info would be greatly appreciated!
     
  20. Textele

    Textele Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    It's been a while since I played one of the FMT HH, but I remember the neck being fairly slim. They do have a very small nut width, so I would try one out too make sure you like and can deal with that part.

    I did finally cave in and purchased a current MIM Player HH Tele and promptly returned it. The pickups did sound pretty good clean and with low gain, but they are extremely micro-phonic. If your pick even touches the covers while playing, it sounds like you tapped them with a screwdriver. I could talk into them and hear my voice coming through the amp.

    I called Fender to make sure they were wax potted, and they assured me they were. Well, if they are, they were not done correctly.

    Some players like micro-phonic pickups. I get that. But I generally do not. At least not to the degree the Players humbuckers are. My personal opinion after having one in my hands, is they are POS pickups in a fairly cheap feeling guitar overall.

    I would rather deal with the narrow nut width of the Indonesian made (or Korean if used) FMT, with the Duncans in it. At least those guitars are well built and sound amazing too.
     
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