Bullet fsr telecaster / Bullet limited edition ?

Discussion in 'Squier Telecasters' started by Mr Jyde, Dec 15, 2018.

  1. Mr Jyde

    Mr Jyde Squier Talker

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  2. MadJack

    MadJack Squier Talker

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    The ringing you hear is from the strings up at the headstock. The third and fourth strings specifically, without a string tree.
     
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  3. Mr Jyde

    Mr Jyde Squier Talker

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    Well i finally got one. Guitar center ordered me one, $129.99, its got the tag on it and it says RW NK so i guess that stands for rosewood neck, 2018 made in indonesia but i thought indonesia builds were indian laurel fretboards?.......its nice though.

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  4. Mr Jyde

    Mr Jyde Squier Talker

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    ok, my high E string is going to the edge of the fretboard closer to the body. The neck is fairly straight but my saddles are angled to the right, slanted to the right. looks like the 1st three strings that are slanted the worst. anyway i can fix this without messing with the intonation ? ......thanks
     

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  5. fadetoz

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    I'd see if you can exchange it. That's pretty bad...
     
  6. ChinaCatSunflower

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    Try loosening all your strings, then push all your saddles left or right to where your high-E string is in a better spot over the neck, re-tighten your strings starting with the high-E first.
     
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  7. Mr Jyde

    Mr Jyde Squier Talker

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    Wow, that did it. The saddles are straight now. That brought the high E the same distance from the edge of the fretboard thats at the top. Nice job. Im still new to this. Any more tips, im all ears.......thank you very much
     
  8. Mfranzdorf

    Mfranzdorf Squier-Meister

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    I just brought one of these beauties home today, and the high E was just like yours. Easily fixed and she plays just perfect. I can not believe how much I enjoy this guitar for $140 brand new.
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  9. Taurus

    Taurus Squier-Nut

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    That’s beautiful
     
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  10. Mr Jyde

    Mr Jyde Squier Talker

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    Nice one........:D
     
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  11. ChinaCatSunflower

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    One of the very low-cost and easy things to do to make your beauties even more lovely, is to oil the fretboard. This will darken it up, improve its 'feel'... away from that 'dryness', and add some lustre and a bit of shine. I bought a small bottle of walnut oil at a natural foods store, for my rosewood, indial laurel, ebony, etc... fretboards and give them all a treatment once a year. I apply it with a cotton ball during a string change, letting the fretboard soak in as much as it wants for and hour, and wipe off the excess with paper towel.

    On the very first application, let the oil soak in for a few hours, then wipe off. The fretboard might not initially look as dark as you had hoped, but it will continue to darken over the next couple weeks as the soaked in oil continues to diffuse throughout the wood.
     
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  12. surf green

    surf green Squier-holic

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    Another way to center the E strings on the fret board and equal the edge spacing is to give it a "neck adjustment". Like a chiropractor, you need to tweek the neck. Loosen the 4 neck screws a couple of turns until you can feel a bit of play in the neck pocket. Apply some constant pressure to the neck (side to side). If you want to create space on the high E side, push the neck toward low E (or the opposite). As you apply pressure with one hand, using a screw driver, tighten the screws with the other. This maneuver will work more times than not. Note: unlike a chiropractor, stop before the neck cracks.
     
  13. Mfranzdorf

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    Thanks! I think so. I initially wasn’t after the red sparkle, but it was the last one in stock so I got a little bit extra off. Once I got it home, I’m glad I got the one I did. My other guitars are more traditional in appearance and this really stands out.


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  14. Taurus

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    I don’t know if they’ve already been released and sold out here in the UK but they are coming back in stock towards the end of January :)
     
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  15. ChinaCatSunflower

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    I would not recommend doing this with most guitars that were made after 1999. Since around then, Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) machines have precision cut bodies (including the neck pocket) and necks (including the neck heel), and the tolerances are snug to tight, with really zero side play. The above technique generally works on older guitars that were machined using a jig, but on newer CNC machined guitars, not so much, if at all IME. You wouldn't want to split you neck pocket, or pop a paint chip.
     
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  16. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Squier-holic

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    I do it all the time on modern Squier products.....no issues.....there is play.....
     
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  17. mustang freak

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    where can i get one? wow! edit, i just found them whoooo! that is sweet! bullets are the best, i tried three u.s.a made strats in london, all the 5 bullets i tried were so much better
     
  18. mustang freak

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    they are here mate and i want one!
     
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  19. pixvaultsdm

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    My 1st post here, hello one & all, and I'm greedy I bagged two of them a LPB, with the mint green pick guard, and a Sparkly Red one which must have been a Friday afternoon jobbie as the frets are appalling. Really grungy frets, bad fret sprout and the 16th & 17th frets both have high spots, and both of them have the high E 'issue'

    That being said it's worth it just for the colours, the photo of the LPB doesn't do it justice, it's a stunner, and the Red Sparkly ain't far behind.

    I bought them both to mod, pickups can stay for now but the bridges/saddles, electrics, control plates and tuners are all getting changed :)
     

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  20. optofonik

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    Go with rosewood. Anything with rosewood at this point will actually hold it's value. However, maple on a Tele just seems right (on any Fender, actually).
     
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