I returned my bullet today

Discussion in 'Squier Telecasters' started by strummer101, May 12, 2020.

  1. strummer101

    strummer101 Squier-Meister

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    After a week of not playing it, I decided to return my bullet telecaster to GC today, it wasn't because it was all that bad. Indeed, for $119.99 it was an outstanding value. However, there were things that bugged me about it, the weird ringing sound out of the G string, also the high E string was too close to the edge of the fret board and buzzed or died out when I did vibrato. also I liked the pickup sound but hated the mushy selector switch. So I now I in the market for another telecaster.

    Fare Well old blue

     
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  2. blackspider57

    blackspider57 Squier-holic

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    Sometimes a mans gotta do what he's gotta do. I hope the next one works out.
     
  3. Could've needed a proper set up. Either way … easy come, easy go. Good luck on your quest for the right Telecaster.
    Cheers, Barrie.
     
  4. Eddie

    Eddie Squier-Axpert

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    That's one of the benefits of buying retail. I've been burned a few times buying from CL, FBM, or SGW.
     
  5. strummer101

    strummer101 Squier-Meister

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    I am sure that with some work and money it would have been fine, I did not ever see it being my #1 though. I hope a kid gets it and learns on it. That is what it was built for, not for an old guy like me to put it away and play better guitars.
     
  6. DougMen

    DougMen Squier-holic

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    I'm wondering how long it will take Amazon to ship my Oscar Schmidt, since they have a disclaimer on their website that says because of the pandemic essential items receive preferential treatment for shipping, while other items may take longer than normal. They say it will arrive by May 21st, but I'm sceptical that they'll meet that projection. Time will tell.
     
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  7. AllroyPA

    AllroyPA Squier-Axpert

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    Some stuff stays and some stuff goes, we all need to do it. Good luck in the search as it’s half the fun !
     
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  8. strummer101

    strummer101 Squier-Meister

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    yea the search
    as a hunter, I understand

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  9. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe Squier-Nut

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    Wow. I'm surprised that you returned it. For $119.00 delivered, aside from an Epiphone Special, I can't think of a bargain guitar that I enjoy more. I really like the neck. I find it substantial for an entry level budget model. The sparkle finish too. I can see where you may want to add a string tree if you have that G string ring phenomenon going on, but that seems to be an easy enough fix. The E too close to the edge is understandable though. I had that concern with an MIM Cabronita that I bought new. I messed with it for a year and eventually sold it at a loss. That one I should have returned.
     
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  10. strummer101

    strummer101 Squier-Meister

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    Hi Uncle Joe, It was tough to decide to take it back it sure was a looker, the high e too close to the fret board edge was something that i did not want to deal with (I am trying to learn finger tapping) But I have so many guitars, and now I can shop for another, guilt free! :)

    PS: I am still in the Squier club with my anniversity infinity and a hard tail bullet strat
     
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  11. LutherBurger

    LutherBurger Squier-holic

    Sep 2, 2015
    NYC
    My Bullet had all of the same issues as @strummer101's but I enjoyed fixing them. I can understand why someone wouldn't, though.
     
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  12. strat_strummer

    strat_strummer Squier-holic

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    RC addiction....
    Bummer deal, I hope the next one is perfect...
     
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  13. Dinomikesr

    Dinomikesr Squier-Meister

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    Check out Xavier at Guitarfetish. It's going to be $236 I think, but mine is above any Squiers I have. Just a really good guitar.
     
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  14. Dinomikesr

    Dinomikesr Squier-Meister

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    Sorry, that's $189 to $199 and those are ash and alder bodies.
     
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  15. fadetoz

    fadetoz Squier-holic

    Jun 29, 2011
    USA
    Sometimes they just have issues and got to go. I had one and after a full setup it was great. But it sounds like that may not have fixed all your issues.
     
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  16. BlueTele

    BlueTele Squier-Meister

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    Man, this forum is gonna cost me my marriage! :D Some cool stuff there.
     
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  17. Dinomikesr

    Dinomikesr Squier-Meister

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    Get there emails for their code reminders and use them. It relieves their shipping costs because they're not big enough to get a deal on shipping.
     
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  18. metalmerchant

    metalmerchant Squier-Meister

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    At the end of the day, despite the good looks and modest price...if it doesn't deliver the goods, then you will always find it lacking. I have spent money on under performing guitars, but they felt right and played well. It was the cheap clanky sound from the electronics that let it down, and so deserved an upgrade.
    In your case you definitely made the right decision.
    Happy hunting.
     
    Last edited: May 22, 2020
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