Maple fretboard looks fake? What year is this? Is it fake?

Discussion in 'Squier Telecasters' started by Powerstroke, Feb 24, 2021.

  1. Powerstroke

    Powerstroke Squier Talker

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    Screenshot_20210226-021458_Gallery.jpg Looks like cheap cabinets haha
    After i fixed the fret sprout its ok. But it certainly feels cheap and sounds cheaper
     
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  3. TarAntXon

    TarAntXon New Member

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    The clear satin finish on the pale maple of the fretboard makes it somewhat feel like it's made of plastic, don't you think?
     
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  4. Powerstroke

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    65refinyellow Squier-Nut

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    That snappiness can be found from most alnico pickups. Your ceramic pickups excel most with distortion. This is why many people have both types of magnets. My ceramic pickups certainly get a bigger sound through the half stacks and full stacks I play that my drummer collects. The ultimate expression of that big midrange attack is with the ceramic EMG 81s.

    But the sweetness and jangle is much more the alnico pickups, even in something as low cost as GFS pickups which I like to install from time to time,
     
  6. Powerstroke

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    Ok. And the neck sounds almost the same strangely.
    I think these strings might be factory also. I havent had time to change them. My truck broke bringing this home. So ive been pretty busy since
     
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  7. Powerstroke

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    Took the neck off for the hell of it and put some reg ernieballs on it
     
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