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NGD: Kotzen tele & NPD: skreddy pigmine
Post by tekbow on Jun 1st, 2010, 11:09am

Finally paid her off cheesy

tell you what, the neck PU sounds insanely good thru the soldy, my favourite sound yet

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Re: NGD: Kotzen tele
Post by MrYou on Jun 1st, 2010, 11:21am


Thats one of the best Tele's I've ever seen! Beauty!
Re: NGD: Kotzen tele
Post by Shark Diver on Jun 1st, 2010, 3:04pm

Yeah, that's pretty sweet. Thinking of getting a tele myself. So, does it play as good as it looks?
Re: NGD: Kotzen tele
Post by tekbow on Jun 1st, 2010, 3:13pm

well, it sounds better than it looks, especially that neck pickup straight into the hotrods lead channel. sustains forever (thats against my PRS and Axis) has this great in/out phase switch for the middle position that sounds like a built in tube screamer on clean boost. she's sweet as a sweet thing as well, just really sings.

it's a swampash body on it

playability, well subjective kinda. it's a fantastic neck, but the guitar fights you a little, in a good way, really have to dig in to get the best out of it, but i like that, plus the neck, while feeling amazing and being satin finished, is a baseball bat. this neck is huge. definitely bigger than the Wide Fat on the mcarty. but i've been gradually moving up in the neck size departments anyways so i like it
Re: NGD: Kotzen tele
Post by 05Softail on Jun 2nd, 2010, 11:47am

Curious as to why you are moving toward thicker necks? Does that lend itself a certain style of playing?

The guitar is a babe.... And being new it's like jailbait. I like that color combination. Don't scratcher her, would hate to hear of you weeping over it....
Re: NGD: Kotzen tele
Post by tekbow on Jun 2nd, 2010, 1:21pm

i'm saying nothing about what' being done with her. and she's of legal age thankyou rolleyes

Yeah i don't know what it is about the necks, it's mostly been thru shear chance. i used to own esp's, ibbys etc and my favourites back then were the larger necks (the JS1000) had a reasonable neck size

then when i got back into playing again the first 2 guitars i bought were online and happened to be bigger handfulls (axis and mcarty) since then i've been going for classic neck contours. when i played this it just felt right. I started out playing metal years ago, but as i get older i play more blues based heavy rock (cantrell is a big influence) and for big dug in bends a big neck is just great can really get leverage i suppose. does lots for the tone as well
Re: NGD: Kotzen tele
Post by Shark Diver on Jun 2nd, 2010, 3:14pm

I'm the same way moving up in neck size. I use to play nothing but Ibanez Wizard necks. Then I went to PRS W/F necks and most of my guitars now are about that neck size. Though all the PRS guitars are gone. I tried some thinner necks for a while (Suhr Modern/EBMM JP) but have gone back up.

Playing the same music. Only difference for me is that my string gauge has gone from 9s when I first started playing to 13s now. Bigger necks, bigger strings. Just feels right.
Re: NGD: Kotzen tele
Post by MrYou on Jun 2nd, 2010, 10:08pm

I agree with the move to thicker necks. For me, I found pretty much right away after not playing for a good while, that my wrist does not fatigued as quickly with thicker vs thinner necks for rhythm chord playing. But I do prefer the PRS Regular neck width profile compared to the W/F width for my medium-sized hands when playing single notes.
Re: NGD: Kotzen tele
Post by Shark Diver on Jun 3rd, 2010, 02:18am

Yes, the PRS neck shape on the standard 24 fretters is really great.
Re: NGD: Kotzen tele
Post by tekbow on Jun 3rd, 2010, 1:46pm

I agree with the bigger strings to, although i'm working my way up gradually, up to DR 10's now

it's an odd one though cos i got baby girly sized hands lol
Re: NGD: Kotzen tele
Post by guccieng on Jun 3rd, 2010, 7:58pm

so i'm not the only one? i like the baseball bat necks and up to 11's, thinkin' 'bout 12's... they just plain sound better, don't they?
Re: NGD: Kotzen tele
Post by Shark Diver on Jun 3rd, 2010, 8:57pm

I think they feel better as well. More balanced feel and fuller tone. But obviously there have been great tones from strings as small as 8s. So, it's a lot of factors. I need all the help I can get. grin
Re: NGD: Kotzen tele
Post by ryanmichael95 on Jun 3rd, 2010, 10:30pm

To me, guitar necks don't get any better than a R9 Les Paul. The best of the best IMO. 9-46 Ernie Ball strings for me.
Re: NGD: Kotzen tele
Post by ryanmichael95 on Jun 3rd, 2010, 10:32pm

Also, not to derail the thread, that is one killer Tele!!! grin
Re: NGD: Kotzen tele
Post by tekbow on Jun 4th, 2010, 05:10am

Thanks man grin i'm super stoked about her

i'm over on rigtalk and coincidentally one of the guys there got one of these the same day i did, he loves his too. posted a review after he used it in rehearsals last night way down at the bottom

http://www.rig-talk.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=70686

Still on the topic on telegraph pole necks, i'm finding the're making me better technically too. if you want to shred on a fat neck your technique has to be spot on, it forces you to use correct left hand position

Edit: figured i'd slide this in here instead of starting a whole new thread. My new skreddy pigmine. she's distinct tonally, totally not what i was expecting.

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Re: NGD: Kotzen tele & NPD: skreddy pigmine
Post by AngryGoldfish on Jun 5th, 2010, 7:00pm

Congratz, Simon!

I've been dying for a Skreddy pedal for a while now, I just can't justify the prices when I don't NEED one. grin

I mean, I have other pedals to buy that are more essential, that's what I'm saying.
Re: NGD: Kotzen tele & NPD: skreddy pigmine
Post by tekbow on Jun 5th, 2010, 7:43pm

hmm well i have a lot of love for the three i have but the last couple of days i keep swinging between "love em all" and "um.. can i justify having 5 muff variants?"

if i end up letting one go, i'll let you know