Do These Furrians Twang?

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  1. Tyrannocaster

    Tyrannocaster Well-Known Member

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    Do these twang? It looks like they just butted the bridge pup up to the pickguard, so not only is it a P90 but it's farther from the bridge than a standard Tele. Boy, that is a pretty guitar.
     
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    Bump for putative Tele twang.
     
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    I'm curious too. My bet is that they will chime (clean) and growl (gain), but not twang.
     
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    In my experience twang is most prevalent with an ashtray bridge, brass saddles, single coil ALNiCo pups, and copper baseplate. Not saying a guitar can't twang without those specific features, though I think they definitely help.

    That guitar looks like it might sound more full and warm with the pickup that distance from the bridge.
     
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    i definitely noticed more twang with my mim after swapping the bridge out for an ashtray style (with the compensated brass barrels--i suspect that's most of the difference although i don't know for sure). so i guess i'd expect that config to be less twangy than a more traditional one...
     
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    That's my thought, too.
     
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    I'm betting it twangs just fine and will still sound basically as you'd expect a tele to sound, just maybe a bit fatter. My scratch build cabronita style with p90s is still as twangy AF, and I think the scale length is a big factor in that.
     
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    Its not really a tele in that config to me. I seriously doubt that its the tele shape that makes it twang. Even the std pup config furrian I have doesn't really twang much at all. I was using it more for soundgarden in open C than for nashville. I can get more twang with an lp and a pedal. I like my furrian pups. They have a nice flexible usable tone but not much tele tone. If the std tele pup doesn't have it I cant see the p90 pulling it off.
    I also had the douglas thinline. I think it had the same sx tele pickups wit ha similar like-able but un-tele tone. I have the affinity bsb tele and it is very twangy with its cheap ceramics. I call it trash tele tone. Very fun and raw. I also have a mess of an inlaid tele all looks and no playability. It has very twangy nice pickups somehow.
    That thing up there is a sexy beast, might sound bitchin, probably sound bitchin but not like a tele. If I wanted another p90 sounding guitar that would be tempting. Funny that I would never consider that color in an lp because its so cliche but in a tele, pretty cool.
     
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    Probably all that but I'm guessing 80%+ is a proper tele style pickup when I compare my different, similar bridge hardware teles.
     
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    i have a p90 tele and i can't say it has the classic tele twang. but i don't play that style of music, so it may just be me..

    what it does do really well is crunch, growl and sing. bright but powerful
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    Thanks. That's what I figured. Not for me, then; I really do want spaghetti western twang. I can get it from my Teles, I just wondered if that one could do it, too. It's just so pretty! :)
     
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    These do not have a traditional Tele sound. IMO, the stock pickups neither sound like P90s or Tele single-coils, but they do sound good.

    BTW, I owned that Furrian (pictured above) for about a minute or two, and it's the only Rondo guitar I've seen that looks better in the photo than in real life... I tried to like the finish, but it just looked hideous to me...

    I ended up exchanging it for an Alder Furrian in CAR.
     
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    They used to have this tele in std tele pup config. Is it gone now? Maybe keep an eye out for a used one.
     
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    It had a traditional tele sound but did not sound like a tele single coil? How is this? I suppose you can try and build a p90 specially to try and mimic the tele but I've never hear of it. I've always figured, and I think there were some reports, that the sx teles p90s were the same as the ones in the well liked callisto and liquids
     
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    He said it did NOT have a traditional Tele sound.
     
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    I think you mis-read my post:

     
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    Wow, you read something wrong the first time then it doesn't matter how many times you reread it it gets a stuck relay. Sorry
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    No worries... It happens to me all the time. :)
     
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    No, you mean "it happens to me all the time".
     
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    I'll admit - I am not sure what the twang is.
    I thought it was the sound - when played clean - that bridge pickups make because they are so close to the bridge due to the way the string vibrates in that area, vs neck or middle.

    I thought the flavor called twang is due to the angle of and the single coil bridge pick up itself.

    Stone me or school me; I'll take either.
     

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