Fender J5 Triple Tele Deluxe user reviews
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- The John 5 Signature model Triple Tele Deluxe is not your daddy's tele. It still has the familiar alder body and maple neck with a rosewood fretboard, but most everything else is different. For one, this thing has a tremolo, three "wide range" humbuckers, a crazy pickguard and a 70s Fender strat headstock.
- I might as well start off by saying I'm not a fan of John 5. The guitar itself is put together fairly well, but the thing can't decide what it wants to be. On the one hand, it has the standard tele ergonomics which I find aren't that great to begin with. Then it has the humbuckers. I'll get to those in the next paragraph. The neck itself isn't a bad neck, and the fretwork was pretty decent on the model I played. I like the fact that it has 22 frets, and I love the fact that it has a 12'' radius instead of the normal 9.5'' radius as seen on so many other standard production Fenders.
- The Enforcer wide range humbuckers are not my cup of tea. They sound pretty fat, but they just don't do it for me for whatever reason. A big issue I have with this guitar is that you can't swap pickups without a pickguard change, and considering how different this pickguard is, you need to get it custom made which costs time and money. They seem to work for John 5, but then again, I'd somewhat disagree with that considering I don't care for the guy's music in the first place.
- Overall Opinion
- The guitar is definitely an odd one, and I can't really recommend it to anybody. If you're a huge John 5 fan, I guess you'd enjoy this guitar, but I have a feeling most normal guitar players will look elsewhere for a good axe. Like all Fenders, you really need to play them before buying, and this one especially follows that rule.
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- - Alder body with Double Binding
- Maple Neck 1-Piece, profile 'C'
- Polyurethane Varnish
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Radius: 12 '(305 mm)
- 21 Medium Jumbo Frets
- Scale: 25.5 "(648 mm)
- Nut Width: 1.650 "(42 mm)
- Hardware: Chrome
- Mechanical Fender Vintage 'F'
- Bridge American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
- Chrome Plate
- 3-coil humbucking Enforcer'' Wide Range''
- 3-Position Selector: Bridge / Central / Channel
- Controls: Master Volume
- Black color with polyester varnish
What stands out from other Tele: lacrosse broad type '70s Stratocaster ®,
the double white binding, and the way Strat ® tremolo.
Originally equipped with ropes Fender Super 250L (.009/.042)
- The grip is not as instinctive as you might think. Finally, let's say it's not easy to switch from one brand to another, especially when it comes to Fender and Gibson (those who have will understand me). If you were blindfolded and that you plug in a Gibson's hands, the grip is so strange that you can not go wrong.
Terms of weight ... Good ... ... it's heavy but reasonable.
The ergonomic shape, very pleasant to forget the beginning of obesity on the guitar ...
This form thus allows raids ranges free and easy.
Standpoint of sound, that's only after almost four years (of loyal service) wiring acting up. To be concrete, this occurs only when I "splits" a microphone to another (his loss). Basically, you gotta go frankly without asking questions.
The sounds are undeniably bluesy. I will not say "Oh, you metalheads-its, go your way" as would be customary, nooo, that to the contrary, this guitar could even meet you! It's just you try and know what you really want to get good.
And, yes, one last detail that's worth. The mechanical blocking: the foot!
- I expected a typical metal guitar, but versatile enough to qualify as blues or ballads.
The nuance here is: what is a typical skyscraper blues / country / bluegrass / ... but versatile enough to claim that the metal (type?).
It is therefore indeed the Fender hardcore, but his three Enforcer allow it to spit big fat riffs galore.
Anyway, anyway, the various additional sound effects will only give you a quality result saw the violin very correct this guitar.
- Overall Opinion
- I use it for 4 years, have never been disappointed her. She always gets me out the sounds that I expect.
The quality / price is justified, despite the "Made in Mexico" written on the back of the head were it only to owning a Telecaster unique in its triple "Wide Range", with its versatile and sounds look.
I do not regret my purchase at all, this is a good compromise, and then it's right what I needed.
- Fender Mexico, 22 frets, 3 pickups Fender enforcer, trs cool.
Position 1: Bridge Pickup
Position 2: Micro Intermdiaire
Position 3: neck pickup (My Prfr)
Tone of a knob and a volume
A little heavy ... all of the same
Well it's Fender, we like it or not.
Anyway it's good stuff, + quite a look!
- I used an Epiphone G400 front on which I had the EMG addition, in other words I dpays t! The handle is pais, bigger frets, but a better reason!
It is much easier to play "horizontally" rather than "vertically". This explains the particular set of John 5.
Vibrato, it's not a good floyd (fortunately!) but it does its job well enough and do not dsaccorde the ropes thanks to mcaniques block of good quality.
Same observation for the micro intermdiaire, I had to lower it a little to avoid without stopping to type with my mediator, shame.
In any case, and ironically given the play of John 5, the planks will not shred on this scratch, or else may ask you for a good time to Entran.
In comparison to the ACCS Acute remains ais me on a SG.
It's really a guitar particulire, try ... I put 8 because I myself am used to.
- So ... The pickups are Fender Enforcer trs their job well, the sounds are diffrent according to the position.
The clean sounds are warm with the micro serious crunch and a bit sharp with the microphone.
In disto bah, spits a lot of the same and it's all a little prs diversification following positions. Artificial harmonics are clearly evident in the sharp position that surprised me plutt from micro-called "vintage".
Basically you can play rock, blues, country and even push up the mtal long as the rest of the stuff to follow.
So I put 8 for versatility, and also for the fact that there are only 3 positions for 3 microphones.
- Overall Opinion
- I have since early 2008 and 700 and the wheelbarrow I would do without this choice hsiter quarter of a second.
It is ultimately a fairly Grat versatile class, well finished and sounds great.
I have tried many others before you buy (ibanez, esp, gibson ...) but I liked direct. It really complte my epiphone, I wanted first. But I highly recommend trying it before buying it, I think again we like it or not.
- It's a Fender Mexican touches palisandre, 22 medium jumbo frets, with 3 microphones Depress Humbruckers Hood chrome tremolo Fender American Vintage. The settings are simplified, one volume and one tone + 3-position selector. The body is alder solidbody.
- The handle is soft tees and treble easily accessible, it is a normal sound is top télécaster.Le it's big sound, the Lays of play erases the weight is not negligible.
- This guitar is well suited to blues and rock but with my pocket pod, most sounds are very good, with the distortion you get with very good sound.
- Overall Opinion
- I own it since December, she looks great, for against the chrome require regular wipe. Previously I had a guitar type strato cheap and when I played on the Black Widow (so named by a trade paper), I understood the need to attack on guitars like this.
The value is very good and when I read the article in the journal, I knew I wanted this model, and I would do the same choice.
- Beautiful Mexico!
. Alder body
. Bolt-on maple / rosewood fingerboard, '60s profile C ', 22 Medium Jumbo frets
. Scale 25.5 (648 mm)
. 12 Radius (305mm)
. Nut width 43 mm
. Fender Enforcer humbucking pickups 3 "Wide Range
. Master Volume, Master Tone, 3 position slecteur
. Fender American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
. Mcaniques Fender / Schaller Vintage F blocking
. Chrome hardware
. Dcorum: 1-ply pickguard chrome - 70's style head attached - inlay sleeve 'Dot' - on net cash
. Color: Black
trs beautiful guitar!
however it does have a good idea to install a split or a toggle for the microphones to shuffled.
- Yes the handle is super enjoyable, it is taken in hand soon.
It is easy to play.
the guitar is its weight, it trs balanced.
The large black dot is the central micro, which incidentally is excellent but embarrassing! In fact, I had to lower the height of the micro cot strings.
Then the sound is fenderien trs I, who am used to big gibson and other war machines built for the metal (MTM1, LP Zakk Wylde has ben ...), change me!
Indeed, the sound is slamming trs.
- Ben for the big metal not super super c, c too loud and a little high perch.
The bridge pickup is loaded with medium and high fever.
But the big rock, rock ettout the rest is that good.
The pickups are perfect. Prcis, slamming ...
The micro environment is excellent and the neck pickup. They have a good personality I do not know how to explain to go try it.
It's sweet sweet hum too good, clean sound and crunch I love it! congestion has pushed many sending ...
sounds good then the middle and round are excellent, clear the bridge pickup, like me, I find it a bit too high perch and loaded into acute, too chubby for my taste, especially in big saturation.
I play on Engl Ritchie and more black cabs engl V30 to correct the bridge pickup, I use an MXR KFK equa in the loop and a kill! I get a big sound to find a very heavy greasy yum yum!
- Overall Opinion
- Ben has 15 days I have!
the shape is excellent, ergonomics the ease of play, the pickups neck and middle are good trs!
Then the bridge pickup not top top but it is a matter of taste and its Search.
I think in a register or even heavy rock but then goes for a more modern sound c of death!
Frankly it's a good trs guitar especially for the price! trs versatile with its slightly more inflated than tlcaster "classic".
I tried several before that the tl ... from mexico to us ... There's good and the trs trs bad even on us! but the J5 has a twist ...
Especially if you are looking for a tl try, try try! it's not because it costs 2000 euros it's a good trs guitar you can have a bad surprise!
APRS reflection so I choose to do it again for sure! but for a rock guitar and not the modern!
Besides, it's a real pleasure to connect and get into the AC DC.
It's really a good scratch super fun to play.
- A first quick view:
Tele del Mexico, etc ... I will not dwell.
1 master volume, 1 tone, vintage bridge with vibrato.Ca held up well despite the agreement a session all day thanks to mechanical blocage.Nickel.
Channel perfect (I'm sorry just a bit limited access at the top of the handle)
The three pickups send the solder is accurate and aggressive (despite internal electronic medium) I had trouble with the switch that did not contact the bridge mic at the reception of the vehicle (purchased on the net ) and a hissing problem with distortion but resolved after a small surgery.
We can easily guess that Fender has made savings on electronics gear.
The rest is that of happiness.
- Dice the first grip is a pleasure to play on, whether in agreement or alone, really nice. (Despite being mounted in the original 9 / 42, matter of taste)
It weighs all the same weight (6 / 7 kilos I think), and the interface is really good.
It sounds good balance and hell, it sounds Fender!
- I play mostly rock greasy blues through the company and she is doing well in all areas.
I plugged into a Mesa stiletto ca + cab and rectify the fact bien.Ca shines a lot, ca slap rhythm well.
- Overall Opinion
-A very good sound
-Versatility thanks to three microphones
Comfortable and well-balanced
-The cover and the maintenance kit and set comes with.
Them 900 euros
-Electronics average (poor quality wiring to repeat)
-The access of low strings at the top of the handle
We pay for with this beautiful new edition "modern".
I dare not imagine the U.S. version!