Breezysound TE70 81-82

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Breezysound TE70 81-82

Post by Sergei » Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:03 pm

Hello guys! Greatings from Russia for everyone from a newborn tokai soldier.
Just bought this one. https://drive.google.com/folderview?id= ... Ndnl0i72HP
Telecaster Breezysound TE70 with saved spaghetti logo and sticker.
Maybe 81-82 years old.. What do you think about this pet? I haven't seen anyone else on ebay or at other forums and stores.
As far as i see the bridge did not from this model. Am i right?
What pickups it has on?
Please tell everything you know about this guitar.
Thanks for advance

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Re: Breezysound TE70 81-82

Post by felixcatus » Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:24 pm

Hi welcome to the forum. Very nice Breezy 8) 8) 8) , congrats.

PS it is from the second half of 1980. '70' model number should have TEA pickups (lower numbered models have TEB), I think? Oh, and also 1(piercing :-? :wink: )Meg tone pot. Bridge can be original.

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Re: Breezysound TE70 81-82

Post by Sergei » Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:44 pm

Thanks for your fast replying. very surprised :wink:
Another one question - looks like it's not nitro varnish. More like polyurethane, right?
I've heard somewher that nitro has been used on the older models startin' from 80 and so.
Do you know something about it?

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Re: Breezysound TE70 81-82

Post by felixcatus » Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:52 pm

My (early)1980 TE80 is nitro finish.

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Re: Breezysound TE70 81-82

Post by Sergei » Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:47 pm

Felixcatus, Do you have some photo of your 80th breezy? Please show this thing.
One of my friends has the same (80) model. It has an ash body under lite nitro. As i know this model has a real ash and 70th has a sen.
Btw my tele (sen) sounds more like an alder than ash. Don't know why. :roll:

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Re: Breezysound TE70 81-82

Post by felixcatus » Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:51 pm

Sergei wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:47 pm
Felixcatus, Do you have some photo of your 80th breezy? Please show this thing.
Okay :wink:
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(one piece body, 'V' neck, nitro finish, TEA pickups)


The 'Nitro'
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Re: Breezysound TE70 81-82

Post by Sergei » Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:18 am

Wow!
Incredible hot thing :P
The same one my friend has here. But his breezy whithout logo ( was deleted by previous owner).
Yours has a brass nut too.. We thought that was a part of someone upgrade.

Thanks a lot. The photos gave me a great pleasure

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Re: Breezysound TE70 81-82

Post by felixcatus » Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:06 am

8) Thanks. Brass nut is original for a 1980 TE80, my 1978 ST100 also originally had a brass nut.

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Re: Breezysound TE70 81-82

Post by Sergei » Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:08 am

felixcatus wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:24 pm


PS it is from the second half of 1980. '70' model number should have TEA pickups (lower numbered models have TEB), I think?
My breezy has got a TEB pickups :-?
Could you tell me whats the difference between.?
I'm slightly sad.

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Re: Breezysound TE70 81-82

Post by felixcatus » Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:23 am

Sergei wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:08 am
felixcatus wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:24 pm


PS it is from the second half of 1980. '70' model number should have TEA pickups (lower numbered models have TEB), I think?
My breezy has got a TEB pickups :-?
Could you tell me whats the difference between.?
I'm slightly sad.
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Possibly the same for the TE pickups?

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Re: Breezysound TE70 81-82

Post by Sergei » Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:36 am

I don't know what do you mean. But perhaps :lol:

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Re: Breezysound TE70 81-82

Post by felixcatus » Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:06 pm

As in that catalogue photo, ST (Springy's) pickups description, "type A is a hand made exact alloy reproduction of a 1954 single coil unit. Type B is a production model of the same pickup."

I understand that as, 'hand wound' and 'machine wound', at least? And maybe it's the same with the Breezy's TEA and TEB?

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Re: Breezysound TE70 81-82

Post by Sergei » Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:44 am

Oh. Thanks :wink:
Its clear now
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Re: Breezysound TE70 81-82

Post by mdvineng » Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:41 am

I would take hand wound to be better with a pinch of salt to be honest! it isn't always a statement of quality. I was reading some info recently on why Gibson's pickups were so variable in the late 50's early 60's, seems they wound them to a specific time period rather than the number of turns :roll:
so a slower winder had less turns than a faster winder, whether auto or manual. Probably a time and motions decision rather than anything else?
always let your ears be the judge and not the name/brand/spec.
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Re: Breezysound TE70 81-82

Post by Sergei » Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:50 am

mdvineng wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:41 am
always let your ears be the judge and not the name/brand/spec.
Right you are! Also I've got to add the huge part of sound forming by the wood's type and its finish. I've heard my te70 and real nitro ash te80. The sound's difference very markable as well. 80' real better.
I don't think the only reason is TEA pu.

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