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Old March 25th, 2003, 05:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Installed Fralin bridge in American Standard

Hey Folks,

I got around to installing the Fralin Blues Special in the bridge of my '93 Am. Std. Tele, keeping the standard neck (which I have always liked).

Well, as soon as I pulled the old PUP I knew it was a bin job. Why on earth did Fender do away with the copper plate? Its rubbish!

Anyway, got it all back together.

It sounds just like what I had in my head. More output than I would have expected for a 5% overwind, and not middy/honky. The guitar finally sounds like a Tele should. It twangs, it screams. It pushes the amp a lot more than the old PUP. Exceeded all expectations. Perfect for what I do, and thats blues and country.

I am rapt!

Side note, in the middle position, its thin and weedy with a volume drop - out of phase. I believe I'll have to reverse the bridge PUP leads, will try that today. I dig the sound, but I want the middle position I can use more often.

Cheers!

Adam

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Old March 26th, 2003, 01:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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When you switch the bridge wires, you will also have to switch the little ground wire that connect to the base plate or else you will have a VERY noisy guit-fiddle.
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Old March 26th, 2003, 04:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hey Joe,

I just discovered this the hard way! Very, very noisy.

Wish I had seen your post first!

Cheers,

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Old January 28th, 2013, 09:18 PM   #4 (permalink)
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that is a great all-around pup. i have more of those than any other.
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