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1956 Telecaster build

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by preeb, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. olaftheholy

    olaftheholy Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    47
    Mar 25, 2009
    Pécs, Baranya - Hungary

    :eek::eek::eek:



    Phiiiiiiiiiiiiiieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwww!!!!!!!! You got me worried there for a second!!!!
    I ran to the shop and checked on all the pickups i have with covers on.

    They do NOT touch... there's space between the top of the cover and the magnets.

    This is why i got confused before ; i had a spare n/s cover from the dead tonerider wich i put on the 'fat slug' giovanni in the bl;ackguard.
    It sounded way better then the arced brass one.
    The n/s iss flat-topped so i just assumed :rolleyes: (silly me) that the magnets touched.
    This was actually the case with the Keystone neck pickup, it has elevated poles... it sounded like poep by the way.
     

  2. preeb

    preeb Poster Extraordinaire Vendor Member

    Age:
    51
    Sep 10, 2008
    Sonoran Desert
    Thank you nosuch for your kind words,
    He uses a Fender Deluxe for the demo with a little gain crunch from the amp.
     

  3. preeb

    preeb Poster Extraordinaire Vendor Member

    Age:
    51
    Sep 10, 2008
    Sonoran Desert
    Thanks rattus77!
    It takes about 15 days to complete an instrument.
    Yes you can (-; $$
     

  4. preeb

    preeb Poster Extraordinaire Vendor Member

    Age:
    51
    Sep 10, 2008
    Sonoran Desert

    LOL... Don't run... you might hit the ground too (-;
     

  5. Rolling Estonian

    Rolling Estonian Friend of Leo's

    Aug 23, 2009
    Bethesda, MD.
    Hey man,

    Thank you!!!! I'm a beginner/intermediate and have had a Tele for 3 mos. Documentation of your build is so enlightening! We treasure our instruments, and those of us lucky to have nice ones, can now see how lucky we are!

    Thanks again and I look forward to the next one!
     

  6. Dave_O

    Dave_O Friend of Leo's

    Jul 27, 2006
    offline and IRL
    Fantastic work, preeb.
    As someone said earlier; a simple design maybe, but your detail work is first class.
     

  7. preeb

    preeb Poster Extraordinaire Vendor Member

    Age:
    51
    Sep 10, 2008
    Sonoran Desert
    Thanks mlipping,

    Glad you enjoyed the post. There are a few other builds I posted here on TDPRI.
     

  8. preeb

    preeb Poster Extraordinaire Vendor Member

    Age:
    51
    Sep 10, 2008
    Sonoran Desert
    Thank you Dave_O
     

  9. Fatmanstratman

    Fatmanstratman Poster Extraordinaire

    I've just read this thread from start to finish. Absolutely AWESOME work!...:eek:

    Thank you SO much for a truly inspirational thread. One day I'll stop building partscasters and attempt to build my own from scratch. I very much doubt if I'll ever be able to build anything NEAR what some of you guys have produced.

    I salute you all...:cool:
     

  10. funff

    funff Tele-Holic

    818
    Jan 26, 2008
    UK

    +1
     

  11. David Barnett

    David Barnett Poster Extraordinaire

    In my opinion the frets will last longer this way.
     

  12. preeb

    preeb Poster Extraordinaire Vendor Member

    Age:
    51
    Sep 10, 2008
    Sonoran Desert
    Thanks Fatmanstratman.
    Hope this "One Day" of yours will become reality soon (-;
     

  13. robben2456

    robben2456 NEW MEMBER!

    1
    Apr 17, 2010
    U.K.
    Could you let me know how deep you take the
    rout at the back of the neck at both ends and how high
    in the middle please as it s very difficult
    to find info on this part of the neck build
    thanks .
     

  14. Thumbexmachina

    Thumbexmachina TDPRI Member

    38
    Mar 26, 2010
    Oklahoma
    Just wanted to add my voice to the chorus, very nice (very, very, very)!

    It's a joy to watch work like this, and educational as well.
     

  15. Very nice build threads you have here Gil. Thank you so much for taking the time to explain and take all the pics. Even the sandwich builds are pretty good to lol

    I would love to have a Tele from my birth year (1956) and watching you build this one was special to me. Thanks again from Missouri,USA

    Bob
     

  16. preeb

    preeb Poster Extraordinaire Vendor Member

    Age:
    51
    Sep 10, 2008
    Sonoran Desert
    Thanks guys.
     

  17. pavel

    pavel Tele-Meister

    135
    Mar 30, 2009
    California
    Hi Gil,

    Nacho and some of the other sources make it sound like the neck PU magnets were Alnico V?
     

  18. preeb

    preeb Poster Extraordinaire Vendor Member

    Age:
    51
    Sep 10, 2008
    Sonoran Desert
    Yes, It's true of course.
    Most were Alnico 5 but I decided to go for a full Alnico 3 set for this build.
    Some old ones had 3's in the neck so I'm historically safe I guess (-;
    I wanted to get a little thinner neck tone for a better pu balance in the mid position.
     

  19. pavel

    pavel Tele-Meister

    135
    Mar 30, 2009
    California
    Makes sense, thanks!
     

  20. preeb

    preeb Poster Extraordinaire Vendor Member

    Age:
    51
    Sep 10, 2008
    Sonoran Desert
    Another thing is the neck pu cover.
    I use a light Nickel Silver cover and the AL-3 sounds very full and lively in that combination.
     

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