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[Finished!] UPDATE: Sound samples!

Discussion in 'Tele-Technical' started by mexpress, Nov 15, 2005.

  1. mexpress

    mexpress TDPRI Member

    30
    Nov 10, 2005
    :D After sweating, sanding, shimming, filing, tweaking, intonating, stripping screw heads, cursing, and etc., I have arrived at what I can be comfortable calling a finished product:

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    - Lace pickups
    - Classic 3-way switching
    - Stainless steel frets
    - Schaller locking tuners
    - Schaller Straplocks
    - Alder body
    - Maple neck
    - Double reinforced truss rod
    - "Ford Chrome Yellow" paint job
    And don't forget my original "TELECUSTOM" wannabe decal!

    Thanks for all your help folks! Email me with further suggestions or questions.
     

  2. guitar_ed

    guitar_ed Tele-Holic

    Age:
    56
    707
    Mar 24, 2003
    Bankrupt State of California
    Time to plug that bad boy in & PLAY it.

    Looks good.

    Guitar Ed
     

  3. Telecaster?

    Telecaster? TDPRI Member

    23
    Oct 13, 2005
    Wow looks nice, the paintjob is killer.

    Nice job.
     

  4. Unkie Al

    Unkie Al Tele-Holic

    752
    Aug 8, 2005
    Denmark
    Looks fantastic!
    -Good job.

    Kinda reminds of this fella:
    Orange Tele
     

  5. Marshall Thinline

    Marshall Thinline Tele-Holic

    851
    Mar 22, 2003
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Great job!

    What type of clearcoat did you use on the finish?
     

  6. mexpress

    mexpress TDPRI Member

    30
    Nov 10, 2005
    Sorry for the delay Marshall Thinline

    I've been too busy playing to read the forum!!!

    Anyhow, I used an automotive clear that the auto paint guy recommended/included when he mixed my yellow. It seems to be quite hard, for simple paint/clear setup. It was all applied in basically the same way as a body shop tech would paint a body panel. Hope that makes sense!

    -m
     

  7. maestrovert

    maestrovert Poster Extraordinaire

    YEAH!!! ya done good there Bro' !

    you can definitely be proud ! Especially if this one is your first....though i think i can safely say : it won't be your last ;)

    now, Howzit sound ?
     

  8. mexpress

    mexpress TDPRI Member

    30
    Nov 10, 2005
    HOW DOES IT SOUND!?

    I'll tell ya what. I am going to record a clip for you guys to hear. I'll run through the 3 switch positions, and give you a clean and an overdriven segment. :twisted: Check back tomorrow night and you'll be able to witness the sound.

    I think you'll be somewhat surprised by what you hear - for reasons we'll discuss later ;)
     

  9. moonshiner

    moonshiner Friend of Leo's

    That banana yeller is kewl...
     

  10. Bickert Fan

    Bickert Fan Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 13, 2005
    Cape Cod, MA
    Impressive! Dang it, I want to build one too!
     

  11. cvansickle

    cvansickle Tele-Holic

    752
    Jul 29, 2005
    Atlanta, GA USA
    Gorgeous!!!

    What's that dot next to the 18th fret in the cutaway?
     

  12. Caper

    Caper Friend of Leo's

    Mar 30, 2003
    That thing looks beautiful, take a bow young fella, you did great job. Lookin forward to hearing those pickups.
     

  13. DrewB

    DrewB Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 3, 2005
    Independence, MO
    That looks like some of Warmoth's new truss-rod technology. Check out the Warmoth site for an explanation.
     

  14. Marshall Thinline

    Marshall Thinline Tele-Holic

    851
    Mar 22, 2003
    Pittsburgh, PA

  15. cvansickle

    cvansickle Tele-Holic

    752
    Jul 29, 2005
    Atlanta, GA USA
    Well, sheet far - that's a new one on me!

    Thanks for the info.
     

  16. mexpress

    mexpress TDPRI Member

    30
    Nov 10, 2005
    Update:

    Yeah, forgot to mention that Warmoth micro-tilt "dot" there. Sorry for the confusion!

    Anyhow, as far as sound clips go, I got spirited away to the mountains for thanksgiving before I could record pickup samples. They should be forthcoming soon!
     

  17. mexpress

    mexpress TDPRI Member

    30
    Nov 10, 2005
    OK ---- As promised:

    A basic representation of the sound (and stringing) of my new guitar (as pictured above in the original post):

    www.matthewjcochran.com/TeleSample.mp3

    I suck, yeah yeah. But here's what you'll hear, in order:
    • 1. Neck pickup
      2. Bridge pickup
      3. Middle position (blending neck/bridge)
      4. A melodic/reverby tone I use frequently
      5. Some "rough" overdriven nonsense
    If the register sounds strange to you, note that I strung the guitar with the 6 lowest (pitch-wise) strings from a set of 7, but tuned them relative to one another as I would with standard tuning/stringin. So that's right: I am in BEADF#B, yet the guitar plays just like a regular guitar, with even tension and all, but is A WHOLE FIFTH deeper than standard stringing/tuning. This provides me with some unique sounds. Of course, I can always string it normally again for good ole standard EADGBE.

    Anyhow, I am getting a kick out of this. I am not the greatest, but I love a good feeling/sounding guitar just as much as the next guy.
     

  18. alheeley

    alheeley Tele-Meister

    160
    Nov 24, 2005
    enjoyed listening to that, sounds really sweet, you must be really proud of your creation. Nice, very nice!
     

  19. Mark Davis

    Mark Davis Telefied Ad Free Member

    Mar 2, 2003
    Bakersfield Ca.
    Sounds really punchy clean and rubberbandy for a lack of a better term.

    Sounds great!!!
     

  20. mexpress

    mexpress TDPRI Member

    30
    Nov 10, 2005
    Haha, yeah that particular setup has a very "rubberbandy" taste. Good way to put it.

    Another thing I forgot to add is that this guitar is SUPER lightweight. The body was under 2.75 lbs unfinished. Those big locking tuners actually make the thing balance out VERY nicely. A joy to hold.
     

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