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Gonna build me a double-neck tele

Discussion in 'Tele-Technical' started by Buckocaster51, Mar 12, 2007.

  1. Buckocaster51

    Buckocaster51 Super Moderator Staff Member Ad Free Member

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    That is EXACTLY what I am going for.

    Double pole - double throw

    I almost said that. Really! ;)

    The part that had me baffled was the on-on.

    Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.

    :D
     

  2. Wild Rice Chris

    Wild Rice Chris Friend of Leo's

    Yeah, you can get DPDT switches in on-on, on-on-on, and on-off-on. Either of the others would work, but would give you a pickup from each neck (on-on-on) in the center or a silent setting in the center (on-off-on).
     

  3. Lostheart

    Lostheart Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 26, 2005
    Germany
    Anybody here remember the band "The Hooters"?
    They had a couple of hits in the 80s and are still touring, especially in Germany where they have quite a following.
    Their singer Eric Bazilian has a double neck Tele'esque Kramer where the top is a electric mandolin and the bottom a regular electric guitar.
    Saw em last weekend and they were still rockin'...

    Here's a pic I found on the web:

    [​IMG]


    Good luck with your Doubleneck...looking great so far...
     

  4. Nick JD

    Nick JD Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    The HOOTERS!

    I have And We Danced, and Day By Day blasting every time I drink too much bourbon and coke.

    What was that wind instrument they played along with the mandolin.

    It's funny, you think they're gone, and they're big in Germany. :lol:
     
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2007

  5. freshmattyp

    freshmattyp Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 3, 2005
    Kansas City
    Melodica
     

  6. Buckocaster51

    Buckocaster51 Super Moderator Staff Member Ad Free Member

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    I got to a Radio Shack today (yeah, I know...but sometimes you just gotta do whatcha gotta do) and found a DPTH On-On...

    So by golly...it will soon be time to put together the Purple People Eater.

    Thanks again.
     

  7. Ronkirn

    Ronkirn Doctor of Teleocity Vendor Member

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    May 1, 2003
    Jacksonville, FL
    I would recommend NOT using Radio Shack parts... they are Cheep, Cheep, Cheep... made in China and a very sub standard plastic is used in the housing.. it will not withstand the head generated by soldering unless you are very talented in this area... go to mouser.com or Digikey.com ... quality stuff all the way....

    Ron Kirn
     

  8. Buckocaster51

    Buckocaster51 Super Moderator Staff Member Ad Free Member

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    You're right Ron. I haven't bought much from Radio Shack that I have been happy with...but last night I was IN THE CITY! Well, it was Prairie du Chien WI...which is not exactly a city...but compared to where I live...I bought one just to see if I could get this to work.

    I'll check our your sources for the REAL production run. ;)

    Thanks for the input.
     

  9. tdowns

    tdowns Former Member

    Nov 8, 2003
    Texas
    +10000 on that. They are cheap quality and high priced.
     

  10. Ronkirn

    Ronkirn Doctor of Teleocity Vendor Member

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    Just to cite an example... a .05 mf cap at Radio Shack would be 2 for about 2 bux... the same exact capacitors at Mouser are 6 cents each.....

    It's not a biggie, but it really bugs me that RS charges 6 bux for a POS switch, when you can get a quality part Made in the USA for 2 bux from Mouser.

    Ron Kirn
     

  11. Buckocaster51

    Buckocaster51 Super Moderator Staff Member Ad Free Member

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    Well kids...I discovered a "funny" thing the last couple of days...when it comes to "set up" time...it takes twice as long with a double-neck as with a single-neck!

    :eek:

    Here is the prototype...

    [​IMG]

    OMG is it HEAVY!

    It has some issues...but the most important thing is that all of the knobs and switches work...so I can send it out on some jobs to see if it meets the "client's" needs...then I can get to work on the "real thing."

    It still needs a pickguard...but if I make one it will just be for practice.

    I KNOW I put the wires exactly where I wanted them...but the DPDT switch I used must "cross" the poles or something...in one position the pickup selector switch is "normal," in the other it is "backwards." That will be an easy fix.

    The real thing will have maple fingerboards so the mismatched rosewood will not be a problem.

    They are both Allparts necks...the regular scale is MiJ, the baritone neck says MiA. The Rosewood is DEFINITELY from two different trees.

    Did I mention it is heavy!?

    Thanks to everybody that got me this far.

    With any luck, I'll get the "real thing" done before it gets too cold for outside work.

    Of course he wants a sparkle finish and checkerboard binding on it! ;)
     

  12. Jack Wells

    Jack Wells Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Oct 19, 2003
    Albuquerque, USA
    .............just how heavy is it?
     

  13. Buckocaster51

    Buckocaster51 Super Moderator Staff Member Ad Free Member

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    I'm going to have to find a fisherfriend that routinely fishes for the mighty Muskie*. I think those will be the only tacklebox scales that will go high enough. ;)

    Cheap bathroom scale indicates 17 lb.

    It feels heavier to me. :eek:


    *
    [​IMG]
     

  14. MulliganChebichev

    MulliganChebichev Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 13, 2006
    Eugene, Oregon
    Get one of those neoprene bass straps, should help a bit.

    BTW Good work!
     

  15. daviddoubleu

    daviddoubleu Tele-Holic

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    Jun 29, 2006
    Taipei, Taiwan
    Looks like you've figured out the details. Maybe the real thing could be semi- hollow like the thinlines, might help with the weight issue.

    Cool stuff Buck, thanks for the sharing.

    David.
     

  16. getbent

    getbent Telefied Ad Free Member


  17. Buckocaster51

    Buckocaster51 Super Moderator Staff Member Ad Free Member

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    Purple, grape, sky blue pink...it's all the same to these eyes. ;)

    Here's Steve, the client, wringing out the prototype.

    [​IMG]

    We sat around and played Haggard tunes for a couple of hours today.

    He seems to like it.

    And it doesn't look at all that big strapped to him.

    :eek:
     

  18. getbent

    getbent Telefied Ad Free Member

    it is righteous! I'm transfixed! awesome job Mr. D!
     

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  20. jelly tele

    jelly tele TDPRI Member

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    Jul 30, 2007
    new joizee
    hey bucko,
    i know it was a few pages ago, but just how did you print the plans on one sheet? do you own a plotter or something? sorry in advance for the newbie question
     

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