Asher Guitars WD Music Products Amplified Parts Mod Kits DIY Nordstarnd Pickups Warmoth.com Reiland Pickups
Asher Guitars WD Music Products Amplified Parts Mod Kits DIY Nordstarnd Pickups Warmoth.com Reilander Pickups
Asher Guitars WD Music Products Amplified Parts Mod Kits DIY Nordstarnd Pickups Warmoth.com Reilander Pickups
Join TDPRI Today

La Cabronita Especial Single Pickup Equipment List and Wiring

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by bzablo, May 6, 2010.

  1. bzablo

    bzablo Tele-Meister

    245
    Jan 3, 2010
    Naples, FL
    1) Body- http://ruttersguitars.com/ ($80) Marc Rutters will make you a custom routed body
    2) Neck- http://www.anthillmusic.com/storefr...l.aspx?sid=1&sfid=155275&c=159756&i=233262870 ($91)
    3) Bridge- http://www.acmeguitarworks.com/Fender-Bridge-Hardtail-American-Series-P425C201.aspx ($49)
    4) Pickup- https://tvjones.com/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi?preadd=action&key=0102-021 ($130)
    5) Volume Pot- http://www.darrenriley.com/shop/cart.php?m=product_detail&p=230 ($6)
    6) Tone Pot- http://www.darrenriley.com/shop/cart.php?m=product_detail&p=228 ($6)
    7) Knobs- http://www.darrenriley.com/shop/cart.php?m=product_detail&p=814 ($16)
    8) Greasebucket Kit- http://www.darrenriley.com/shop/cart.php?m=product_detail&p=1998 ($14)
    9) Wiring- http://www.darrenriley.com/shop/cart.php?m=product_detail&p=1043 ($6)
    10) Pickgaurd and Cover Plate- http://ruttersguitars.com/ ($10) Marc will add this with the body upon request
    11) Neck Decal- http://www.best-decals.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=15&products_id=63 ($4.50)
    12) Tuners- http://www.springdalemusic.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=96 ($50)
    13) Tuner Buttons- http://www.specialtyguitars.com/p/02-04002.html ($26)
    14) Ferrules-
    http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Hardwar...tring_Ferrules.html?actn=100101&xst=3&xsr=334 ($7)
    15) Neck Plate- http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Hardwar...Mounting_Plate.html?actn=100101&xst=3&xsr=127 ($8)
    16) Strap Buttons- http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Hardwar.../Strap_Buttons.html?actn=100101&xst=3&xsr=262 ($3.50)
    17) Tree- http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Hardwar...tring_Retainer.html?actn=100101&xst=3&xsr=958 ($2.50)
    18) Electrosocket- http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Electro...et_Jack_Mount.html?actn=100101&xst=3&xsr=1111 ($8.50)
    19) Output Jack- http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Electro...ft_Output_Jack.html?actn=100101&xst=3&xsr=791 ($3.50)

    $521.50 total.

    Wiring Diagram:
    [​IMG]
     
  2. macaroonie

    macaroonie Friend of Leo's

    Mucho gracias

    That'll come in handy. Cheers
     
  3. bzablo

    bzablo Tele-Meister

    245
    Jan 3, 2010
    Naples, FL
    I hoped it would for someone. Thanks for posting!
     
  4. Forum Sponsor Sponsored posting

  5. jimdkc

    jimdkc Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    60
    Mar 12, 2009
    Independence, MO
    I bet I could do it for $210!

    :lol:

    Jim
     
  6. macaroonie

    macaroonie Friend of Leo's

    OK

    Lets see ya do it Bucko
     
  7. jimdkc

    jimdkc Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    60
    Mar 12, 2009
    Independence, MO
    It's coming... My entry for the $210 Tele Build Challenge was my take on a La Cabronita Especial. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to finish it by the deadline.

    But, I am going to finish it... Look for "La Mentirita Especial" coming soon to a Tele forum near you!

    Jim
     
  8. RiverDog

    RiverDog Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    47
    Sep 23, 2007
    St. Augustine, FL
    THANK YOU! I was wondering how long it would take to put all this info together.

    Now I don't have to!
     
  9. bzablo

    bzablo Tele-Meister

    245
    Jan 3, 2010
    Naples, FL
    I don't think it's possible if you're going to use TV Jones pickups, but with some GFS, it's definitely possible!

    I figured it was the least I could do- why hog it all for myself?
     
  10. rubis

    rubis TDPRI Member

    72
    Sep 14, 2011
    Plymouth, UK
    Hi Bzablo, I'm doing a build with a couple of TV Jones' pickups, which I plan to wire up in the conventional tele manner. I noticed on your wiring diagram it shows a 250k tone pot. Forgive my ignorance but I was under the impression that 500k pots were best for humbuckers. I'm asking as I have a 250k no-load pot which I would like to use if it were suitable, what difference, if any, will it make?
    thanks
    Harry
     
  11. bzablo

    bzablo Tele-Meister

    245
    Jan 3, 2010
    Naples, FL
    Well, yes 500K pots are the best for humbuckers, but Fender is using the 250K pot, because they wire it for a Greasebucket, instead of the average tone knob. If you're not aware of what a Greasebucket does, I'll explain:

    When you roll off the tone on a normal guitar, it brings the gain down with it, but the Greasebucket is designed to leave the gain for distortion purposes. Make sense? If not, enjoy this video where Mike Eldred of Fender CS explains it:



    Now, you could wire it this way and then even have the added feature of the no-load at 10, where it basically bypasses it's self, but this wiring was also meant for a single pickup guitar, so I'm not sure exactly how you'd rig it. If you want the diagram for the two-pickup la cab especial, see here:

    [​IMG]

    I hope this helps! Please do let me know if there is more I can do for you, or something I missed!
     
  12. jimdkc

    jimdkc Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    60
    Mar 12, 2009
    Independence, MO
    I'm actually using an Artec Filtertron that I got on eBay for $8.99:

    [​IMG]

    I have no idea how it will sound. If I don't like it, I'll probably go for a GFS to replace it... their pickups seem really good for the price. The Gretsch surround I'm using with it actually did come from TV Jones! It's the only thing I could find that would fit this pickup.

    By the way, I think you did a really great job on that list! I'm sure it would produce a great La Cabronita Especial copy. My design, on the other hand was specifically intended to come in under $210 for the challenge and to be "inspired by" La Cab.

    Jim
     
  13. jimdkc

    jimdkc Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    60
    Mar 12, 2009
    Independence, MO
    Only thing I see missing is the lower-back decal:
    [​IMG]

    Jim
     
  14. bzablo

    bzablo Tele-Meister

    245
    Jan 3, 2010
    Naples, FL
    Well, great job finding parts! Hope the pickup works out for you! And, I know about the lower-back deacl... I was bummed, but I guess it'll be ok for now. Hahaha
     
  15. BarnesTO

    BarnesTO Tele-Afflicted

    May 28, 2006
    Yuma, AZ
    This is awesome....I have been thinking about putting one together for a while, and I think when I'm done refinishing/restoring my '65 Mustang (guitar, not car!) I'll start accumulating the parts.

    In my head, I had imagined doing one with more old school tuners and bridge, but those locking Sperzels and American Standard bridge are growing on me....
     
  16. bzablo

    bzablo Tele-Meister

    245
    Jan 3, 2010
    Naples, FL
    I juse tried to find hardware identical to that of the Fender La Cab, I think old school hardware would 1) potentially look better, and 2) be your own original! Make sure you get what you want!
     
  17. BarnesTO

    BarnesTO Tele-Afflicted

    May 28, 2006
    Yuma, AZ
    I know what you mean, bzablo, and I actually have a spare set of Kluson tuners. However, the more I read about the ease of use of the Sperzels, the more I'd like to try a set. I'm still on the fence about the bridge....whether to use the modern style American Standard, old school Strat hardtail, or a chopped Tele bridge plate. I think if I went with the more modern looking Sperzels, I'd also go with the AS bridge, but I've got time to think about it.
     
  18. bzablo

    bzablo Tele-Meister

    245
    Jan 3, 2010
    Naples, FL
    I say no matter what tuners, use the chopped plate! Those are quite amazing!
     
  19. BarnesTO

    BarnesTO Tele-Afflicted

    May 28, 2006
    Yuma, AZ
    I MAY just splurge on a Glendale....we shall see. I planned on going that route with my BFG Esquire, but I cheaped out and went with a Fender plate and knockoff compensated saddles....

    This WOULD look, feel, and sound great with a chopped Tele bridge, but again, I've got time to make up my mind....although now that I think about it, I COULD use the Klusons I have and save a little so I could splurge on the Glendale hardtail....:twisted:
     

    Attached Files:

  20. chillman

    chillman Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 6, 2009
    Florida
    I don't like that decal anyway. It's the guitar equivalent of a tramp stamp.
     
  21. bzablo

    bzablo Tele-Meister

    245
    Jan 3, 2010
    Naples, FL
    That sounds like a GREAT idea to me!

    Now that you mention it, I will have to agree. Why can't a good looking guitar be classy anymore? Hahaha.
     
IMPORTANT: Treat everyone here with respect, no matter how difficult!
No sex, drug, political, religion or hate discussion permitted here.


Share This Page