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May I introduce you my MJTE?

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by Inglese, Mar 7, 2018.

  1. Inglese

    Inglese Tele-Meister

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    Mar 7, 2018
    Italy
    Hi everybody, I'm new here...
    I'd like to share with you this experiment of mine: my unique MJTE (Most Jazzy Telly Ever)!

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    It's a cheap Harley Benton TE-52 Vintage I modded with a P90 at the neck, a hand milled pickguard (aiming to a McCarty style look) and a very special custom wiring.

    Position 1
    just neck P90, no volume, only a tone control tailored to be fully usable. Low load on pickup gives maximum output, punchy and dynamic output.

    Position 2
    only neck pickup again but with volume and tone control; the added 500k load to pickup leads to a little softer attack.
    You can use this position with volume slightly rolled back as main position and switch to position 1 to boost and fire up the signal for solos...

    Position 3
    neck pickup still engaged and now volume control acts as a bass filter taming around 6dB under 100Hz while tone control is neutral at center position (with detent), high frequenti taming if rolled back as before but the more you roll up the more you add bridge pickup to the mix.
    If you leave apart the bass cut (just not solder one capacitor) you can have a control on the neck pickup level allowing for pure bridge pickup sound (standard tele).

    The goal is to achieve a new and rich tonal palette for neck position lovers.
     

  2. Bristlehound

    Bristlehound Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
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    Jan 4, 2017
    Wales
    Croeso - that's "Welcome" in Welsh.

    That's an interesting guitar... and intersting pedals, too. Any story behind those?
     
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  3. BigDaddyLH

    BigDaddyLH Telefied Ad Free Member

    Welcome! I love jazz Teles (reverse Esquires).
     

  4. nojazzhere

    nojazzhere Friend of Leo's

    Age:
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    Feb 3, 2017
    Foat Wuth, Texas
    Yeah...and I'm interested in your amps as well...."Jon"?..."Lyn"?
     

  5. src9000

    src9000 Poster Extraordinaire

    Wow. Looks great. I really dig that pickguard.


    and welcome.
     

  6. Inglese

    Inglese Tele-Meister

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    Italy
    Hi! Both amps and pedals are stuff I design and build mostly for myself.
    To answer your question:
    LYN is a 7W tube head based on EF86, 12AU7 and a push-pull of NOS 6005W
    JON is a dual tank spring reverb, all tube (12AY7, 12AU7, 12AX7 and 12AT7) with transformerless tank driving and independent reverb control.
     

  7. Nickadermis

    Nickadermis Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    Dec 18, 2016
    Camden Point, MO
    Welcome aboard ! And looking fantastic!
     

  8. BB

    BB Friend of Leo's

    May 17, 2003
    Great Pacific NW
    Sweet guitar Inglese. Sweet pedals and amps too!
     

  9. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx

  10. screamin eagle

    screamin eagle Friend of Leo's

    Oct 9, 2008
    S. CA
    J is for...cool.
     
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  11. 2blue2

    2blue2 Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 20, 2013
    Island of Oahu
    Fun to see
    Thanks for posting
     

  12. Inglese

    Inglese Tele-Meister

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    Italy
    And here's the wiring, basic version.

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  13. nosuch

    nosuch Friend of Leo's

    Apr 4, 2008
    Cologne
    Ciao.

    That's one cool guitar. I like the pickguard design. And I'm a neck pickup lover, too – though I get along pretty well with the standard pickup and wiring.

    Great design on these amps, reverb tank and pedals, too. It's nice to welcome such a creative member.
     
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  14. Darkness

    Darkness Tele-Afflicted

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    Apr 7, 2016
    Stygian Gulf
    Dig those amps and the DIY skillz!

    RAWK on!!
     
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  15. RadioFM74

    RadioFM74 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    You're the Heir of Binson! Congrats! Now you've tickled our curiosity we'd like to have some clips of the MJTE! I am also in to jazzy tele and am genuinely interested…
     
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  16. RadioFM74

    RadioFM74 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    … or maybe SWING ON!! :D
     
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  17. Peregrino69

    Peregrino69 Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    Dec 12, 2016
    Amsterdam
    That's a very interesting wiring. And cool pedals & amps too, me like! Welcome :)
     
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