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My Micawber build

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by djangoRobinson, Apr 27, 2012.

  1. djangoRobinson2

    djangoRobinson2 Tele-Meister

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    Dec 30, 2012
    newcastle
    where are they situated ?
     

  2. mimmo

    mimmo Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    41
    Mar 18, 2010
    Paris France - Rome Italy
    Very stupid question: where did you find the strat switch cap?
    I know it may sound strange, but really cannot find it: for my vintage style 60s MIM I bought one, but it doesn't fit... :oops:

    Cool guitar BTW!!! ;)
     

  3. djangoRobinson2

    djangoRobinson2 Tele-Meister

    115
    Dec 30, 2012
    newcastle
    just picked it up on ebay i think ?
     

  4. djangoRobinson2

    djangoRobinson2 Tele-Meister

    115
    Dec 30, 2012
    newcastle
    whats the strat next to this tele, i have exactly the same 2 guitars only relic versions
     

  5. djangoRobinson2

    djangoRobinson2 Tele-Meister

    115
    Dec 30, 2012
    newcastle
    whats the strat next to this tele, i have exactly the same 2 guitars only relic versions
     

  6. tpaul

    tpaul Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 18, 2003
    Vermont
    Did we ever find out what the on-purpose mistake was?

    Nice build, by the way.
     

  7. djangoRobinson2

    djangoRobinson2 Tele-Meister

    115
    Dec 30, 2012
    newcastle
    I maybe had to file the inside down a bit, no biggy though, hope it helps
     

  8. djangoRobinson2

    djangoRobinson2 Tele-Meister

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    Dec 30, 2012
    newcastle
    I put a 52 style milled jack plate in, recessed, from what I know fender never inserted the flush with the body, in any case micawber is a 53 so it will have had a pressed jack.
    Sorry but I just cant play in-front of a camera, tried and its terrible, all thumbs. its very frustrating, but that's who I am lol
     

  9. tonefree

    tonefree TDPRI Member

    23
    Apr 2, 2012
    Pacific Northwest
    Sorry for the late response. That's my altered Mayer. I swapped the Pickguard and hardware for aged parts. Trying to mimic a light relic '59 I had. I'll try to post a picture tomorrow. Cheers, TF...
     

  10. tonefree

    tonefree TDPRI Member

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    Apr 2, 2012
    Pacific Northwest

  11. djangoRobinson2

    djangoRobinson2 Tele-Meister

    115
    Dec 30, 2012
    newcastle
    HD shot of Micawber before the brass bridge, interestingly the Buckers the right way around ?
     

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  12. djangoRobinson2

    djangoRobinson2 Tele-Meister

    115
    Dec 30, 2012
    newcastle
    How do I safely remove the 6th magnet from the bridge pickup ?
     

  13. Buzzardeater

    Buzzardeater Tele-Holic

    880
    Mar 26, 2012
    Vancouver
    I strongly suspect you wind it that way.

    I'd really like to get Micawber on a multi meter! I strongly suspect the bridge is wound to about 7k resistance to match the older (?) neck pickup. If the tales are true, it's a PAF, then the bridge would be too hot at 10k. Also, subjectively, listen to Micawber, it does not sound overwound or hot.

    I also suspect the guitar has unique wiring. The neck pickup might be functionally single coil with a dummy coil. Run in series it would give you a specific jangly tone. The clue is the missing polepiece and apparently unfunctional switch.

    Just guesses. I think Micawber received many iterations over the years.
     

  14. Diamond White

    Diamond White Tele-Meister

    149
    Mar 17, 2013
    Essex. UK

    So you think the pickup is actually wound round just five pole pieces?
     

  15. djangoRobinson2

    djangoRobinson2 Tele-Meister

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    Dec 30, 2012
    newcastle
    Sad Sad day for me but micawber may very well be going up on ebay !
     

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