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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by Treadplatedual, Jan 31, 2019.
Whoa... So you could use ash? Why doesn't anyone?
Heavy? Tradition dictates a lot of the timber uses in instruments. Dimensional stability and weight are considerations when putting together a guitar. You tend to see more non traditional woods used in basses.
http://www.tdpri.com/threads/oak-body-tele-with-an-ash-neck.721183/ Looks like he ended up with maple and something else though.
Time for level crown and polish while the finish dries!
Progress! Still need to make a cavity cover, wire it up, and the pop in tuners/string it up/set it up/play it up.
So, I misplaced the screws for the bridge, but had some that were roughly the same size.
Except now I can't turn the intonation screws since their heads are a tiny bit too big, lol!
Also, the pickups sound magnificent, but the tone control may be wired wonky. It works from about 1 to 8, but after 8 shuts off the sound entirely. Any idea what that might be?
Could it be because I soldered the ground wires to the tone pot rather than the volume pot? I'm a bit of a noob at the electronic troubleshooting game.
Or, if i had the wrong value of orange drop cap, would that have the same effect? I think i went with a 22 rather than 47 per the pickup mfrs recommendations.
The cap shouldnt be the problem. I’d say you have a wonky tone pot, or a no load tone pot that is wired incorrectly. A pic would help.
I'll get a Pic once I feel like working on it again as it stands, it sounds great, I just need to remember not to dime the tone pot.
Truth be told, I probably could have left it off, but old habits die hard.
Also, quite the heavy beast - she weighs in at 8 lbs 6.4 ounces, squarely in Lester territory. Not bad for a 1 piece poplar body first design!
Wow, that's pretty heavy for poplar! Nice job!
Definitely not a no-load tone pot, just a split-shaft cts 500k.
Figured it out - when I was going to take a Pic to post on here, realized pots had contact in a spot they definitely should not have had.
3 seconds of fiddling, now it's sounding like it should.
I put a shim in the neck, got the action down to where I like it, and tomorrow I'll have some tones to post!
Why? Because like Elm and Locust which are beautiful it weighs a metric ton LOL