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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
Still working on recording, been busy cleaning out the garage so the wife can get her van in haha.
Will try to get them up by Monday.
Here's a quick track I threw together, showcasing some of the sounds I can get outta this bad boy!
Sounds really good! Great job!
Its always fun to hear a clip after watching a guitar get built.