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[NGD] Just finished my "Twangblaster"

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by cdwillis, Jun 24, 2017.

  1. cdwillis

    cdwillis Tele-Meister

    148
    Jan 20, 2010
    Bloomington, IN
    I've wanted a tele with a neck humbucker for a long time. It always seemed like a cool idea and I finally pulled the trigger and bought parts to put my own together.

    It's an Allparts TMNF-Fat neck with the finish on the back sanded off then Tru Oil applied, no name vintage Kluson style tuners and a bone nut. Warmoth Tele alder body with a Minwax Golden Oak stain applied, then finished with a few thin coats of Minwax Wipe On Poly. Wilkinson licensed bridge with the three compensated brass saddles. The bridge pickup is a Cavalier Nocaster and the neck pickup is a Zhangbucker Telebucker 3. Standard three way switch with 250k volume and tone controls. I think I'm going to add a resistor so that the humbucker sees 500k and the bridge still sees 250k pot values. The neck is a little too warm, but with the pickups set at the current height they match in output.

    Finished pic first:

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    I had them route out the middle position for a humbucker in case I wanted to experiment with pickups later:

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    After staining (it's still wet here):

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    The neck is really comfortable despite being an inch thick:

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    Slightly washed out pics of the finished front and back, hard to get a decent pic:

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    I accidentally ordered a three hole Brent Mason style control plate. I thought about using a two volume one tone setup, but my full size CTS pots wouldn't fit next to each other on the plate. So I plan on putting a standard two hole plate on, switching to chrome flat top knobs, getting a black 50s style top hat switch tip (the strat switch tip I had wouldn't fit), and putting a chrome cover on the humbucker for aesthetics.

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  2. AAT65

    AAT65 Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    52
    May 29, 2016
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    Looks good!
    What value did you use for the volume pot?
     

  3. cdwillis

    cdwillis Tele-Meister

    148
    Jan 20, 2010
    Bloomington, IN
    I used 250k pots for both volume and tone with a .047 cap for the tone. I have a 500k CTS pot in my parts drawer that I might try out. Thing is the bridge pickup sounds amazing with this setup, so I'm hesitant to mess with it.
     

  4. Macrogats

    Macrogats Tele-Holic

    Age:
    50
    504
    May 15, 2017
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Cool stuff. That Golden Oak minwax bought out some nice features in the wood. Good job.
     

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