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Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by alnicopu, May 20, 2019.
Any suggestions on weighting a neck diving printed tele? It is a hollow body with 3mm thick walls
A wide strap.
I have a couple of guitars that I put the strap button between the neck and neck plate. So I basically have the strap buttons on opposite ends of the guitar.
Or you could drill through the neck plate and put one there, like an sg or firebird.
I will also second a wide strap with a suede back . Really makes a difference on a couple of heavier guitars I have.
Ballast? Drill and fill it?
Counter sink a lead weight into it?
We have rules here that require pics or it didn't happen!
I'd agree though that ballast is the answer.
Maybe get some lead chimney flashing and put it in the body between end pin and output jack.
Can you open the body?
If it's sealed shut you should be able to slide a bunch of sheets of lead in the control cavity with maybe some gorilla glue to expand into foam and hold it in place.
I like to find the balance point by pinching the body like this and finding the point where it sits level... hard to take a pic at the same time..
my lightest tele balances about the end of the neck and my other one balances further back...it's about a pound heavier.. 6.4 lb / 7.2lb..
I wonder where OP's would balance?...
Treb, where is the strap button on the blonde tele? I don’t quite understand your process after you find the balance point.
But I am not a very bright guy....
Fill it with swan shot and pretend it's a 70s ash body?
I have a wide strap I tried but no suede. May try adding some
I will take a pic of mine balanced. Didnt think of that
This is what I was thinking of. I had to build it in 2 pieces and epoxy together. I may drill thru the control plate wall and fill it in from there. I do not want to have to do any more finishing
No heavy tuners on it?
Printed a capo too. Maybe its too heavy.
Um, you printed a tele. I’m still stuck on that.
Maybe a solid ash body?
I now have an LP body about to be printed. It will probably take 14 hours and another 8 to cool.
Same here. Very curious about how it feels, sounds... looks.
I do a similar thing with my girlfriends. If the boob end goes down and the butt end goes up, I keep 'em. The other way 'round, buh bye!