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Supro build .

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by mkster, Jun 14, 2015.

  1. Zepfan

    Zepfan Friend of Leo's

    Nov 30, 2013
    Horn Lake, MS
    I started with the Fender Bullets back in the 80's, moved to GHS Boomers(9's) and then to D'Addario Nickel Wound 10's and have stuck with those since the early 90's.
    We like what we like, I'm picky too.:lol:
     

  2. Engraver-60

    Engraver-60 Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    65
    Jan 6, 2008
    Franklin, TN
    Back in the '70s, I was told there were only 3 major string makers in the USA. D'Addario, GHS, and Dunlop. They made the guitar strings for all of the other brands worldwide. I still believe there may only be a few companies in the USA that still make all the brands of guitar strings. I am sure there are some others in China, because Fender Bullets I've recently bought said so on the wrappers. And they're sold at Walmart.
     

  3. Engraver-60

    Engraver-60 Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    65
    Jan 6, 2008
    Franklin, TN
    Hendrix used GHS. I used them for that reason, and also there were extra 1st and 2nd strings in each package (.008 ad .011).
     
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  4. mkster

    mkster Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 25, 2010
    Montreal Quebec
    As for Fender strings i still believe they are making there own since they bought Squire Strings around 64 or 65 . I will see if i can info , other than in my fender book .

    Best regards

    Marc

    edit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squier
     

  5. mkster

    mkster Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 25, 2010
    Montreal Quebec
    The first neck has issue , because of pearl dot that kept breaking at least 7 times i sanded down the neck way down , i may replace the fretboard . The ferrule tunner holes are 11/32 but its too big for the imports , i had to find a bit of 8.5 mm ...
     

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  6. mkster

    mkster Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 25, 2010
    Montreal Quebec
    I start with the 1/4 hole , then use the string trough trick to do the 8.5 mm ones .
     

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  7. mkster

    mkster Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 25, 2010
    Montreal Quebec
    I made a bridge blank out of Rosewood , and completed the drilling .

    Best regards

    Marc
     

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  8. mkster

    mkster Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 25, 2010
    Montreal Quebec
    I made up my mind ...
     

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  9. mkster

    mkster Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 25, 2010
    Montreal Quebec
    It looks great i think !
     

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  10. mkster

    mkster Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 25, 2010
    Montreal Quebec
    I have not decided yet if i do string trough ferrules , also i forgot to make the hole for the truss rod so the neck could be adjusted without removing the neck .

    Best regards

    Marc
     

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  11. Barncaster

    Barncaster Poster Extraordinaire

    Can't wait to hear this!
     

  12. mkster

    mkster Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 25, 2010
    Montreal Quebec
    There was something missing it seems . Some light sanding should clean the lines .
     

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  13. mkster

    mkster Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 25, 2010
    Montreal Quebec
    I cant wait i will assemble it before the clear .So far so good !

    Next time i will glue the neck .
     

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  14. mkster

    mkster Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 25, 2010
    Montreal Quebec
    I reworked the neck joint , the pocket it a little loose but should fit nicely once the neck is lacquered .

    Now everything is spot on , the strings are not hitting the pickup. I will first test it with the current bridge before cutting it . next wiring ..

    Best regards

    Marc
     

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  15. mkster

    mkster Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 25, 2010
    Montreal Quebec
    Its really not as heavy as i thought under 7 pounds .:)
     

  16. mkster

    mkster Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 25, 2010
    Montreal Quebec
    I will make the hole for the rod and go string trough , i need to get more of those knobs those are from my amp . If anybody knows where to get them please tell me.

    Thanks ! Barncaster

    Marc
     

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  17. Zepfan

    Zepfan Friend of Leo's

    Nov 30, 2013
    Horn Lake, MS
    With that bridge and pickup, I'm sure you won't have any neck dive problems.:D If you changed them out you'd probably loose 2 pounds.;)
     
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  18. Zepfan

    Zepfan Friend of Leo's

    Nov 30, 2013
    Horn Lake, MS
    Looking good and I bet it's going to sound great.
     
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  19. mkster

    mkster Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 25, 2010
    Montreal Quebec
    That is what was in it , i guess they are the original ones , i don't know the codes or what they are. I will try to re use those parts if i can .
     

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  20. mkster

    mkster Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 25, 2010
    Montreal Quebec
    Those are some weird pot the third leg is connected internally , it makes for a simple scheme .
    I changed the cap to a .015 to me its modern and favorite value for single coils , i will probably get some nos Caps of the proper value to get the woo woo train sound .

    Best regards

    Marc
     

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