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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by guitarbuilder, Nov 26, 2011.
What is that stuff, anyway?
Ya, it looks like gold duct tape!
Raoul, that came out great, nice job. I like the Jetson's pickguard. How's that Charlie Christian sound. I've always wanted to try one.
Laundering guitars... finishes on the line today, getting some sun...
Poly, Shellac and D/Oil.... the trifecta...
Had just set my walnut Tele up when I noticed some nasty scratches on the back. So back to sandpaper and tru oil... on the flip side, it sounds friggin hot. The fender noiseless pups work nice and I tried out the four way switch mod with the tone/volume bypass push/pull switch. It's amazing how that brightens the guitar up...
[QUOTE="Raoul, that came out great, nice job. I like the Jetson's pickguard. How's that Charlie Christian sound. I've always wanted to try one."[/QUOTE]
Thanks. Pickguard was fun, the 2nd time. First one got a little melty in what should have been the final light-handed touch-up ...
I've only got a half-dozen or fewer hours on it. I got the CC used from a friend (he thought it too noisy), couldn't pass it up. It sounds great alone, clean with fingers-- full but very open and chimey. Haven't played with any overdrive or hard picking, yet. Looking forward to more experience with it. It's really quiet, which surprises me. Must be the electron-extra-friendly shielding I used.
I put a 0.015 uf cap in there, because I was worried about the CC being too dark, and so the bridge (lollar vintage, since I got the neck cheap) is ... intense ... with the tone wide open. I've been a 335-style guy, though, so the brightness perception could just be relative to my reference point? New to this single coil thing.
Ain't it, though. Probably my favorite little mod. That and a treble bleed. Every Fender gets both.
What about that color change??? Those stacked strat pickups look great. Can't wait to hear them.
Once I get the guitar together, I'll do a video. Maybe I'll wire it first without the buffer just to hear the pups. Stand by.
Ripply-bumpy? That surface is for enhanced stimulation......
It would be very interesting, but it's up to you.
This is an additional work to disassembly/assembly the pickguard. There is also the risk of broken some a strings.
No problem. I accidentally overcooked the very delicate and very cheap 25k volume pot, so..... while waiting for replacements to come in the mail, I'll wire it for passive operation. I've done many stacked Tele sets and they sound great and are quiet. This is the first stacked Strat set I've done so it's all a grand experiment!
I look forward to hearing it!!!
Can I un-read this????
Another Valstang ready for strings, just screwed it together and wired it up... I figured the finish was cured enough, it was time....
the Silver Machine... ready for the gr4 guitar kid in my band... he showed me he is obsessed enough to have his own guitar... already doing bar chords and sliding power chords/octaves, finger picking and seeking out how to play songs on ytube...
yep, it was time...
TDPRI again reminding me that "I don't have the tools for that" is not a valid excuse.
First try at cutting MOP into inlay and routing. Not perfect, but I guess a little wood dust with CA wicked into it will fill the gaps OK
Looks perfect. The wenge will forgive the filled gaps.
Tap.... tap... tap.....
Looks good to me Craig
A set of full range TQWP speakers:
I hate the amount of dust MDF creates...