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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by guitarbuilder, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. moosie

    moosie Poster Extraordinaire

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    Jul 18, 2010
    Western Connecticut
    What is that stuff, anyway?
     
  2. Blue Bill

    Blue Bill Friend of Leo's

    Feb 15, 2014
    Maine
    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.
     
  3. trev333

    trev333 Doctor of Teleocity

    Laundering guitars... finishes on the line today, getting some sun...

    Poly, Shellac and D/Oil.... the trifecta... :)

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  5. Doyledagain

    Doyledagain TDPRI Member

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    46
    Apr 11, 2016
    Los Angeles
    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...

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  6. Raoul

    Raoul TDPRI Member

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    Dec 16, 2016
    CO
    [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 ... :rolleyes:

    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.
     
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  7. moosie

    moosie Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
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    Jul 18, 2010
    Western Connecticut
    Ain't it, though. Probably my favorite little mod. That and a treble bleed. Every Fender gets both.
     
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  8. Mark Grant

    Mark Grant Tele-Holic Vendor Member

    834
    Oct 27, 2012
    Northern California
    What about that color change??? Those stacked strat pickups look great. Can't wait to hear them.
     
  9. Barncaster

    Barncaster Poster Extraordinaire

    Feb 3, 2010
    Santa Rosa, CA
    Hi Deneb,
    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.
    Rob
     
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  10. Barncaster

    Barncaster Poster Extraordinaire

    Feb 3, 2010
    Santa Rosa, CA
    Ripply-bumpy? That surface is for enhanced stimulation......
     
  11. Deneb

    Deneb Tele-Holic

    837
    Feb 16, 2011
    Ukraine, Dnipro
    Hi Rob,
    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.
    Deneb
     
  12. Barncaster

    Barncaster Poster Extraordinaire

    Feb 3, 2010
    Santa Rosa, CA
    Hi Deneb,

    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!

    Rob
     
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  13. Deneb

    Deneb Tele-Holic

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    Feb 16, 2011
    Ukraine, Dnipro
    :cool:
    Rob,
    I look forward to hearing it!!!
    Deneb
     
  14. I_build_my_own

    I_build_my_own Friend of Leo's

    Mar 9, 2012
    New York
    Can I un-read this????:lol::lol::lol:
     
  15. trev333

    trev333 Doctor of Teleocity

    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...:)

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  16. a_pidgeon

    a_pidgeon Tele-Meister

    298
    Oct 17, 2015
    Mesa, AZ
    TDPRI again reminding me that "I don't have the tools for that" is not a valid excuse.
     
  17. CraigB

    CraigB Tele-Holic

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    Nov 6, 2009
    Central Coast of CA
    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

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  18. I_build_my_own

    I_build_my_own Friend of Leo's

    Mar 9, 2012
    New York
    Looks perfect. The wenge will forgive the filled gaps.
     
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  19. I_build_my_own

    I_build_my_own Friend of Leo's

    Mar 9, 2012
    New York
    Tap.... tap... tap.....
     
  20. adirondak5

    adirondak5 Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
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    Oct 24, 2009
    Long Island NY
    Looks good to me Craig ;)
     
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  21. darkforce

    darkforce TDPRI Member

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    Jan 2, 2016
    Germany
    A set of full range TQWP speakers:
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    I hate the amount of dust MDF creates...
     
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