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    Catswhisker Wide Range Humbuckers review.

    For context: I have not compared them to other wide range humbuckers apart from the ones they replaced. I recently bought a gorgeous Telecaster deluxe. It's a MIJ limited edition with a Stratocaster Tremolo, chunky "U" shaped neck and in gorgeous Lake Placid Blue. Telecaster deluxe...
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    Help with wiring coil split with push/pull pot

    If you had the six lug push pull you could do the series/parallel switch which I recommend over the coil split. Near identical sound to a split coil but slightly more output and no noise.
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    Looking for a short 3 screw nickel bridge.

    Those look to be right. Didn't think to look for hard tail Strat bridges. Will check them out. Thanks!
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    White Blonde or solid

    The grain is good enough in my book. I didn't even notice it was a 4 piece until you pointed it out. If anybody gives you grief because he can tell it's a multipart body and therefore doesn't agree with your partscaster, you are in your right to not care about his opinion. White blonde is a...
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    Looking for a short 3 screw nickel bridge.

    Hello everyone. I have a MIM Telecaster deluxe with a short 6 saddle bridge. It's chrome. I've ordered two new Wide range humbuckers with nickel covers and would like to change the bridge out to a nickel one. The current one is mounted with three screws. The only replacements I can find are...
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    FGN J-Standard Iliad telecaster review. (with pictures)

    Hi Mats. The curve of the frets is very very subtle. I have learned that the curve has to compensate for the difference in width between the nut and bridge that makes the strings"fan out" from but to bridge. You won't notice while playing (at all). It probably helps with intonation but it's...
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    My second partscaster. Something different (Shell Pink content!)

    I alway try to imagine the total picture when modding a guitar or putting together a partscaster. Chrome hardwear or nickel? Al lot of nickel or barebones? What colour pickguard? Is the neck Rosewood or Maple. I don't like maple necks together with tortoise pickguard for instance. Everything...
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    My second partscaster. Something different (Shell Pink content!)

    Having experience with both I strongly prefer the Duesenberg over a Bigsby B5. It looks better (subjectively), the action is more direct and the handle bar is fully adjustable. The whole thing feels more solid than a bigsby. This might be because the bigsby is made of aluminium and the...
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    Show your Partscasters...

    Allparts swamp ash body, Nitro finished and reliced by Ehmann guitarages. Tokai neck. Unknown origin but probably Chinese. But it's nice. Kluson vintage tuners. Fender 62 custom bridge pickup. Alnico lipstick humbucker. Cts 500k push pull to switch the humbucker series or parallel. Alpha push...
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    My second partscaster. Something different (Shell Pink content!)

    I bought this aged shell pink body second hand. I couldn't resist. It looked so cool. I have build a partscaster before and thought it would be a cool project to get me through the summer. I was right. And more importantly: the guitar turned out amazing. More than the sum of its parts. The list...
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    FGN J-Standard Iliad telecaster review. (with pictures)

    This is hilarious! They pop up on eBay or Reverb on a regular basis.
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    FGN J-Standard Iliad telecaster review. (with pictures)

    This only remedies the symptoms and not the cause. I tried this and the outputs became so out of balance it didn't make sense anymore. I think I'm going to wire the pickups out of Phase to get a more distinct sound.
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    FGN J-Standard Iliad telecaster review. (with pictures)

    Yeah. That was some background info I forgot. Thanks.




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