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  1. dazzaman

    New burlcaster - oak this time...

    Hi all, I wasn't sure about doing a new build thread on this one - there will not be all that much different from the walnut burlcaster thread in much of the making details, but I hope there will still be enough to make it interesting. I was needing some mother of pearl for a totally different...
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    Annoying background hum

    Hi folks. I am just wiring up a telecaster. It has a few "refinements" to a standard one which I shall explain for full disclosure, but the wiring itself is working just as it should. So, I am using Stewmac golden age pickups. There is a four-way selector switch, but it is not series/parallel...
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    adding a volume knob before the amp itself

    Hi all, please go easy on me here - I hope this is the correct place to post this, and I will start with a bit of background. I have an ambition - like the majority of people reading this - of making a tweed amp or two (probably starting with a 5F2A, but since my wiring electronics experience...
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    dazzaman's 2020 Brotherhood Build - the Harrison Walnut Tele

    Hi all. If my counting is correct this is Brotherhood build number 13 to be started. Lucky I am not superstitious. The title should explain exactly what it is - a version of the George Harrison Rosewood Tele, but using walnut instead of rosewood. I have been thinking about this for quite a...
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    Pair of burlcasters

    Hi all! Bit of a backstory to start. I made the instrument in my avatar pic as part of the 2012 Challenge Build. Unfortunately I was a photobucket user, which means the images are now all blurred, since I am not willing to pay money to get them back. The instrument is in parts - I took it...
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    4 way wiring with preset bass setting

    Hi all, i would like to rewire a telecaster to have both the standard three-way selector switch (N, N&B, B) and also the present neck pickup bassy sound that was used on the pre-1967 models in a way I can instantly engage it. Looking on the web I have found the standard schematics on the web...
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    Springsteen's main tele clone for exhibition?

    Hi all, I am not sure where the best place to post this is, but a friend of mine is helping to curate an exhibition on the Music of New Jersey to take place at the Morris Museum (in NJ) from June to September this year. Although Bruce Springsteen will only be a reasonably small part of it, the...
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    Totally confused on finish disappearing...

    Rather than add this to my build thread, I have a problem and this is the best place for it. My 2014 challenge build was not finished on time, and got put on the backburner. At the beginning of December I took a week off work and the idea was to complete it. I had all the lacquer (poly) on...
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    dazzaman's Former Challenge Build - the Jajatecaster

    Still ironing out some of the details in my head. But I can say that Jajate stands for "Jazzmaster Jaguar Tele", and that I am giving myself twice the work compared to previous years. Some things will be familiar for those who have seen previous builds, but there is quite a learning curve...
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    Wiring a tele with a strangle switch questions

    Hi all, I have done fairly straight tele wiring no trouble at all, but want to modify a '78 tele to include a strangle switch. I will be using a blank chrome plate which limits my room, so I have decided to go with a 3-way toggle, on-on (jaguar-type) switch for the strangle and volume and...
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    dazzaman's 2013 Challenge Build

    Okay, this is me here. Expect something rather on the small side - think a ukulele with a sixteenth-century identity crisis...
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    dazzaman's 2012 Challenge Build Thread -- COMPLETED

    Okay, this is me in - it is the only way I will get off my backside and make the thing. I will worry about the other things I need to do - and sleep - a little later... I have been thinking about this since the last challenge - which is worrying since I just changed my mind a little in the...




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