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    '75 Tele Custom Wiring/Controls

    I have a 1975 Tele Custom. The wiring (from before I bought it) is a bit different from the published diagram. I'm wondering how the switching/controls are intended to work? Something about the tone was bugging me but it took me a while to figure out what. I traced out my wiring if that helps...
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    5e3 build hum/hiss troubleshooting

    I posted this over at EL34World first but that topic seemed to lose focus of the issue. I figured I'd try again here. I finished this 5e3 build last week. Standard layout without Standby switch (Robinette's drawing) with the addition of his 3-way feedback switch, rectifier protection diodes, and...
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    5e3, power cord colors and fuse connection

    I feel dumb asking this one, but I don't love messing around with electricity if I'm not sure. I've built a few amps that all had white/green/black power cords. I just got a 5e3 kit from Boot Hill, the parts all look great, but the power cord has green/blue/brown wires. On the wiring diagram...
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    4-way Series wiring DPDT help

    I have a beat up Squier tele. Came across an article about 4-way series wiring and figured why not try it. Didn't have a push pull so I just drilled a hole in the control plate and threw a DPDT in. Wired it up exactly like the picture. At least, that's what my eyes continue to tell me. I must...
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    Set Screw for Knobs on Telecaster Custom

    I have an original Telecaster Custom. Two of the knobs are missing their set screws. I'm wondering if anyone knows the size of those set screws or a suitable replacement? Or a source for originals? These are the black witch hat knobs. I bought a set of the RI knobs - I can use those fine. But...
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    Drawing of Non Reverse Firebird body w/ Strat neck pocket?

    I did a search here but didn't find anything. I've seen people online selling templates for a non reverse Firebird body and neck with a bolt on Strat neck pocket, 25.5" scale. I have no interest in neck-building, but the slab body should be easy enough to build and throw a Warmoth neck on...
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    Can really dry air affect guitar electronics?

    Well here's something that's new to me, and I feel dumb even asking it... A few months ago we had a week with really dry air. I don't know a humidity percentage to tell you, but we had the kind of nights where you get in bed and see the sheets spark when you move. One of those nights I was...
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    Fabric (non tolex) covering questions

    I've built three amps, all covered in tolex (or off-brand material). I got the hang of it with help from Uncle Doug's videos. A few months ago I saw Benson's gorgeous amps covered in cotton fabric, rather than a vinyl material. For my latest build I decided to give it a shot. I went to the...
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    Spring reverb squealing

    Well, I tried to be creative. That can be dangerous. I pulled apart this old Fender M80 solid state head from the 80's. It had spring reverb, the same tank specs as the Blues Jr (except mounting position). I'd been thinking for a while about building a tube reverb unit, but here I was with a...
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    Benson Monarch schematic or layout?

    Hey guys. I'm all for supporting boutique companies, and do when I can. But I also live in a world where I'm not going to have $2,500 to spend on a guitar amp. I wish I did, trust me. The Benson Monarch looks like it's very low part-court, and the reviews are some of the best I've ever seen...
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    5f1 NFB switch implementation

    Hey guys. I've studied Rob Robinette's mod section re NFB switching and I think I get it. I have a 5f1 I built a couple years ago and I'd like it to be grittier. I built it from the BYOC kit (original layout attached). If I wanted to switch between the stock value and some other pre-set value...
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    How to mount 5F1 chassis in head cabinet

    So I built a 5f1 head cabinet. It looks great. But I didn't exactly think through how to mount the chassis, which is kind of important. After Googling to see if anyone's made the same mistake and solved it, I came across this 5f1 head cabinet from Weber, which is the same idea as mine. I have...
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    Blues Deluxe RI - No sound

    I've had a BDRI for about 7 years and played it with no problems. I had JJ tubes installed the whole time. Last week I decided to sell it, so I took out the JJ's and reloaded the original GT's, which were boxed the whole time. I never even thought to fire it up. Tonight I realized I should...
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    Reapplying tolex that won't stick?

    Last month I finished a Princeton Reverb build. Unfortunately, I listened to the people who said spray adhesive like 3M 77 would hold tolex. I don't know what magical land these people live in (though I am jealous of them). I've read plenty of comments from people who will swear it holds. There...
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    Part sourcing/scavenging a Princeton Reverb build

    A few weeks ago I finished a 5F1 build from a BYOC kit (w/ instructions). What I really want is a Princeton Reverb, but I figured the 5F1 would be a good sounding, low-cost, step-by-step way to see if I could build a working amp. Turned out to be easier than I thought it would be. I’m sure the...
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    Champ 5f1 rectifier/gain question

    Hey all. I'm a long-time guitar tinkerer and pedal-builder. I finally tried my hand at a tube amp, and I got it working! I built the BYOC 5f1 clone kit. And I managed not to kill myself with all that scary voltage! My question is about the amount of gain in the amp. I fired it up with a new...
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    Looking to clear coat wood over oil-based paint pen

    I've basically finished building a lap steel guitar through the guide at http://www.buildyourguitar.com with one change. To save some money and avoid having to clamp/plane the "fretboard" wood, I'm just going to paint the fretbaord directly onto the body, like some of the cheaper lap steels out...
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    Special Wiring for Split Coil Humbucker PLUS a P/P?

    Hey all. While not necessarily a strictly tele question, I'm working on a unique project with a buddy. The body has one pickup cavity (hum size) and is rear-routed (with really just enough space in the rout for 1 pot, but I think I can squeeze a switch in there too. I've looked everywhere...
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    New Wiring = Ground Hum

    Hey all. Decided to rewire my Affinity Tele since I was replacing a pickup anyway. Replaced the pots and jack. I kept the inline 3-way switch, so finding a diagram that worked took a little searching, but I finally got it wired up. Switch is working properly (i.e. the right pickups are active...
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    Tru Oil over Kiwi?

    First, I'm sorry. Logic tells me this question has already been answered here, but after a lot of searching, and a lot of reading, I haven't been able to find anything that's exactly on point. I have a BSB Squier Affinity, and like almost everyone else who owns one, I want to darken the neck...
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    Body is half finished and half stripped... where to start?

    Hey all. My girlfriend finally said, "We're running out of room. No more Telecasters. In fact, no more guitars!" Well, I went out and got a "bass." I win. I apologize for the non-Tele this time, but you all are the most knowledgeable forum on the internet. I picked up a '71 Musicmaster at...
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    What kind of finish do I have?

    Hey guys, I have project guitar (it's not a Tele this time, but you guys are the most knowledgeable guitar people on the internet). I'm trying to refinish the body, and I see a lot of different methods online depending on the type of finish the guitar has. It's a cheap Chinese import guitar...
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    An easy neck refinish question

    Okay, first of all... I apologize. This isn't a telecaster question per se, though it might be one day if I'm able to accomplish what I'm trying to do. Plus, you guys know way more than people on the other guitar finishing forums. I've got a crappy Squier bronco bass that Squier says has a...
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    Neck pickup ring template

    Hey guys... I know places like stewmac sell pickup mounting rings for the tele neck pickup, but I have a bunch of pickguard material sitting around and I wanted to just cut my own. Just wondering if anyone has a template for a ring like that? Thanks so much.
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    Capacitor Location on Humbucker Mod

    Hey folks... I've been reading these forums for a long time, all your knowledge is so helpful. I'm finally ready to ask my own question though... Picked up a standard MIM Tele real cheap. I'm gonna drop a humbucker in the neck spot. I've been doing a lot of studying up on tele schematics to...




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