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1956 Telecaster build

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by preeb, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. olaftheholy

    olaftheholy Tele-Afflicted

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    Phiiiiiiiiiiiiiieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwww!!!!!!!! You got me worried there for a second!!!!
    I ran to the shop and checked on all the pickups i have with covers on.

    They do NOT touch... there's space between the top of the cover and the magnets.

    This is why i got confused before ; i had a spare n/s cover from the dead tonerider wich i put on the 'fat slug' giovanni in the bl;ackguard.
    It sounded way better then the arced brass one.
    The n/s iss flat-topped so i just assumed :rolleyes: (silly me) that the magnets touched.
    This was actually the case with the Keystone neck pickup, it has elevated poles... it sounded like poep by the way.
     
  2. preeb

    preeb Poster Extraordinaire Vendor Member

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    Thank you nosuch for your kind words,
    He uses a Fender Deluxe for the demo with a little gain crunch from the amp.
     
  3. preeb

    preeb Poster Extraordinaire Vendor Member

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    Thanks rattus77!
    It takes about 15 days to complete an instrument.
    Yes you can (-; $$
     
  4. preeb

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    LOL... Don't run... you might hit the ground too (-;
     
  5. Rolling Estonian

    Rolling Estonian Friend of Leo's

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    Hey man,

    Thank you!!!! I'm a beginner/intermediate and have had a Tele for 3 mos. Documentation of your build is so enlightening! We treasure our instruments, and those of us lucky to have nice ones, can now see how lucky we are!

    Thanks again and I look forward to the next one!
     
  6. Dave_O

    Dave_O Friend of Leo's

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    Fantastic work, preeb.
    As someone said earlier; a simple design maybe, but your detail work is first class.
     
  7. preeb

    preeb Poster Extraordinaire Vendor Member

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    Thanks mlipping,

    Glad you enjoyed the post. There are a few other builds I posted here on TDPRI.
     
  8. preeb

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    Thank you Dave_O
     
  9. Fatmanstratman

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    I've just read this thread from start to finish. Absolutely AWESOME work!...:eek:

    Thank you SO much for a truly inspirational thread. One day I'll stop building partscasters and attempt to build my own from scratch. I very much doubt if I'll ever be able to build anything NEAR what some of you guys have produced.

    I salute you all...:cool:
     
  10. funff

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    +1
     
  11. David Barnett

    David Barnett Doctor of Teleocity

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    In my opinion the frets will last longer this way.
     
  12. preeb

    preeb Poster Extraordinaire Vendor Member

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    Thanks Fatmanstratman.
    Hope this "One Day" of yours will become reality soon (-;
     
  13. robben2456

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    Could you let me know how deep you take the
    rout at the back of the neck at both ends and how high
    in the middle please as it s very difficult
    to find info on this part of the neck build
    thanks .
     
  14. Thumbexmachina

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    Just wanted to add my voice to the chorus, very nice (very, very, very)!

    It's a joy to watch work like this, and educational as well.
     
  15. rolling56

    rolling56 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Very nice build threads you have here Gil. Thank you so much for taking the time to explain and take all the pics. Even the sandwich builds are pretty good to lol

    I would love to have a Tele from my birth year (1956) and watching you build this one was special to me. Thanks again from Missouri,USA

    Bob
     
  16. preeb

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    Thanks guys.
     
  17. pavel

    pavel Tele-Meister

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    Hi Gil,

    Nacho and some of the other sources make it sound like the neck PU magnets were Alnico V?
     
  18. preeb

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    Yes, It's true of course.
    Most were Alnico 5 but I decided to go for a full Alnico 3 set for this build.
    Some old ones had 3's in the neck so I'm historically safe I guess (-;
    I wanted to get a little thinner neck tone for a better pu balance in the mid position.
     
  19. pavel

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    Makes sense, thanks!
     
  20. preeb

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    Another thing is the neck pu cover.
    I use a light Nickel Silver cover and the AL-3 sounds very full and lively in that combination.
     
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