5-way Esquire?

Discussion in 'Tele-Technical' started by Peppersdog, Jun 18, 2019.

  1. Peppersdog

    Peppersdog TDPRI Member

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    Hello technical wizards!! I am wondering if I could build a harness to get 5 different tones out of my single-pickup Esquire. I have some thin Superswitches on hand, and I bet I could use one to good effect in this project, but I just can't get my head around a good circuit design. I am thinking I would like both the Arlo cocked-wah and the Eldred mod, a direct-out option, an option with tone control and...whatever fifth option works.
    If anyone has already sorted this type of circuit out and would be generous enough to share their findings I would truly appreciate the help.
    Thank you, and ROCK ON!!
     
  2. ScribbleSomething

    ScribbleSomething Tele-Holic Platinum Supporter

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    You could make the 5th option the much derided standard Esquire bass filter thing.

    It really can make a nice wooly jazzy tone.

    Ymmv.
     
  3. Peppersdog

    Peppersdog TDPRI Member

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    Yes, that would be very fitting, even though as you mentioned, "much derided." After all, that option is historical a very Esquire sound. I would be very pleased to work out something including those five switch positions!
     
  4. ScribbleSomething

    ScribbleSomething Tele-Holic Platinum Supporter

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    You might find a couple posts in this thread interesting.
    http://www.tdpri.com/threads/arlo-cocked-wah-vs-the-eldred-mod.300418/
     
  5. bigguy12321

    bigguy12321 Tele-Meister

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    How about a dummy coil on one? Quieter but humbucking.
     
  6. Telecentric

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    Another option would be a Cavalier Hydra plus the arlo & eldred mods to two of the taps. That gives you 3 unique Bridge pickups plus variations of two.

    From Cavalier:
    The Hydra Lion - Tele®/Esquire® bridge pickup. A double tapped Lion that delivers any three of these Cavalier Lion voices - Bakersfield, Nashville, Fat Lion, or Huge Lion - just specify the three voices you'd like
     
  7. moosie

    moosie Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Here's something I drew up a while back for another thread like this...

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