69 thinline wiring

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  1. okavipra

    okavipra TDPRI Member

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    what pots should i get for my warmoth thinline project , mahogany maple , with lollar vintage t's, since i read somewhere that 69 thinline had 1meg volume and 250k tone o_O ??? , and what bridge should i acquire , will brass dull the sound on mahogany ( saw quite a bunch bil nash mahogany lollar teles 69 thinlines with brass saddles on them)
    Thanks a lot !!!
     
  2. BorderRadio

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    How much high end do you want to hear? If you don't like bright as the sun highs, go with 250k all around. CBS probably went with 1meg because they didn't sell as many Jazzmasters as they hoped to.

    The 'norms' say brass is warm, steel full-frequency, aluminum twangy, titanium is like steel-brass (superman saddles). I don't know about all that but I use them all, and I've grown to have no tonal preference--it's all Tele-like, and the tone knob is king.
     
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    i hear you , but im using
    Fender 60s Telecaster Threaded Saddles
    , and the situation is kind of dull
     
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    Dull plugged in? What kind of pickups are you using?
     
  5. okavipra

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    twang king neck ( was black but i scraped it) and antiquty tele 2
     
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    twang king neck ( was black but i scraped it) and antiquty tele 2
     
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    hmm, from what I know, I wouldn't consider either of those dull. With the Ant II I'd definitely keep both pots at 250k. Saddles, again personal choice. Steel is good, buzz is bad, those threaded saddles can sometimes get a errant buzz or two. I'm not a 'follow x recipe for y tone' kinda guy--but you might want to get some plain steel saddles. I use titanium on my mahogany Thinline (quartersawn maple neck), with a Nocaster bridge. Very clear, snappy, and the Nocaster is just right no ice pick. Both pots are 250K. I can't attribute this to any one thing, but the main thing is likely the pickups and pots. The pickup and saddle choices came together by trial and error. YMMV.
     
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    just one more thing, should i go with glendale plate or should i just buy titanium saddles , and since i really like lollar vintage t's , do you think i can do something with them
    thanks man , you are great !11
     
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    sorry again , whats your neck pickup
     
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    My old MIM 69 Thinline RI came with those 1 meg pots, I've never much cared for 1 meg on any single coil, always sounds harsh and brittle to me. 250k does it for me
     
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