Awaiting new pickups for my money pit, er partscaster...

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by DrPepper, Feb 1, 2020.

  1. DrPepper

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    My parstscaster aka, the money pit is getting new pups today (Fender OV), they're 'on the truck for delivery... Guitar is on the bench (kitchen table). And the old pups are out...
     
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    "money pit" lol!

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    Nice. Let us know what you think.
     
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    Money pit - ha! My sort of tele!
     
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    That sounds like a great day!! Congratulations and enjoy.
     
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    If you only knew...
     
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    Can't wait, got a new amp just setting here...
     
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    I’m fortunate to be able to take most new gear days off from work. I just can’t focus on anything after I get notice it’s on the truck out for delivery. Those are my best days.
     
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    I accidentally put the horse before the cart on this one, oh well...
     
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    Sometimes finding the right pickups can be a long chase, I hope these are "the ones". My last build I hit it first time. I find for me when building guitars, amps, motorcycles, and cars it's best to not track the cost. Still no money pit like an old house.
     
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    I suggest looking at the extra money you spent on this one guitar as money you don't need to spend on the next one.

    Double edged sword of course but unless you over paid for crap parts there are ways to combine parts to get a little more of whatever was missing from say, pickups, and there is also a freedom from specific expectations that you can achieve after one or two guitars that seem to be what you intended.

    Not all our guitars have to have our target toanz!
    Sometimes we need a slightly different sound and maybe even a slightly different feel.

    Today I plugged in a pedal I must have bought 1 1/2 years ago and didn't like because it didn't have my target tone.
    My target moved and now that pedal can be heard for what it is rather than what I expect it to be.

    Build another partscaster with the left over parts and listen to what that guitar has to offer.
    Maybe change up your amp settings or try it with different pedals etc.
    Or even look for unfamiliar music to approach with a less familiar guitar.

    I think the biggest enemy of the musician is achieving goals and then having nowhere else to go.
    ...Find new goals...

    BTW, I have a Fender OV Tele bridge pickup in a box somewhere, not my target tone.
    Warm, fat, and perfect for an alternate tone though.
     
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    Hahahahaha yeah you can always go to the parts bin and build another guitar, amp, motorcycle or car, but it's hard to build another house from leftover parts...

    ...Still, I have old house parts I plan to use one of these days...
     
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    My latest is the first project I am tracking the costs on. It's kind of fun, knowing the price of having something to do.
     
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    Fender OVs are superb pickups if you like the vintage Tele sound. Wide open, the bridge has plenty of that old school cut and twang that comes through the mix without being overly loud. Roll back your tone to take off the edge, and it fattens up nicely. I got a set 12 years ago, and they are still favorites on mine. I did mine with a 4-way switch.
     
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    I used to build wooden boats, talk boats, read the magazines and bought the T shirt.
    Only briefly did I suffer the insanity of wanting to actually own one.
    Fortunately that soon passed...
     
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    Pups are in... I haven't played this guitar in years and the set-up is horrendous, adjusted the trussrod last night and have to get an allen wrench today so that I can lower the saddles. Also there is some fret sprout which I will address today.
     
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    I used some 2000 grit to smooth/polish the fret ends and the back of the neck... buttah
     
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