Chased my rail yesterday... it paid off.

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by DrPepper, Oct 18, 2020.

  1. DrPepper

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    So l when I picked up my guitar from the shop we replaced the corian string block with one made out of brass, much more sustain and it bought the neck pickup to life.

    Unfortunately the bridge pup developed a nasty bite. Changing the string block back to corian helped but, I wanted a warmer tone.

    I then swapped the six saddle bridge out with a three brass barrel type. It tamed the bridge pup but now the neck pup sounded like mud. So, I replaced the bridge pup with a SD Antiquity that has laid around unused since I brought it years ago...

    While swapping the bridge pup, I reverted back to the brass string block and 6 saddle bridge. Spent the majority of the day doing this. It paid off...

    The neck position sounds a lot like a Strat... I love it, the bridge pup sounds sweet, like an old tele should.

    I'm tired but, happy. I'll try the bridge pup that I pulled in an upcoming Esquire build.
     
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    rail = tail, doh.
     
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    Is this satire?
     
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    It's often a zillion fussy little changes and combinations that finally get things sounding just right;)
    Sometimes it can be frustrating getting there:rolleyes:
    Nice you got it in one day:cool:
     
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    No, I'm lazy and just want to play, realizing that I was going to spend the afternoon changing everything back was an "oh well" moment. But was rewarded with an aaaaahhhh...
     
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    I just laughed our loud, literally. You made my day, thanks...
     
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    Yeah but, I thought this partscaster stuff was supposed to be a piece of cake, just slap some shi, I mean stuff together and poof, you got yourself a custom tele.
     
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    HA!!!
     
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    Glad you got it where you want. Good thing you had plenty of parts on hand.
    Now we want to see and here the final product.
     
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    you do play the guitar right?
     
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    At least 5 hours since the changes.
     
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    That's clearly not true. :D
     
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