Custom Control Knobs Anyone?

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by ChickenKiller, Jul 28, 2020.

  1. bls82261

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    Particularly because it goes the wrong way!
     
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    Me too, the Tele is a simple beast with functionality not bling.
     
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    Wrighty Friend of Leo's

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    Strat has quack, Tele has cluck!
     
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  6. darkwaters

    darkwaters Tele-Afflicted

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    Not a fan of the classic knobs, so I stole this idea from Muddy:

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    Heck yeah! Custom deer bone switch tip too!
     

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    Amazing
     
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    Two volumes, universal tone = infinite tonal variations in mid position. 20200611_170819.jpg
     
  11. ChickenKiller

    ChickenKiller Tele-Meister

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    Any chance of a Strat with Duck Head knobs? LoL
     
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  12. ChickenKiller

    ChickenKiller Tele-Meister

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    Now this Tele will be my 3 week old granddaughter’s Tele when Pops (me) leaves this world...

    A little bling for the baby is not a man card nor a Tele card violation ;-)
     
  13. ChickenKiller

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    Explain whatcha got going on here bub?

    I spy some modifications Lol . If ya have a thread on this guitar post the link.
     
  14. rangercaster

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    I like custom knobs ...
     
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    mexicanyella Tele-Afflicted

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    You know, I have never seen a Telecaster with those transparent Gibson “speed knobs” on it.
     
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    Squier by Squier Tele-Meister

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    Oh, with these?

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  17. Alamo

    Alamo Doctor of Teleocity

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    Heavy knureld, but still classic

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    39martind18 Tele-Afflicted

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    It's a partscaster, body from Guitar Fetish, neck is Asian bought on eVilbay, Schaller locking tuners, Minihum from All Parts, bridge pu is Guitar Fetish. I got the control plate from Amazon. It has separate volume controls for bridge and neck pickups, a universal tone control and standard 3-way switch, a la Jazz Bass. This setup allows me to dial in just about any tone, from a dark, woody semi jazz by rolling off the tone control and using mainly the minihum, to a bright Tele twang with the tone dimed, and bridge up and neck down. My favorite tone is the tone rolled off about 75%, neck up to just under full up and bridge rolled in to brighten the tone as desired (usually to about 80%). This yields a sound that is big and full, but has lots of sparkle and chime. I play rhythm, clean, so this is my primary sound.
     
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    Hooe she doesn’t get it until she’s at least 40!
     
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  20. Ess Eff

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    Tele knobs functional??

    The switch position is a 70 year old joke! Way too close to the knob when in the rear position and impossible to get your finger behind it.
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