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"Dolly"

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by olaftheholy, May 16, 2020.

  1. olaftheholy

    olaftheholy Tele-Afflicted

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    Yes she is a true pandemicaster. Dolly is put together to counterbalance my good friend Kaj at Kaj's guitarshop in Enschede NL from going insane.
    She is literally put together from parts laying about the shops workbench area and some of her bits even came from the dumpster behind the shop.
    Nobody knows what her body is. Although it's clear it's bare swamp ash and is a regular t-style body with all the right routings. no bathtub or weird abberation from any of the vintage standard.
    her neck (we thought it musikraft but were wrong) is a maple one with a thick slice of rosewood and pearl dots. She has an oiled bone nut and what i think are Göldo flatblack locking tuners.
    She has we think a generic ashtray bridge, no markings and what looks like Wilkinson compensated brass saddles. controlplate origin is other than the dumpster undefined.
    Oak Grigsby 3way switch, one cts pot for tone control and what looks like a generic pot however same size as a cts for volume control and a .22 cap.
    Bridge pickup might very wel be a Squier one of the cheapest kind. no rope, just some tape. and plastic isolated.
    Neck pickup looks to be one of the toneriders and has waxed cloth wires. (or had but i will get to that later)
    Kaj put a set of tens on. i hate tens, I've always played 13's or thicker.
    I played her for about three minutes in the shop, first on a blackstar digital thang and it sounded horrible. Then i switched to a Koch tubecombo of some kind and she came to life.
    I did my regular 3part test to determine if a guitar has life in it... and then paid Kaj the asking price:
    €189,-
    i am in the process of finding her true soul, and determined that she does best on 0.14/0.58's tuned to b-standard like a baritone. however, her neckpickup really doesn't play along with that so Dolly is transforming to an Esquire.

    this is what she looked like when i got her.
    notice the smurk on my face!
     

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  2. olaftheholy

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    part 2

    When i came home i immediately have taken of the hideous fender amplifier knobs and flushed them in the toilet. true story.
    I put 0.14/0.58's on her and tuned to C at first. she growled at me being played outside in the yard through a battery powered Microcube on britcombo. straight in, gain at noonish, tone at noonish.
    the neckpickup didn't quite play along so i opted then and there she growled at me because she really is an Esquire.
    I tuned to B standard and went Ariel Posen on her hiney and she just sprung to life then and there!!!

    she still has no dome knobs, she naked there atm but they are in the mail. nickelplated ones.
    today i have taken of her pickguard and neckpickup and put the Esquire 5 hole that came in the mail this morning on.

    halfway there to get her where my vision for her is, here's today's progress.

    her name is "Dolly" as per logo on the headstock wich wich comes from an old 50's tube radio.
     

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  3. Deeve

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    Oh, come on; those knobs aren't as bad as you say . . .
    The headstock looks Great.
    I wish more personal builds had a nice feature like that, instead of a counterfeited F water-slide.
    Carry on.
    Peace - Deeve
     
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  4. tery

    tery Doctor of Teleocity

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    Hello Dolly :cool: ... I like your Dolly a lot !
     
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    Did someone call me?
     
  6. hopdybob

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    good for you to make friends with this coronacaster and relief the stress of your friend.
    but: i suspect you tweak t the pickup height with the neckpup?

    maybe your friend ore you could try to do this?
    https://www.tdpri.com/threads/no-load-mod-your-guitar-bass-tone-or-blender-pot-2014.466061/

    and i would suggest your friend would look in the dumpster closer and make more of those partcasters because this one looked good, even with the fender knobs :D:lol::D:lol:
     
  7. olaftheholy

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    i got them balanced out yes by adjustment of heights...
    but there's another thing: i played acoustics exclusively for so long that i forgot what to do with more then one pickup.
    and I've been an Esquire guy forever.
    im i telecaster PhilX
    I DON'T NEED ALL THAT JIBBERJABBER :lol:
    even forgot what pedals are for. i i ve a cheap ovrrdrive for line boost. i ride the volume knob and use attack and palmmute for variance.

    My friends guitarstore sells new guitars but basically is like a guitar thrift store that has been in bizniz for over 35 years.
    he literally has shipping containers full of unused parts.
    he could be a tdpri member holiday destination!:p:p:p

    love & peace
     
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  8. adamsappel

    adamsappel Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    Looks cool. You must be a big guy, it looks like you are holding a toy. I like Fender amp knobs; you can see where your knobs are set!
     
  9. olaftheholy

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    2 mtrs tall is not big is it? :/

    all guitars look like that on me
    mebbe i should get a gristlemaster?

    :D:D:D




    I'll put in some honky stuff later on.
    peace
     
  10. jhiatt1

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    Nice. I would have flushed the amp knobs too.
     
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    jrblue Friend of Leo's

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    I'm calling BS on the knob-flushing. Who throws plastic parts in their toilet?
     
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    I know which Dolly you are on about! Love that guitar, liked the amp knobs, not a huge fan of black tuners... but, horses for courses!
     
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    Here is the one I just completed.
     

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  14. hopdybob

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    if your happy with it, and seeing the vid i think you are, than everything is fine. :cool:
    i think your friend could use this inteligent lockdown to sell some off his partsstock. times are hard for all those that have some kind of store, except supermarkets of coarse;)
    Rockaway;)
     
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    Very nice, and congrats on your efforts and results !!!

    I still feel a little cheated, though, cause I was hoping to see Dolly Parton...
    And her twins ...
     
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  16. olaftheholy

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    @rangercaster honest to the goddess i thought about putting on a boobies sticker on the back :lol:
     
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  17. olaftheholy

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    sweet machine!!! play that like she deserves it!!!
     
  18. olaftheholy

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    @Martian zero emission person, that was the condensed version :p
     
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    My Dolly says "hello"! :)
    Indy_Dolly.jpg
    (She's on the right, Indy is on the left). Sweetest dog ever
     
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  20. olaftheholy

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    hello Dolly!!!!

     
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