Dr. Funkenstein ('72 Deluxe/Nashville Hybrid)

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  1. dbrun002

    dbrun002 Tele-Meister

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    I figured I'd do a little show and tell of what was originally an Arctic White (more creamy though) Squier Affinity Tele. Before the whole face lift, I added a middle pickup and bigsby but decided it didn't quite look right. I decided to go the cosmetic route of a '72 Telecaster Deluxe or Custom but with single coils instead. The lightning bolt strap is for extra snazziness. There's a picture of someone else's tele just to show how different it is now.

    Btw, right now the way I have it wired, the volumes and tones affect any pickup configuration so I think I'd have to do individual pot les paul wiring but that'll stay until a string change.

    I call it "Dr. Funkenstein"
     

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    Also, the bridge pickup is stock, but I replaced the neck with a Tex Mex tele neck pickup from a Nashville Deluxe and the middle is actually a strat Tex Mex neck pickup (it only reduces hum in the neck and middle position)
     
  3. 68thinline

    68thinline Tele-Afflicted

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    Looks great. That's quite an improvement.

    Looks like you have both a tele and gibby switch - how are they wired?
     
  4. TheGuitarist365

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    Holy crap that's sweet
     
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    There are a fun one.
     
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    looks great! i'd also like to know how it's wired. the switches are interesting. and i absolutely love the deluxe-style knobs!
     
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    Thanks guys, the name is as corn-tastic as I could think of for it

    I have a schematic in this thread i started a while ago (http://www.tdpri.com/forum/just-pickups/193292-individual-volume-knobs.html) but basically:

    The tophat switch is actually a strat switch so that chooses pickups in the same way a strat does.

    The LP switch turns on the bridge pickup in any position


    The way it's supposed to be is that the middle and bridge pickup get tied in after the switch so they get the same volume and tone... but...
    the whole thing is acting like a Les Paul in the middle position, the volumes and tones effect each other so I'd have to rewire slightly for independent controls. I've heard that doing this lowers treble a little bit so I've been reluctant to do it.
     
  8. dbrun002

    dbrun002 Tele-Meister

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    Sorry for resurrection, but the strat switch is now a tele switch.

    So basically the LP switch chooses Neck, Neck+tele switch, and tele switch.

    And now the tele switch chooses Middle, Middle and Bridge, or Bridge.

    I'm thinking of adding a mini-humbucker for the neck though, it needs some oomph.

    Thanks again for all the positive replies
     
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