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First Build - from scratch

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by thecableguy, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. Rich Rice

    Rich Rice Poster Extraordinaire

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    Well, I really love both s/c and 'buckers, depending on the situation. I definitely lean toward underwound on both types, but I wasn't always this way. Over the years, I have come full circle in terms of guitars and amps- owned probably 1,000 or more guitars.. In the end, it comes down to choosing the right tool for the job, and having versatility in the entire setup, along with diligent listening, playing, and critical analysis of the whole mess. Strive for the best you can do at a particular level, try to improve/refine it, and try to grow a little each time. None of it is "magic", but it occasionally feels like it is.. ;)

    Playing an instrument that you built for the first time is always magic, but picking that same instrument up after 1.000 hours of playing time on it is magic of a different sort. Not knowing what to expect is awesome. Knowing exactly what you can do with it at any given time is pretty special, too. Play yours in good health, and use the knowledge you gained throughout successive builds to refine things, tailor every aspect of the next one to suit your desires.

    The only trouble is, by the time the next three are built, your perception of perfection may change.. or your tastes in music/sound. It's a vicious circle, no beginning/no end. Ride it til you drop! LOL
     
  2. RickyRicardo

    RickyRicardo Friend of Leo's

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    Sounds great Brian. I hear some woman tone in the buckers with that tone backed off. Some early Clapton would sound fantastic. Congrats!
     
  3. Barncaster

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    Ug,

    I'm stuck on jury duty with no Internet. I'll have to wait till I get home to view it. Rats! Under wound buckers are sweet!

    Rob
     
  4. thecableguy

    thecableguy Friend of Leo's

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    I love single coil neck pups for cleans and leads. I just can't stand the hum. I've got some ideas I want to try though. ;)

    It's definitely very cool to hear sounds coming out of the guitar. Can't wait to do the second and third!
     
  5. thecableguy

    thecableguy Friend of Leo's

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    Thanks Richard! The tone control does have a fair bit of range.

    That sucks Rob! It's only audio though. The phone was sitting face down while I was recording.
     
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    Sounds great Brian , you did a great job , pretty cool to build one from scratch and drop your own pups in and hear the magic ;-)
     
  7. thecableguy

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    Thanks very much Herb! The next build(s) will begin soon!
     
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    Sounds great Brian. Very nice job.
     
  9. thecableguy

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    Thanks Andre! Appreciated!
     
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    Hey Brian,

    They sound great! How about a little gain and some reverb now? ;-)

    Rob
     
  11. thecableguy

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    Hey, thanks Rob! I'll plug into a tube amp tomorrow and torture you guys with some more of my playing! :D
     
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  13. thecableguy

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    Yep, I thought the ROSS was a good deal then he's like, "you want these too?" The guy was moving from an acreage to the city.

    Thanks Dave!
     
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    It sounds really nice, I would love to hear more. Great job!
     
  15. Rich Rice

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    Great deal on the ROSS and benches. ;) I watched for a long time, never saw one on sale. Finally bought one brand new. It's handy. Not particularly heavy duty, but I like it anyway. Well suited for some jobs, and more versatile than a standard spindle sander. I think you'll like it.
     
  16. nickhofen

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    The guitar sounds very nice Brian, the humbuckers has very good response when you change the tone, fantastic job.
    How do you feel now that you can play a guitar that you have build?
     
  17. thecableguy

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    Thanks Joe! I'll try and get a better video up today.

    Hey Rich, I'm always looking on kijiji for tools and I just happened to spot this right when it was posted. After seeing the various ways people use them, I knew I needed to get one.

    Thanks Nick! I used Rob's guidelines for building the pups. Rob also sent me some alnico 5 magnets to put in them and I think that was a good move. It feels great to play the thing finally!
     
  18. nickhofen

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    Rob is bad influence.
    Before his guidelines I was never thought to build a pickup, now I have already over wound one by hand and thinking to build a pickup winder for my next pickup. :)
     
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