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First Build

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by PaulHaa, Oct 27, 2016.

  1. PaulHaa

    PaulHaa Tele-Meister

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    I just finished my first build! She's not perfect and a bit rough around the edges but I really like her. Seymour Duncan JB in the bridge pos and a jazz in the neck. [​IMG]
     
  2. RickyRicardo

    RickyRicardo Friend of Leo's

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    Congrats, looks great! On to the second one...
     
  3. Old man73

    Old man73 Tele-Meister

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    I agree looking good
     
  4. TRexF16

    TRexF16 Friend of Leo's Vendor Member

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    Very nice job! A JB and a Jazz is a tried and true combination. Nice choice. How are you liking the tones you're getting out of it? My experience is these pickups split very well. I modded a cheap HH Strat with a JB Trembucker in the bridge and a '59 in the neck and added a couple on-on-on mini toggles to give HB Series, HB Parallel, or Single coil options to either pickup independently of the selector switch and it really adds a lot of options and nice sounds. It's made me really love this guitar.
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    It looks like you have a ton of room under that pickguard so send me a PM if you want any further guidance - this would be a cool thing to incorporate - offering a huge new pallet of tones on this nice guitar you've built for less than ten bucks in parts and a fun challenge.
    Please don't misinterpret what I'm saying as being in any way negative about what you already have there, I think it's great. It's just that I have been so impressed with what the above mod brings to the table I just thought I'd share the idea with you. I bought a JB (trembucker)/Jazz combo of my own but have not yet installed them - I plan on the Jimmy Page wiring scheme as a new challenge for whatever they go into.

    I see you used a TOM bridge - did you angle the neck pocket or did it work out OK with the fretboard parallel to the top? Interesting guitar indeed. Thanks for sharing it.

    Rex
     
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