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Got a guitar that needs waking up?

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by DrPepper, Nov 3, 2020.

  1. Jay Jernigan

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    That's a great story. Who cares about the guitars anymore?

    That story is better than any two guitars I've ever owned.
     
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  2. Jay Jernigan

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    On topic and then, off.
    I have never had a need to wake up a Telecaster, but that's me.
    On the other hand, Strats always seem a little short on sustain in stock form. It's my impression that a brass inertia block and brass bridge saddles, together, go a long way toward correcting said deficit.
    It worked for me.
     
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    If so the key to Life as a musician is, “y = 2 A cos (κx + ε) cos (κct + ε’)”
     
  4. Jay Jernigan

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    This equation has to be correct because I can't refute it.
     
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  5. DrPepper

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    About, if not less then a couple of ounces. This insert is roughly a quarter of an inch thick. You can just screw it to the back of the guitar over the existing ferrules.
     
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    As said previouly, I reused the old strings... I do that.
     
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    You guys can believe me or not, it made a drastic (in good way) improvement to my partscaster I was about to give up on... Money well spent. Bye
     
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    Here is mine...sorry but it DOES NOT work wonders,my guitar isn't more alive than the other 5 tele I have..looks REALLY cool though :)

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    Do we need to point out that the string is not vibrating behind the bridge saddle? That NOT vibrating behind the bridge saddle is in fact the entire point of the bridge saddle?

    So the brass block can't "transfer vibrations." The only thing it can do is increase the mass of the body slightly.

    It would be worth it to get one of these things and just tape it to the back of the body, and await the miraculous effect.

    I believe that adding mass to the body changes the way it resonates--you can prove this yourself with an acoustic guitar; the tone will change slightly based on how much of your body is in contact. I also believe the effect, especially on a solid body guitar, is extremely small.

    I actually built a guitar with one of these. It sounds good and it's easier than drilling ferrule holes which never want to line up straight. But it always had one so I can't speak to any miraculous effect
     
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    ...laughs in toploader.


    I do like the design aesthetic. I would use something like this if I built a string thru, but not for sustain, tone, ....
     
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    Did somebody say spend $25 in a bar?
     
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    I don't believe you.
     
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    When I changed the neck on my Tele partscaster from thin to 1" baseball bat, the guitar woke up and had more sustain, more low mids. It was drastic.

    So I believe that components add up and that your guitar behaves differently. If I didn't have that experience myself, I would have been a little skeptical.
     
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    Ha! I think it's a combination of being locked down/distancing, and my mind's natural disposition towards wandering left field. No telling where my life would have gone if A.D.D would have been recognized back when I was in school.
     
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    Ah but I noticed they are different! the ones on top are rounded on the sides and have the two screws for mounting in between the outside E strings and their respective neighbor, while the one you have is squared off and screws down by two outside larger screws. We all know people will argue the merits of a vintage wah with 500 versus 300 micro Henries, let alone whether that metallurgical marvel came from the Liberty Bell, or Audie Murphy's brass balls. Please accept this as a attempt at humor-a crude busting of....
     
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    I think there's a guru in India which you can call for your specific spiritual telecaster needs.
     
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    I was hoping somebody would "Costello" my Bud Abbott.
     
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    When I was building that mahogany Tele of mine I had actually thought of routing in a channel and inserting a strat sustain block. Partly for just to see what if, and partly because I only had a hand drill and was reticent to try six drill passes and have them end up where I wanted them from the front to the back without being all splayed. I figured I could do router passes with a sled and that would be easier. In the end I just manned up and I nailed them, mostly because I hadn't had a string through Tele before and I wanted one! someday I'll get around to digging those nuts out and inserting the proper barrels/ferrules. Funniest thing about this guitar... I nailed those six holes front to back dead straight, and I have built many guitars never once drilling through the back when making a pass for wires between cavity routes... If you look close in the top corner you can just see...
     
  20. Jay Jernigan

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    A brass Strat sustain block...
    Oh. My. Yes.
     
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