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Happyness is in the littlest things...

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by preeb, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. preeb

    preeb Poster Extraordinaire Vendor Member

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    I'm not sure. For Strats, this exact size was used on the high E string from 1955-1974 and on all strings from 1974-1983. It was used on Tele's and other models as well...
    I don't think that I'll ever be able to pin point the year though... I'll build a few pu's and see how they sound... (they better sound good as I now own 2500 of them... (-;)
     
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    It looks like something you'll throw in a sock for a street fight...
     
  3. olaftheholy

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    Hey Gil,

    Happy to see you so happy!!!
    Glad that i could be of help!

    Sent you a PM with the description you asked for and shipping adress, would love it (for mojo factor) to have the magnets in you just won!

    WHOA!!!! i love it!!!! i'm getting a Gil Yaron custom-made tele bridgepickup!!!


    Happyhappyhappyhappyhappyhappyhappy!!!!!!!






    cheers,Olaf.


    ;O)
     
  4. preeb

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    Thanks again Olaf!
    You're the first person ever to get my pu without a guitar attached to it...
    I'll definitely use those Fullerton magnets in there...
     
  5. Jack Wells

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    Speaking of gunsmith screwdrivers, here's a nice Hardstahl Screwdriver Set for a mere $195.

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  6. olaftheholy

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    Oh man!

    that is just so AWESOME!!!!!

    Guess the stars were all alligned right for this whole thing to happen.

    TDPRI is ACE!!!


    cheers,Olaf.
     
  7. JohnPurdy

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    Sharp eye Olaf.
     
  8. olaftheholy

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    Thanks for that!

    I've just been informed that i will be the proud owner of a set of
    matched customwound tele pickups to my own specifications in the near future...


    Gil made my year today, he really did!!!

    I'll bet i sleep like a baby tonight....



    cheers :D,Olaf.
     
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    I'm with preeb on this. We all get a little anal but most of all most love the thrill of the hunt and then if we do find something that will enhance what your doing thats great. I'm always looking in old junk and hardware stores for these kinds of things. I think its the journey along the way and the end result is a bi-product of the quest for knowlege and finding small treasures (like the bolts) that gets us up in the morning and makes us be excited about what lies ahead in the day.

    PS Great find preeb!! that get me thinking about a hardware store about 30 miles from here that I need to go look around in again. I found a bunch of square head bolts there one time for a tractor I was restoring.
     
  10. preeb

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    +1 Superc_1
     
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    Did you really think I was going to leave you with only one good pu? (-;
     
  12. olaftheholy

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    I was exctatic from hearing you were going to wind me a custom bridgepickup so i didn't think about anything else much.

    After you asked me to describe my current neckpickup, it sort of dawned on me why the combination of trt2b as a scatterwound rwrp and then such a "bogstandard" elcheapo neckpickup as the Artec was NOT working well.
    I was waaaaaaaay to confused at the time about how i never thought about this 'problem' earlier too even think or hope for more then a new handwound bridgepickup...

    To be really honoust... i had visions of my guitar as an Esquier.

    But then, you told me you were adding a matched neckpickup with that bridge one you had me describe...

    A smile came onto my face,
    Then i started drooling,
    When i came to, i did a little monkey-dance...

    I slept like a baby last night,
    Sun is shining today...


    thanks again Gil!!!
     
  13. preeb

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    Man... relax... you're 39 years old and this is just a pickup...
    or is it only till after 40.... I can't remember (-;
     
  14. olaftheholy

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    Oh, but i am.
    take it with a grain of salt...
    It was meant light & funny,
    i'm not that desparate.

    at least i hope i'm not ;o0

    I live in a country where all kinds of "goods" can be bought that are unobtainable without serious repercussions in the rest of the world.
    But i'm definately NOT in the market for that!!!

    Good quality pickups are hard to come by here, unless willing to pay ridiculous amounts for shipping from other parts of the world...
    I've been looking for correct stringed (white) tele pickups for some time now.
    Or they are crazy priced,only shipped in U.S.
    Or shipped for the same price as the pickups themselves cost.
    Wich i only do if a customer demands it...
    I sort of sell myself short when it comes to my own guitars, hence the cheapo neckpickup.
    A replacement tonerider lists GBP 48,- without GBP18,- shipping to Netherlands...
    I have a matching set of Giovanni pickups, bridge 9.8K neck 7+ K, don't see a point switching to a set of the same value.
    The cheaper ones that are the desired low 6K or lower, all have tape around the windings.
    Not done on my guitars, nor guitars for customers.
    Perhaps i need to explore pickupmaking myself some day, but right now i'm in the process of developing an affordable set of steel,brass and aluminium compensated saddle set for telecasters to bring out onto the market.
    What i mean is... i paid nearly $60 (ex. shipping) for a set of three stainless comp saddles from callaham last week.
    Shipping was $26.
    That, any wich way you look at it is crazy!!! ($60 for three pieces of stainless and three screws and springs)
    And not fair for all those with low funds that need good tone as bad as better off people.
    See where i'm getting at here.
    Same with guitars, i'm perfectly allright with doing a €300,- euro custombuilt for a less fortunate person you know...
    I know, it's not a vision to get rich from but that's not my main objective.
    I just sold a perfectly good running lawfirm since i was tired of the 9/5 thing and wanted to pursue 'other' ideals...

    So to conclude this (rant?), my overexitement yesterday and this morning came from the "gratis" aspect of you winding me a calibrated set.
    Not so much the pickups themselves, more so the 'feelgood factor' they have.

    I'll bet these pups will have a lot of Mojo, no doubt...





    cheers,Olaf.
     
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    I was just kidding Olaf.
    The seller sent the magnets already so I expect them in soon... I'll wind your set the minute they arrive and put a lot of "Thankfull Mojo" in them (-;
     
  16. olaftheholy

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    He sent them already?
    That is quick for ebay standards even...
     
  17. JohnPurdy

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    You guys make me smile!!! It's to bad the rest of the world can't get along like people from all over the world do, here.
     
  18. olaftheholy

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    Disclaimer:

    The label "holymantech a division of DiWiDi" is not in any way shape or form a real brandname nor do i produce or develope any guitars or guitar related products by that name.
    The Holymantech label is a joke devised by Steve Dikkers a.k.a. Buckocaster51
    For fun that is.



    Olaf van Dijk
     
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    Wow! Do you have any more reference photos?
     
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