Hugh Cornwell Telecaster Build

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by rattus77, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. Goldfingers

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    PERFECT - Thats it !!! Been listening to the stranglers for 4 decades now - thats definitely it.
     
  2. Philicaster

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    Well found, thank you. I have finally managed to get one from the USA (on eBay) although this is the flat top acoustic version, so I'll have to mod it to fit.
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  3. Philicaster

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    Thanks, I'm going for the authentic 1965 DeArmond pickup next. Just found one on eBay!

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  4. djangoRobinson

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    thought maybe thats what he had, just screwed the arms under the plate. of course you might have to do a bit of light routing .
     
  5. Goldfingers

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    Hugh Cornwell & his tele

    Do ya know,I've been a lifelong Stranglers fan & often wondered where he got that 'twang/power' sound.I've examined and looked at a lot of things over & over but I think theres a possibility (only a possibility) that the switch maybe an on/off to reproduce rhythm/treble switch on a Les Paul.Except that the 'mystery mid p/up' is a lipstick in a metal guard to support it.It would make sense & would explain the sound.On/off tree way switch with Single coil/lipstick tone,dual lipsticks with the 'split option without comprimising the tele sound.Just a suggestion,I think I'll try it on an old tele copy first.:lol:
     
  6. Philicaster

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    I have one of those DeArmonds in an old Gretsch. It's hanging on the wall a foot from my head as I type, so it was easy to verify that it's the same. They're great pickups.
     
  8. Philicaster

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    Yeah, the pick-up sounds great. Very powerful. I found this pic of Hugh in 1977, this has to be definitive proof that it's a DeArmond in his Tele'. You can even make-out the 'DeArmond' embossed lettering between the toaster holes.

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  9. djangoRobinson

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    nice, so its solved.lol anyone got a home vid of its sound ?
     
  10. stu63

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    Hugh's tele replica looks great Phil. Also checked out your band, very impressed really accurate and authentic tribute. Excellent stuff.

    I have just finished a replica project of the black tele that Hugh has used for quite a number of years now. think his is a 74, with brass bridge and nut.
    will post some pics.

    Cheers mate
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  11. Oster

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    Excellent job, the guitar looks great. Was just listening to the Rattus record the other day. Cornwell was a great player on that one. Great rhythm work but some really nice leads too. His solo on 'Princess of the Streets' has wonderful tone. He always played interesting stuff.
     
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