Latest Project - Nashville Tele

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Howie22, Jun 9, 2018.

  1. Howie22

    Howie22 Tele-Meister

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    My latest project

    Nashville Tele I bought about a year ago.

    Made the following upgrades

    Seymour Duncan Five Two pickups, CTS pots, orange drop cap, new switch, and Wilkinson bridge with compensated saddles. Used a half super switch and changed the wiring to work like a B Bender Tele, instead of a strat.

    Also changed the pickguard from a tortoise to the BWB


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  2. vintage clubber

    vintage clubber Friend of Leo's

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    nice! Can you provide the new switching options for those of us who aren't familiar with the B-Bender switching?
     
  3. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Very nice!
     
  4. SPUDCASTER

    SPUDCASTER Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    Looks like mine, except the Wilkinson bridge. Mine has the modern six saddle. Nice guitar, have fun.

    The B Bender wiring I found used the superswitch and gives you B, B/M, B/N, M/N, N. Is that how yours works?

    It omits the middle pickup by itself.

    I just went with a push/pull to get the B/N combination. Rob@Cavalier made me a nice Bourns no-load P/P.
     
  5. Crobbins

    Crobbins Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    Congrats.
     
  6. caliban335

    caliban335 Tele-Afflicted

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    [​IMG] B-Bender switching options are:

    bridge
    bridge & middle
    bridge & neck
    neck & middle
    neck

    That's what I have used on my Nashville.
     
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  7. caliban335

    caliban335 Tele-Afflicted

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    Here's the wiring diagram:

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  8. Howie22

    Howie22 Tele-Meister

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    Exactly. The only difference to the standard Nashville wiring is the middle position

    You get the classic tele middle position of N/B instead the middle pickup by itself

    The Five/Two pickups really do a great quack. The standard telecaster Five Two set is RWRP, as is the middle pickup. So the B/N position is silent, as is B/M. The N/M position is not
     
  9. vintage clubber

    vintage clubber Friend of Leo's

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    Ok - so you are trading out the middle alone option to get neck/bridge...cool! I have my Nashville Style partscaster wired with a 4 way switch and a mini-toggle for the middle pickup, only option I cannot get is the middle pickup by itself.
     
  10. sjtalon

    sjtalon Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Nice, I love Nashville's, I call them the Leatherman of geetars !
     
  11. kanegon

    kanegon Tele-Meister

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    I like the versatlity of 3 pickup Teles. The middle pickup is only for quacks in my case, since I prefer the N+B pups for the center position. A couple of years ago I came here for advice on how to incorporate both 250 and 500k pots on my "Fat Nashville" AM STD, like they do with the Shawbucker Strats. This avoids having to use "in between" pots (typically 300k) or resistors; allowing the pickups to work with correctly matched pots. TDPRI came through with the right advice (you/we're the best!). It actually started as a 7 way setup with push-pulls and miniswitch, but in the end, I realized LESS is MORE, and that Fender had it right with the B-Bender circuit. BTW, Mojo makes a slim superswich that fits inside the hotdog slot.

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    The pickups are Lollar: Imperial (low wind), Blonde, Special T.

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    It's a tight squeeze!
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