New T-type build

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by Bob Arbogast, Feb 16, 2020.

  1. Bob Arbogast

    Bob Arbogast Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    Just put this together over the last two days.
    • Warmoth roasted alder body
    • Warmoth roasted maple neck (Clapton profile, 1-5/8" nut width, 7.25" radius, 6105 stainless frets)
    • Threaded steel saddles
    • Fender Original Vintage bridge pickup
    • TV Jones Classic neck pickup (Warmoth shipped the wrong one, so I'm waiting on the replacement.)
    • 7#, 1 oz. (The Filtertron will add about 4 more oz.)
    As an Esquire it sounds great. I can't wait to hear the whole thing!
     
  2. brookdalebill

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    Very nice!
     
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    very nice elegantly understated. May I ask how would you rate the Warmoth: quality workmanship of parts the paint on a 1-5 basis.
    Did you get what you paid for?
     
  4. Si G X

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    That's a fine looking guitar.

    Is the neck raw or does it have a satin finish?
     
  5. Bob Arbogast

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    I'm impressed. The workmanship is excellent, and the finish is beautiful. I'm also pleased that the finish is thin and hard. (I can tell by some little chips where I drilled holes for the pickguard and control plate.)

    The neck is unfinished. I have another just like it, and it is super comfortable—smooth as can be.
     
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    Wow...gorgeous!
     
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    Sha-wiiiiiiing! Very cool man, that neck just blends so well with the body. Congrats and enjoy!

    Edit:- love that natural knot effect on the upper bout.
     
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    Very nice!
     
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    Great looking tele! Congrats.
     
  10. Bob Arbogast

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    That's one of my favorite things about this body.
     
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    Beautiful!......I'd love to hear the Filtertron/bridge combination.
     
  12. Bob Arbogast

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    Me too!

    Just waiting . . .
     
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    Cool and refined.
     
  14. Bob Arbogast

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    It's finished!

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    I really like how it sounds. This is my first Filtertron experience. One odd thing: the plain strings are nice and clear, bright-sounding even, while the wound strings are warm/never bright. I think I like that combination. Chords sound full and clear without too much in terms of overtones. I have a gig on Friday, so I'll get to see how it works with the band.

    I also noticed that rolling down the tone control effects the plain strings more than the wound strings—I guess because the wound strings don't have that "sheen" to begin with.

    The "both" position is good, too. That's when the wound strings gets some crispness happening.

    I haven't messed with pickup heights. TV Jones recommends 5/32" both low and high. Right now the high side is at 4/32", low at 5/32".
     
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    indamndeed fine looking instrument
     
  16. Bob Arbogast

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    Dude, that looks soooooo cool. I’d love to try those Filtertrons. Bet she sounds awesome!
     
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