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Newbie here with dumb questions about pawn shop find

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by AceTrestle, Mar 1, 2021.

  1. Flaps

    Flaps TDPRI Member

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    Great looking Tele, i'd have bought that too! :D
     
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  2. Oldsmobum

    Oldsmobum Tele-Holic

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    I think it’s killer with the neck humbucker and I would leave it as is. I’ve got a few unbalanced guitars and I can see how it could really bother someone but I just deal with it.
     
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  3. AceTrestle

    AceTrestle TDPRI Member Silver Supporter

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    I am inclined to agree. Do they make effects pedals that change the gain? Would it make sense to have a pedal that you just stepped on whenever you hit the switch, in order to balance the output?
     
  4. Oldsmobum

    Oldsmobum Tele-Holic

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    I would suppose a clean boost (transparent) would be what you would want for that.
     
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  5. Rockinvet

    Rockinvet Tele-Afflicted

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    Nice find!
     
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  6. AceTrestle

    AceTrestle TDPRI Member Silver Supporter

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    Thanks! From your profile pic, it looks like you're rockin' something pretty similar
     
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    looking at the neck pickup rout it always amaze me what can be done with a blunt screwdriver. great find as your setting the tele up i would suggest you put a nice new bone nut on good luck and have fun:)
     
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  8. Dan German

    Dan German Doctor of Teleocity

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    Wow. That looks like a deal. They say it's only original once, but it's also only "modified back in the day" once, too. Given the possibility that the Maxon HB was a period mod, I'd see if I could get it sounding the way I want as is. Definitely keep the bridge pickup, if there's any chance it's original.
     
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    David Barnett Doctor of Teleocity

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    Is it really so hard for people to figure out how to use Saf-T Posts?
     
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    Wallaby Friend of Leo's

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    Congratulations!

    Something about the roundover on the back near the heel is grabbing my attention, I don't know why.

    How does it sound?
     
  11. AceTrestle

    AceTrestle TDPRI Member Silver Supporter

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    I haven't played it for a week, as I await delivery of strings here in the back of beyond. But my early impression was:

    It definitely sounds like a Tele. The bridge pickup level of twang is almost over the top. The neck pickup has some twang, too, but is smoother, louder, with more harmonics, less noise... The middle position seems really distinctive.

    Once I get the strings on there, I'll upload some audio samples.

    Cheers
     
  12. ScottJPatrick

    ScottJPatrick Friend of Leo's

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    Aye, 1 Meg pots will do that, would highly recommend removing the wiring as is and replacing it with 250 or 500k pots (or 330ish) to smooth it out a bit, especially the Bridge!
     
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    Crobbins Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    Congrats.
     
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    Another mythical pawn shop find.
     
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