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NGD: Fender Troublemaker Deluxe Tele Upgrade

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by smuc, Mar 8, 2021.

  1. smuc

    smuc Tele-Meister

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    To be honest... not really a NGD because the guitar was actually lying around for a month or two but did not get any attention whatsoever, because I was waiting for the new pickups & electronics. Quite honestly, I was having buyers remorse because I did not really like the way the guitar feels, plays & sounds out of the box and I was a bit skeptical on how much of a difference electronics can really make.

    Well now, the new pickups are in. And today is definitely a new guitar day because this guitar has nothing to do with the one that was hidden in a closed for the past weeks.

    Custom wound Wizz PAFs with a new set of Bourns 300K lin pots & putting the .010 strings on have turned this average guitar into a proper instrument. Wizz is definitely a wizard of PAFs!

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  2. nopicknick

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    Pretty freakin cool!
     
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  3. Fendereedo

    Fendereedo Poster Extraordinaire

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    Nice.
     
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    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Cool!
     
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    Wallaby Friend of Leo's

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    Nice!

    Wizz would definitely be on my list if I were buying pickups!
     
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  6. smuc

    smuc Tele-Meister

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    Thank you all!

    It is also a new tuners day... I really love vintage-style tuners so this completes the upgrades and the guitar is finally as close to the HH tele I have always wanted! :)

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  7. smuc

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    Here's a quick run with a germanium fuzz face :cool:

     
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    :D
     
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  9. Crobbins

    Crobbins Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    Congrats.
     
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