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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by RogerC, Mar 21, 2020.
Thanks!! The parts arrived!! Added the pictures in the Brotherhood build!
Awesome! Glad it's being put to good use instead of being stashed away in box on one of my shelves.
Got the bridge. Thanks!
Great! I'm 3-for-3. That increases the chances of the last few folks getting what they wanted
I am pleased to say I have found that I do have some useful bits & bobs to offer for sure!
Weller 23W soldering irons (more than one), maybe a spare tip or two.
A Radio Shack soldering stand exactly like the one upthread (one foot cracked and has been replaced, it's OK to use)
I can send out a bit of (tin-lead) solder with any of these if you need it, enough for some practice and a few guitars certainly.
If anyone is looking for caps and resistors PM me as well, I have a ton of that kind of stuff. Amp part values as well as guitar part values.
Shipping is on me. VERY happy to offer up some stuff to the community here, it has been a great place to get involved with.
The vintage tuners, the humbucker and the pick guard with the mini humbucker route are spoken for.
Esquire pickguard is spoken for.
All that's left is the lefty pickguard. Should be shipping everything else out tomorrow.
Got the clamps and the sweet ivoroid binding. These will probably be first put to use on a uke build. Should I have disclosed that? I will understand if I am in trouble.
Anyhow, thanks a ton for your generosity. I lurk a lot here and have learned a bunch from this great place.
All the requested parts have been shipped out. Hopefully we will see them put to good use here in the Tele Home Depot!
Still have the lefty pickguard looking for a new home.
Thank you @GunsOfBrixton ! I will be sure to show off whatever comes of that generous gift.
The first soldering package just going out today. No more stands (will update if I find any more) but I still have more soldering irons including a bit of solder to get you started. Maybe even some other treats, you never know what my basement will cough up. Don't be shy everybody
@GunsOfBrixton as promised, an in-progress report.
Removed my neck pickup and made a temporary mounting for the humbucker - the body was already routed so that was pretty easy. I used a smear of Titebond on the back of the pickup to attach it to a ¾" x ¾" x 2 ½" pine spacer block, and then a smear of Titebond attached the block to the back of the cavity. I didn't have the proper hardware at hand and I wasn't sure I'd be keeping this arrangement, so I went with something I could easily pop off if I want to change it. I think the pickup height and string spacing is quite good - I raised both E pole pieces slightly (half a turn maybe?) and everything seems well balanced and loud.
I have my doubts about one thing - the middle (both/parallel) switch setting sounds a touch lightweight, so I'm not sure the two pups have the same polarity now. I am going to search here and/or start a new thread to get some advice on how to figure that out. I definitely like the sound of this new pickup better than the terrible ceramic single-coil that was in my cheap kit, and it's going to be a while before its Alnico replacement arrives from China. So I'll have a while to get this sorted out and figure out how much I like it. So far so good though.
Thread with my search for help with this:
The mini-HB pickguard you sent me will handle this arrangement pretty nicely - the two pickup adjustment screws will need to be filled but that won't be too hard, probably just a couple drops of black-tinted epoxy or nail polish over spackle will fill them. Then I'll open up the hole to fit the full sized HB. The three-ply PG is fancier than the single-ply black I removed, it looks pretty sweet.
So here is the result so far. Thanks again.
I'm still looking for folks who want a soldering iron.
Hey Roger the tuners and TOM arrived but I waited to order some food from a local business as requested.
The TOM does fit the posts on the import LP copy and tuners fit as well.
Anyone happen to have any Tele bridge mounting screws laying around? I seem to have misplaced the ones for the bridge on the white guitar I'm doing .
That's awesome, man! Thank you!
I dug through my guitar parts nightmare and did find four used Fender Tele bridge screws though not all the same degree of relic, plus some same size but flat head I bought at one time when my assortment must have been running low.
I swear I have a box of correct oval head stainless 1” #6 but cannot find them, only a single one that’s threaded to the head as a sheet metal screw.
When I buy a bridge plate I generally use those stainless screws, they just went off and hid on me!
Heres what I dug up, I have to go to the PO tomorrow and could mail these if you want them.
Thanks, man. I was looking for something a little less relic'd, though. If I don't get a suitable bite here, I'll just place an order online for some. No biggie.
Thanks for the offer, though!
Less relic'd, less relic'd, what? You don't like relics?
Ha ha OK they would look funny on a fresh guitar, I really thought I had a box of nice new ones somewhere...