Partscaster Registry?

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by BBQedIguana, May 23, 2020.

  1. BBQedIguana

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    I had two weird thoughts float into my head today:

    1. I wonder if the number of working "partscasters" in the world actually outnumbers the number of actual Telecasters? Maybe not, and maybe it's impossible to know - but I was just thinking about it.
    2. Is there a registry anywhere for partscasters? If not, it would be cool to come up with a semi-legit system that hands out serial numbers using a method like:

      PCSYYXXXXXX - where PCS stands for PartsCaSter, YY is roughly the year it was made, and then XXXXXX would be an incremental serial number.

      Or does doing that open up problems and the potential for abuse?
    These are the things I wonder about when sitting in my backyard.

    Thanks!

    Rick
     
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  2. FenderLover

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    I think you may have had a drink in your had too, right? :) Is there even a registry for real Telecasters?
     
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  3. BBQedIguana

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    During these "special times", I don't think there's a point where I haven't had a drink in my hand! LOL!
     
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    I think even the very definition of "parts caster" is not agreed upon!
     
  5. Ricky D.

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    You could even have a certificate of authenticity. LOL
     
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    Important questions do partscasters that are also telecasters count towards both registries? And do non fender telecasters count as telecasters?

    Either way I highly doubt the number of partscasters is higher than even the number of fender telecasters. They've been in production since the 50s for one, I'm sure partscasters didn't become popular until much later. I'm also bet fender still makes more telecasters a year than the number of partscasters a year.

    I also doubt the majority of people would get involved with a partscaster serial number scheme. Too many people want to stick a fender logo on there blank headstock or people use necks made by fender and Squier and therefore already have an SN and if they want to put one on they'll normally stick something with a hidden meaning behind it.
     
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    This reminds me of my daughter who kept telling me we should enter our Siberian Husky mix into a dog show. I kept telling her that yes, Balto is a terrific dog, but there are so many different variations of mutts that it would be impossible to categorize them.

    That said, I'm certain there are fewer parts casters than factory manufactured guitars. I believe this because I think people, for the most part, just buy them and want to play them. They aren't into swapping this or swapping that, like us here on this forum.
     
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    When Partscasters are Registered, that's the first step toward profiling partscaster owners.
    "cold dead hands" and all that . . .
    but let's not lock up this thread :rolleyes:
     
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    Some of my partscasters have been un parted and re-parted to other parts casters over time.
    So a registered partscaster must be all original!
     
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    Certificate of non-authenticity.
     
  11. Ricky D.

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    Of course. We all know if you modify a partscaster it loses a lot of its value.
     
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    Yeah, it all seems to complicated. I think I'll just have another rum and coke... :)
     
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    Is this considered a true parts caster??

    Fender roller nut
    Wilkinson 3 saddle compensated bridge with brass saddles
    Tuning machines from a Fender Starcaster
    Fender American Standard 3 way switch
    Fender American Standard jack
    Fender vintage 1meg tone pot
    Fender vintage 1meg volume pot
    DiMarzio True Velvet bridge pickup
    GFS vintage 52 neck pickup
    All cavaties are shielded with copper tape
    Vintage wax coated push back wiring
    Hand wired in the vintage 53 telecaster style
    Treble bleed circuit
    Fender Greasebucket circuit from a Highway 1 Telecaster
    String trees are in non conventional locations
    And finally, I aged and distressed everything by hand.

    And some photos
     

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    Did you buy the parts and put it together?
     
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    What serial number is that rum and coke? Is it all original?
     
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  16. BBQedIguana

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    Oh for sure it's all original! Serial # CMCC20052308! :)

    CM = Captain Morgan
    CC = Coca-Cola
    20 = 2020
    05 = May
    23 = 23rd day
    08 = sequential number of the day (note 99 drink limit in one day)
     
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  17. G.Rotten

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    Looks suspect. Better call it in to have it verified by a student/intern who has never had a drink & isn't really going to look at it.
     
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    I think you register when you send in warranty card not sure but could be wrong?
     
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