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Picton's 2012 Challenge Build Thread -- COMPLETED

Discussion in '2012 TDPRI Tele Build Challenge' started by Picton, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. Amadhunter

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    Terrific looks, and sound. I really like the tartan with the bigsby, and I'm a huge fan of soapbar P90's! Congrats on a great build!
     
  2. Bowensby23

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    Awesome job picton! That surf tone is right on.
     
  3. CarlosN

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    Grats on your new tele! I just watched the vid, and it looks and sounds very cool, great work! Should have some sort of effect for your middle switch position that sounds like a bagpipe - I jest (or do I?)
     
  4. Picton

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    I hope you do jest.

    The original idea was for a simple 2-position toggle switch, but that just strayed too far from the Tele ideal for me.

    Thanks, all; you can tell that I'm ecstatic that this thing came out as it did. Most of my builds "get there" eventually; this one seems to be fine right out of the box, as it were.

    Though it is weird not to have anything else to do on it...
     
  5. Barncaster

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    Well done Picton but damnit, that was the surf tune I was going to demo with. Well I guess there will just have to be two versions. Now that I've said this, everyone will demo with that tune. :mad:

    Barncaster
     
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    Looks great, and a fun combination of sounds. :)
     
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    GREAT JOB, Picton!!! An, you've got more than a month to spare. Heck, you could
    build another one by the time I'll be done. And your playing was just fine. Congrats!!
     
  8. Picton

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    That was about my 15th take. I also do some Dick Dale, but I find the Bigsby throws the picking off. It sounded awful. So "Walk, Don't Run" had to trump "Misirlou," alas. It's going to be fun learning how to play this thing; the Bigsby is more comfortable than expected to lean my hand against, but I'm still getting used to it.
     
  9. Scatter Lee

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    sweet
     
  10. R. Stratenstein

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    Great job, Picton. Another Scot Heritage for tartan finishes. MacDonald, though, one of those complex red ones.
     
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    very cool picton. i took me way too many takes last year for the video. i'm really impressed with the dollar and time totals too. i don't dare keep track of the time.
     
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    Excellent results!!! Well done on the video too.
     
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    That is one nice guitar Picton...congrats!!!!!
     
  14. jdacamper

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    Hey I'm a Dixon too, I may not be from scotland but my fore fathers were.I am Proud to say I am from the Keith Clan. You don't need to live there to belong. :) Great job on the tele.
     
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    That looks absolutely amazing.
     
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    I'm McLovin It!
     
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    So glad I subscribed to this one. Very cool guitar. I am most nervous about the video, I can barely play scales and cowboy chords :)

    Great job on the build and playing!!!
     
  18. Picton

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    Thanks! It's weird and extremely humbling to be getting props from people I've been in awe of for so long on here; I appreciate it immensely.

    Pulling for you, czook; your build is one of the ones I've been watching most closely.

    jdacamper, nice to meet you. Paint up your own; it's not as hard as it looks! Just time-consuming.
     
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    Looks great and sounds great. Mission accomplished.
     
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    Nice job on everything!
     
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