Putting together my first parts build

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by Aaron1061, Oct 18, 2019.

  1. Aaron1061

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    The allparts neck doesn't fit quite snug in the pocket. There is a gap on the right and bottom left. Will this be alright?

    Got the loaded body and neck on reverb at a pretty significant discount so if it's "good enough", I'll be okay with it. This will be a place holder tele while I save up to have one built. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    That'll be fine. I've had better & ive had worse. All were fine.

    A tight pocket is ideal, but more important is just being able to tighten the neck via the screws. So a proper flat bottom is key to keep the neck from moving. If you had a tight pocket & poor heel to bottom contact the neck would shift anyway damaging the pocket.
     
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    The important thing is that the E string lines are equidistance from the edges of the fretboard - in other words, the neck isn't twisted from side to side. When you drill the holes in the neck make sure it is dead centered.
     
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    That's a fine gap. Keep in mind, if it's too tight, weather changes can crack finish.
     
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    Not worried about that. It's already been relicd

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    You want some wiggle room to get the e strings aligned to your liking. A snug neck pocket won't allow for any adjustment that way. Allparts necks are very nice for the money. It looks like it may be a Guitar Fetish body and they aren't noted for always fitting to Fender specs.
     
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    Every single Fender 50's Baja came from the factory with a bigger gap and is still considered one of the best bang for the buck Fender ever built. It is fine.
     
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    Good eye! I believe it is a GFS.

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    I would only add, that is a fine looking T-Type. Beautiful board on that neck. Enjoy.
     
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    Seems to be absolutely ok. Nice looking guitar!
     
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    very good.. a good leveling is a good part of a successfully optimized set-up.

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    Almost done [​IMG]

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    That gap isn't bad at all. The original Teles were all over the place. I suspect many current customers would have returned them in these days.
     
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    I think that looks great!
     
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    I'm a little embarrassed to say, but I've been stumped all afternoon. I got everything shielded and wired up with the cavaliers, and when I touch the bridge pole pieces, I get hum. I have been checking solders and everything for hours. I have the shielding grounded and I have robs pickups grounded with his 3rd wire ground. Back of pots.

    Any ideas?

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    jack wires backward?
     
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    Update: Quiet as a mouse, sounds GREAT, and plays even better.
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    Man, that's some fine eye candy right there. Play it in good health!
     
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