Quick, dumb? question...

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  1. LGOberean

    LGOberean Doctor of Teleocity

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    ...would a Strat pickup fit in the bridge plate of a Tele?
     
  2. FenderLover

    FenderLover Poster Extraordinaire

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    Short answer, no, not easily. The mounting holes are on the ends of a Strat PU, and there are 3 on a Tele PU, none on the two ends.
     
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    LGOberean Doctor of Teleocity

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    I figured that might be the case, but wanted it confirmed. Thanks for the reply.
     
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    nojazzhere Doctor of Teleocity

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    But it would be easy to drill mounting holes in the Tele bridge for a Strat p/up.....although you would then have three unused holes. I'm curious....why do you ask?
     
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    The Tele bridge isn't wide enough to drill the two holes. Otherwise, you could just fill the three holes with screws.
     
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    I've done a Strat pickup in a Tele bridge by amputating the ears from the end of the pickup and gluing a Tele base plate (with the three threaded holes) to the bottom.
     
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    LGOberean Doctor of Teleocity

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    Just a wild idea about converting one of my teles into a Nashville configuration of sorts, only using 3 Strat pickups instead of Tele/Strat/Tele. Crazy, huh?
     
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    Strat pickups are smaller than Tele bridge pickups.
     
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    nojazzhere Doctor of Teleocity

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    Bill's correct.I just grabbed a Strat p/up and a Tele bridge to confirm.
    The first time I had a Nashville set up, I discovered the Telecaster Nashville pickguard would not fit two Strat p/ups+Tele bridge......the Tele neck p/up is SMALLER than a Strat P/up. I had to order a pickguard that would accept neck and middle STRAT p/ups. I've since gone back to a Tele neck+Strat middle+Tele bridge. My next Tele (that I'm currently assembling) is to be "normal" two p/up Telecaster.
     
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