Real Tele Bass Bridge & Pickup

Discussion in 'The BASS Place' started by bkim, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. bkim

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    I made this a bridge a while ago--I made the rest too! Standard Tele sized chambered body. P/U in traditional route w/longer baseplate to fit the scale--31" Aluminum baseplate, solid brass saddles (3/8" if I remember correctly), SD 1/4lb SCP with custom aluminum baseplate w/tele mounting holes.
     

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    robert spencer Tele-Holic

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    OMG! I think that`s about to best designed home brewed tele bass I have ever seen. Everything just looks right about it. The intrigal Bridge saddle arrangement is so Telelike but I have not seen it done before. Everyone uses seperate components to accomplish the same thing. Thanks for sharing. Take care. Bob
     
  3. bkim

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    Thanks for the good words--It is s Seymour Duncan Quarter pound Single Coil Precision. I cut the regular mounting ears off of the pickup and made a tele baseplate for it so it was just like a tele pickup
     

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    Very cool use of the base plate adapter to get that SD in there. Take care. Bob
     
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    bkim i see that you have one knob & the output jack in the switch plate. Will you explain to me the full extent of the adjustments available through this arrangement? Also you have a PM. Thanks & take care. Bob
     
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    That's cool.
     
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    Well done. Really cool bass!
     
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    To be honest--the switch isn't wired to anything. PU is wired straight to vol to jack. I have a route under the pickguard, so I may add another PU at some point and use the switch, or I may wire a cap into it and run a circuit like an esquire (vol/bypass/treble cut-actually that is a great idea, since I don't run a tone pot), but in reality, I'm very happy with the sound I have so I probably won't do anything.
     
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