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Discussion in 'Vintage Tele Discussion Forum (pre-1974)' started by nocastermike, Aug 30, 2018.
I can't say because you will cry. Wayyyyy below market.
First off - Whowzer! Congrats!
So - is the wiring a 'dark circuit' - or the version that blends the pups (where the tone knob position is actually a blend pot)?
thanks for sharing the history!
Its out of phase when i do that.
Just like a new bride couldnt wait to get her home and rip her clothes off!
That is one beauty! Congratulations sir!
This might help explain the wiring. Faster than typing it all out anyway.
Beautiful guitar & a great find!
I left the original hardware in my Nocaster but I'm Twisted, lol. I like the dark circuit & blend.
Amazing. Its a beauty. I love them beaten up like this one. Well done!
Absolutely incredible! Congratulations!
Stunning!!! Congrats and thanks for sharing.
If I were me I wouldn’t modify the original assembly. Just pull it out and drop in a new assembly that’s wired the way you want. Save the original for the next owner after you leave this life.
Congrats on a great (new) axe. I bet that guitar has some stories in it.
It will be out of phase when you convert it to modern wiring as well then. Burton's original was factory out of phase too.
Im going to leave it be and learn to love it. A soldering iron will never touch it. I will heed the advice and use a modern repacement assembly should i decide to change anything.
Isn't the dark circuit a capacitor when switched into the neck pos? It shouldn't be a phase issue. I could be wrong.
I agree with archetype. Just drop a new assembly in there with a relic'd control plate. Leave the original intact.
Thanks again for the pics.
It shouldn’t be. I have a ‘56 with the stock wiring and get both pickups by putting the switch in between the middle and back positions. If you wire to modern spec, it will still be out of phase. Thinking a pickup repair or rewind in its history did that. Easy fix though to swap the leads and ground on whatever pickup is reversed.
And congrats. This era Tele is my favorite.
If you swap the wires around on a tele neck pickup you have to switch the ground connection to the pickup cover to the other eyelet. If you don't you have the cover connected to the hot point. It will be really noisy and when the string touches the cover the sound will cut out. Switching wires on the bridge pickup is the way to go
I mentioned reversing the ground but didn’t specify cover because it could be the bridge pickup that was switched. If so you switch the ground that goes to the baseplate. Sorry, didn’t mean to be vague.
The ‘56 era circuit does not have the blend knob. It’s 1) bridge w/ tone, 2) neck w/ tone 3) neck with deep cap.
Congrats. That is so cool. Enjoy your turn with that piece of history.