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Seeking long shaft tele controls

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by natec, Oct 29, 2020.

  1. natec

    natec Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    Good morning,

    I'm at a point to begin wiring up a thinline (rear route) tele, and I can tell that the maple cap is thick enough that long shaft pots will be needed.

    I'm not quite down the road far enough to wire up tele controls from scratch and was hoping to find a pre-wired or semi-pre-wired control plate with long shafts.

    If anyone has any suggestions on where to look - Thanks in advance.

    Nate
     
  2. wabashslim

    wabashslim Tele-Afflicted

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    Well for starters, it won't be a "plate", since a plate isn't going to have long shafts. You still will have to wire up the pickups to the switch and after that the rest is easy. There are sources for long shaft pots on the web, I suggest you just clench your ring muscles and do it.

    Or you can thin out the top with a 1-1/4" spade bit.
     
  3. natec

    natec Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    @wabashslim Yes thanks for catching my typo. Not looking for a plate... a semi-wired/pre-wired collection o' controls.

    I have some forstner bits - I will give one of them a try. If that works I can use the pots I currently have.
     
  4. wabashslim

    wabashslim Tele-Afflicted

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    Yes - and be careful! (goes without saying...)
     
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