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Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by BritishBluesBoy, Mar 9, 2013.

  1. davidguilbault

    davidguilbault Tele-Meister

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    Now, that's just damned creative. Trippy, baby.
     
  2. Strimpellatore

    Strimpellatore TDPRI Member

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    My telespaul :D

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    It is a heavily modified tele-style guitar I bought online.
    http://www.thomann.de/it/harley_benton_hbt30be_egitarre.htm

    Ash body stripped to the bare wood, contoured, sealed with a thin layer of polyurethane satin paint.
    Maple chunky neck, 13,78" radius.
    Alnico 5 wilkinson WVHZ pickups (bridge mounted reverse), 500k pots, .47 orange drop cap, modified control plate (i was always hitting the selector), brass bridge, strings through body, tusq nut, rollers, kluson tuners.
    Scratchplate made from a trashcan :D
    10-46 ernieball strings
     
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  3. tabdog

    tabdog Tele-Meister

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    Modded it again,

    Now it's

    BODY

    Guitar Body - Cheap Ash Body off eBay
    Bridge Pickup - 1968 Fender Telecaster
    Neck Pickup - Gibson 490r
    Bridge Plate - 6 Saddle
    Bridge Saddles - Chrome Plate
    Pickguard - None
    Control Plate - Chrome Plate
    Control Knobs - Chrome Dome

    NECK

    Scale - 25 1/2 Inch
    Neck - Bolt On B.C. Rich Mockingbird Bronze
    Headstock - Modified
    Neck Width - 43 mm (11/16")
    Tuners - B.C. Rich
    Nut - Graph Tech Black

    WIRING

    Volume Control Pot - CTS 250k Pot - Audio Taper
    Tone Control Pot - CTS 250k Pot - Audio Taper
    Switch - CRL 3-position Switch
    Cloth Wire - insulated black, push-back
    Capacitors - Sprague Orange Drop .047

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    Tabdog
     
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  4. Strimpellatore

    Strimpellatore TDPRI Member

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    I don't like very much the headstock but the rest of the guitar is great!
     
  5. wrxmania

    wrxmania Tele-Afflicted

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    Here she is....

    Mighty Mite ash 2 piece body with Nitro blonde white finish, done over many weeks and then months of curing & hand polishing
    Mighty Mite maple neck, 9.5 radius and medium jumbo frets
    Fender tuners, bridge, control plate & scratchplate
    JKG Sonic Monkey lap steel spec pickup.
    CTS pots, CRL switch, cloth wiring - 3 way switch wired straight to jack/just volume/volume & tone
    Schaller strap locks
    Wilkinson compensated brass saddles
    String tree, tuner bushings, string ferrules, screws, knobs etc from various companies including axesrus and suppliers online
    Paint, logo etc from Rothko and Frost

    PLEASE ignore the bridge set-up - this was before the guitar was set up, nut slotted properly and bridge adjustments made etc

    Original build thread is here:

    Esquire build threadl

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    Head down by Musician And Teacher, on Flickr
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    In the stand by Musician And Teacher, on Flickr
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    Controls by Musician And Teacher, on Flickr
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    Bridge by Musician And Teacher, on Flickr
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    Whole back of Kikicaster by Musician And Teacher, on Flickr
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    Back & jack by Musician And Teacher, on Flickr
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    Whole Kikicaster by Musician And Teacher, on Flickr

    Brian.
     
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  6. gsh1968

    gsh1968 Tele-Holic

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    How's the intonation on that? It looks like you've got the centre and E/A saddles switched.
    Nice build btw - almost identical to my next planned assembly.
     
  7. wrxmania

    wrxmania Tele-Afflicted

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    Lol - sorry should have said - the pics were taken before any set-up etc. The intonation is now spot on after the nut was slotted properly and then the bridge set-up properly.
     
  8. revlimitbounce

    revlimitbounce TDPRI Member

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    Just seeing this now. That's a cool '67 Camaro behind it! (Fellow car geek here.)

     
  9. castertom

    castertom TDPRI Member

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    I'm adding mine to the list - Monaco Yellow Partscaster

    GFS Body
    Allparts MIJ maple neck with rosewood fretboard
    Sperzel locking staggered height tuners
    Fender 60's re-issue pickups
    3-way switch (Neck, both in series, and bridge)
    Mint Pickguard
    Fender bridge plate with wilkerson swiveling saddles
    Planet waves strap pegs
    weight 5 lbs

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  10. digiprod

    digiprod Tele-Meister

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    Very cool! I love it! Nice job.
     
  11. tabdog

    tabdog Tele-Meister

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    I don't like the HS much either.
    It's better than it was in my
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    It's the nicest playing neck I
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    Tabdog
     
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  12. steam-powered

    steam-powered Tele-Meister

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    I finished "Heavy Duty" about a month ago, sounds incredible:

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    Warmoth mahogany body and neck, tru-oil finish
    DiMarzio 36th Anniversary PAF neck
    Dimarzio Super Distortion bridge
    Graph-tech saddles
     
  13. John Owen

    John Owen Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

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    Here's my recently assembled double bound sunburst. I posted on the Home Depot section as well but figured I plunk a couple of photos down on this thread. USACG body and neck, Klein Firebird pickup in the neck position and a Done Mare Hayride bridge pickup. Sounds just like I hoped it would. I'm having fun!
     

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  14. castertom

    castertom TDPRI Member

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    Very nice.
     
  15. spellcaster

    spellcaster Tele-Holic

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    My latest partscaster build.....an Esquire with a refurbished 59 Tele neck that has new rosewood fretboard, clay dots, bone nut, vintage frets, neck repro decal, and nitro-repaired finish, all done by Mark Wybierala/wrnchbnder of New Jersey, with '59 tuner ferrules, new SD-91 Gotoh vintage tuners, and the original '59 neck plate. It's a handmade three-piece maple body in seafoam green with Fender 50's guard, Wilkinson top-load bridge with '59 threaded saddles, a triple tap Reilander pickup, Fender ashtray, Alpha 250K pots, Greasebucket tone circuit, Oak-Grigsby three-way switch, Fender control plate and reproduction dome knobs, Switchcraft jack, '59 jack cup, and '59 strap knobs.

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  16. castertom

    castertom TDPRI Member

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    Wow - really nice.
     
  17. 0018g

    0018g Tele-Meister

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    Here are mine-
    Sparklecaster with checkerboard binding-all warmoth with Don Mare Hayrides

    Clarence replica-Mighty Mite parts with OC Duff custom Whiteguards and a Forrest Lee bender.

    My original bender with a Parsons/Green. Mighty Mite parts here as well.
     
  18. gypsy jim

    gypsy jim Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    Here's my latest. In the end I decided not to mount the armrest.
     

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  19. digiprod

    digiprod Tele-Meister

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    Here is my latest Partscaster

    Pretty elaborate one. Carved in Flames and cool Flag paint job Tony DeLacugo Tele body. This one has arm and tummy contours. Pickups are Don Mare Hayrides. Rutters bridge, knobs and slanted control plate. Dunlop strap locks. Fender SELECT neck with compound 9.5 -14 radius. Fender locking tuners with pearloid buttons.

    Always like Buck Owens Flag tele, but wanted a cool version of it.

    Hope you like!
     

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  20. castertom

    castertom TDPRI Member

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    What a flame :eek:
     
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