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

  1. Retrobob

    Retrobob Tele-Meister

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  2. 4pickupguy

    4pickupguy Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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  3. Nubs

    Nubs Friend of Leo's

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    Lord Gritty approves of this build!
     
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    Just needs soldering and a setup:
     

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  6. Al Nico

    Al Nico Tele-Meister

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    I had ordered a D'Urbano Phoenix neck pup (single-coil toned sidewinder in Firebird pup format) from Oz almost 2 months ago, and it finally arrived today! I swapped it in place of the L202TN neck for better balance with the L200TL.
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  7. BBQedIguana

    BBQedIguana Tele-Meister

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    Alrighty! Here is mine... a butcher block kitchen caster...

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    Oh wait... I have to build it first probably. Sorry about that - still collecting parts! :)

    Rick
     
  8. Crozius

    Crozius TDPRI Member

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    This one has been though about a million different iterations but I think she’s done... for now.

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  9. baiff

    baiff Tele-Holic

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    Just finished up a 65' Dakota Red telecaster with Manlius pickups and Klein comp. steel saddles!
     

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  10. baiff

    baiff Tele-Holic

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    I know what you are all thinking......I need an Esquire. Working on it.
     

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  11. BramptonRob1958

    BramptonRob1958 Tele-Meister

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    The original plan was to install Sperzel locking tuners, Callaham Trem assembly, 57/62 Fender pups. I started at the end of April and OMG what a journey.

    Being the first of 2 builds, I thought they would both be fairly simple projects. LOL

    I purchased pre-finished bodies and neck(s) to make my life easier. Well sort of. Bodies and necks went together without a hitch, off the shelf hardware required body mods to the cavities to make both of them work.

    I though this was going to be simple. Grrrr.... Well I certainly learned quickly that plans and experience are two very different things.


    The Strat is almost finished (set up on the to do list), my Tele project is on the back burner waiting for parts still!

    Oh and the Strat, the Callaham Assembly was lost at the boarder so I ended up sourcing a Gotoh assembly locally. The 57/62 pups ended up on back order so I ended up buying CS 69’s instead. The body is Mahogany and the Neck with the Big CBS head is of course maple.

    First pic is where the journey began he 2nd is where I am now...
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  12. Al Nico

    Al Nico Tele-Meister

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    Yet another GFS poplar body build (silver metalflake)!
    • Warmoth SRV vintage modern neck w/pau ferro board
    • Staggered vintage style Gotoh tuners
    • Wilkinson cut bridge
    • TV Jones Classic+ bridge/Setzer neck pups. I replaced the pup covers with raw nickel (just cause I like the look), and am experimenting with headless set screws for pole pieces, so the whole pup can be cranked up even higher.
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  13. tonyw

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    I have the D'Urbano Phoenix neck pup waiting to go into a build, i hope it lives up to the hype :D
     
  14. Al Nico

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    It is very nice! Although his regular firebird is also great, I'm not sure which I like better. To match with a tele bridge, the Phoenix works great.

    Both pups clock in at about 10-11 Kohm, since I think he uses 43AWG wire and winds it slightly hotter than vintage. I'm amazed how clear and punchy these are despite the extra wire. My favorite neck tones at the moment.
     
  15. tonyw

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    Just realized mine is a Firebird duh i dont know what i have got half the time :D

    Just measured mine
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    It should have some nice punch about it for a neck pup.

    I have a tele bridge pup i wound myself going in it as well

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    Should be a nice balance
     
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  16. kohoutec

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    Here's my latest partscaster...I say latest like I'm an old hand. That's far from true. It's my fourth.

    The first 2 didn't last long before being sold on for parts as they weren't great at all.
    The 3rd one I still have. It's not pretty but it plays well and sounds amazing for some reason

    This one I sprayed myself in Fiesta Red nitro... Not a perfect job by any stretch but I'm more than happy with it, but more importantly it plays just as well as any of my previous 'proper' Fenders.

    It's got a Fender Fat 51 neck, proper baseball bat, Gotoh hardware, Iron Gear pickups.

    Due to the neck I named it 'The Bat'...

    Not a great pic sorry, I'm not much of a photographer, plus it hides my shoddy paint finishing

    The second pic (the one with P90s) is my other partscaster 'The Mutt'
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  17. Al Nico

    Al Nico Tele-Meister

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    I couldn't leave well enough alone - I swapped in a Warmoth '59 roundback neck with dark rosewood, and added a cream edge layer to the pickguard.
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  18. UPtele

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    American tele body, Nashville tele neck, nitro finish
     

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    My first custom build, 4 way switch w/ reverse wiring.
     

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  20. BruceBoise

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    IMG_6804.jpg IMG_6808.jpg Body: forest-fire hardened redwood for the caps front and back, the center of the body is a qtrsawn cedar block that was kiln toasted at intervals ranging 280 to 360 degrees F for 48 hours; it was then trimmed to get rid of the cracking and char, then milled and chambered. Neck is Warmoth roasted maple with Warmoth compound radius and stainless frets. Has Koch Gristletone Tele Electronics, Titanium Saddles, Vintage Gotoh Tuners. Total guitar weight is 5 lbs 5 1/2 Oz. The finish is hand-rubbed blonde shellac.
     
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