Tele w/ Minihums - finally done

Discussion in 'Tele-Technical' started by acer, Dec 9, 2019.

  1. acer

    acer TDPRI Member

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    Hi, this thread is just to thanks people in this forum that have helped me with some issues regarding a pair of minihums that I've got given and decided to put them in a Tele. It's a kind of Telebird I guess with a raised center body and 2 minihums routing.

    I wanted to have an out of phase option with push pull switch but they came with the braided wire so I had to separate the coils ground from cover ground in order to do this(I did it on the bridge pup) . I was really worry at first, but after some research(posting a lot of question here and there and google a lot) I decided to go on and do it just like how you'd do it to a Tele neck pup, it turns out not that hard and I'm loving all the 4 sounds it has. Thanks so much for your time to answer my questions

    Here's how it turns out

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  2. Ricky D.

    Ricky D. Doctor of Teleocity

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    Very cool guitar!
     
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    wabashslim Tele-Holic

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    What's the story on that body? Raised center block with wings?
     
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  4. acer

    acer TDPRI Member

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    Thanks, Ricky
     
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    Danb541 Tele-Meister

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    Nice little firebird flair with that raised center body. I love mashups like that.
     
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  6. acer

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    Well, it's kinda started with a B3 Phoenix - I thought that it's such a cool idea so I've been having that in mind for a couple of years. Then my friend given me a pair of minihums so the idea of a telebird started to make more sense, at first I thought I'll have to custom order to have a tele body with a raised center but luckily I stumbled upon a picture of a telebird body from mjt while looking for an idea and it turned out that mjt does offer this model as one of their standard and there's no extra charge for unusual routing.

    Talking about mjt, this is my first time dealing with them directly and I couldn't say enough good thing about their service.. pure top class, plus somehow I ended up with a lightweight 1 piece ash body at a standard price! Only an sg that would be lighter than my tele it's crazy! I'm definitely gonna have more tele projects with mjt.
     
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  7. tfarny

    tfarny Friend of Leo's

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    Dude, very very cool. Love it!
     
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  8. ukepicker

    ukepicker Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    THAT is very classy looking.
    I love the color and the raised center and the minihums and hardware and the switch and that pickguard, too!

    All of it is well chosen.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Enjoy!
     
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  9. MrGibbly

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    Great looker! I really like the raised center...reminds me of Firebirds and Reverends and gives a unique vibe with the minis. :)
     
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  10. John E

    John E Tele-Afflicted

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    Sweet. I have been wanting to do a tele with SD Vintage (or Seymourized) Mini HBs for years. Actually I wanted to do a tele set up exactly like the original Schecter HellCat, with 3 SD mini hums. Never got around to it though. Anyway Congrats, looks like a really cool tele. Enjoy...
     
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  11. acer

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    Thanks so much guys, I really enjoyed the project. I did a lot of homework for many months and luckily everything turned out according to the plan. This guitar pleases me from day 1. The tele is such a versatile platform and I have quite a few more ideas so... who knows... :D
     
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  12. acer

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    3 minis config? Have you considered a Rivolta Mondata? This model is on my list.
     
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    Macrogats Friend of Leo's

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    Trust me, you WILL build more. It becomes an addiction. This was a very cool project, I’m loving everything about it. I’ve got a couple of sets of mini hums laying about for a couple of projects, and this one is pretty inspiring. Great job.
     
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  14. ukepicker

    ukepicker Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    Would you mind sharing some about the bridge and the hardware and pickguard?

    What are they? Where did you get them?

    Thanks!
     
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    I like it. Sort of like the Reverend (Greg Koch) Gristlemaster

    I played LP 60s tribute at a store that had the P90s swapped for SD mini hums and it was sounded so good. I've never had a guitar w/ mini hums but would like that. Your guitar looks great.

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  16. brookdalebill

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    Nice!
     
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    Gipper Tele-Meister

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    I like it, lot of great wood combo ideas running through my head!
     
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    What a hottie, just beautiful!!
     
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    wabashslim Tele-Holic

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    All I needed was another idea for this unused Warmoth neck I have laying around which I was supposed to be selling...so thanks...thanks loads!

    MJT you say?
     
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  20. acer

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    Sure, the 1/2 bridge w/ 1/4" crs saddles and the control plate w/ toggle switch are rutters, you really have to try the toggle switch instead of the standard tele blade switch - what an improvement! The pots & knobs are from stewmac, pups cover from philadelphia luthier tools. All the hardware are nickels and I aged them with hydrochloric just enough to match the body. The neck is allparts, a great deal from ebay. The pickguard is cut by my friend, I bought the normal tele pickguard and he just cut it with a band saw.

    I think that's about it :) cheers!
     
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