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Tele W/ Strat Electronics

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by Captain Nutslot, Mar 11, 2016.

  1. Captain Nutslot

    Captain Nutslot Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    image.jpeg I think I'll build one.



    Who's built one? do you love it? Post some pics!
     
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  2. Asmith

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    I don't have one but fender did a limited run on some of these in a CAR finish.

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  4. Captain Nutslot

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    Ooooooh :D good call

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  5. RomanS

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    Mine:
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    It's supposed to be a hommage to Dave Alvin's Strat - he's one of my favorite guitar players, but I hate the way Strat's hang/feel, that's why I built this.
    BTW, the switching is different from a regular Strat: 4-way switch for neck & bridge PUs, and the toggle between the pots lets me choose between whatever is set on the 4-way by itself, 4-way+middle PU, or only the middle PU by itself.
     
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  6. lupowitz

    lupowitz Tele-Afflicted

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    Hey Neighbour, I start to develop a very serious case of envy towards your collection of handmade guitars!
     
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  7. mudimba

    mudimba Tele-Meister Ad Free Member

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    RomanS - That is a beautiful guitar, I'd love to have one like that someday. Did you make the tone a master tone control?
     
  8. Clinchriver

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    You could also say Nashville:D
     
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  9. Captain Nutslot

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    Close!

    Not exactly the plan though
    I may try to aqua burst it and go with a pearl guard...
     
  10. Bulldog87

    Bulldog87 Tele-Afflicted

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    I've done something similar. Did strat neck and middle pickups in a Tele pick guard with a Tele bridge. I love it!


    Pics have been posted before. Need to find some
     
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    Yep - never cared for the traditional Strat tone layout (pots for neck & middle), anyway - I prefer either a master tone, or one tone pot for the neck (& possibly middle), and one for the bridge PU.
     
  13. Mr. Lumbergh

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    Looks like more of a Strat with a Tele-style body to me.
     
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    Well, not a Strat exactly, but I made this guy in 5 years ago:

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    The controls are: Vol, Middle Vol (A la Brent Mason), Tone - 250k pots.
    Switch: Standard Tele - Middle Vol controls middle pickup.
    Pickups: Fender Hot Al-3 set with Dimarzio HS2 in the middle - wired to just have the upper coil on in single coil mode.

    I wanted a guitar that sounded Like a Tele, but covered the Strat 2 and 4 5-way switch positions. This ended up having a very unique tonal range and covered Tele and the combined Strat tones pretty well - loads of quack as well as standard Tele tones. The HS2 is a in single coil mode is little hotter than a vintage wound Strat pickup so it matches the Tele pickup set pretty well for the combo tones. Also, with just a little middle pickup added it will lighten up the high-end of the neck pickup and darken up the low-end on the bridge pickup.

    If I did a project like this again, and I likely will with a P90 in the neck, I think I would use a 50k pot for the mid-vol to give the controls more fine-grain controls as the tones in the middle of full on and full off are the interesting ones. I've used this one quite a bit. since the neck contour goes from C-shaped at the 1st fret and Clapton-V shaped.
     
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    That's cool!
     
  16. Mojotron

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    Thanks!!
     
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    Mojo! love it... that output jack is slickery too :)
     
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    Thanks - it's just some Aluminum tubing and a surface mount connector at the bottom. It worked well, I didn't want that 50's Buick look of a Strat-like jack, but was a little time consuming to set up the drill press for that one hole. I need to get a better Drill Press :)
     
  19. Captain Nutslot

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    @ The Mojo, I'm in the 'Need to get a Better Drill Press' club too man! lol

    Ok. Before I do squat with this build, I gotta clean shop!

    Usually ya got certain tools ya like for certain jobs and it saves a butt ton of time to know where those things are...

    ALL of my crap has become totally shuffled up... from basement to attic, for many stupid reasons.

    It's time to end it before I snap lol... Sucks to do but I'd be a lazy squattard if I don't dig in now.

    Gotta progress...

    Here's a couple basement shots after a couple cleaning sessions... still at it

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    Wow Roman, that is awesome. Dave Alvin was exactly my thought when I saw this. Nice work.
     
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