what about strat-tele hybrids

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by Derick, Nov 30, 2020.

  1. Frisco 57

    Frisco 57 Tele-Meister

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    I guess this qualifies... Here's my tele/strat hybrid (in sound.) Two Van Zandt Blues Strat pick-ups and one Van Zandt True Vintage Tele pick up, fitted with a 5-way switch a master volume and a master tone.

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    Personally I'd put a Tele single-coil in the neck and Strat single coils in the bridge and mid. That way you still get the Tele neck magic minus the ice pick at the bridge.
     
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  3. Frisco 57

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    I've always really like the Tele bridge pup and I believe that's kinda the Tele signature sound. I've was never a fan of a Strat bridge pup by itself. The Strat bridge by itself to my ears, was that "ice pick" sound... IMHO
     
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    Frisco 57 Nice work with keeping the bridge, and I do agree with the neck pickup single coil being the hallmark of the Telecaster, that's one reason I am building another loaded pick guard to accommodate the single coil for the neck.
    I made this Telecasters wiring were I can change out the pickups if needed with ease.
    That ice pick sound mentioned can be changed with a bit of electronic wizardry.
    Just keep thinking outside the box.
    Derick how goes that build?

    Cheers
     
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    Ive done it both ways
     

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    Red Bread, did you run into intonation issues with putting the tele neck in a Strat? The heals on tele are more square and thusly don't fit a Strat body neck pocket correctly, though you can put a Strat neck on a tele body with no issues as the rounder base of the Strat neck still hits the base or bottom of the tele cut neck pocket.
     
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    I’m surprised that so many of the guitars pictured here are Tele bodies. I think one of the biggest things the Strat brings to the conversation is ergonomics. My ideal hybrid would be a Strat with a Tele bridge and bridge pickup, and maybe Tele-like wiring with a master volume and tone but with a 5-way switch. Of course, this is a Tele forum . . .
     
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  8. Red Bread

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    Yes teley neck has a square heel and a strat has a round heel
    I had to just touch the Bottom corners Of the neck pocket on the strat body with a cordless router
    A dermal or even a sharp drill bit in a cordless drill will do it
    There really isnt alot of wood that needs to be removed 16th or so
    5 min job and the pick guard covers any imperfections
    No intonation issues at all,,just have to makesure you remove enough wood to let the neck sit flat in the pocket
     

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  10. Missing Link

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    I want a Sawtooth Tele for $63 also............
     
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    I’ve posted this before but here is my Chris Fleming Masterbuilt. One of the sweetest axes I’ve ever owned. 29A1DCDC-0DC3-4499-BD21-72E46327D222.jpeg BEAE4E98-A66B-4A13-AB7F-1F9B63448B04.jpeg
     

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    Reverand uses the Mirr guitar factory in So Korea. IMHO, it is heads above the Sammick build, and it shows it by being more expensive, but darn well worth it. ;)
     
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    Now that looks like a real Strat-Tele
     
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    JB.jpg Strat-Tele hybrid signed by Joe B
     
  16. RodeoTex

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    Fender released this in their Parallel Universe series a couple of years ago. To me us it's the perfect hybrid.

    In fact, I had previously built 4 of these thinking I had a unique idea.
     
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    This is my StratoTele. Left-hand neck, oil finished Sapele body, Catswhiskers pickups (two Strat type and one strat sized Tele bridge style pickup) The sound is definitley a cross between Strat and Tele as it retains the springy sound of the strat vibrato but with the harder glassy sound of a Tele bridge pickup and this is just what I was aiming for.
     
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