What if your Tele turned into a Strat ...

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by OzShadow, Sep 12, 2019.

  1. perttime

    perttime Tele-Afflicted

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    Add a strat neck pickup (partscaster):

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  2. Mur

    Mur Tele-Afflicted

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    I just like it the way its supposed to be, lol.
     
  3. Blue Bill

    Blue Bill Poster Extraordinaire

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    Vinnie, that's a beauty. The Rhythm/Treble switch on mine is supposed to switch from the 3 pickups to the Piezo bridge, to sound like an acoustic guitar. The mag pickups work fine, but I haven't gotten the piezo setup to work yet!

    https://www.tdpri.com/threads/second-partscaster-the-telelestercaster.557656/
     
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  4. Vinnie1971

    Vinnie1971 TDPRI Member

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    I did that to a Flying V, I used a passive piezo TOM bridge which was activated on a push pull so either the bridge pickup was selected or the piezo. The neck could be blended in. It was very successful. Maybe I can help you trouble shoot yours?


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  5. Fendereedo

    Fendereedo Friend of Leo's

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    In answer to the OP question, I would sell it and buy another Tele.
     
  6. Blue Bill

    Blue Bill Poster Extraordinaire

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    Thanks Vinnie. When I first wired things up, it worked fine, but the output from the mag pickups was routed through the Ghost preamp, and I didn't like how it sounded, so I went for a full bypass configuration, and couldn't get the piezo to work, so I stripped it all out. I haven't had the time to take another run at it. I may give you a holler if I get stuck, thanks!
     
  7. Tommy Biggs

    Tommy Biggs Friend of Leo's

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    I would have my FIRST nickname for a guitar - the

    Kafka-caster!

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  8. Butch Snyder

    Butch Snyder Tele-Afflicted

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    No, in fact, you shouldn't even be here.

    J/K...

    Awesome Strat though....
     
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  9. awasson

    awasson Poster Extraordinaire Gold Supporter

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    I'm envious. I'm not looking for a Strat Plus but I am looking for a Strat Plus.
     
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  10. JeffBlue

    JeffBlue Tele-Afflicted

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    .........what if a porcupine........morphed into an armadillo?
     
  11. Hellmark

    Hellmark Tele-Holic

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    Warmoth has had this as an option for a while.

    One of my older custom builds did something similar, getting influence from telecaster for the body, and strat pickups. I put in Fender Tex Mex strat pickups, and a second high output bridge pickup, mounting things as if it was a humbucker. Strat Neck, and a Tune-O-Matic and stop bar. Basically, tried combining all the best things I liked at the time, along with some stuff that's more me (like individual toggles for each of the pickups).
     

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  12. gip111

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    Why?
     
  13. mandocaster

    mandocaster Tele-Meister Gold Supporter

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    Back in 2013 I won this beauty in the annual TDPRI drawing. It’s a one off strelemaster by Marc Rutters. I don’t think he has made any more of them, anyway. Daphne blue, Florence pups. I spend most of the time on the bridge pickup and mellow the sound with the tone control. Now and then I’ll use the middle or neck.
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