Who here leaves their Tele controls stock?

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  1. Mike R.

    Mike R. TDPRI Member

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    Im curious.

    Do people here prefer to just not mess with their controls and leave them stock?

    *Stock = The way they arrive from Fender on most of their Telecasters like mine.

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    Thanks!
     
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  2. jamesepowell

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    I have so far, but I could probably talked into it if it were a person I know with a telecaster he could demo for me.
     
  3. thechad

    thechad Tele-Meister

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    Mine is stock. I’ve only had it for a few months. A 4-way switch might be interesting but so far no plans to mod.
     
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  4. DHart

    DHart Friend of Leo's

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    Fat CHANCE! :lol:
     
  5. howardlo

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    My three still have stock controls.

    I've had a four way switch laying around since I bought it a few years ago, just never have had the desire to install it.
     
  6. Rumblur

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    No, it has to be rewired. Leo was a genius at a lot of things but wiring the Tele is not one of them. And most latter schematics don't work for me either. I like the tone control to actually work, and not take the volume with it when turned down.
     
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  7. 2 Headed Goat

    2 Headed Goat Tele-Afflicted

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    Au Contrair mon frere, you just have an outdated design ;) wiring.jpg
     
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  8. Boomhauer

    Boomhauer Friend of Leo's

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    Two Teles, one with Broadcaster wiring and the other with standard ol' modern wiring. I haven't even flipped my control plates!
     
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  9. Rumblur

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    You could've been right... I started with a Broadcaster wiring and ended up rewiring it to be more like a Mosrite Ventures Model.
     
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  10. Fretting out

    Fretting out Tele-Holic

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    Is that you with your G&L ? Again! :)

    I guess know one likes them enough to have their own forum;)

    ( there’s nothing wrong with G&L with their superior design)
     
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  11. Lake Placid Blue

    Lake Placid Blue Poster Extraordinaire

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    I never change anything on my guitars except the strings. I replace items that give out (pots and switches) but that’s it. I figure I liked the guitar the way it was when I bought it so I don’t need to change anything on it.
     
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  12. Mike R.

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    Rewired how?
     
  13. 2 Headed Goat

    2 Headed Goat Tele-Afflicted

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    Sorta... that one belongs to a mate of mine ;)
     
  14. Obsessed

    Obsessed Telefied Ad Free Member

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    My FSR came with reverse controls but otherwise, I have kept the controls stock for 7 years now. I have changed the pups though. I did 50s style wiring for my Sheraton II with great success.
     
  15. LOSTVENTURE

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    I've added a phase reversal switch to several of mine. Otherwise, they are stock.
     
  16. David Barnett

    David Barnett Doctor of Teleocity

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    My Telecaster has the same wiring scheme as most of them made from 1967 to present. But it didn't come that way. So yes and no.
     
  17. 2 Headed Goat

    2 Headed Goat Tele-Afflicted

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    I only dig the Leo-era ones AKA 'the Real Ones'. Once Leo and Dale Hyatt left the building and BBE took ownership, the mojo IMO left as well.
     
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  18. GibbyTwin

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    I have a 2005 Standard and everything is still stock. I have no complaints, it sounds good to me. I have been tossing around the idea of flipping the control plate around to make the volume control more accessible for swells but that would be it....I'm happy with everything else.
     
  19. drmmrr55

    drmmrr55 Tele-Holic

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    Mine has the stock pots, and switch, but I reversed the plate so the pickup selector is pointing to the rear, then I turned the switch 180 degrees, so the selector would still point in the direction of the pickup I want to use. I then had to swap the pots, so the tone pot was still in the middle, and the volume pot is toward the neck pickup, which makes doing swells a lot easier. The only thing I dislike about the Tele, is the location of the pickup selector switch, it's too close to the path of the picking hand. I think eventually, I am going to replace the stock pickup selector with a 3-way toggle switch that goes up, & down instead of forward/backward, for easier pickup switching. As you can see in the pic, switching to the bridge on the fly is a real pain, because of proximity of the tone pot.
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  20. Fretting out

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    I can see that and personally would like an 80’s G&L model myself.

    So we’re currently in the CBS Era of G&L land then ;)
     
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