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Why is that bump there?

Discussion in 'Tele-Technical' started by beanluc, Oct 29, 2020.

  1. beanluc

    beanluc Tele-Meister

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    The one in the bottom of the control cavity. Every top-routed Tele seems to have it, regardless of make or model.
     
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  2. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Router hump?
     
  3. 2manyteles

    2manyteles TDPRI Member Silver Supporter

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    Yeah, really annoying. I had a customer who wanted me to reverse his control plate around to have it; volume, tone, switch. I had get out the damn router to make it work because the switch was hitting the bump. Don't know why they don't route to the one depth.
     
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  4. Peegoo

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    Fenders do; it's the CNC program.

    Most aftermarket bodies don't have it.
     
  5. blue metalflake

    blue metalflake Doctor of Teleocity

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    In other words, it’s just the way they are, even though there’s no logical reason involved.
     
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  6. beanluc

    beanluc Tele-Meister

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    Mine's not that way anymore... 3 pushpulls later.
     
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  7. Billy3

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    Dremmel tools are great for this. I have three hole plate with switch, 2 p/ps,and a mini toggle. Had to get rid of that hump man! Now I can go mod crazy! Lol
     
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  8. beanluc

    beanluc Tele-Meister

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    I did...
     
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    I don't get it either. I had to do some creative, more like destructive, material removal with a Dremel and a sharp wood chisel when I installed N4 noiseless pickups with an S1 switch in my MIM avatar Telecaster. There was a wall inside the cavity separating the switch from the pots that had to go for the S1 switch to fit. I don't care what it looks like under the control plate of a guitar that cost me $400 used, but... Why can't Fender hog out the entire control cavity? And for that matter, why not route the top for an HSH layout and route it deep enough for stacked single coils? The pickguard and bridge cover all of it. This would make for easier modifications for three pickups, a reverse angle bridge pickup, and most anything else.
     
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  10. beanluc

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    I used a sharp wood chisel too.
     
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    schmee Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Maybe it's there on purpose so the assembler (former burger flipper) cant put the control plate in backwards?
     
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    My bet? They leave it because it saves time at the factory. When you are putting out high volume production, doing anything not absolutely required for the product to work is waste.
     
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    because wood makes tone and it also shows how much goobering has been done when someone wants big money for a 50 year old guitar and under the plate someone dug a swimming pool .
     
  14. Billy3

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    Once you know you have the hump and know you are going to work on it and like to mod your Tele,just get it out. No more headaches! Unless you're fortunate to have a nice valuable one, leave it alone and deal with it. That's why I like the less expensive. With some cool mods added that ax can sound sweeter than many other stock pricey teles as well as other guitars. Just my two cents worth. Keep on pickin!!!
     
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