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First attempt at a tele build.

Post by westcoaster on Sat Jun 02, 2012 4:02 pm

Well, the bits arrived for my first tele build so looking forward to cracking on with it. Unexpected bonus, the body has a really nice quilted maple top, so a bit of a dilemma, scratchplate or not?


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Re: First attempt at a tele build.

Post by Iceman on Sat Jun 02, 2012 4:29 pm

Pics would be somewhat helpful of course... Pacing & Thinking

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Post by hoax on Sat Jun 02, 2012 4:38 pm

Please Ice - Don't ask Westcoaster to take pics(remember my Rainbow/Sausage with a cocktail stick analogy)

I promise you it won't even look like a guitar let alone a telecaster. It will look like the blurry image of Jack the Ripper caught in the smog festooned backdrop of late Victorian London.

Prove us wrong Robert

Go get 'em Tiger!!

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Its almost like asking Jeff Dahmer to take your boyfriend out for a nice meal

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Re: First attempt at a tele build.

Post by westcoaster on Sat Jun 02, 2012 4:55 pm

hoax wrote:Please Ice - Don't ask Westcoaster to take pics(remember my Rainbow/Sausage with a cocktail stick analogy)

I promise you it won't even look like a guitar let alone a telecaster. It will look like the blurry image of Jack the Ripper caught in the smog festooned backdrop of late Victorian London.

Prove us wrong Robert

Go get 'em Tiger!!

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Its almost like asking Jeff Dahmer to take your boyfriend out for a nice meal

That sounds like a challenge to me. Face Palm

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Re: First attempt at a tele build.

Post by hoax on Sat Jun 02, 2012 5:01 pm

I knew that if I gave your cage a hard enough rattle, you would come out fighting!!

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Honestly Robert loves photography as much as Bill Clinton loved Monica Lewenisky. You'll remember that he loved that gal so much he even splashed out on a new dress.

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Post by corsair on Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:54 pm

..... "splashed" being the operative word, eh?! Giggles Oh, hang on.... That was the old dress! Naughty


If the maple is really nice, then no pick guard.... I like the look of Teles without them, eh! Best we see what we've got to work with here, mate..... Laughing

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Re: First attempt at a tele build.

Post by Barry on Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:12 pm

Depends on your build/finish skills... Chores 2 Those honkin' big PG's can cover up a multitude of badness.
Otherwise, I vote for a nekkid Tele What a Face

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Re: First attempt at a tele build.

Post by Iceman on Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:20 pm

Barry wrote:I vote for a nekkid Tele What a Face

Still got Barbara Eden rattling 'round the noodle, eh? Sorry I ever brought the subject up... Naughty

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Re: First attempt at a tele build.

Post by westcoaster on Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:09 pm

Ok peeps, some photos of the tele build so far. Not a lot done yet, just sheilding ther cavities with copper tape. So what do you reckon, with or without:

With:


Without:

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Re: First attempt at a tele build.

Post by hoax on Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:39 pm

Robert

With, as I really love the traditional black guard look. Having said that, if you want a more contemporary look then you can get one of those little shaped neck pickup mounts. That is a really nice figured top.

Either way, it will be the dogs!!

And also no more slagging of your photographs - Not!!

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Post by Barry on Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:41 pm

I love her nekkid but I would hate to see that finish scratched up.
How about a clear PG? Thinking

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Re: First attempt at a tele build.

Post by Westbone on Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:02 pm

Loverly jublee, super smashing great.Smile

Without, if it was meant to have a scratchplate it would have had a route for the neck pup.

Once you drill those holes they're there forever.

If it got scratched over time you could always add one, take years, hours of playing.

Man that's beautiful. Where did you get that kit from?

Bye the way what a good picture, someone else take it....Laughing

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Re: First attempt at a tele build.

Post by westcoaster on Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:19 pm

I got the parts here:
www.northwestguitars.co.uk
Ended up paying a bit more than I originally intended but just loved that body although it's a real heavy beast and I want this to be a good one. I think you've nailed it with your suggestion Barry, I was thinking along the try it without first line.
Graham, I would really welcome wiring suggestions, I think I remember you saying something about wiring out of phase, what are the advantages/disadvantages.

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Re: First attempt at a tele build.

Post by hoax on Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:46 pm

Robert

I can't see any disadvantages as I don't really like the two pickups together on any guitar. Wiring out of phase gives a real nice funky/quacky/moody tone like positions 2 and 4 on a Strat or like Peter Green's Black Magic Woman solo.

Two easy ways of doing it

1. Take the magnet off the neck pick up and reglue it with the old glued side looking up at you
2. Swap the live and earth leads on one of the pickups.I always use the neck pickup. It just means you solder live to earth on your pot and earth to the live on your switch

If you struggle bring it over.

Graham

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Re: First attempt at a tele build.

Post by westcoaster on Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:55 pm

Thanks, sounds really straightforward. Gonna be a while before I get this finished, don't want to rush, and they sent me the wrong control plate, holes are too small for the pot shafts, no prob though, replacement is in the post. I did say a while back that teles weren't really my thing but this is growing on me, nice and simple (the guitar not me).

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Re: First attempt at a tele build.

Post by hoax on Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:59 pm

Finish it, plug it in, crank it up and then tell us Teles aint your thing!

It won't happen Robert, Tele's are seriously, great, comfortable , go to guitars.

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Re: First attempt at a tele build.

Post by Westbone on Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:20 pm

Very nice piece of kit. Not exactly cheap.

Get what you pay for suppose.

Which pups did you choose?

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Re: First attempt at a tele build.

Post by westcoaster on Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:04 pm

Westbone wrote:
Bye the way what a good picture, someone else take it....Laughing

It's actually meant to be an out of focus pic of my cat, don't know what went wrong Face Palm

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Re: First attempt at a tele build.

Post by westcoaster on Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:04 am



Had a thought about this and I'm tempted to go for a compromise solution, do a bit of surgery on the scratchplate to show off more of the wood. Still not sure about pups but at this stage nothing too expensive.

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Re: First attempt at a tele build.

Post by Barry on Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:57 am

Barry wrote:I love her nekkid but I would hate to see that finish scratched up.
How about a clear PG?
Yup, that was my suggestion above Robert.

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