First attempt at a tele build.

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Re: First attempt at a tele build.

Post by westcoaster on Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:47 pm

Ok, youve convinced me, Pickup ring ordered.

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Re: First attempt at a tele build.

Post by Westbone on Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:24 pm

That maple top is gorgeous g'aurus.

Just as another alternative, why not go like the Pantera style and just sit the pickup in the cavity.


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Re: First attempt at a tele build.

Post by Westbone on Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:45 pm

This type of thing. Just a suggestion.


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Re: First attempt at a tele build.

Post by westcoaster on Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:53 pm

I'd thought about the bare mounted pickup but to my eyes it looks unfinished on some guitars - looks great on the pantera though.
Pickups on order as well so hope to be nailing things together at the weekend. Now where did I put my 14lb hammer.

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Re: First attempt at a tele build.

Post by westcoaster on Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:55 pm

Btw that's an insane looking strat.

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Re: First attempt at a tele build.

Post by Sollophonic on Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:00 am

Maybe a "La Cabronita" style pickguard, that only covers the bottom of the body front?

Mind you I have been using chrome pickup rings on some of my builds recently, with some nice results




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Re: First attempt at a tele build.

Post by westcoaster on Sat Jun 09, 2012 1:34 pm

Nobody said it would be easy, and it isn't. Predrilled string through holes don't line up with the bridge and the bridge mounting screws are too big for the holes. I think I can use the shorter pick guard screws though as I don't expect that there will be any problems with pull-out due to it being string through. As for the misaligned holes I think some bodging is required as the holes are currently covered.

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Re: First attempt at a tele build.

Post by Westbone on Sat Jun 09, 2012 5:27 pm

There's a good few tele style bodies coming out of China with the same bridge hole troubles.

Here's one. Have a read of the 'graded stock' part.

The one's in the picture have the correct bridge.

Just wondering if your in the same boat with your 6 saddle bridge??

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/140613509353?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

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Re: First attempt at a tele build.

Post by westcoaster on Sun Jun 10, 2012 11:16 am

Finally all nailed together after doing a bit o butcher, oops I meant precision woodworking to the string holes. Nightmare getting solder to stick to a pot but finally done.

Strung up and plugged in for a quick test, f***ing h**l, Graham you were right, telecasters rock, great cleans and really good with a bit of distortion, just need to finish setting it up.

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Re: First attempt at a tele build.

Post by Westbone on Sun Jun 10, 2012 11:35 am

It looks really good, class.Laughing

Which pups did you choose?

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Re: First attempt at a tele build.

Post by Barry on Sun Jun 10, 2012 11:43 am

Great looking axe!
But of course

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Re: First attempt at a tele build.

Post by westcoaster on Sun Jun 10, 2012 12:00 pm

Westbone, The pickups are artec hot ceramic from the same guys I got the body from. Surprisingly good. AFIK they are same as GFS pickups.

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Re: First attempt at a tele build.

Post by Barry on Sun Jun 10, 2012 4:42 pm

westcoaster wrote:...AFIK they are same as GFS pickups.
I think that's correct.

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Re: First attempt at a tele build.

Post by hoax on Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:59 am

Excellent result Robert.

Is that gold hardware? It looks great!!

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Re: First attempt at a tele build.

Post by westcoaster on Tue Jun 12, 2012 6:05 am

It's all gold - a festival of bling. I'll get some better pics upwhen I'm done.

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Re: First attempt at a tele build.

Post by gittarasaurus on Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:20 am

wowie zowie baby! that looks great! Drool!

well done!


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Re: First attempt at a tele build.

Post by westcoaster on Fri Jun 15, 2012 3:44 am

Well, took it to practice last night and it's great, really good through the acoustic patch on my boss gt8 and with a bit of distortion it really rocks. Think I got lucky when I put this together.

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