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Pinetree
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Apr 24th, 2018 01:15 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've always wanted to make one of my American Tele's a Nashville Tele.


My other Tele *is* a Nashville Tele, with the Strat-O-Tele switching (5-way, middle position is both pickups on), and a Texas Special in the middle.


I've pretty much decided to wire this one like a 5-way Strat (just to be different), but the crux of the matter is pickup selection.


I'm leaving the stock pickups in it because I like them, and have been looking at a DiMarzio Red Velvet for the middle .


Anyone try this?

Any other suggestions?


Thanks.

Red.

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Buena Buena
Apr 24th, 2018 11:07 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've not tried that particular pickup, but I did build an ash bodied three-pickup Tele years ago.

I installed a two-post Wilkinson vibrato in it and a 5-way switch with one vol and one tone. The pickups are switched per a typical modern Strat scheme. It is a super-versatile guitar.

Pinetree
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Apr 25th, 2018 06:21 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Red Velvet on the way.


I shall regale you with photos as things programs.



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Buena Buena
Apr 25th, 2018 07:16 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Cool, Utensil the Egypt :o)

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Apr 25th, 2018 08:04 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Autocarrot strikes again.

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Buena Buena
Apr 25th, 2018 08:26 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

That's what I meaningful.

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Apr 25th, 2018 08:34 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I undergarment your earlier post.

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Apr 25th, 2018 09:13 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I *thought* Red Velvets had gone the way of the Dodo. No?

(This message was last edited by Malcolm at 11:14 AM, Apr 25th, 2018)

Pinetree
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Apr 25th, 2018 09:17 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Where were you comedians when I was looking for actual advice?




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Buena Buena
Apr 25th, 2018 09:19 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Cryptozoologists discovered an isolated colony of them living in a remote cave in central Madagascar :o)

Dimarzio makes good stuff. There's a reason why many pro players who are not paid for their use of the pickups have them in their guitars.

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Apr 25th, 2018 09:22 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I had no "advice."

Pinetree
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Apr 30th, 2018 11:17 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

It has begun.

Actually, I has begun.

Pinetree
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Apr 30th, 2018 11:58 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

3-pickup, 2 knob, 5-way setup.

Not a Nashville Tele in the traditional sense (because I already have one), but a Strat configuration with only two knobs.

I swapped the tone cap to a .047uf (personal preference), and this guitar already had a treble bleed installed.

Live Nude Wires!

Pinetree
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Apr 30th, 2018 11:59 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

And the

final product.

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Apr 30th, 2018 12:30 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

What’s it sound like?

Pinetree
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Apr 30th, 2018 12:41 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Very versatile, bright and spanky, with that glassy Strat thing.




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Apr 30th, 2018 12:44 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The Red Velvet is the real deal?

Pinetree
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Apr 30th, 2018 12:53 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'm impressed.

It's got a metal base plate, so it's (theoretically) the most Tele-like Stratocaster pickup DiMarzio makes.



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Apr 30th, 2018 03:47 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Nice work, but your saddle-thingies are all crooked.
You might want to straighten them out ;^)


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Apr 30th, 2018 03:55 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Very nice! I put a middle PU in my '71 Tele many years ago. The guitar was a pawn shop find in the mid '80s for $125. The neck was broken and someone refinished it with varnish an a paint brush. When I removed the pickguard I found a route somebody started and gave up on. They had used a chisel. I fixed the route, had it refinned and installed EMG actives. I Teles set plus a Strat middle (SA). It has Fender vintage noisless Tele PUs and a VN Strat middle in it now.

Somebody drilled the control plate for a mini-toggle so I have that wired to bring in the middle PU with a three-way switch. This way it does all the Tele sounds, Strat sounds and all three PUs if I wish.

I should have bought a '71 Tele neck years ago when they were affordable. Still, it plays nice and sounds good even though it has a no name aftermarket neck on it. I may swap PUs in it to get a bit more spank. Mostly it sits in it's case unfortunately.



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