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FDP Forum / Guitar Mods, Repairs, and Projects / New Tele Porject Completed

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LeftyMeister
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Tone is in the lingers
Jan 14th, 2019 03:41 PM   Edit   Profile  

Thanks, all!

"Why does the control plate look bent?"

Good catch! I hadn't installed the control plate screws because I was still working on the wiring. It fell forward a tad as I was taking the pic. Here's a pic of the completed body.

I'll probably replace the control plate because I had a used one and the nicks/scratches are bugging me. Also, I had to drill the switch slightly off-center because it was too big. I'll likely order a mini switch, or use a pull pot.

"Nicest Coppercastor on the Intornet :o)

Har!

"Nice job, a heavily verdigris copper pick guard would really set it off, just my wacky opinion."

Can you post a pic?

There's a love/hate thing going on with this pickguard from people who've seen it. I like it but I'm open to other options.

Body Pic

(This message was last edited by LeftyMeister at 05:46 PM, Jan 14th, 2019)

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Jan 14th, 2019 03:49 PM   Edit   Profile  

This one jumped out at me. Search heavily verdigris copper and select images you’ll see a wide veriety of color and patterns.

heavily verdigris copper

(This message was last edited by hushnel at 05:49 PM, Jan 14th, 2019)

LeftyMeister
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Tone is in the lingers
Jan 14th, 2019 03:55 PM   Edit   Profile  

Wow! That's different. I'm not sure how to interpret the size of 3,510 x 2,550.

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Jan 14th, 2019 03:57 PM   Edit   Profile  

Pixels.


It's an image that's for sale.




LeftyMeister
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Tone is in the lingers
Jan 14th, 2019 04:12 PM   Edit   Profile  

Aaaah!

Leftee
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Jan 14th, 2019 07:33 PM   Edit   Profile  

I like the PG Mike linked in your other thread. It could go either way, really. The nice thing about Warmoth as a source of PGs is that you can swap and all the holes will line up.

LeftyMeister
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Tone is in the lingers
Jan 14th, 2019 07:51 PM   Edit   Profile  

Actually, I got 3 samples from Warmoth including the Anaconda. My wife and son think it clashes.

See if you agree.

PG Sample

Leftee
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Jan 14th, 2019 08:08 PM   Edit   Profile  

I like it. It’s different. I don’t think it clashes. It stands out.

Whatever that means. LOL

Dang, that was a weird autocarrot!

(This message was last edited by Leftee at 07:18 AM, Jan 15th, 2019)

Gaukdawg

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Jan 15th, 2019 10:11 AM   Edit   Profile  

I like it just the way it is Lefty. Great work!

LeftyMeister
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Tone is in the lingers
Jan 15th, 2019 07:02 PM   Edit   Profile  

LMBO, Eric! I was wondering. :oD

Thanks, John! I've decided the pickguard stays.

I had my luthier friend do a setup and set intonation today. She plays great. The pickup combinations are extremely versatile.

The 2 and 4 positions are slightly muffled and I'm not sure why. Also, I used a hot (10K) P90 and it's just a tad wolfy-sounding. I'll see how I like it but I may end up swapping it out for a less hot version.

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Jan 18th, 2019 02:01 PM   Edit   Profile  

I like it!

LeftyMeister
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Tone is in the lingers
Jan 19th, 2019 07:55 AM   Edit   Profile  

Thanks, Froggie!

I'm not sure that I'm pleased with these Tonerider pickups, or maybe it's something in the wiring. Although, I don't think so. The bridge tele pup is very trebly, especially compared to my other Tele with the Lollar. The middle strat pup sounds great but the neck P90 is very muddy and harsh with an unpleasant breakup. Also the #2 position (bridge/middle) is very muffled.

I ordered hotter pickups intentionally because I wanted something different than my other Tele.

Bridge Hot Classic TRT2B: 9.2K
Middle City Limits TRS2 - 6K
Neck Hot Classic - 7.8K

(This message was last edited by LeftyMeister at 10:03 AM, Jan 19th, 2019)

Leftee
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Jan 19th, 2019 08:06 AM   Edit   Profile  

What are your pickup heights? It can make a huge difference.

When I built that last sunburst Strat I put ToneRiders in it. I had it all tweaked out and it was sounding great when I shipped it. I took the return from the buyer and got it back. The guitar was undamaged, but he had tweaked pickup heights quite a bit. It sounded wonky compared to when I shipped it.

LeftyMeister
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Jan 19th, 2019 08:28 AM   Edit   Profile  

I use the standard height of 3/32 with the string pressed at the last fret. I'll try playing with the heights.

LeftyMeister
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Jan 19th, 2019 11:21 AM   Edit   Profile  

I pulled back the treble side of the bridge pup but it's still not as full-sounding and organic as my other Tele. Also, the neck P90 is still very brittle.

I may be shopping for a couple of pups.

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Toxic Humility
Jan 19th, 2019 11:30 AM   Edit   Profile  

A P90 can (should) go pretty close to the strings. Try bringing that up as see if that doesn't fatten it up.

If the bridge pickup is low (height) will also make it sound thin and bright.

On these guitars I usually set up my bridge and neck pickups to their best tone. Then I set the middle as low as I can get it and still acheive some balance. That's me, any ways.

LeftyMeister
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Jan 19th, 2019 11:41 AM   Edit   Profile  

Thanks! I'll try it.

LeftyMeister
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Jan 19th, 2019 02:17 PM   Edit   Profile  

That helped quite a bit. Thanks, Eric! I set the neck pup as close as possible and the harshness is gone. The neck pup is now quite a bit louder but I use it mostly for lead anyway, so extra volume won't hurt.

It's still pretty dark, though. The 250K pots probably don't help with that. Is it possible to put a resistor in series with the positive lead to help with treble?



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Toxic Humility
Jan 19th, 2019 06:45 PM   Edit   Profile  

That won’t do it. I’d play with the height some more. Try dropping it a little and adjusting the poles up. I don’t know about other guys here, but I’ve found P90s the most sensative to adjustments.

You could go to a 300k volume pot. GFS sells them. They claim they’re 330k, but the ones they’ve sent me are around 300k it would shift things a little hotter/brighter.

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Toxic Humility
Jan 20th, 2019 07:53 AM   Edit   Profile  

Re: switch position #2. It’s been discussed here a bit. I think you’ve got a phase issue between bridge and middle. It’s the curse of using three single coils and wanting the bridge and neck combo to sound correct (ala Tele). One of the inbetween position won’t be right. I’m not really the expert on this, though. Hoping someone else chimes in.

I went with a stacked coil Dimarzio for the middle pickup and that worked around the problem.

(This message was last edited by Leftee at 02:42 PM, Jan 21st, 2019)

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