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BbendFender

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Jul 31st, 2016 11:47 AM        

This is usually not the problem. Standard Tele with Vintage '52 pups. Wired like post '67 but I'm using two 250k pots with a .05 tone cap. Will a 1K volume pot have anything to do with it? How can it get this beast a little brighter. I should know this but thought I'd see what you guys think.<br /> <br /> It may be brighter than I think because I'm nearly deaf and wear 2 hearing aids.



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Jul 31st, 2016 02:43 PM        

whoa!...<br /> <br /> <br /> 500k will brighten it some... I'd try that first..<br /> <br />



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Jul 31st, 2016 02:59 PM        

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Jul 31st, 2016 03:02 PM        

Yes...I'd go with a 500K volume pot, though that will mostly add more dynamics and power to the volume. I would personally just bump the tone capacitor to the next level, like a .022 cap.



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Jul 31st, 2016 07:03 PM        

I tried the .022 cap first and that boosted the treble just about right. If that doesn't sound good at a gig, I'll change the pot to 500k.<br /> Thanks guys.



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Jul 31st, 2016 07:11 PM        

Are your pickups jacked up high enough?<br /> <br /> It may be the cable you're using.<br /> <br /> It may be your amp. Replace the tubes to see if they're tired. <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />



BbendFender

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Jul 31st, 2016 08:19 PM        

It is set up correctly. Everything seems to be ok since I changed the tone cap. This is the Taco Tele I'm working on.<br /> <br /> Peegoo, are you joshing me? :')



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Aug 1st, 2016 12:15 AM        

"This is the Taco Tele I'm working on."<br /> <br /> WT...???<br /> Maybe you mistakenly got the fish taco. They're just wrong.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> btw, there's no "taco tele" listed in your profile :^(



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Aug 1st, 2016 06:27 AM        

We're going to assume the tone cap is properly installed so the tone pot takes the cap out of the circuit when dialed up to 10. Right?<br /> <br /> And we're going to assume you've tried two or three other cables to rule out a bad cable. I mention this because some low-noise cables have a carbon-impregnated sleeve between the center insulator and the braided shield. If this carbon sleeve is not carefully trimmed back, it can come onto contact with the center conductor's solder joint in one of the plugs. That can cause either a drop in volume or a loss of highs, or both.<br /> <br /> If you ever want to rule out the switch/pots/cap as a source of a problem, the easy fix is to temporarily wire the pickup(s) directly to the output jack, bypassing the other components. If the problem goes away, you know the cause of the issue is not the pickups.



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Aug 1st, 2016 07:45 AM        

Mick, I named this my Taco Tele because I bought it at a Mexican restaurant. It was sitting on a guitar stand by the fireplace, in the back of the restaurant. After we ate, I asked the owner if he would sell it and he did.<br /> <br /> Thanks Peegoo. I did try 2 cables and the sound was the same. The .02 cap definitely helped the treble.



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Aug 1st, 2016 08:46 AM        

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Hammond101

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Aug 1st, 2016 10:10 AM        

If, when you back off the volume knob the guitar seems to darken in tone you might want to install a treble bleed mod. This will keep it crisp as you throttle down, not losing the top end bite.<br /> <br /> I enjoy hearing about the "Taco Tele". Great nickname.



Purple Valley

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Aug 1st, 2016 10:46 AM        

Send it to Tele School?



littleuch

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Aug 1st, 2016 11:13 AM        

"It may be brighter than I think because I'm nearly deaf and wear 2 hearing aids."<br /> <br /> I'd start with amp settings, then roll back the treble when bandmates and audience members start cringing. <br /> <br /> :-p



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Aug 1st, 2016 01:09 PM        

Ouch! <br /> <br /> HECKLERS!



Mick Reid

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Aug 1st, 2016 04:40 PM        

"photo for Mick "<br /> <br /> No photo when I clicked :^( x 2...<br /> <br /> I was hoping to see a giant corn tortilla body with a extra long churro for a neck!



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Aug 1st, 2016 11:22 PM        

" No photo when I clicked"<br /> <br /> <br /> Sorry. Not sure why. The photo is in BbendFender's profile titled "Tele with binding"<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Tele with binding



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Aug 2nd, 2016 07:06 AM        

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Aug 24th, 2016 06:43 PM        

BbendFender<br /> <br /> It may be good to try some new batterys in those hearing aids<br /> <br /> WHAT



Paul L



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It looks just like a Telefunken U-47!
Aug 26th, 2016 12:03 PM        

Tune it in to PBS instead of MTV.



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