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theshadowofseattle
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:23 am    Post subject: Telecaster Build Day! Reply with quote

This is the bridge pickup. I got it in a craigslist buy. I think it's a quarter pounder strat bridge pickup caulked onto a tele pickup ground plate.




Ground wire strung through the wire hole for the bridge pickup since I didn't see anywhere else to put it.



This shit DID NOT WANT TO FIT IN THE PICKUP ROUTE. This was a huge pain to get in there and then screw down, but I made it work. The pickup height adjustment screws don't work now, so I'll eventually have to sort out a replacement, I guess. This works for now.



Neck pickup is a Bill Lawrence I got in a local shop's parts bin. The pickguard is CNC cut from eBay and had not one but TWO layers of clear plastic film over it.



The control plate I got doesn't fit my killswitch, which sucks. I'd drill it out, but all of large drill bits are at school for my engineering team.




The guts. Notice that I wired the bridge to the wrong terminals, so it was on with the both on setting, but not in the bridge only setting. I've since fixed it.



JACK PLATE. Holes done totally freehand.




All in there.



Ready for strings.



All done, fit and tested.



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I read this thread with the end credits to Speed rolling. Was sick.

A+
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice.

I like an Rick Parfitt white Tele with black guard. I had one on mine but went gold anodized, kind of miss the black one.

Good work.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like that. It's a very light shade of black, though.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks real cool man
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bacchus wrote:
I like that. It's a very light shade of black, though.


PALE BLACK


I've also ordered an Artec or whatever the other GFS company that makes their shit at the same factory is FATBODY for the bridge.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How does the neck pickup sound? Even though I’m staunchly in the “fuck an neck position” camp, I’ve never heard a Bill Lawrence pickup
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Tyoo-dyay is gonna be the dyay that I'm gonna byuild me Tyele dyuudes"
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kingkiller wrote:
How does the neck pickup sound? Even though I’m staunchly in the “fuck an neck position” camp, I’ve never heard a Bill Lawrence pickup


Like a strat bridge pickup, clear and way too bright.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Them tonewoods aren't proper ones
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sunshiner wrote:
Them tonewoods aren't proper ones


The body is MIM Fender standard, which is alder. The neck is from a Squier Black and Chrome Tele.

So they're proper enough.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm just kidding, it's my stupid way to explain why you have a thin sound coming out of your neck pickup
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, I got that; I'm just a killjoy and also wanted to identify the parts.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

theshadowofseattle wrote:
Oh, I got that; I'm just a killjoy and also wanted to identify the parts.

Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

theshadowofseattle wrote:
kingkiller wrote:
How does the neck pickup sound? Even though I’m staunchly in the “fuck an neck position” camp, I’ve never heard a Bill Lawrence pickup


Like a strat bridge pickup, clear and way too bright.

Cool, so I’d like it then.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Telecaster Build Day! Reply with quote

theshadowofseattle wrote:
The pickguard is CNC cut from eBay and had not one but TWO layers of clear plastic film over it.


in some places that's considered good luck!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since I am now an official Tele-lover, I loved this thread as well.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

singlepup wrote:
Since I am now an official Tele-lover, I loved this thread as well.


The neck has a dead fret. Never had to get that sorted before. Hoping it doesn't cost too much for a leveling.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ooof sorry to hear that. Is it possible to cure that sort of thing just by raising the action?
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