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Discussion in 'Fender' started by jonesy, Dec 8, 2009.
Sounds good...Send me your cell again in Pm.
Just sent you a PM Sir
Here are a few sunshine pics of "Whitey", this Tele has got to be one of my all time favorites so far. Like an old pair of jeans, everything just feels right. Plays real easy, low action, warm sounding and light weight. I play it unplugged a lot in the evenings or in the middle of the day when I have time, just gives me a good vibe.
Should be awesome.
Great work Bro!!!
Thanks Casey, it's nice to have cool stuff to work with
Stayed up late last night and got the Esquire all finished up. I have re-named this one "Leo" just had the strangest vibe when I was wiring up the Esquire wiring controls last night so I named it it honor of the man himself.
Heaviest Tele I have right now, the body weighs 6'8oz. and with the neck, Grover tuners, bridge, control plate and harness I bet it is about 9lbs Feels like an LP but has awesome Tone.
I used all vintage Ceramic caps for the harness and I gotta say the "Cocked wah" setting is the "Shizzle" hope to have some Tone clips up soon. Killer mid boost in that setting and I just couldn't put it down once I started playing it.
3 way Tone Switch is wired up so when it is in the middle it bypass's Tone control, when switch is back Tone control is in the circuit and when switch is all the way up towards the neck it is in the "cocked wah" setting. Volume control works in all 3 switch settings. The pickup is a USA Tex Mex that reads about 8.1K on my meter and really has some guts.
Sheptone 10K ceramic, double screw bobbins...
Whoa did you already get the maple one strung up? What kind of wiring did you do for it? How's the shep sound?
Lookin' good Jonesy! You're definitely the Tele King!
Found some screws that fit those Scahllers you sent me, but I need to make a new nut for it, that neck is wide as you know and the graph-tec nut I had was not tall enough for those big ol' 6100 frets. I have a graphite blank left over from a Moses neck, so hop to get that cut and slotted later tonight.
Wiring will be master volume, master tone. Both pots are 500K audio push pulls, one will split the pickup and the other will be activate a tone mod with a low value cap or caps .003 uf-.005uf to give me that "cocked wah" sound ala the Esquire mod I did on "Leo". Should scream with Sheps 10K ceramic. It's hand wound so it should be sweet sounding with a nice edge to it.
Hope to have it plugged in and playing in the next 24-48 hours
Thanks Hyper, did your SRV neck ever come in yet?
Not yet. Shouldn't be much more than a week or so. I'll definitely be giving you a shout when I get it!
Right on. I'm sure it will be worth the wait, sounds like a beauty
I took it to Casey's on Superbowl Sunday. Haven't seen it since!
these are all looking good there jonesy
Got this bad boy fired up yesterday and the Sheptone 10K ceramic sounds amazing. No harshness at all. Nice and thick, but still crisp on the top end not muddy just Fat.
Made a new nut from a graphite blank I had on hand, this neck is extra wide, lot's of mass but not too thick. Super Jumbo 6100 frets that play nice. Also put it in open G and played some slide and it was cooking. Installed two push pull 500K pots, volume does coil split and Tone has the "Extra Mojo" circuit
Be careful about those big frets, they are addictive, especially if you like to bend.
That neck is one serious chunk of wood, and yes I like to bend the strings for sure
I like the part where you can wire up something and already know "about" how it will sound.
Been around the block once or twice with this stuff...I like that.
Thyin to pay attention, thanks for your open-ness.....is that a word? dah