ROTARY pick up TELECASTER style guitar

Discussion in 'Tonefreaks' started by ajory72, Jul 20, 2017.

  1. ajory72

    ajory72 Senior Member

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    Check this out my compadre's

    I want one now - even if I have to build it!!!!!

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    Benjammin Senior Member

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    You don't see that everyday. It seems like it would be awkward resting your picking arm on raised pickup
     
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    Leumas Senior Member

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    Wow. I'd love to see how THAT is wired up.
     
  4. cooljuk

    cooljuk Transducer Producer Premium Member MLP Vendor

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    All those pickup routes and they are just stuffed with Duncans. ...and no neck pickup? Is that revolver even California-legal?
     
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    Freddy G V.I.P. Member

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    We had another thread about this guitar. My guess was "wiper contacts". That would make it all real easy.
     
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    nitrodave08 Senior Member

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    Slip rings are the way to go. It's how the vehicles that have steering wheel controls work, in the jeep world its referred to as a clockspring.

    Tracking satellite antennas also use them to enable 360 degree connectivity.

    With some strategic ring breaks, it could be used to select whichever PU is under the strings

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    nitrodave08 Senior Member

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    Also there was a Gibson model to dealers that had holes in it and you would plug in the different pickup modules. I almost got my hands on one. I can't find it anywhere on the web right now, shhh I'm supposed to be working haha. But here are some that have been around awhile




     
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    cooljuk Transducer Producer Premium Member MLP Vendor

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    Les Paul "Push Tone" was the one with the overly complicated way of changing pickups through the back of the body. Each pickup had to be mounted to a proprietary plastic bracket and have a molex plug put on it. Neodymium magnets held the plastic brackets in place against the back of the body. Neo magnets are not something I want around my pickups, personally. It's a nice product for swapping between the same 2 or 3 sets but if you want to swap among any pickup you come across quickly, alligator clips are more universal.
     
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    PierM Premium Member

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    Never trust a guitar without tone pot.
     

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