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52 minutes ago, Phil O'Keefe said:

Not digging the red so much... I’d go with white or black. 

Yeah ,the red doesn’t look quite right to me either  . But I may cut one out anyway  just for kicks

Think of a Mel’s tribute 

 

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hmm use white and add some red led stripes :)

if not that i would go for the black one

nice project btw :)

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7 hours ago, t_e_l_e said:

hmm use white and add some red led stripes :)

if not that i would go for the black one

nice project btw :)

Not so sure about the neon,what about LED strips? 

No not really , I like black too

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Not much happening today. I’m happy with the sawed off bridge so it got mounted. Before it got screwed on I sprayed silver Rust-oleum over the bare metal edge to make it pretty. Fortunately paint doesn’t stick to chrome very well so the overspray cleaned right off 

 

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23 hours ago, Phil O'Keefe said:

Not digging the red so much... I’d go with white or black. 

I don't mind the red--although I'd prefer a different pattern like tortoise--but I prefer the white. I agree about the Cabronita style pickguard though.

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On 10/3/2019 at 8:06 AM, gardo said:

Some of the pieces I have . The bridge plate could be cut down and drilled to more of a hard tail or a TOM bridge can be used  . Considering fashioning a pickgaurd of some sort with the laminate sample . Basically just going to jump in and see where it goes 

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Quick question - what's the value on those pots? If they came out of a previous Tele that had single-coils, they're probably 250k - you'll probably want to swap them for 500k pots if that's the case. They'll work much better with the humbuckers. 

 

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1 hour ago, Phil O'Keefe said:

 

Quick question - what's the value on those pots? If they came out of a previous Tele that had single-coils, they're probably 250k - you'll probably want to swap them for 500k pots if that's the case. They'll work much better with the humbuckers. 

 

Good eye Phil

they are actually 500k and have a tone cap for humbuckers. ,leftover from a previous project 

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1 hour ago, DeepEnd said:

I don't mind the red--although I'd prefer a different pattern like tortoise--but I prefer the white. I agree about the Cabronita style pickguard though.

Come to think of it , I’ve had a sheet of tortoise laying around for decades. Now where did I put it

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6 hours ago, DeepEnd said:

I don't mind the red--although I'd prefer a different pattern like tortoise--but I prefer the white. I agree about the Cabronita style pickguard though.

Thanks for the reminder 

I found that old sheet of tortoise and it’s interesting,

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Possible pickgaurd shape   

Using cardboard to visualize the PG .The control  plate and Pups are not fastened yet .

I rather like this idea which is really just a cut off standard PG .

Any thoughts?

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28 minutes ago, mrbrown49 said:

:thu:looks great.

 

Might be nice in the tortois.

 

My first thought was black but the tort has a classic look that is nice

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32 minutes ago, badpenguin said:

Black or the tort would look cool. I would prefer the tort myself, but that's just my 2 pennies.

I agree.tort is the favorite, but I'm still going to cut a piece of red for kicks

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I built my own model guitar about 6 years ago from the 1st guitar I ever owned. Custom neck, pick ups, removel of the gain and level knobs, removed the Floyd Rose system and it plays better than when I got it in 1993!  Squire Bullet "Franken-stain". My custom model.  Sounds sick as {censored} in Drop B.

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On 10/13/2019 at 6:40 AM, dropbshredder said:

I built my own model guitar about 6 years ago from the 1st guitar I ever owned. Custom neck, pick ups, removel of the gain and level knobs, removed the Floyd Rose system and it plays better than when I got it in 1993!  Squire Bullet "Franken-stain". My custom model.  Sounds sick as {censored} in Drop B.

Glad you got what you wanted 

Any pics ?

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Got Shanghaied into helping my neighbor build a deck. Today is a rainy day so back to more important things.

Cut down the black tele pickgaurd and fastened everything in place. l like it but plan to use the guard as a template to cut one from the tort sometime later 

Time for some wiring ,strap buttons and strings.

 

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4 hours ago, badpenguin said:

Very pretty, can't wait to see the finished product!

Finished the wiring. I took your suggestion and went series . I haven’t tested it yet but it should be good.  Used a blend pot instead of a switch . Mainly because I already had the control plate and pot..

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Okay it’s pretty much done. Still need to get the setup dialed in and I somehow got two wires reversed on the blend pot but it’s complete.. The wires will be easy to swap. 

I had to try wiring the pickup coils in series but not sure if they will stay that way.  I’ll give it a chance but will probably go to normal humbucker wiring

Here she is and another with the Tele Trio

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tasty, me like

not sure if with the smallish pickguard it looks a bit too naked, but on the other hand not sure if a bigger tort pickguard would be too much again.

ift it were a lefty i definitely would rawk this :)

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I considered a full pickgaurd but the majority opinion was in favor of a small one . I like it and I could always go to a full size if I changed my mind 

 Out of curiosity I weighed it, 7.b., 1 oz

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31 minutes ago, badpenguin said:

Nice work. I dig it. But.... no tort....?😪

The black one will be a. pattern to cut the tort once everything is dialed in

I like the tort as well

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