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LeftyMeister
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Tone is in the lingers
Jan 12th, 2019 03:50 PM   Edit   Profile  

The Tele project is assembled and ready for a setup. It has a loud hum that's likely a grounding issue. I'll break out the meter tomorrow. I named her Penny because of the copper color and in honor of my wife who shares the name.

After full assembly, I like the contrast of the pickguard. I've looked around extensively for something different but couldn't find anything I liked better.

The boat profile compound radius neck is significantly different from anything else I own but I like it. It'll just take some getting used to it.

The pickups are Toneriders and, from what I can hear over the hum, I like 'em a lot. I'll know more once the hum is gone.

I chose David Gilmour's Tele wiring that includes a toggle switch. Rather than a cheap mini toggle, I used an industrial switch. It was a snug fit to say the least.

I opted for black string trees for contrast but I'm not sure I like them. They may get swapped out.

Penny

(This message was last edited by LeftyMeister at 09:56 PM, Jan 12th, 2019)

LeftyMeister
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Tone is in the lingers
Jan 12th, 2019 03:53 PM   Edit   Profile  

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Gilmour Tele Wiring

Leftee
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Jan 12th, 2019 03:54 PM   Edit   Profile  

That
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Awesome!

LeftyMeister
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Tone is in the lingers
Jan 12th, 2019 04:04 PM   Edit   Profile  

Thanks, Eric!

LeftyMeister
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Jan 12th, 2019 06:27 PM   Edit   Profile  

Okay, I'm a doofus! I figured out I'd swapped the positive and ground on the input jack (ie, ring and tip). She's quiet now, but I still have an issue with the middle pup sounding super-thin as if it's out of phase.

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Jan 12th, 2019 06:34 PM   Edit   Profile  

Swap the leads on that one.

LeftyMeister
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Jan 12th, 2019 06:55 PM   Edit   Profile  

I'll give it a try.

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Jan 12th, 2019 07:50 PM   Edit   Profile  

Very cool.

You'll learn to love the boatneck profile. I have at least 3 of 'em (two strats, one tele). They almost NEVER move! I can't think of the last time I had to adjust the truss rod on ANY of them.

LeftyMeister
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Tone is in the lingers
Jan 12th, 2019 08:11 PM   Edit   Profile  

I thought the compound radius was on the fretboard instead of the back. This neck feels much fatter in the first position and then narrows up the neck. It's definitely an adjustment.

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Jan 12th, 2019 09:21 PM   Edit   Profile  

Looks great LM!
I vote for chrome string trees though :^)


"I thought the compound radius was on the fretboard instead of the back."

It is the fretboard. Warmoth goes from 10" at the first fret and finishes at 16".

I can't tell you where the approximate transition points are though.

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Jan 13th, 2019 01:43 AM   Edit   Profile  

The boatneck has become my favorite. Right behind that is the ‘59 neck carve. The thing I’ve noticed about both is the neck is more stable/less prone to seasonal changes. The ‘59 neck I have is also 1.75” wide at the nut and it is dead-nuts stable.

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Jan 13th, 2019 03:29 AM   Edit   Profile  

That looks great!

I like the look of that pickguard on there.

LeftyMeister
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Tone is in the lingers
Jan 13th, 2019 05:27 AM   Edit   Profile  

Thanks, guys! I'll be ordering some chrome string trees.

Eric, for the pup wiring, I have the white wire on the switch and the black wire to ground. I'll try swapping them but I don't understand why I would need to do it, unless the place from where I ordered them messed up. :o/

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Jan 13th, 2019 05:46 AM   Edit   Profile  

Swap the bridge pickup's leads rather than the neck pickup's leads--unless the neck pickup is a 3-wire unit.

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Tone is in the lingers
Jan 13th, 2019 05:47 AM   Edit   Profile  

Thanks! For education purposes, why the bridge?

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Jan 13th, 2019 02:41 PM   Edit   Profile  

She's done! I swapped the middle pup leads and clipped a jumper on the switch that was shown on some schematics but not others. The only issue that I wouldn't consider perfect is position 2 sounds a bit muffled. That'll be for another day.

Now to set the intonation and tweak the setup, and she'll be 100%.

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Jan 13th, 2019 03:52 PM   Edit   Profile  

She's gorgeous, Rocky! Great job 👍

LeftyMeister
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Tone is in the lingers
Jan 13th, 2019 04:00 PM   Edit   Profile  

Thanks, Roger!

LeftyMeister
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Tone is in the lingers
Feb 23rd, 2019 12:27 PM   Edit   Profile  

Today, I swapped out the neck pup with a Lollar P90 (-5%). It sounds SO much better. When I first installed it, it was out of phase with the middle and bridge, so I tried swapping the leads. It sounded much better, however, it induced a lot of noise because I was using the braided shield as the lead wire (even though I insulated it). So, I tried swapping the leads on all three pickups.

That worked except for the bridge because it has a metal plate. Grrrr! I would need to pull the bridge and swap the wires that are soldered to the bridge plate, but I just installed new strings. Grrr again!

As of now, the bridge is out of phase with the middle and neck, but I still have position 4 for that Strat sound. On another day, I'll pull the bridge and...hopefully...FINALLY make it right. Grrr for a third time!!!

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Feb 23rd, 2019 12:29 PM   Edit   Profile  

You can slack the strings, pit a rubber band around them and the neck around the 15th fret and remove the neck from the body.

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