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FDP Forum / Fender Guitars: Telecasters / I'm building a Tele and have some questions...

Vibroluxer
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Jul 24th, 2019 08:17 AM   Edit   Profile  

1. I'm looking at warmouth necks and they state that if its maple, they apply the finish to everything and that it can be removed from the frets when they are getting leveled. Do you think that includes quarter sawn maple? I don't understand why they would sell a neck that needs tending to.

2. I'm planning on getting the body from them as well and the pickup config is filter trom, Tele neck, filter tron. What pot value should I use? The tv jones typically use 500k and Tele use 250k. It's an American vintage from a 52ri.

3. Are there any other companies besides warmouth that can make the body and/of neck?

Thanks

(This message was last edited by Vibroluxer at 10:19 AM, Jul 24th, 2019)

Peegoo
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Jul 24th, 2019 09:59 AM   Edit   Profile  

Fender necks used to be made the same way: install frets, spray the finish over them. This is actually better than spraying the neck and then installing the frets because it seals the wood and prevents moisture from getting under the frets and into the wood.

Also, Warmoth does not level, crown, and polish the frets after installation. They are pressed in and sent out the door. It's up to the buyer to do the handwork. Their necks, straight from the box, will set up and play fine because their equipment is extremely precise and their QC is very good. However, doing a level/crown/polish on any neck that has not had the work done will always make it play better and sound better. This is true for any neck by any maker. The process of polishing removes any finish on the fret wire.

Handwork like this is a very costly process because it requires a human, with tools, to spend an hour or two on the neck. That drives up retail cost.

Other makers include Mighty Mite (they also supply WD, Allparts, and Stew Mac), Musicraft, B. Hefner, and USA Custom Guitars (USACG).

USACG used to be very good, but since the originator of the brand sold the company, quality has slipped.

It's no secret I'm a huge Warmoth fan; I've used their stuff since before they were Warmoth (the company name was Boogie Bodies), and have never had an issue with any neck or body from them. I've got no skin in the game, other than the cash I pay for the parts. They're worth it.

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Jul 24th, 2019 10:01 AM   Edit   Profile  

When mixing Filtertrons with Fender SC pickups, I've always had good results with 300k for the volume pots.

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Aug 8th, 2019 08:02 AM   Edit   Profile  

Like Mr. 'Goo, I can vouch for Warmoth...Good stuff all the way 'round. Since I got an ebony neck on my Esquire project, there was no immediate need for level, crown, & polish...it played pretty great straightaway. I should still get it tweaked by my shop.

Here's the body...

Warmoth Esquire

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Aug 12th, 2019 06:18 PM   Edit   Profile  

I have three that are all Warmoth and I have zero complaints with any of the stuff I have purchased.

this one is a Tele body and neck from Warmoth.

This is really a nice guitar in every way.

Tele-Paul

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Tone is in the lingers
Aug 12th, 2019 07:08 PM   Edit   Profile  

My Tele Warmoth neck and body were flawless.

Vibroluxer
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Aug 18th, 2019 06:37 PM   Edit   Profile  

Thanks everyone. I ordered my body, man, you can spend some money on those. I got a butterscotch blonde with black pickguard.

I got a fender neck. It's the Kim 51 u shape with the tuners.

It all came to the 690

Vibroluxer
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Aug 18th, 2019 06:42 PM   Edit   Profile  

Sigh, now I wish I got a burst with binding. The 62RIs on reverb were all over $1000 and a warmoth was much less than that.



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Tone is in the lingers
Aug 18th, 2019 07:53 PM   Edit   Profile  

I love the butterscotch.

Vibroluxer
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Aug 19th, 2019 07:40 AM   Edit   Profile  

I do too but I was able to change it, yay.

So, I was checking my TV Jones and the fender neck. The TV Jones bridge is 4.6, bridge 4.9 and the tele is 7.9.

Will that much difference be noticable?

The pots are my big worry. The filtertrons use the 500 and the fender 250. I saw Peegoos comment to use 300s for the vol and I assume the tone pot too.

Thanks for all your help

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Sep 9th, 2019 01:27 PM   Edit   Profile  

I bought a USACG neck for my tele build 2 years ago. I had it finished by Brian Paul in Addison,Tx. It's amazing. Bought the butterscotch body from Warmouth. It's a heavy mofo and beautiful.

Peegoo
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Sep 9th, 2019 03:15 PM   Edit   Profile  

"Will that much difference be noticeable?"

It may or it may not. Mixing pickups can often be a crap shoot.


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