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post Aug 21 2016, 04:03 PM
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QUOTE (Sensible Jones @ Aug 21 2016, 03:17 PM) *
One other 'upgrade' is to turn the Control Plate around so that you have the Volume Pot at the front, then the Tone and the Pickup Selector at the back.
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Nice one. I like the sound of that mod smile.gif


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post Aug 21 2016, 05:59 PM
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QUOTE (Sensible Jones @ Aug 21 2016, 07:17 AM) *
One other 'upgrade' is to turn the Control Plate around so that you have the Volume Pot at the front, then the Tone and the Pickup Selector at the back.
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+1 on that.
Makes it super easy to do volume swells with your pinky.

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*It's also 'traditional' to replace the neck pickup with anything other than a stock type of Tele neck pkup.
A mini-humbucker is very common.


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post Aug 22 2016, 10:28 PM
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so with the control plate reversed like that pic, is the volume in the middle of the plate?


Had to laugh at this vid - skip to about 5:06 for a demonstration of the 'downside' of a 7.25 radius. I was surprised that chapman n lee were kinda down on the vintage style neck with no real mention of how a proper setup would alleviate choking. The comments however, mentioned it quite a lot smile.gif

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_uxXxWKrVo


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post Aug 22 2016, 11:03 PM
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QUOTE (bleez @ Aug 22 2016, 09:28 PM) *
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To be honest you actually can lower the strings with a flatter radious and not get the mute when bending but Im talking about extremely low setuped strings (too easy to buzz when picked harder) ment to work with shred stuff.

I'll also add you wouldn't want super low setuped string with such a guitar, aside many reasons of tone the feel would be wierd too. Simply would defeat the musical purpose.


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post Aug 22 2016, 11:06 PM
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QUOTE (bleez @ Aug 22 2016, 02:28 PM) *
so with the control plate reversed like that pic, is the volume in the middle of the plate?


No, the volume pot gets rewired to be control pot #1 below the bridge pkup. It's now right under your picking hand to make it really easy to do volume swells with your pinky. The (new) tone control is now closer to your hand and you can get a wah type effect pretty easily via your finger.

*Though this is a very common mod on a Tele, it's not always seamless. Sometimes the cavity under the control isn't routed cleanly or evenly enough to just flip everything and a lot of times some of the hook up wire isn't long enough.




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post Aug 23 2016, 03:08 PM
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QUOTE (klasaine @ Aug 22 2016, 11:06 PM) *
*Though this is a very common mod on a Tele, it's not always seamless. Sometimes the cavity under the control isn't routed cleanly or evenly enough to just flip everything and a lot of times some of the hook up wire isn't long enough.

That was going to be my next point!! smile.gif


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post Aug 25 2016, 08:24 AM
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I thought I might have been able to do the control plate myself..... maybe not then cool.gif
I might be able to get through to ye olde guitar shop this weekend to try out the tele and compare it to a couple of others. Im poosibly going to see about a trade with my 70s tribute LP, at least find out what sort of deal I can get.
Not planning on coming home with a tele just yet though. I wanna try playing a couple then sleeping on it ( not literally ) last couple of times Ive been far too impulsive. The second I walk into the place a dont wanna leave without a new guitar dry.gif


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post Aug 25 2016, 09:16 PM
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QUOTE (bleez @ Aug 25 2016, 08:24 AM) *
The second I walk into the place a dont wanna leave without a new guitar dry.gif


You should always think long and hard about buying a new guitar mate wink.gif


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post Aug 26 2016, 06:16 AM
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QUOTE (Phil66 @ Aug 25 2016, 09:16 PM) *
You should always think long and hard about buying a new guitar mate wink.gif

wise words, sir. Im glad we have you as a role model setting such a good example laugh.gif


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post Sep 2 2016, 08:09 AM
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this last week has me leaning heavily towards a strat blink.gif that hendrix one is becoming like some sort if siren!
but... quick question, on the 7.25 guitars is the actual neck thinner than a 9.5 or are the overall necks roughly the same and its just that the fretboard has more of a curve?

*as you can tell Ive still not been able to get through to a guitar shop.


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post Sep 2 2016, 02:09 PM
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QUOTE (bleez @ Sep 2 2016, 08:09 AM) *
this last week has me leaning heavily towards a strat blink.gif that hendrix one is becoming like some sort if siren!
but... quick question, on the 7.25 guitars is the actual neck thinner than a 9.5 or are the overall necks roughly the same and its just that the fretboard has more of a curve?

*as you can tell Ive still not been able to get through to a guitar shop.

They're not necessarily 'thinner', depends on what 'profile' neck is on the guitar. There are 3 main ones associated with Strats:- C, U and V.
The letters are a rough representation of the X-Section of the neck. Here's a diagram of them:-
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And here's a chart of the dimensions (although this is from G&L not Fender AFAIK they're the same.):-
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post Sep 3 2016, 04:37 PM
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thanks dude, that's very interesting to see, I get what you mean about how much the profile will effect it. That hard 'v' looks a bit mad mellow.gif


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post Sep 4 2016, 04:20 PM
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QUOTE (bleez @ Sep 3 2016, 04:37 PM) *
thanks dude, that's very interesting to see, I get what you mean about how much the profile will effect it. That hard 'v' looks a bit mad mellow.gif

No worries mate!!
In all my years I have never come across, or had the opportunity to play, one of those Hard V profiles from Fender!
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post Sep 4 2016, 05:28 PM
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I've never played a hard V either.
Soft V is my fave. 60s oval is nice too.


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post Oct 1 2016, 10:30 AM
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I was going to buy a set of compensated brass saddles for my tele. Just wanted to check, there's no specific set I need to look for? I mean if I just go for the fender vintage set they should fit okay?
I was looking at these ones
also, probably going to get the twisted tele pickups smile.gif


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Yep, those saddles should be a straight swap. Do one at a time and keep an eye where the old ones were set to so that you get them as near as possible. This will help when setting the Intonation.
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Yeah, they'll be fine.

*Depending on the sound you're looking for, a lot of guys (me included) like one aluminum saddle for the low A and E strings. It'll give you a little bit more snap on the two lowest strings but also slightly less sustain. Emphasis on 'slightly'.

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post Oct 1 2016, 06:42 PM
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thanks guys, I'll go order them smile.gif

Interesting tip, Ken. I might try that out actually. I find bits of info like that really cool. biggrin.gif


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post Oct 1 2016, 06:57 PM
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The history of Telecaster bridge plate and saddle materials goes deep.
https://www.google.com/search?q=telecaster+...saddle+material
Fender also magnetized the Tele bridge plate at various times so of course there's debate as to the tone imparted by that.


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