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Discussion in 'Telecaster/Esquire Forum' started by Mike Manhost67, Sep 23, 2020.
That's a very sexy three way.
I don't care for middle pickups on Teles (or any guitar really). I think the "versatility" aspect is very over rated, and they are actually next to useless.
...What do you know anyway? Learn to use it and it will l
Become your best friend ❤ . It will LLLLUVVV you!
I agree, probably because I mostly play fingerstyle and a middle pickup gets in the way.
I like this but would take a lot of money, wherewithal and know how to do this.
I put a Hipshot drop D tuner on, changed all my tuners for better ones. Put a Strat neck pup in the neck, and an Alnico 5 rails in the bridge. I put in new CTS pots including a no load tone pot, plus a treble bleed. Wired the 3 way to B humbucker- B single coil- neck.
If I was to do a Nashville style Tele ...I'd put a Nocaster in the bridge, a Twisted in the neck and a CS 69 in the middle.
anybody tried these?
If you want versatile...
I don't... I can't.... I won't.
lol Man, I use either a stock tele modded with vintage tapers or I turn mine into twin humbucker metal machines. But the Nashville mod is really cool.
After 35 years of playing guitar... very little.
I only know what I like, and what works for me.
Yes, The anti-Nashville mod.
That's actually a very useful conversion for a well playing guitar you don't want to part with and it's not all that difficult to do.
About 10 years ago as I was rebuilding my gear heard I picked up an inexpensive '95 MIM top loader Tele from a friend. A year or two later I wanted a Nashville Tele but didn't want to part with the '95 which I'd upgraded with new pickups and a 4-way switch. It became my Nashville.
I had a local cabinet maker rout the body for the middle pickup which I had wound to match the others then wired it to a push/pull tone pot so I could just add it to any of the other four pickup settings. Voila'.
Sparse.....very, very sparse. LOL
Put a snake head on it
This is a chambered body with Lollar Charlie Christian/alnico Tele Bridge. To me it isn’t really a Tele without the original style 3 barrel bridge. Once the bridge is “modernized” I feel the Tele vibe starts to go away?
There are so many options for maximum versatility... Here are some considerations for you to choose:
First, you have to decide if you are going to use 2 pickups or 3 pickups.
If you choose 2 pickups, máximum versatility can be achieved by:
- 2 P-Rails by Seymour Duncan (two mini-toggles would be needed to change their sounds)
- Aditional series/parallel switching (this can be achieved with another toggle or a 4-way switch).
If you choose 3 pickups, first make your mind on these 2 options:
- Everything axe, by Seymour Duncan
- 3 Single-Coil pickups set of your choice, which can give you the EXACT sound you like as a base, plus the extended tones.
If you choose the later, then you can get a lot of versatylity with either of these two options:
- 5-Way Freeway Switch
- 11 Easy Sounds mod (look for it in Youtube).
And remember you can always add phase shifters.
If you care about aestetics of mini-toggles, you can do without them by using the Fender S-1 pots instead (although they are quite expensive). For the P-rails, you can use the frames that Seymour Duncan sells separately, although they are more difficult to use than toggles on stage.
Thanks for such a detailed response, very helpful