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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-10-2009, 11:51 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
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Upgraded Telecaster

So, this came with a stock single coil in the bridge and a stock humbucker in the neck. i replaced the bridge pup with a Seymour Duncan HotRail a while back. now, here it is with the new Evo in the neck. The Evo sounds great clean, but its a little too loud. i wanted to tap it to get a "normal" tele sound when i wanted it, but the one coil was just too thin for me. i decided to go with wiring it in parallel on one position and series on another position. seems like the perfect balance between the loud full humbucker sound and thin single coil sound.
switch is like this...
1-bridge humbucker
2-bridge-coil tap
3- bridge and neck humbuckers
4-neck humbucker parallel
5-neck humbucker series

i use a strat knob for the volume because the switch is really close to the knob in the bridge position, and its a little tricky to switch. the knob was the same height as the switch cap, so i would be TRYIN to switch pickups but would wind up just whackin the volume knob. the strat knob is about a quarter inch lower. as for the tone, it has that TBX tone circuit so its kinda hard to turn the tone knob with a little strat knob on it, so there goes my matching knobs. ha ha. oh well...its meant to be played...

and i know this is not that interesting, but i gotta tell someone. ha ha .

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-11-2009, 12:43 AM
 
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Re: Upgraded Telecaster

Nice Tele, i have always been a fan of the tle sound. I will probably buy a used cheap one very soon to experiment on.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-11-2009, 01:49 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Upgraded Telecaster

its an awesome guitar. i dont use it for typical tele stuff. ha ha. i was lookin at that Jim Root tele, and i was like, well, i have almost the same exact thing, just a lot less money. and without the hassle of active pickups. ha ha. (not really the same, but i can pretend whatever i want...)
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-13-2009, 09:12 AM
 
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Re: Upgraded Telecaster

Dude. Sick guitar! I'm a sucker for a nice tele and you certianly have one there. The duncan hot rails is my number one pup in the world and I think that you have an awesome combo there with the Evo in the neck.

Play hard bro!

Chris.
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