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Semi Hollow Tele Build!

Discussion in 'Guitar Building/Mods/Repair' started by DaddyShred, Jan 9, 2020.

  1. DaddyShred

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    I have whatever treble bleed they sent with the original wiring harness. No idea what value the resistor is, but it's there? Lol
     
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    Oh and it's worth mentioning again. Pots and 3 way switch from Next Gen Guitars. Solid guys (with a ton of knowledge) and super cool storefront.
     
  3. JBFairthorne

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    Yeah I don’t know a ton about it beyond it’s practical use. I have Strats without it and the volume and tone controls don’t really work independently. One tends to affect the other.

    On my Tele which has the circuit, the controls work more independently.
     
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  4. DaddyShred

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    That's great to know. Independence is what I'm aiming for. My very first Strat was like that as well (one affecting the other) and it drove me bonkers. So much in fact, that I bought a warlock haha.

    I'm currently thinking about this wiring scheme (first pic) but I don't have a second capacitor so I may just do the standard single treble bleed(second pic).

    Gonna have to do some research lol[​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  5. nnieman

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    Lately I have been wiring teles so the tone control is hooked up only to the bridge.
    So no tone control on the neck pickup.

    I am pretty happy with it.

    Nathan
     
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  6. DaddyShred

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    Definitely seen that wiring scheme and it looks great and straightforward. After doing some looking last night, I think I'll be doing a treble bleed and a grease bucket.

    However for these stock pickups that came with the kit I wanna experiment and try something it'll probably be a more basic wiring set up
     
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  7. DaddyShred

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    Wow. So looking into Tele wiring was way more involved than I thought at the start lol

    So as I posted before. Definitely looking to upgrade these pickups at some point (honestly, pickups and locking tuners are the only things that still need to be upgraded) and do some mods.

    Currently thinking of a treble bleed and grease bucket mod.

    After spending the past two days researching these mods, I still don't have a solid answer to the question "what do I need".

    I'm planning on talking to the guys at NextGen on Monday to order the parts if I can figure out what I need. My electrical skills stop at soldering so figuring out the values is what's kicking my butt.

    Can anyone suggest anything to help? Parts wise, values on the components, or even a link or picture.

    I feel like I dip into you folks as a well of knowledge too much, but everyone on this forum has been so helpful, I can't help but bug you guys with questions haha
     
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  8. Farmboyjo

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    I feel like I dip into you folks as a well of knowledge too much, but everyone on this forum has been so helpful, I can't help but bug you guys with questions haha[/QUOTE]

    Yep. As far as getting useful advice, this place is very helpful and very patient.
    (I’ll be asking my own questions once I get all my sh!t together out of all my pieces).
     
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  9. DaddyShred

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    Yep. As far as getting useful advice, this place is very helpful and very patient.
    (I’ll be asking my own questions once I get all my sh!t together out of all my pieces).[/QUOTE]Very helpful indeed!

    What's the next build for you?

    Nice white Tele btw lol
     
  10. DaddyShred

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    Ok so here's what I'm thinking. If any of you guys have experience with these mods, feel free to jump in.

    Treble bleed: a 0.0022uf ceramic disk capacitor with a 120 ohm resistor wired in parallel. Both soldered to the "A" and "B" post of the volume knob.

    Greasebucket: 0.022uf capacitor with a 4.7k resistor wired in series between ground and the "A" of the tone. Also, a 0.001uf capacitor between the "B" and "C" on the tone knob.

    And since NextGen is having a sale this weekend, seems like the perfect time to grab all the parts lol
     
  11. Farmboyjo

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    @DaddyShred Right - I forgot my avatar was the semi-hollow Tele. LOL! It's a MIJ for the Japan market only. Colour is White Special Gold and is awesome in real life. "Working" on two strats right now. One typical SSS all vintage-y, one with a hardtail, Tele bridge PU, and headstock cut to Tele shape. Too many pieces, too many options (as I keep looking), not enough progress. Maybe you've motivated me for this weekend.
     
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  12. DaddyShred

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    Man. She's gorgeous lol. My 72 thinline that I bought in the mid 2000s, was almost that white blonde colour. Would have got that one if the owner of the guitar shop hadn't been such a dick lol. Ended up getting the natural finish one (there's a pic in this thread somewhere lol)

    I'm always happy to be motivation for people, it's honestly half the reason I'm posting this build. Seeing others on here and YouTube and other places got me the bug to build my first. My oldest was giving me a hand with the headstock last night lol.

    My dad was a car guy and always ran by the idea that "if they're hooked on cars then they'll never have money for drugs and alcohol." that's gotta work for guitars too, right? Lol
     
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  13. DaddyShred

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    Last bit of Tung oil on the front, neck, and headstock last night. Gonna do the sides and back tonight but there's not much to see there lol.

    Had some help from my oldest before bedtime last night. She wanted to work on the neck cuz she knows it's "the most important part"... I'm so glad she gets her smarts from her mother lol.

    After the last coat of Tung on the sides and back ill be starting the assembly process. Had a guy at the local guitar shop, smack out the plastic nut on the neck. Bought a new Tusq one. Still have to wire up my Greasebucket and treble bleed. Still have to level, crown, and polish the frets. But I think we are about halfway there.

    I don't wanna jinx it, but wanna have it totally done before the start of March. I wanna shred this thing on my birthday haha

    Here's some pics from last night. Nothing special, except my kid haha

    I took a pic of the body and neck as well with the exposure turned down. I used flourecent lights at my workbench so everything is over bright lol. Works well for working, not so much for pictures when I want to show the wood grain lol[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    Was fooling around with a photo editor to really make the grain pop to show it to a friend.

    Man, I wish the finish actually came out like this. [​IMG]
     
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