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  • In the Midst of Designing a New Guitar Build......

    I ended up buying this one. I bought a Wilkinson bridge assembly and a set of pickups. I had in mind, to build a 69 Thinline Telecaster; then I saw the one below. No build for me, but I might remove the pickups and bridge and replace them with the bridge and pickups I bought.
    -Butch

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    Re: In the Midst of Designing a New Guitar Build......

    Well, that sounds mighty fine, right there!
    Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

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      Re: In the Midst of Designing a New Guitar Build......

      I love thinline teles, hard to go wrong with any combination in there.

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        Re: In the Midst of Designing a New Guitar Build......

        Originally posted by Butch Snyder View Post
        I ended up buying this one. I bought a Wilkinson bridge assembly and a set of pickups. I had in mind, to build a 69 Thinline Telecaster; then I saw the one below. No build for me, but I might remove the pickups and bridge and replace them with the bridge and pickups I bought.
        I was expecting a BC Rich Warlock.

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          Re: In the Midst of Designing a New Guitar Build......

          Originally posted by idsnowdog View Post
          I was expecting a BC Rich Warlock.
          Um, yeah, you should know better.....
          -Butch

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            Re: In the Midst of Designing a New Guitar Build......

            Nice to see you around, Butch!

            That Tele looks cool as hell

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              Re: In the Midst of Designing a New Guitar Build......

              Originally posted by Masta' C View Post
              Nice to see you around, Butch!

              That Tele looks cool as hell
              Thanks! Really looking forward to getting it and seeing what it can do.


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              -Butch

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                Re: In the Midst of Designing a New Guitar Build......

                Sounds way too warm to be a Tele bridge pup. Really great tone, however. I love it.

                I'm sure you can do some magic with it, Butch.
                Originally Posted by IanBallard
                Rule of thumb... the more pot you have, the better your tone.

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                  Re: In the Midst of Designing a New Guitar Build......

                  Originally posted by GuitarDoc View Post
                  Sounds way too warm to be a Tele bridge pup. Really great tone, however. I love it.
                  The Fender Vintage Noiseless pickups are a little warmer and thicker-sounding than most Tele pickups that are vintage-wound (<9k). They do sound like true Tele pickups to me; but Teles are all I own and play.
                  -Butch

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                    Re: In the Midst of Designing a New Guitar Build......

                    Received yesterday. New strings and a little setup and were good to go. Ordered strap locks and chrome switch tip. This one has the same pickups as my Deluxe Nashville; however, this guitar, due to being semi hollow body, is a little brighter. Ill post a video today and you can see and hear it.



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                    -Butch

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                      Re: In the Midst of Designing a New Guitar Build......

                      That red looks fantastic.
                      Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

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                        Re: In the Midst of Designing a New Guitar Build......

                        Originally posted by Mincer View Post
                        That red looks fantastic.
                        Thanks, check out my little add.


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                        -Butch

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                          Re: In the Midst of Designing a New Guitar Build......

                          Originally posted by Butch Snyder View Post
                          Thanks, check out my little add.


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                          Great choice! I like the angled switches on the Thinlines better than the straight Tele switch.
                          Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

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                            Re: In the Midst of Designing a New Guitar Build......

                            So, after a few days with it, I have found it is fairly bright; not icepick bright, but kind of glassy bright, in a decent way. I have three Telecasters:

                            1. 2006 Desert Sand Baja with APTL-3JD/APS-1 pickup combo
                            2. 2019 Deluxe Nashville with Fender Vintage Noiseless pickups
                            3. 2016 Deluxe Thinline with Fender Vintage Noiseless pickups

                            The Baja has my favorite tone of all of them. The Deluxe Nashville sounds great but has a thinker, warmer tone that the other two. The Thinline's brightness, I attribute to it being semi-hollowbody and alder. The 69 RI Thinlines were mahogany and warmer. I just bought a set of Alnico 2 Pro Tele pickups; neck and bridge. I might replace the Vintage Noiseless pickups and pots in the Thinline. Pots are 1Meg. Many see if I can warm it up a little. For now, I'll leave it.
                            -Butch

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                              Re: In the Midst of Designing a New Guitar Build......

                              I would think the Alnico IIs would tame some of the highs nicely. If you go ahead with the swap, let us know how it turns out.
                              Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

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