eSquier partscaster build, Rose tele bridge pup, and the parts bin

Discussion in 'Squier Telecasters' started by AllCaster, Sep 8, 2019.

  1. AllCaster

    AllCaster Squier Talker

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    Jan 30, 2018
    USA
    Wanting to build an Esquire, amazing guitar, Jeff Beck fuzz tone and early Johnny Cash twang. I'm working with Ken at Rose Pickups for the bridge pup.
    Calling it an eSquier, a Squier neck, and numerous eBay and internet buys.
    From the parts bin, starting with a couple of Squier standard strat necks to choose from, a vintage tele bridge with compensated saddles, pots and switches.
    A pine tele body is in the mail.
    Pics and questions to follow.
    Joseph
     
  2. drewcp

    drewcp Squier-holic

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    Dec 14, 2018
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    Sounds awesome! Looking forward to it
     
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  3. scrub

    scrub Squier-Meister

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    Jan 9, 2018
    Everett, WA
    Excellent, I'm doing the same thing! Are you going to use the Eldred mod?
     
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  4. AllCaster

    AllCaster Squier Talker

    34
    Jan 30, 2018
    USA
    Eldred, Arlo, or vintage dark, its all up in the air. I have three and four way switches to play with. Discussing with Ken about using a tap on the pup for a vintage and an over wound setting.
    Joseph
     
  5. AllCaster

    AllCaster Squier Talker

    34
    Jan 30, 2018
    USA
    Hardware, stock on hand.
     

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  6. AllCaster

    AllCaster Squier Talker

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    Jan 30, 2018
    USA
    The bottom is the standard Squier CY05XXXXXX, 22 frets.
    The top is glossy, crafted in India NHS10XXXXX, 21 frets. It looks like it's a vintage modified neck.
    The vintage modified neck is the current pick for the eSquier partcaster.
    Joseph
     

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  7. AllCaster

    AllCaster Squier Talker

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    Jan 30, 2018
    USA
    Pine body by riversidevinny.com is in the mail. The pine has been air drying since the 19th century.
     

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  8. AllCaster

    AllCaster Squier Talker

    34
    Jan 30, 2018
    USA
    A work still in progress.
     

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  9. surf green

    surf green Squier-holic

    Jul 15, 2014
    RI
    Gonna be nice Joseph. How's the pickup coming along?
     
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  10. AllCaster

    AllCaster Squier Talker

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    Jan 30, 2018
    USA
    It's all in Ken's hands. I placed my order two weeks ago, so I'm moving along in the queue.
    I ordered a two tap pup. Tap 1, the Buckaroo, for twang. Tap 2 for raunchy.
    For final magnets, winds, wire gauge, etc., I gave Ken carte blanche.
    Joseph
     
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  11. AllCaster

    AllCaster Squier Talker

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    Jan 30, 2018
    USA
    The holes in the neck did not line up with the neck plate. I had to fill three holes on the neck, and then redrill. First time ever. Nice to have a drill press, but I don't want to have to do that again.
    Reverse "F" plate.
    The black holes are old nail holes, and they go through the body. They are from the late 1800s, when the body was part of a factory in Rhode Island, so the pine has been air drying since the 19th century.
     

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  12. mofojar

    mofojar Squier-Nut

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    Calgary, Alberta
    I love reclaimed wood guitars!

    That thing looks super nice, can't wait to see how it turns out.
     
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  13. AllCaster

    AllCaster Squier Talker

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    Jan 30, 2018
    USA
    Two extra holes drilled into the distal edge of the bridge, 1/8", will take a #4 sheet metal screw.
    Two compensated brass saddles, with a steel saddle under the E A strings.
     

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  14. AllCaster

    AllCaster Squier Talker

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    Jan 30, 2018
    USA
    Update on the pup. Going with Bootstrap, out of Ohio. I will use Ken's pup on a future project.
    For the Bootstrap, AlNiCo III, per Ryan,
    "I think your 6.8K tap 1 and 25% more winds on tap 2 should work great. That corresponds with around 9100 and 11900 winds. We will probably have to use 43awg on the second coil to fit it on the bobbin. This will likely raise the resistance values by 1 to 2 kohm over the 42awg equivalent. There is no effect on tone using the thinner wire, I just wanted to make sure to tell you."
     
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  15. archetype

    archetype Squier-Nut

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    Oct 24, 2017
    Williamsville, NY USA
    That's nice communication.
     
  16. AllCaster

    AllCaster Squier Talker

    34
    Jan 30, 2018
    USA
    I just had a chat with Ryan, about how the second tap could darken the first tap. So now 6.4K for Tap 1, that should be about 8700 winds 42awg. Leaving Tap 2 at 11,900 winds. Joseph
     
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  17. AllCaster

    AllCaster Squier Talker

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    Jan 30, 2018
    USA
    Ryan from Bootstrap (bootstrappickups.com) emailed me, they're in the mail.

    Items in this shipment:
    Custom T bridge - Tapped coil - Tap 1 9100 winds 42awg - Tap 2 2800 additional winds 43awg - A3 magnets - Black rope wrap × 1
    Original Recipe neck pickup × 1
     
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  18. AllCaster

    AllCaster Squier Talker

    34
    Jan 30, 2018
    USA
    Tap 1 9100 winds 42awg, 6.4K, Tap 2 2800 additional winds 43awg , 11K, AlNiCo III.
    Thanks to Ryan at Bootstrap Pickups, from Ohio.
     

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