New build thread

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by squierTony, Feb 26, 2018.

  1. squierTony

    squierTony Squier-holic

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    Vortex - Vintage Hot Tele Pickups https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TECBMOS/?tag=squiertalk-20 I got them for 59.00 delivered from Amazon .
     
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  2. dtsreiuqs

    dtsreiuqs Squier-Meister

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    Good Start, squierTony !

    A+!
     
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  3. squierTony

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    This is the neck in using. It's got some really nice abalone fret markers and overall great neck. 20180302_170953.jpg 20180302_171004.jpg
     
  4. jskeen

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  5. squierTony

    squierTony Squier-holic

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    Only temporary lol. Good eye Mr. Skeen.....
     
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  6. squierTony

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    I'm having an issue with my neck pickup screws. I'm mounting it directly to the body without a pickguard but my screws have the unthreaded part not allowing it to be raised up completely to the top. What should I do to resolve this? Should I just get new screws or is there a different solution? 15201407793191749770606.jpg 15201409045941354644204.jpg
     
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  7. jskeen

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    Feb 9, 2016
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    to Mount a tele neck pickup to a pick guard, you want the holes threaded, but to body mount you want the screws to drop freely through the holes. If there are threads in both the bottom plate and the wood, then the pickup height off of the bottom of the route can’t change without enough pressure to strip one thread or the other, which is a bad thing. same reason you don’t want the threads to engage in the pickguard holes if using one. Open the holes in the lower pickup flat work with a drill bit, BUT BE SURE THE SCREWS DONT GO ALL THE WAY THROUGH THE BODY AND OUT THE BACK.
     
  8. squierTony

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    Hey James this is what I'm wanting to do.
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  9. Michael7

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    Looks like you need to enlarge the screw holes in the bobbin to clear the shank of the screws you have, or get screws slightly smaller to fit the bobbin holes.

    You just need springs under the ears of the pickup bobbin. You can also use a spongy foam rubber instead of springs, but I'd recommend the springs. You can get a vast assortment of them from any hardware store, you don't need to go to a guitar store. They need to be as small as possible but still fit over the threads of the screws, and stiff enough to push the pickup fully away from the body.
     
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  10. squierTony

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    You want the screws to move freely through the holes and use the tubing to adjust pickup height?
     
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  11. jskeen

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    Yes, the screws should fall all the way through the holes in the pickup bobbin, and the springs, rubber tube or foam under the pickup push it up against the screw heads, that way when you turn the screws into the body clockwise they push the pickup down away from the strings, but you need to be positive that the screws are not so long that they go all the way through the body. measure the thickness of the body, then subtract the depth of the route, to find out how much wood there is under there, and make sure that with the pickup as low as it might possibly need to go, the screws won't poke through the back. I've fixed that on project guitars, and it's a major PITA.

    I can tell by looking those screws are way too long. they look like jazzmaster mounting screws where the screw has to go through a big thick chunk of the pickup cover before it comes out the bottom and gets near the wood. Maybe start out with 1/2 or 5/8 inch screws, and work your way up till you get one that is just long enough to get the pickup up where you want it and still be nice and solid in the wood in the back. It's a fiddly process and that's why most tele's hang the neck pickup from the pickguard nowdays.
     
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  12. squierTony

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    Well I got a body in the mail today but it's the wrong friggin one. TOTALLY NOT HAPPY right now. 15203679332691422250661.jpg
     
  13. squierTony

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    Or should I just keep it? 1520368145954852530258.jpg 15203682607901539712460.jpg
     
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  14. Michael7

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    I personally love Burst the best, but that flamey top was super too. I think it looks more "original Fender" and vintage in burst, and probably more modern and boutique in the flame top. Either way, you'll have a killer looking guitar. The brown of the burst one is a great match for that rosewood neck.
    I'll be eager to hear about fit and screw holes matching, etc. on this GFS body. They get a lot of mixed reviews, but certainly look the business.
     
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  15. fadetoz

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    I'd get the other body if it were me. That burst looks really nice though.
     
  16. squierTony

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    Ok so here's the deal. I took 2 days off of work to put this thing together and they're offering to send me a return shipping label and they'll ship me a new body. This blows because I've wasted 2 days of vacation for their mistake.
     
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  17. squierTony

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    Im sending it back and lets just say I'm not happy with guitarfetish right now.
     
  18. fadetoz

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    That blows... I'm glad your getting the other body but yeah what a waste of 2 days off. I'd be mad too.
     
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  19. squierTony

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    Got this soldered up today. I should have the body tomorrow after an ordeal with Guitarfetish. That's a whole different thread tno.
     
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