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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by basshard, Nov 18, 2015.
It looks like a slab, but the angles look rounder.
You mean the edges? Yeah, they kinda do. The pictures aren't that great for a real assessment frankly.
Yes, the edge radius looks off.
Looks rounded off to me!
The upper split pickup is sitting about where the original single coil pu should be, so the original rout should be partly visible?. I think the OP's bass cutaways join the neck at different fret locations as well. Not sure that body ever was any kind of Tele bass body.
I was going to say the neck looks right, but the Fender logo decal should probably be silver, not gold. Otherwise, the neck seems good.
The rout for the P pickup looks very clean and doesn't show any trace of the original single coil. The body actually reminds me of a more modern production, like the Mike Dirnt signature.
Not sure I agree with this assessment. The replacement pick guard appears to have been fashioned to completely cover the old route. The apparent discrepancy of where the neck meets the body could clearly be explained by the different perspective of the photos.
I was thinking the same sort of thing -- the pg could be covering the original pup rout. My '68 Tele has much less of a round over (as was mentioned above).
It would be every informative to see the body with the pg off...
Should still see evidence of the original chrome p/u cover holes too I would think...
Again...under the new guard.
It looks to me like the split pickup is immediately behind where the SC would be, and the shape of the PG would neatly cover the route.
This is correct.
Here are 3 shots, a stock tele, modified tele, and the modified tele overlayed onto the stock tele with a 70% screen to see the modifications.
Worth the $$$.
So out of morbid curiosity can you lay over a stock P to see whether the split pickups line up?
Just a thought.
I'm not sure what you mean. Perhaps this animation of the modded bass morphing into the stock bass may help.
What I meant was to overlay a standard Fender Precision (from the same vintage as the modded tele) over top of the modd-ed telecaster to see if the Split PUP in the modded telecaster is in the 'right' place or not. I recognize that the body shape might not be identical...
Ah... like this.
It looks like the modded pup is closer to the bridge than the standard P. The body is different but used the heel and 12 fret as reference points.
That's exactly what I was wondering about.
Not to hijack, but I'm thinking of building a "hybrid" bass, either Jazz style bass with a '51 SC in the middle, or a P style bass with a '51 SC.
It looks like the P with Split PUP and SC wouldn't really work due to where the SC needs to sit.
Looks like I'll look into a Jazz body build with a '51 SC...
Love me my '68 Telecaster -- and I'm not even considering modd-ing it -- so I thought it would be neat to build something with the old school Single coil sound, but also have either J's or a P pup...
Very cool anamation dude, nice work!
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