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Re routing a Tele for P pickups

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Tajue17, Mar 28, 2016.

  1. I just bought a re-issue tele bass this past weekend and if it was a US or even close to being vintage I wouldn't do this but I think I'm pretty close to hating how it sounds and I'm sure my band will also.

    so wondering if anybody has ever had one re routed for Precision pickups and if so does the stock tele pickup hole line up where the basic P routing placement would be (for a American standard) or is there some offset needed that would leave part of the tele hole opening, also can I re-use the original tele V/T knobs with the new pickups or are the pots different too and would effect the sound.

    THX for any info.
  2. lz4005


    Oct 22, 2013
    Then why did you buy it?
    Send it back.
    Doctor J likes this.
  3. Doctor J

    Doctor J

    Dec 23, 2005
    Tele with a mudbucker by the neck or a single coil in the middle?

    Either way, send it back. You're looking for a different bass.
  4. chadds


    Mar 18, 2000
    Don't do it!
    Now a Rio Grande Muy Grande is a great pickup.
    But send it back.
    Those are great, just not for you.

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