NGD: Telecaster parts build - completed! (Pic heavy)

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Re: NGD: Telecaster parts build - completed! (Pic heavy)

Post by indianDYsummer » Sat Jan 07, 2012 9:39 am

GuitaristZ0S0 wrote:Why'd you soak the knobs in tea/coffee? But I love this, is anyone else very jealous of the two tele ngd's or is that just me?

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The knobs were super stark white, and didn't look good with the off-white pickguard. They ended up a little darker than I'd like but theyre actually quite close to the pickguard color in real life. I'll probably try cleaning/recoloring them eventually but it's close enough for my tastes.

Also, I was jealous of the other thread so I had to post mine :D
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Re: NGD: Telecaster parts build - completed! (Pic heavy)

Post by lamp » Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:15 am

My favourite colour. Looks absolutely stunning!

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Re: NGD: Telecaster parts build - completed! (Pic heavy)

Post by hellagnar Brosevelt » Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:32 pm

How was fitting the Fender neck up to the MJT body? Any issues?
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Re: NGD: Telecaster parts build - completed! (Pic heavy)

Post by indianDYsummer » Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:04 am

No issues, the neck pocket/neck lined up perfectly and the fit is snug, but not too snug.

I tried putting it together immediately after the body arrived and it seemed like it wasnt going to work, but after letting the body condition in the same environment as the neck for 1-2 days and trying again it was perfect.
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Post by hellagnar Brosevelt » Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:26 am

Awesome news. THANKS!!
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Re: NGD: Telecaster parts build - completed! (Pic heavy)

Post by jamison162 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:07 pm

indianDYsummer wrote:It plays GREAT and sounds awesome. No hum, but sounds just like a telecaster should. Maybe a bit fatter overall, but it's hard to tell.
Cool looking tele, what's the specs on the Novak bridge pickup? Was it wound specifically for a 500k pot? I've got a set of Don Mare Hot Bakelite's; bridge is a 6.7k A2 and was a little conjested in the mids, not much. I swapped the 250k for a 500k and really liked it initially but all-in-all it was too bright/thin so I ended up going with a 300k and it's perfect.
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Re: NGD: Telecaster parts build - completed! (Pic heavy)

Post by indianDYsummer » Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:16 pm

I don't know what it was supposed to be wound for, but I used 250/500k combo to help the neck pickup stay bright enough. The bridge looks identical to a single coil to the eye, but if the coil was exposed you'd see it's wound in split coil fashion, each around 3 magnets. Running 500/250k for vol/tone is the same as running 2 375k pots with both at 10. Its not overly bright in this config IMO.
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Re: NGD: Telecaster parts build - completed! (Pic heavy)

Post by Gtr_Pkr » Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:28 pm

Sweet looking guitar man. It all looks killer except for the knobs, IMHO. I just really like the look of chrome knobs on a Tele. Enjoy!
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Re: NGD: Telecaster parts build - completed! (Pic heavy)

Post by indianDYsummer » Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:54 am

I've been toying with the idea of going tort. What do you guys think?
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Re: NGD: Telecaster parts build - completed! (Pic heavy)

Post by Randy Bass » Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:09 am

indianDYsummer wrote:I've been toying with the idea of going tort. What do you guys think?
No!
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Re: NGD: Telecaster parts build - completed! (Pic heavy)

Post by jason41224 » Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:54 am

not with that color, no.
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Re: NGD: Telecaster parts build - completed! (Pic heavy)

Post by Bandeapart » Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:51 pm

It's gorgeous - though I'd have traditional knobs on it. Your guitar though.
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Re: NGD: Telecaster parts build - completed! (Pic heavy)

Post by indianDYsummer » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:35 am

You guys are acting like this guitar isn't a jazzmaster! What the f?

No witch hats!
No tort!

*runs back to the offset guitars forum*
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Re: NGD: Telecaster parts build - completed! (Pic heavy)

Post by Randy Bass » Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:00 am

indianDYsummer wrote:You guys are acting like this guitar isn't a jazzmaster! What the f?

No witch hats!
No tort!

*runs back to the offset guitars forum*
I'm barely okay with the minihumbucker :D !
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Re: NGD: Telecaster parts build - completed! (Pic heavy)

Post by baytamusic » Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:44 am

I'd go mint on the guard.

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