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Old 02-13-2011, 02:38 AM   #1
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Boysie8's First Build: The Near-enough Project

Hi folks, just thought I'd share with you my recently finished (about 30 minutes ago) first project. A couple of pics of the finished build below, if you want to check out the full build progress, hit up http://www.tdpri.com/forum/tele-hom...tml#post3084115





My next project: buy some strings so I can try the ****er out.
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Old 02-13-2011, 02:43 AM   #2
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Beautiful mate! Really great job with the carving.
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Old 02-13-2011, 02:56 AM   #3
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did you get the body from ash or make it yourself?
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Old 02-13-2011, 03:33 AM   #4
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The bulk of the body's from some rimu 4x2 which I think came form some old beds. The cap was out of our ceiling, and the neck I had to buy from guitarparts.co.nz due to time constraints. (In other words, I made it myself)
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Old 02-13-2011, 03:52 AM   #5
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That's lovely! Great work dude
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Old 02-13-2011, 02:14 PM   #6
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Where are the controls?
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Old 02-13-2011, 09:58 PM   #7
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Controls are on the amp. I never use them on my other electric, so I figured I'd just keep it clean and simple.
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Old 02-13-2011, 10:18 PM   #8
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So do the pickup wires go straight to the input jack or what?
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Old 02-13-2011, 10:23 PM   #9
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Not even a switch though?

I can understand not having pots, but missing out on that neck pickup tele sound breaks my heart.

I have a bass wired straight to the jack, and I think it's good to have someway to kill the signal. I just built a killswitch pedal, but a volume knob works better if you're gigging also.
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Old 02-13-2011, 11:17 PM   #10
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Yep, wired straight into the jack. You're right about the neck pickup salgala, it was a bit of a trade-off between simplicity and sound. I did wonder about having a killswitch between the bridge pickup and the jack - something I can always add later if I feel the need. Most tonal stuff, other than the pickup selection, can be varied using pedals or amp.
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Old 02-14-2011, 06:22 AM   #11
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Hey Boysie8 good to see some other kiwi guys on here, quick question about that tube pedal you made that's on your tdpri thread, im guessing its got a 12au7 valve in it? If so where'd you get it? Im doing a pedal build too and having trouble finding them anywhere in NZ except for used ones on trademe
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Old 02-14-2011, 06:17 PM   #12
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That one was actually a second-hand ECC83 I think, the equivalent to a 12AX7, which I picked up from trademe. I have bought a couple of NOS 12AU7's for another pedal (Matsumin Valve Caster), which I got from a Chinese manufacturer on eBay. (Sorry I can't be more specific)
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Old 02-14-2011, 08:27 PM   #13
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Thats really nice man, proof that there is beauty in simplicity.
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