#1
Does anyone know if it is possible to purchase a Telecaster pickguard without a hole for the neck pickup? I am going to buy a Fender 72 Telecaster Deluxe, take out the neck pickup and only keep one of the control knobs (volume) and I do not want a gaping hole where the neck pickup sat before.
#2
you could prolly get one from warmoth, just call them and ask them to not cut the hole...
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#3
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you could prolly get one from warmoth, just call them and ask them to not cut the hole...



is this possible for the UK, or are warmoth a US based company?
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is this possible for the UK, or are warmoth a US based company?


US based, but I'm sure they'd ship it to you...shouldn't be too much to do it.
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US based, but I'm sure they'd ship it to you...shouldn't be too much to do it.


good i will do this then

i am looking forward to doing this, it will be my first mod'd guitar
#8
whats the point in taking a pickup out?

i dont get it
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#9
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whats the point in taking a pickup out?

i dont get it


i have never played the neck pickup, well i have a few times but i cant stand the sound of it ...

and it makes it lighter and looks better imo
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whats the point in taking a pickup out?

i dont get it


He wants to be zomghardcorepoppunx! probably. Atleast, if his last thread is anything to go by.

On topic: Don't be an idiotic tool, just keep the damn pickup and knob's, and if you don't like them don't use them. There is absolutely no point in wasting money on something that REDUCES functionality.

EDIT: It doesn't make it lighter. Pickups weigh a few ounces at best, if your so much of a skinny pus that that's a deal for you, you need to put the guitar and sum 41 album down and hit the gym.
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Last edited by zekk at Jan 25, 2009,
#11
i would just find a blank pickguard and cut it yourself. i would think you can find one of those on ebay or something like that, and then just cut the hole for the pickup and the pot yourself. just lay the old one on top of the new one and trace out where you want to cut, then carefully cut out the sections you want to remove. heck, you could probably even just drill through the existing pot hole to make the new one. if you do it well, it will be the cleanest solution because it will get you exactly what you want with no extra holes or anything.
#12
why dont you get an esquire pickguard, and you could wire it up like an esquire as well. You might as well do something with the controls if your not gonna have a neck pickup.

and esquire has nothing to do with a squier


pickguards (scrolldown): http://store.guitarfetish.com/pickguards.html


an esquire guitar: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fender_Esquire


and wiring diagrams:

http://www.seymourduncan.com/images/support/schematics/esquire.jpg

http://zeus.lunarpages.com/~jimshi2/wiringdiagrams/esquire.jpg

or


http://www.marcondo.com/marcondo/guitar/esquiresch.jpg
Last edited by livrockdie at Jan 25, 2009,
#13
Zekk wrote: On topic: Don't be an idiotic tool, just keep the damn pickup and knob's, and if you don't like them don't use them. There is absolutely no point in wasting money on something that REDUCES functionality.

The point of a one pickup Esquire is this: You still have a three way switch and three different sounds, just not the same as on the Tele. By experimenting with the cap value, you can get a permanent sound in pos 3 that is totally unlike anything on a Tele, and will be available at the flick of the switch, so you won't have to fiddle with the tone control for that elusive sweet spot. And I for one (and quite a few others, believe it or not, Zekk) prefer that sound to the sound of the Tele neck pickup. And it should be possible to explore that option without being heckled by someone with no comprehension of how an Esquire works. So go forth and modify!