#1
Hi Chaps

i was rummaging my house last week when i found what looks like a cheaply made 70's telecaster copy made by Jedson. its looks like it has been realy thrashed about and played a lot, which is good as i like the 'relic' look. my question is would it be difficult to add another pick up to it as it has only one. would i neer a whole new control panell, because obviously it dosnt have a selector switch with only one pick up on it. i am not very good with wiring and electrical stuff so any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks
#3
Quote by ledzep1988
Hi Chaps

i was rummaging my house last week when i found what looks like a cheaply made 70's telecaster copy made by Jedson. its looks like it has been realy thrashed about and played a lot, which is good as i like the 'relic' look. my question is would it be difficult to add another pick up to it as it has only one. would i neer a whole new control panell, because obviously it dosnt have a selector switch with only one pick up on it. i am not very good with wiring and electrical stuff so any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks
take the scratchplate off and see if it has routing underneath for additional pickups. If so, it won't be that hard. If not, you'll need to route for additional pickup(s).

Does your guitar have the same sort of control plate as a tele, in terms of size/shape?

Pics would be nice...
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#4
these are a few pics of it. would still like to add another pick up to give it a range of sounds. havn't got a photo with all of the hardware on, should have taken one. all advice is welcome. thanks


http://s690.photobucket.com/albums/vv266/ledzep191088/th_P1000570.jpg

http://s690.photobucket.com/albums/vv266/ledzep191088/th_P1000574.jpg

http://s690.photobucket.com/albums/vv266/ledzep191088/th_P1000571.jpg
#5
Quote by ledzep1988
these are a few pics of it. would still like to add another pick up to give it a range of sounds. havn't got a photo with all of the hardware on, should have taken one. all advice is welcome. thanks


http://s690.photobucket.com/albums/vv266/ledzep191088/th_P1000570.jpg

http://s690.photobucket.com/albums/vv266/ledzep191088/th_P1000574.jpg

http://s690.photobucket.com/albums/vv266/ledzep191088/th_P1000571.jpg
Your links are just to the thumbnails. Here they are with links attached that go to the full sized pics:



I can't tell without seeing, but judging by how the rest of this guitar is built, I'd guess your bridge is crap covered crap with a crap filled center. Honestly, I wouldn't invest a dime or minute into something like this.

Apparently your neck pickup surface mounts on the scratchplate. I see no reason why you couldn't do the same for a bridge pickup, assuming you could find another one like that. But I suspect it would be hard to find and I doubt those pickups have much output anyway.

The only thing "Tele" about this is the approximate shape of the body.
You can put time money into this, but I doubt you'll enjoy the results.
My advice is just get a used Squier and start with that.
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#6
its not about how much it is worth, i have a mexican strat a jazz bass a gibson sg and a fender cyclone. but i would find doing something with this guitar very interesting, fortunatley all thoses years of being a scummy student have payed off and now i can afford to spend money on thing that interest me, like this.....

i have a number of spare pickups knockin about, would it be easy to fit a strat style bridge pick up or something similar?
Last edited by ledzep1988 at Jul 1, 2009,
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#9
just moved house, found it in the loft when i was looking around. also found a very smashed up marlin slammer.
#11
well you gonna need room for more controls, you can figure that out.
either get a bridge like this:
http://www.allparts.com/store/fender-reg-factory-parts-guitar-bridges-099-0806-100,Product.asp

or positon the pickup sorta weird.

gonna need a newly shaped plate as stated...

route using this as a guide, BUT JUST a guide.
Green= route
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#13
I would suggest not changing anything. That guitar is vintage. Cheap, but vintage nonetheless. There are people out there that love those kind of guitars.

If I were you I would set it up, keeping it as original as possible, and sell it to someone that would really appreciate it.

Then buy a cheap tele copy (or lumber to build from scratch), do whatever you want to it and post the pics here.