#1
I just bought a Fender '72 Thinline tele (the HH one). I've heard they need a few modifications to the pickups and the pots to make it really sing, but I don't have the first clue what exactly they are (and if it really makes that much of a tonal difference). Anybody any experience?
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#2
Eh. If the guitar sounds ok to you then it probably is. Otherwise it might need a setup.
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#3
If the pots are stock, they're 250K. Switch them to 500K pots and they'll sound a lot more bright.
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If you have a lot of money, switch to the original Fender Wide Range pickups. Since they're made of CuNiFe, which are (IIRC) practically impossible to find nowadays, I don't think that you can obtain an after-market one.
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If the pots are stock, they're 250K. Switch them to 500K pots and they'll sound a lot more bright.


Both the volume and tone pots? I haven't really modded stuff before, so is there any difference between the tone and volume pot (in terms of hardware so I buy the right things) or is it all in the wiring?
#7
No, you can use the same kind of pots for volume and tone,you will have to wire them differently of course, but you can use the same values.
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