#1
Im building a telecaster and it is my first build and I have no idea where to route for the pickups is there like a certain distance from the bridge or something. If you want to look at the guitar check out the checkerboard tele thread.
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#2
well if ur using the tele bridges that have the spot for a titled single, or humbucker, ur set. drill on the bridge, mark up the hole, take off, start routing. if ur putting on a hardtail or trem, once u put that on, put the bridge pickup somewhere between 1/8" and 5/8" away from the tip of the bridge (1" - 1 1/2" from bridge saddles). thats usually where it is on standard guitars, but of course u put it where u damn well like .

edit: http://media.photobucket.com/image/telecaster%20template/scubadoo2/thinline/TelecasterCustommetricthinlinea221.jpg

that might help. just measure the scale length and drill the string routes in the body or place the bridge, and go from there.
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#3
unless you're using a tele bridge then route however far away you want to. closer to bridge means more treble, farther away means more bass.
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#4
kool thanx.
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#5
How do i line up the pickups with the strings? like it's supposed to be lined up with each string right? or do you angle the pickup?
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How do i line up the pickups with the strings? like it's supposed to be lined up with each string right? or do you angle the pickup?


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Just, make sure the 4 bolts line up with eacother on each side. You can achieve this with a ruler.
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