#1
Do they make an affordable (Fender or Squier) Telecaster with an H-S-S configuration?
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What's in your "affordable" price range?
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What's in your "affordable" price range?

Around $400. No more than $500.
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#5
You might be able to get a nashville tele in that price range and put a single-sized humbucker in the bridge, but that's about it. Three pickup tele are pretty hard to find.
I think the only other options would be to route a 2-pickup for another one and get another pickguard, or (and this is probably your best bet) wire a H-S telecaster with a coil tap. You could use a 4-way tele switch or a strat style 5-way selector and have nearly the functionality of a HSS.
#6
Why get the extra single coil? I don't think it's really necessary.
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#8
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Why get the extra single coil? I don't think it's really necessary.

Well i've always liked the look and feel of Tele's. This would be sort of my first project guitar. I'd customize everything on it and have 3 different type pickups in it for a complete different sound than what I'm used to. I guess it's not necessary but it'd be nice.
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#9
A humbucker in a tele bridge is kind of a waste IMO. The strength of the tele bridge comes from the single coil combined with the metal bridge, so a humbucker there isn't really an upgrade. A single coil in the middle like the nashville tele is fine, but teles have been awesome for 60 years with two pickups so again, it may not be nearly the upgrade you think it is.

I think the best upgrades for a tele are a 3-saddle compensated bridge, a good set of single-coil pickups, and new pots and caps. Shielding the cavity is another good one, as are locking tuners.
#10
Thanks Colin. I just wanted to get a layout of an idea if I'm planning on buying a Tele in a few months.
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A humbucker in a tele bridge is kind of a waste IMO. The strength of the tele bridge comes from the single coil combined with the metal bridge, so a humbucker there isn't really an upgrade. A single coil in the middle like the nashville tele is fine, but teles have been awesome for 60 years with two pickups so again, it may not be nearly the upgrade you think it is.

I think the best upgrades for a tele are a 3-saddle compensated bridge, a good set of single-coil pickups, and new pots and caps. Shielding the cavity is another good one, as are locking tuners.

I'm working on a tele at the moment and I'm going to put a P90 in the bridge, new tuners, bridge etc. Should I change the pots/caps? How much do you reckon they would be? Shielding tape is at most hardware stores too, right?
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