To Do Or Not To Do

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To do or not to do

Poll runs till Sat Oct 30, 2021 3:08 pm

Brilliant idea. Do it!
6
35%
You're an idiot.
9
53%
It's a Telecaster. Who cares?
2
12%
 
Total votes: 17

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Re: To Do Or Not To Do

Post by Starfire »

I think perhaps Danny meant series wiring? I think the Baja has that option already. My Mustang’s had the wiring fiddled so it has series instead of the out of phase sound. It’s pretty cool — not something I’ve had before — but not quite the same as a grunty bridge pickup.

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Slowy wrote: Fri Sep 10, 2021 6:53 pm
werdna wrote: Fri Sep 10, 2021 6:02 pm I have a Rio Grande Dirty Harry if you'd like to borrow it and try it out for a couple of weeks.
Thanks. The Special T is Lollar's venture into P90 territory which is why I put it there in the first place. Probably need to spend some more time with P90s.
It’s not really…

It’s a standard Tele bridge construction with a hotter output. He describes it as “getting into p-90 territory” which is not really the same thing.

You should definitely try the Dirty Harry first.

I really wouldn’t do anything irreversible to the Korinacaster. I reckon you’ll regret it. That guitar has been your main squeeze for as long as I can remember.

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Starfire wrote: Fri Sep 10, 2021 9:50 pm I think perhaps Danny meant series wiring? I think the Baja has that option already. My Mustang’s had the wiring fiddled so it has series instead of the out of phase sound. It’s pretty cool — not something I’ve had before — but not quite the same as a grunty bridge pickup.
Exactly.
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bender wrote: Sat Sep 11, 2021 10:15 am
Slowy wrote: Fri Sep 10, 2021 6:53 pm
werdna wrote: Fri Sep 10, 2021 6:02 pm I have a Rio Grande Dirty Harry if you'd like to borrow it and try it out for a couple of weeks.
Thanks. The Special T is Lollar's venture into P90 territory which is why I put it there in the first place. Probably need to spend some more time with P90s.
It’s not really…

It’s a standard Tele bridge construction with a hotter output. He describes it as “getting into p-90 territory” which is not really the same thing.

You should definitely try the Dirty Harry first.

I really wouldn’t do anything irreversible to the Korinacaster. I reckon you’ll regret it. That guitar has been your main squeeze for as long as I can remember.
Thanks Ben.
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Slowy wrote: Sat Sep 11, 2021 10:18 am
bender wrote: Sat Sep 11, 2021 10:15 am
Slowy wrote: Fri Sep 10, 2021 6:53 pm

Thanks. The Special T is Lollar's venture into P90 territory which is why I put it there in the first place. Probably need to spend some more time with P90s.
It’s not really…

It’s a standard Tele bridge construction with a hotter output. He describes it as “getting into p-90 territory” which is not really the same thing.

You should definitely try the Dirty Harry first.

I really wouldn’t do anything irreversible to the Korinacaster. I reckon you’ll regret it. That guitar has been your main squeeze for as long as I can remember.
Thanks Ben.
Further to that sentiment but on a bit of a tangent... Teles and LPJs have never been a "high end" instrument" (as much as people might like to pretend they are) so it's not hard to buy or build one fairly cheaply. Am I right?

If the K'caster is already something of a great fit fit, why fuck with it? Just get another guitar that does that particular thing you want. It's the ultimate undoable action. ;)
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Right; so it's official then....I'm an idiot.
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Slowy wrote: Sat Sep 11, 2021 11:15 am Right; so it's official then....I'm an idiot.
Yes. You know we love you but in this case we mostly agree you are a fkn idiot.
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I'm no fool. The Korinacaster will not be touched, Upon your collective head be it.
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Re: To Do Or Not To Do

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GrantB wrote: Fri Sep 10, 2021 5:27 pm Can Mr Glyn make one of these? P90 Tele size.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/253281677141

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It’s one of those “yes,but’ answers.
It takes a lot of experimenting and prototypes to get a pickup right. That’s okay if there’s a good market for it, I’m happy to put the time in. But when you get to the more unusual ones ... I doubt you’ll want to pay for the 10 pickups or more it takes to get it right.
Right now I’m spending my time on a new FilterTron that I’m hoping is only a month or so away.
Sorry Dude.

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