JMJM-Strat and JMJM-Tele project

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Re: JMJM-Strat and JMJM-Tele project

Post by alexpigment » Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:03 pm

How much of the Tele *look* are you going for, out of curiosity? My main JM is a Squier Deluxe with a Tele bridge pickup under the pickup cover and a Strat neck pickup under the neck pickup cover. I originally had a Tele neck pickup in it too, but it's now being used as a dummy coil inside the guitar. It operates just like a Tele - one volume, one tone, 3 way switch - but has the standard JM tremolo.

If you're just wanting the Tele sound - minus the snappiness of the hardtail bridge - it seems like a pretty easy approach to just hide the pickups. No routing or pickguard modification necessary. Plus, you have some interesting opportunities for using the rhythm circuit switch (series/parallel, phase, etc).

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Re: JMJM-Strat and JMJM-Tele project

Post by Steadyriot. » Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:09 am

You should go for broke and throw in a Bigsby plate.


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Re: JMJM-Strat and JMJM-Tele project

Post by 601210 » Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:42 pm

Steadyriot. wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:09 am
You should go for broke and throw in a Bigsby plate.
Probably how I'd do it if I ever had a Telemaster. Tele pickups just look wrong to me without the ashtray.

Apparently you can get a 3rd party mounting plate as such but ehhhhhh.

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