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Hi there,

 

I've got a tele body that's been routed for a tune o matic style bridge and has an angled neck joint.

 

I want to put on a tele bridge. Other than getting the saddles high enough to counter the angled neck are there any other issues that this idea poses?

 

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You could shim the neck - use a shallow wedge-shaped shim to bring the neck up to near-straight. This would minimise your bridge problems.

 

As to how to manufacture the shim..................... :confused:

 

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You COULD have a competent woodworker/machinist (VERY competent!) carefully mill the body's neck-pocket to a shallower angle, and correspondingly shorten the neck-bolts... Or have said person make a shim as suggested by The Geoff (duly noted, Sir! :D ) above here...

 

:confused: Just curious, Harv'- since the body's already so routed, why do you want to go to the trouble of hammering this square-peg-to-round-hole together? It would certainly be easier, and even cheaper than most of your options, to just put it all together with a T-o-M... ? Perhaps a TonePros lockable specimen, and/or titanium saddles, or all titanium T-o-M, for added bite and harmonics that would endear it to a Tele lover...

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Usually I stay outta hardware discussions but this is an interesting situation !

 

First we could spend a lotta time wondering what went into the plan to take the most simple, plank-like guitar & reset it this way.

 

Next we could wonder (as C O'S above) about the cost-effectiveness of counteracting that adjustment..

Do you just not like that neck angle ?

Why/how'd you get this item ?

 

 

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Hey thanks, guys!

 

okay...some more info is in order. A while back I bought a second hand tele body...cheap,but solid alder...black with a dorky checkerboard pattern.I think it likely came from an inexpensive imported guitar. It was already routed for the t-o-m and the angled neck. Thought it would be fun to start a little project on. Here's the thing:

 

* I really like an angled neck joint...works well for me.

 

* I would happily set it up with a T-o-M but I really want that tele twang.

 

* I already have a fender 6 saddle tele bridge.

 

@ the Geoff: love your new title! I should have explained that I want to keep the angle.

 

@ Caev aka dww: nice oct 31 moniker! titanium sounds interesting!

Would it twang-shang-alang?

 

@ Zan: lol! actually wouldn't mind one o them thangs on some kind of axe! it's been a while between divebombs.

 

@ dbm: if the saddle pins can't get high enough you could be onto something.

 

@ d: your wonderings helped me clarify my position.

 

cheers!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I think that if you go with quality T-o-M hardware and the set-up is done well, it'll be as twangy as your pickups and touch can deliver. I used to be able to get a really cool Tele impersonation out of a Les Paul with P-90s, so the T-o-M bridge and stop-bar tailpiece shouldn't get in the way of such sounds...

 

Are you going with a Tele type bridge-pickup here?

 

Aluminum or Titanium saddles and/or bridge and tailpiece hardware will enhance the brightness and twang.

 

May I also suggest a set of DR "Tight Fit" 10's?

 

And... a Tele through a good compressor pedal is Heavenly! (My Les Paul isn't nearly as cool with a compressor; Tele pickups and compressors are just a magic combination.)

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I think that if you go with quality T-o-M hardware and the set-up is done well, it'll be as twangy as your pickups and touch can deliver. I used to be able to get a really cool Tele impersonation out of a Les Paul with P-90s, so the T-o-M bridge and stop-bar tailpiece shouldn't get in the way of such sounds...

 

Are you going with a Tele type bridge-pickup here?

 

Aluminum or Titanium saddles and/or bridge and tailpiece hardware will enhance the brightness and twang.

 

May I also suggest a set of DR "Tight Fit" 10's?

 

And... a Tele through a good compressor pedal is Heavenly! (My Les Paul isn't nearly as cool with a compressor; Tele pickups and compressors are just a magic combination.)

 

 

yup definitely want to go with a tele type pickup - any suggestions for something loud and quiet. Has anyone tried a stacked tele bridge p/up?

 

what's with the DR's?

 

i've never used compression until recently trying a smidge here and there...like it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A pickup with loud, quiet Tele twang? I have a very good, very fussy and particular (regarding gear) friend who plays a Tele, among several excellent axes, and he's loved and gotten many years out of a pair of Kinman "vintage Broadcaster"-voiced AlNiCo-magnet noiseless pickups. His recordings, whether at-home or from live performances, sound completely "Telecaster" and "single-coil", except for the lack of hum and noise.

 

 

The DRs? Some of their string-types use a round-core instead of the usual hex-core, and I just love their feel and punch; I use their "Pure Blues" pure/solid nickel-wound strings on my Les Paul; their "Tight Fit" strings are the same design, but with nickel-plated steel wound strings (like most modern strings, but on round-cores for the wound-strings), which have a brighter, twangier, slightly scooped tone with deeper bass and higher treble in comparison to the solid-nickel ones. Nice 'n' growly, and they'll bring the twang. I figure they'd suit your stated mission to a "T", particularly in a set of "tens".

 

 

I've got a beautiful little Home Brew Electronics Compressor-Retro (HBE CPR) compressor-pedal; it doesn't do very well with my Les Paul, but when I plugged a Telecaster into it, it was magic!

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OK - I mad a fixed tele bridge out of Floyd parts. I think it's awesome... Certainly not traditional, but full of twang and never out of tune! One of the things I encountered was a necessity to raise the bridge. I did it with stacking washers under the bridge plate...

 

OK you can laugh now... :-)

 

It works?!?!?

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OK - I mad a fixed tele bridge out of Floyd parts. I think it's awesome... Certainly not traditional, but full of twang and never out of tune! One of the things I encountered was a necessity to raise the bridge. I did it with stacking washers under the bridge plate...

 

OK you can laugh now... :-)

 

It works?!?!?

 

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.......

 

yup definitely want to go with a tele type pickup - any suggestions for something loud and quiet. Has anyone tried a stacked tele bridge p/up?

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I like Duncan vintage stacks easy to find. They work for me. Brent Mason used to use also... I guess he still does.

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OK - I mad a fixed tele bridge out of Floyd parts. I think it's awesome... Certainly not traditional, but full of twang and never out of tune! One of the things I encountered was a necessity to raise the bridge. I did it with stacking washers under the bridge plate...

 

OK you can laugh now... :-)

 

It works?!?!?

 

we need pictures!!!

 

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yup definitely want to go with a tele type pickup - any suggestions for something loud and quiet. Has anyone tried a stacked tele bridge p/up?

 

They aren't stacked, but Joe Barden p/ups Joe Bardin p/ups sound mighty good and very Tele-ish, at least Danny Gatton thought so. At the price they want, they'd better.

 

I've always been impressed by the sound of Kent Armstrong Pickups. But, I don't think the make a stacked tele.

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OK - I mad a fixed tele bridge out of Floyd parts. I think it's awesome... Certainly not traditional, but full of twang and never out of tune! One of the things I encountered was a necessity to raise the bridge. I did it with stacking washers under the bridge plate...

 

OK you can laugh now... :-)

 

It works?!?!?

 

we need pictures!!!

 

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OK - I mad a fixed tele bridge out of Floyd parts. I think it's awesome... Certainly not traditional, but full of twang and never out of tune! One of the things I encountered was a necessity to raise the bridge. I did it with stacking washers under the bridge plate...

 

OK you can laugh now... :-)

 

It works?!?!?

 

we need pictures!!!

 

Custom Tele Floyd Hybrid Bridge

 

Here you go.

 

http://api.ning.com/files/S5ia8pdWCqlPr-rDeamV6AT8OJhQHyOjvFo3zjrBqnROYBd88v-FqqQKIxLjOavf/IMAG02372.jpg

 

 

very cool! kept the d-tuna (or hipshot?) too...nice. Is that one of your wide necks? Would you ever try bigger? Warmoth have a 1 7/8 now.

 

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Yes - 59 Roundback contour, 9.5" Radius, 24 Frets, 1.75" nut, quartered rock maple, no finish...

 

I would love to play a 1 7/8 necks and would probably love it. However, it might make $900 in custom necks I already own undesirable if I like it to much... So, I'll probably shouldn't try it!

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Yes - 59 Roundback contour, 9.5" Radius, 24 Frets, 1.75" nut, quartered rock maple, no finish...

 

I would love to play a 1 7/8 necks and would probably love it. However, it might make $900 in custom necks I already own undesirable if I like it to much... So, I'll probably shouldn't try it!

 

Could always shim your hand...

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Yes - 59 Roundback contour, 9.5" Radius, 24 Frets, 1.75" nut, quartered rock maple, no finish...

 

I would love to play a 1 7/8 necks and would probably love it. However, it might make $900 in custom necks I already own undesirable if I like it to much... So, I'll probably shouldn't try it!

 

"Shim", is that what the kids are calling it these days?!?!? Not so much lately, but prolly 12-15 times daily in my teens...

Could always shim your hand...

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