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My Ultimate HSS Partscaster Build - Part 3 - Pickups and wiring.
Part 3 in which I tackle the wiring and explain pickup and wiring choices.
Remember my 12 string needing to have it's overbelly reduced? Well I ordered a Bridge Doctor from StewMac in the USA which arrived in a couple of weeks. Here is the bridge doctor before installation Here is the action before - about 5mm on the bass side and about 3mm on the treble. The guitar on the workbench Hole drilled - I got a 1/4" brad bit for the outer hole and used a cocktail stick marked at 1/8" as my depth gauge. You get a little plastic dot you can inlay over the screw once finished - I may do that later when I get happy with it. Luckily I have a local little hardware shop that stock imperial drills and are cheaper than the big stores... no doubt as the stock has been there 20 years! Set the doctor to the best width - the circular plastic bolt holder has three settings - I used the widest you can see to allow string clearance on the 12 string - on a 6 string the middle would probably be best setting. The doctor installed - t
So in keeping with the title of this blog something about guitars for a change... actually 3 things. Firstly - CH Guitars have some different from the run of the mill guitars for sale via eBay at the moment. These include this take on the Fender Broadcaster (to be renamed Telecaster) prototype that Leo first made. Given only one pickup it is more an Esquire-a-like I suppose. Secondly - how about this. A 12 string Les Paul - ooohhh! Seriously I'm mostly putting this up here in the hope one of you will buy this and stop my head going "buy it... buy it"... The good news is the prices - £249 for the Tele and £349 for the Les Paul!! Go check out there is also a nice looking sunburst Fender Tele Deluxe copy for only £299 as well. Now here is the coolest thing I've seen in technology in ages. TC Electronic have a long established reputation for quality kit. They have introduced a new range of compact effects pedals with the "Toneprint" featu