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Thread: I Hacked Up My Classic Vibe Tele Some More

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    I Hacked Up My Classic Vibe Tele Some More

    Wheee, mad scientist alert.

    It's ugly, and I like it that way. Real rock n roll machine now. And I never use the neck pup on a Tele anyways, even on my good AVRI.

    Took out the neck pup and just rewired it V-T, removed the switch. May or may not do something about/over the switch holes. Will be my dedicated dropped D guitar for jamming with buddies.

    The Classic Vibes make a great cheap modding platform, they are really really well put together and finished.

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    I think it looks great. Probably sounds wicked.

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    It does look good! That must Rawk!

    Which SD humbucker is in there?
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    You could probably chop the bridge short and use pickup rings to cover the new route.

    Good in you for taking this on. I was tempted to do it to my esquire but chickens out.
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    There are short bridges available...
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    I did that bridge years ago, when I built my first Tele body from scratch. It's an actual Tele bridge that I dremelled and hammered and cut myself on and beat the crap out of. I like it, as is, just fine ;) Most of the shorter bridges (all?) that I've seen use individual saddles, I had a desire to stay with the brass saddles and this was my only option at the time. Sure, I overdid the router thing a touch. Like I said, ugly guitar that I'm OK with as-is.

    I forget exactly what SD pickup it is, I know it's hot hot like 15-17K...whatever was cheap at Mother's Music at the time. Works for the music we play, mostly Foo Fighters and harder rock/punkish originals.

    Here are some pics from the way-back machine, that are also here on the site from when I built the old Tele.



    You can see where I rounded edges and took the top lip mostly off of it. It's corroded some in the years inbetween then and now.

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    Doesn't look that bad. Better than some of the jobs I used to do. As long as it sounds out, all is well.

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    "Your body is not a temple. It is an amusement park" Anthony Bourdain

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    I'd say that empty switch area is right prime for some sort of bottle opener attachment.

    Looks cool.

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    or maybe a spring loaded,
    pop up pick holder. lol.

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