Black Rat Telecaster Finished!

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Black Rat Telecaster Finished!

Post by HNB » Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:10 pm

Just got a new neck for this guy today and put it together. Body from a user here and the neck from another. It is pretty awesome! I love the neck pickup. The holey body works well with the holes in the headstock that are patched. :D

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Re: Black Rat Telecaster

Post by HNB » Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:07 pm

Gonna do some work on this. I want to add a humbucker bridge and humbucker pickup and I am going to put a rosewood and maple neck. :) Here is the dye on the new neck so far.

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Re: Black Rat Telecaster

Post by HNB » Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:03 pm

Decal made and applied. :D

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Re: Black Rat Telecaster

Post by HNB » Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:55 pm

Routed the bridge and got the humbucker and new Gotoh humbucker bridge mounted. Also put new pots and switch in with flat top knobs. ;)

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Re: Black Rat Telecaster

Post by HNB » Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:15 pm

Finished! It sounds great!

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Re: Black Rat Telecaster Finished!

Post by OV7 » Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:10 am

That looks nice. I'm a huge fan of the Tele HH format!

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Re: Black Rat Telecaster Finished!

Post by preservation » Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:27 am

That body was so strangely great !
What an excellent Tele.
You converted me to hums with the Rose pickups.
This new variation looks killer.

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Re: Black Rat Telecaster Finished!

Post by jvin248 » Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:39 am

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+1 I'm a fan of maple neck and black body Tele.

One mod you may want to try yet ... rotate the control plate for V-T-Switch to the rear. The Kirchen mod. Many try it and won't go back to the factory way.

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This Kirchen mod has a 4-way switch for separate bobbins neck/parallel/bridge/series humbucker.

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Re: Black Rat Telecaster Finished!

Post by HNB » Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:37 am

Nice! My black tele was wired that way. (The warmoth one.)
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