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pictoratus

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Starting a new mod project.
« on: July 10, 2011, 03:48:39 PM »
I'm in the process of starting a new mod project on my Peavey Generation EXP Triple Single. My plan is to make an Esquire out of it. I've ordered a plain, no pup hole, black guard for it and also have a Dimarzio Designed TE-101B bridge pup from a Squier Vintage Modified Thinline Telecaster on the way. Since the bridge is already a three saddle steel unit, I've got some Wilkinson compensated brass saddles on the way to finish that out the way I want. It's already got Vintage style tuners, not split post though, that work well and I'll be replacing the plastic nut with a Tusq nut.

Here's what it looks like now:




I've researched the Esquire wiring and have found a few different variations on the web. Anyone have any experience and/or tips with the different types of Esquire wiring schemes?

creekster52

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Re: Starting a new mod project.
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2011, 01:54:54 AM »
Hey Pic - Try posting that question in the Tele Forum. There are a lot of very Tele-knowledgeable guys there.

http://www.tdpri.com/

pictoratus

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« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2011, 06:32:26 AM »
Good idea. Thanks, creekster.

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Re: Starting a new mod project.
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2011, 12:22:50 PM »

pictoratus

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« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2011, 09:12:17 PM »
Thanks, Robert. I think I will have every possible way to wire an Esquire by the time I finish this!  ;D

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« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2011, 09:30:19 AM »
You could also look up RS Guitarworks.  They have special kits that may help too.

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« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2011, 12:08:31 PM »
i haven't wired an esquire, but have messed with a couple teles. when i need some wiring hints, i go to:

http://www.seymourduncan.com/support/wiring-diagrams/

i posted the main page, as it looks like there are a couple choices for esquires. sometimes, i have had to dope out what i'm going to do, but the diagrams help even then.

pictoratus

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« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2011, 09:11:38 PM »
A friend of mine on a different forum just built an Esquire and used a wiring harness from RS Guitarworks. It sounds great!

Here's a video of it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoJvA95ci3Q

pictoratus

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« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2011, 09:13:36 PM »
Thanks, reb

I think I've found one I'll use for a start to see how it sounds. I can always change it pretty easily if I'm not happy with it. One of the advantages to owning a Tele style guitar; easy to get to the electronics.

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« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2011, 07:44:15 AM »
i haven't wired an esquire, but have messed with a couple teles. when i need some wiring hints, i go to:

http://www.seymourduncan.com/support/wiring-diagrams/

i posted the main page, as it looks like there are a couple choices for esquires. sometimes, i have had to dope out what i'm going to do, but the diagrams help even then.

An Esquire is a tele with no neck pup.  Just in case some readers didn' t know.

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Re: Starting a new mod project.
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2011, 04:08:23 PM »
any updates yet?

pictoratus

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« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2011, 09:21:22 PM »
Got the pickguard in and installed. Also got the saddles and pickup, so the bridge is back on and I restrung it. Still need to get a three way switch and have to shape, size and install the nut.

I've got it wired temporarily just to check to make sure the pup works and everything is good to go, but I'll have a better idea of how it sounds when I get the switch in and wired.

I'll post a few pics later.

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« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2011, 07:39:29 PM »
Finally got some pics uploaded. Still waiting on the 3-way but it's getting there.

Here's with the new pickguard and pickups removed



And with the bridge installed with the new saddles and Duncan Designed pickup



I'll do some complete pics showing the whole guitar when I get it done.

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« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2011, 12:40:50 AM »
I see you got them "compensated" saddles on that joint. Love 'em. You'll love 'em when you put it all back together. Makes quite a difference.

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Re: Starting a new mod project.
« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2011, 09:20:13 AM »
is that the same neck you started with, pic? i can't tell from the angle of the first picture...but the second looks like there is more figure in the wood.

looks like solid progress to me.