My Lefty "Telecaster" Bass

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kreig

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active EMG pup
chrome schaller hardware
ebony fretboard
NO pots
5A quilted lam top
 

willyk

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Nice turtle. Nice bass too. Good to see another Lefty doin' the business  :headbang:
 
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Creepies

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I love this place  :toothy12:. I've never seen a tele bass in that style before. Creativity reigns here! WHOO!  :toothy12:
 
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kreig

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good eye . . . the battery box route I had Mike Lull do. I did'nt realize the  active EMG required one as no one mentioned this at the time. (Warmoth / EMG)
so Lull pulled me out of that pickle !

and control plate ? :icon_scratch:

the EMG is hard-wired to the jack . No pots
 

jimh

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Nice  :blob7:

if it was a righty, I could see Dusty Hill (from ZZ Top) playing that.....
Cool build.  Nice and clean....
 
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kreig said:
good eye . . . the battery box route I had Mike Lull do. I did'nt realize the  active EMG required one as no one mentioned this at the time. (Warmoth / EMG)
so Lull pulled me out of that pickle !

and control plate ? :icon_scratch:

the EMG is hard-wired to the jack . No pots

I was referring to the round plate by the battery box.  It's an LP toggle control plate, but you're using it as the jack cover?
 
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kreig

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the purpose of that was to accommodate the wiring only , the placement was made by determining the angle from the pup wire hole and the jack placement .
I can't remember who did that route . . . Warmoth or Lull . ( It's a 10 year old build , and I'm showing signs of senility )
and it's a really small space to jiggle the wires around . I remember not wanting a bigger rear route . And I remember needing it , otherwise it would'nt work .

thanx for your questions .

Kreig
 

nononebulan

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Hey cool bass!
Is this Warmoth Custom T shape? It looks little different from the ones I see on Warmoth website. I'm thinking about doing the same style!
Thanx
 
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kreig

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I sent Warmoth a 100% copy of a G&L Tele body. It was elongated for the bass scale.

After they did mine, Warmoth offered their version.
 

M Daley

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Wow, that's fantastic. I'm a fan of the Tele Bass, EMG's, and minimal controls,  so this is right up my alley.

I was thinking of just having a volume knob when I (eventually) get mine, but I also like the idea of a hardwired pickup. I assume to do it this way I would have to forgo the EMG solderless setup, or could I do it with what they send me?
 
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