My Number 1 gets a makeover!

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by larryb, Sep 9, 2019.

  1. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

    Age:
    50
    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
    I completed my first big mod....Thanks to all, who recommended the shielding tape....but let me say, slicing your finger with that stuff is really painful...Friggin' A!

    So here she is, with her new glitzy evening gown....ain't she gorgeous?:D

    grd1.jpg grd2.jpg grd3.jpg grd4.jpg grd5.jpg grd6.jpg grd7.jpg
     
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2019
  2. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    Florida
    Your #1’s looking great! Shielding should really be standard on most guitars in today’s age.
     
  3. MTurner

    MTurner Friend of Fred

    Age:
    63
    Aug 17, 2010
    Clayton, North Carolina, USA
    Larry, howzit sound?
     
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  4. ramjac

    ramjac Gretschie

    309
    Aug 14, 2011
    Wisconsin
    I’m looks at doing something like this. Stewmac copper and aluminum adhesive tape? What did you use to connect the ground?

    Those ‘72 full Tele four-knob pick guards are the best design. Good call on the tortoise.
     
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  5. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

    Age:
    50
    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
    Thanks Merc...It was like getting a new guitar today;)
     
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  6. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

    Age:
    50
    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
    Sound didn't change, except I need to re adjust pups to a more balanced height.
     
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  7. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

    Age:
    50
    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
    Thanks man! I didn't do anything with the wiring...that is waaay beyond my scope!:oops::)
     
  8. CousinWarsh

    CousinWarsh Synchromatic

    501
    Jun 24, 2018
    Western NY
    Very nice, cool strap too!
     
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  9. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    53
    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    Good job. Well done.
     
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  10. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

    Age:
    50
    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
    Thanks a bunch Cuz!:cool:
     
  11. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

    Age:
    50
    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
    Appreciate it, LNL!;)
     
  12. thunder58

    thunder58 I Bleed Orange

    Age:
    60
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Nice job Larry
     
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  13. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

    Age:
    50
    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
    Thanks Rich!;)
     
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  14. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    Nice. You notice any difference with the shielding?
     
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  15. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

    Age:
    50
    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
    Thanks....No..but it never gave me any trouble before... I guess I need to crank her up and see if I notice a difference
     
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  16. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Lookin’ GOOD!
     
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  17. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

    Age:
    50
    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
    Thanks brother...and love that Falcon!:cool:
     
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  18. dafreeze

    dafreeze Friend of Fred

    Love that Tele, Larry!
     
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  19. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

    Age:
    50
    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
    Thanks buddy!
     
  20. dak55

    dak55 Synchromatic

    Age:
    65
    983
    May 31, 2018
    Mills River NC
    Nice job. Since I have my Tele in pieces right now I was going to do mine. Then I read shielding with out a ground under the shielding was useless and a number of other techy things that were way above my pay grade, I fell back to the position that if it needed to be there, the factories would do it.:eek:
     
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