Telestrator build

Re: Telestrator build

Postby Dan Smith » Fri Nov 06, 2015 8:02 pm

Oh man!
That looks awesome!
Well done!
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Re: Telestrator build

Postby Mark Swanson » Sat Nov 07, 2015 12:40 am

Wow, that is great! very cool!
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Re: Telestrator build

Postby Peter Wilcox » Sun Nov 22, 2015 7:33 pm

Well, it's done, after some finish problems as detailed in another thread.

It has split coil humbuckers and a 5 way Strat type switch which gives 1) bridge humbucker, 2) bridge single coil, 3) bridge and neck single coils, 4) neck single coil and 5) neck humbucker, as shown here: http://www.caliguitar.com/pickup/data/w ... 5way_s.pdf

I sounds pretty good to my uneducated ear - I'm happy.
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Re: Telestrator build

Postby Jason Rodgers » Mon Nov 23, 2015 2:02 am

Excellent! Good work!

If I'm reading that schematic correctly, that #3 position puts the neck and bridge single coils in parallel, yes?
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Re: Telestrator build

Postby Peter Wilcox » Mon Nov 23, 2015 3:22 am

Jason Rodgers wrote:If I'm reading that schematic correctly, that #3 position puts the neck and bridge single coils in parallel, yes?


I can't understand or figure out these guitar selector switches, so I just wired everything up per the illustration. Then I tapped on the pickups to find out which were active. The switch positions were backwards, so I just turned the switch around. In the 4th position the active neck coil was the one toward the bridge, so I turned that pickup around. The active bridge single coil was the one toward the bridge, so I left that as is (unlike the illustration).

Measured at the guitar output jack, the bridge HB pup is 13.5k DCR, and the neck is 9.5k. The bridge single coil is 6.9k, and the neck is 4.9k. The middle position (bridge and neck split coils) is 11.5k, putting them in series. (The numbers aren't exact - I don't know if this is due to my HFT meter or that the 250k volume pot in parallel to ground is having an effect.)
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Re: Telestrator build

Postby Dan Smith » Wed Nov 25, 2015 9:56 pm

It looks swell, Peter!
The Maple color is very nice and the back graphic is really cool!
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Re: Telestrator build

Postby Bob Francis » Fri Dec 30, 2016 5:40 pm

That's great!
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