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    Oh man! That is beautiful! And I put that Jimmy wiring thingy into my No. 1 LP, Lester. Mine sure doesn't look near that neat and tidy though. Mine is more like a rat's nest, but it works.
    "Life's too short not to enjoy great tone."

    Some contend that rock 'n roll is bad for the body & bad for the soul
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    To be honest Stan, I bought the wiring harness ready made. Once I connected-up the pickups, 3-way toggle & jack socket, mine now looks like a rats nest inside too.

    Sweet on the ears though.
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    My latest creation - Fender Meets Gretsch:



    Long story short: Bought a shop soiled Am DLX Strat a few years ago that had fallen off the rack in the store and sustained some body damage (fortunately the neck was unharmed and the guitar played exceptionally well). Anyway, I made a low offer and walked away with the guitar. I gave it some TLC but never really played it that much because I had another Strat just like it.
    Got this pre-wired pickguard with TV Jones Classics from Sigler's last week. Had to do a little bit of cavity routing to get it to fit but it'll sure get a lot more playing time now!
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    Nice. I thought about putting TV Jones pups in my Telecaster.
    "No matter how smart you thought you were, you are actually way less smart than that." - David Foster Wallace, from Infinite Jest

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    I was worried it'd still sound too much like a Strat but I'm glad to say those TV Jones have really fattened up the tone and given it some growl.
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    That's really sharp looking.
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    Would that then be a Fetsch?
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    A Stratsch! Mike, I did a Jazzmaster for Brian J (Pmps) with TV Jones filtertrons and then a Tele with a TVJ T-Armond and a TVJ Filtertron. You can hear them:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWoI4BKje6g

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    I have a Tele that I wired up with a pair of Guitar Fetish Retrotrons, a TBX tone control and a 4-way switch. It gets a lot of playing time!
    "Life's too short not to enjoy great tone."

    Some contend that rock 'n roll is bad for the body & bad for the soul
    Bad for the heart, bad for the mind, bad for the deaf & bad for the blind.
    It makes some men crazy and they talk like fools.
    Makes some men crazy and they start to drool.

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    Been a bit restless of late - thinking seriously about retirement and how many guitars I need going forward to occupy my time. Hell, I've even taken up fishing!

    So I've been through a process of thinning the herd, which ended up with me parting with all my Stratocasters (I had three with various pickup configurations) - convincing myself the PRS 513 covered that tonal spectrum. I also sold my Yamaha acoustic and the intention was to then get myself a decent acoustic with the funds.

    Went into my local guitar centre and tried various high end acoustics and was quite frankly underwhelmed by them all (they were all fabulously crafted instruments of course and sounded great but none spoke to me).

    I wandered aimlessly into the electric section where a young guy was playing his custom shop relic Strat though a 200 quid Laney Cub amp. The guy could really play and I just parked myself on a stool to listen.

    He invited me to try the amp, so I grabbed a guitar from the rack (at random) and plugged in. The amp sounded cool and I had the biggest smile on my face...but it was the guitar that utterly seduced me.

    So, I paid the dowry and made her mine:



    This time I'm done with Strats! :)
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