I want to Seymourize my Telecaster.

However, there are a few tricks up my sleeve I want to try first.

Here's the setup...

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Partscaster Tele with stock Fender Tex-Mex pickups and wiring harness.

Body is routed for neck and bridge single coils only.

Here's what I want to do.

  • Turn this into a hybrid Bluesboy/Stratocaster.
  • The idea is simple.
  • Route the neck to fit a Seymour Duncan Mini Humbucker
  • Route a middle single coil pickup
  • update the pickup selector to a 5 way switch.
  • have the 4 position (neck/middle) split the mini-humbucker for the Strat Quack sound.
  • The final trick is to make the middle pickup a 'ghost' pickup by hiding it under the pickguard.

some of my concerns:

  • The output of the middle pickup won't be enough to match the mini-humbucker
  • The tone of the mini will be too bright using standard Fender pots (250k)

What are your thoughts?

Think it will work?