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    Default Fender Nashville Tele . . . who has one ?

    Any Forum Members here who owns a Nashville Tele ?

    If so, feel free to post some images of your 3 pick up Tele.Click image for larger version. 

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    Do you use the no. '2' & '4' pos. alot ?

    Any info would be great . . .
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    I used to borrow a friend of mine's, and I didn't like it at all. It actually turned me off Telecasters until I got to play a traditional, 2-pickup Tele. It played decently, but I did not like the way it sounded at all. I did use positions 2 & 4 occasionally, but the only two positions I liked were the neck and bridge, more the bridge. If I had a switch that would let me turn the middle pickup off/out of the circuit, I probably would have liked it a lot more.

    Just my opinion, but I prefer 2 pickup Tele-styled guitars over 3 pickups any day.

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    I used to have one, but I rewired to Humbucker in neck and Tele bridge. The middle pup was what you'd expect from a middle "strat" pup. The guitar was top-notch IMO.
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    Default Re: Fender Nashville Tele . . . who has one ?

    If I had a Nashville Tele Id do either:

    -MegaSwitch / SuperSwitch: Neck / Neck&Middle / Neck&Bridge / Middle&Bridge / Bridge
    -Brent Mason style: Traditional Tele Plus middle blend
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    I once fiddled around with a Nashville Tele configuration except I too did the neck humbucker thing. I put a 59b in the neck, a 5-2 in the middle, and a Jerry Donahue in the bridge. It was wired the same as normal Tele but with the neck splitting in position 2. It was pretty cool, but later I decided to go the other way and Esquire it.
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    Default Re: Fender Nashville Tele . . . who has one ?

    . . . mmmmm, these are not very popular i see.

    Thanks guys . . . keep those post coming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PFDarkside View Post
    If I had a Nashville Tele I’d do either:

    -MegaSwitch / SuperSwitch: Neck / Neck&Middle / Neck&Bridge / Middle&Bridge / Bridge
    -Brent Mason style: Traditional Tele Plus middle blend
    I have a Nashville and went with the Super Switch to allow a neck/bridge combination like a normal two pickup Tele.
    I didn't care for the middle pickup by itself, so never used that position on the stock 5 way.
    The 2 and 4 positions aren't exact Strat sounds, but pretty close in a pinch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 64 Tele View Post
    I have a Nashville and went with the Super Switch to allow a neck/bridge combination like a normal two pickup Tele.
    I didn't care for the middle pickup by itself, so never used that position on the stock 5 way.
    The 2 and 4 positions aren't exact Strat sounds, but pretty close in a pinch.

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    Would you say the 'no2' pos. is a 'beefier/meatier' sound than just the bridge pick up by its' self ?
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    Default Re: Fender Nashville Tele . . . who has one ?

    Position 2 (bridge/middle) is pretty much where I stay on this guitar. I'd had a two pickup Tele before with a SD Broadcaster, and
    this one on two is a little fatter, little less treble bite than a bridge pickup sound.

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    Default Re: Fender Nashville Tele . . . who has one ?

    I had one years ago and liked it a lot. I had it loaded with an STL-1 bridge and SSL-1 middle. The neck pickup I changed a lot, it was an SSL-1 for a while, but other times it was an SM-1 Mini humbucker. The 2 position wasn’t exactly the same as a Strat but it was in the ballpark.

    Though I liked the sounds, I ultimately sold it because the middle pickup got in the way of my admittedly unsophisticated picking technique.

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    Default Re: Fender Nashville Tele . . . who has one ?

    Quote Originally Posted by PFDarkside View Post
    -Brent Mason style: Traditional Tele Plus middle blend
    Quote Originally Posted by Rich_S View Post
    . . . but other times it was an SM-1 Mini humbucker.
    I'm working on that project now. I have all the parts. My stumbling block is mustering up the courage to route out that middle position on my beautiful new blue Tele.

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    Big fan, one of the best platforms for a do everything gig guitar... Those with piezos provide even more flexibility however, as mentioned before, have routed many a tele for a firebird neck... Far more versatile than stock Tele from my pov.

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    Default Re: Fender Nashville Tele . . . who has one ?

    Quote Originally Posted by zionstrat View Post
    . . . as mentioned before, have routed many a tele for a firebird neck . . .
    Hey zion: what tool do you use for guitar routing? I mean, do you use a full size router, or something smaller like a Rotozip or Dremel? Do you use a template/guide?

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArtieToo View Post
    Hey zion: what tool do you use for guitar routing? I mean, do you use a full size router, or something smaller like a Rotozip or Dremel? Do you use a template/guide?

    Thanks.

    I got this one for my birthday (from my father) a few years ago.
    Never used it.

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    A master tone drives me nuts on a three pickup guitar. It's bad enough on a two pickup one, but on a three pickup one, it's a real big drag. It's my #1 annoyance with my G&L Legacys.
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    Default Re: Fender Nashville Tele . . . who has one ?

    And I love the global control that the G&L Passive Treble and Bass (PTB) gives. That ability to have control over the bridge pickup is great.

    But I do agree that the MV/MT on the Nashville Tele is lacking.

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    Default Re: Fender Nashville Tele . . . who has one ?

    All this talk of routing... (shudder). Y'know, guys, the MIM Nashville has a swimming pool route. You can put in any combination of middle and neck pickups for the price of a pickguard.
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    ^^^^ I wish I'd thought of that before I bought my Tele. But I fell in love with the blue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirJackdeFuzz View Post
    I got this one for my birthday (from my father) a few years ago.
    Never used it.

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    That's a nice router. You should try it. Just not on a new guitar as your first project.

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    Default Re: Fender Nashville Tele . . . who has one ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ArtieToo View Post
    Hey zion: what tool do you use for guitar routing? I mean, do you use a full size router, or something smaller like a Rotozip or Dremel? Do you use a template/guide?

    Thanks.
    Table router however things have really changed and my partner now does all of the routing and I do all of the electronics.

    We've built our own templates to cover most of the common conversions including tele firebird's and it is definitely worth the added time if you are doing the same mod for multiple customers.

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