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Telecaster Repair Wizard in Los Angeles?

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by ganttmann, Mar 28, 2008.

  1. ganttmann

    ganttmann Member

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    I'm going to be in L.A. over the weekend, returning Tuesday. I have a Tele Partscaster with a weird problem - rubbing fingertips on the pickguard causes crackling static in the output - and I was wondering if there might be a chance of getting it looked at by someone wise and experienced in the ways of Telecasters.

    Is there a True Tele Guru in L.A. worth looking up?

    Gantt
     
  2. bluesrules

    bluesrules Member

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    You need copper foil under the pickguard.

    You don't need a wizard/guru. You can get the stuff form Steward-MacDonald. I have to put it on all my guitars w/plastic pickguards, cuz it drives me crazy!
     
  3. walterw

    walterw Gold Supporting Member

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    be sure that foil is grounded, or it will add noise.

    also, anti-static spray or dryer sheets seem to help, too.
     
  4. bluesrules

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    yes good point. On Tele's I run a small strip on the guitar top under the front screw of the metal contol plate to the closest screw for the pickguard, So when you install everything it get's grounded.

    I usually only foil the bottom half on the pickguard and make sure it gets foiled around the control plate/pickguard screw's. Since this is the only area that I usually touch while playing.
     
  5. Cowboy

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    Norick Renson, Renson Guitar Repair. He is CRAZY BUSY all the time, so call first. He is simply, the best. :dude

    Cheers,
    Cowboy
     
  6. fusionbear

    fusionbear exquirentibus veritatem Gold Supporting Member

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    Mike Lipe is in North Hollywood. He is phenomenal.....
     
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    +1.....
     
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    paintguy Long Hair Hippy Freak Silver Supporting Member

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