What if? you mixed a Stringmaster pedal Steel with a Tele?

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  1. DonM

    DonM Member

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    mix the Stringmaster Pedal Steel's pickup spacing and the 3 knob's Volume Tone & Mixer/Blend and add a 3 way for more sounds - then a B~Bender?
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    Killer idea man! I bet this would be a ton of fun!
     
  3. Steve Gambrell

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    A Stringmaster doesn't have pedals.
     
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    Sounds cool to me.
     
  5. DonM

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    oops! ur right!!
    -- humm.. i now wonder what fender named the one that has pedals? -
    that would be the one to try to mix up the name with a tele - morph it into _______caster?

    its more the pickup configuration that I'm after from the Stringmaster -- and the pedal was the B-bender
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  6. musicofanatic5

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    Wonder why the s-master p.u.s are straight and tele's slanted? fender made single p.u. steels slanted. Whenever I roll off one p.u. on my s-master it sounds like crap: all thin and tinny.
     
  7. DonM

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    its pretty close to the bridge from what i can see - could explain that -"thin-tinny" -- its also a thick humbucker like "series" when both on -

    still lots of od-ball older guitars have the bridge pup closer to the saddles then on a tele - and they twang more - not really too thin & tin.... but sorta ..

    that being said its time to give that pup of yours a check up -- DC reading and magnet-screwdriver test -- see if the magnets still got some good pull on a flat head screwdrivers blade.
     
  8. decay-o-caster

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    Suddenly flashing to this guitar, for some reason:
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    Tele bridge pups would be the way to go fer sher!

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  9. openbar

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    The Stringmaster pickups are more the size of a Strat, but with a solid cover like on a Mustang. I used to have one, and the blend was a neat feature. I think it's a good idea Don!
     
  10. J Purcell

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    :agree Sounds like a great idea. I've got a D6 Stringmaster and love the sound of the pickups.
    Tele and a Stringmaster....sounds like a match made in heaven.:BEER
     
  11. Quarter

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    Interesting idea ... I like it :)
     
  12. ZiggyZipgun

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    If someone wanted to be really picky, they'd measure the distance from the 12th "fret" to each pickup, then scale up those dimensions from the Stringmaster's shorter scale length to match the Tele's.
     
  13. Jon Silberman

    Jon Silberman 10Q Jerry & Dickey Gold Supporting Member

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    Interestingly, the closest thing to a guitar/pedal steel mash, not necessarily in terms of functionality but in tone, may have been the original Travis Bean.

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  14. dennyman

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    It's a ghost thread but I think Don had a great idea. I'm surprised no one has built a tele partscaster with lap steel pickups since he posted this 7 years :(

    But if someone has, I'd luv to see some pics!

    p.s. I know there have been several Coodercasters posted on TGP since then (e.g. Ramon Goose).
     
  15. dennyman

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    Also, thanks for posting the Travis Bean pics Jon. I wish I had gotten one back in the day :)
     

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