Tele: Project Saga TC-10

Shielded

shielded guitar body

I’ve got a copper self-adhesive foil in the local musical store.
You can also try to find one on eBay.
The main goal of shielding is to decrease the unpleasant feedback sound produced by radio interference.
So I have put the screen in all caverns in the body and I also have covered the back side of the pickguard with this copper foil.

Bridge Pickup Space

bridge pickup space shielding
This is a close-up just to show the shielding applied to the bridge pickup space.
Please note that the foil covers the edges. It is necessary because it has to make a good contact with the pickguard shield.

Controls Shielding

controls shielding
This is a close-up just to show the shielding applied to the controls space.
Please note that the foil covers the edges. It is necessary because it has to make a good contact with the pickguard shield.

Result

Telecaster clone guitar
Here’s what is the result of my efforts.
Standared “Tele” with the Vintage bridge.
Budget:
– Bought on – $99;
– Neck pickup replacement (eBay again) – $15.
– Compensated saddles – $20 at StewardMcDonald.
– Painture: I believe around $10.
That’s pretty much it.

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. th0mas
    Feb 22, 2013 @ 16:18:51

    With our upgrade, you can increase the number of pickup tones. To quote a repeat customer,

    ” I now find the three available tone selections on my stock Tele instrument are very limiting after installing your upgrade. I still have the stock three sounds but the extra three sounds produced are distinct and useful. I love the setting that gives you both pickups in series. The result is a very strong but beautifully rounded jazz-like tone, something you would be struggling to get out of a standard instrument. Hearing that new intense country twang tone gave me goosebumps. Skimming through the documents that I downloaded showcases the awesome level of detail provided, certainly far more extensive than any other products that I have seen. Very well done! — Graham Mann (Australia).”

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  2. Joe
    Nov 04, 2016 @ 04:43:48

    I ordered 4 pickups from China on Amazon back in july, 14 emails and 14 excuses later still no pickups. Now they say Canada is an undeliverable site and will now refund me. Do know of any Canada place for under $10 pickups?

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    • admin
      Nov 04, 2016 @ 18:45:00

      Oh, sorry to hear that. I never ordered pickups from Amazon before. I mostly use eBay.ca. My last purchase from China dated July 28 and everything worked well.
      Maybe you can try this:
      http://www.ebay.ca/itm/-/150848667310

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