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Fender Esquire Basics

April 6, 2012
I admit that the Fender Esquire is one of my favorite guitars ever, and I find its sound and simplicity very appealing.
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Tele Control Plate Mods

March 9, 2012
Fig. 1 The reversed control plate with the 3-way switch at the rear. Fig. 2. Wiring for the reversed control plate with the volume pot in the front position,
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More Primary Tele Tone Mods

February 10, 2012
Hardware has a huge influence on the primary tone of any guitar, and it’s here that different materials can really make a difference.
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Primary Tone Mods for the Telecaster

January 10, 2012
You’d be surprised how many possibilities you have even with a single-pickup Esquire!
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Adding Series Switching To Your Strat

December 20, 2011
To benefit from the series option, you need to use your Strat’s dual-pickup settings—bridge + middle or neck + middle.
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Stratocaster Parallel/Series Switching

November 15, 2011
In this and next month’s column, we’ll explore parallel/series pickup switching schemes for the single-coil pickups in your Strat.
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The Stratocaster "Jazz Switch" Mod

October 18, 2011
Prior to 1967, Fender used the following wiring: bridge pickup alone, neck pickup alone, and neck pickup alone with an additional 0.1 µF cap engaged.
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Exploring Fender's 5-Way Super Switch

September 20, 2011
Ready to explore the technical aspects of the 5-way super switch?
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Introducing Fender’s 5-Way “Super Switch”

August 16, 2011
Instead of two stages, this switch offers four completely independent stages with six terminals each, yielding a total of 24 terminals!
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The ABCs Of Guitar Switches

July 19, 2011
If you are really into guitar modding, there is no way around learning how switches work.
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