It would just be easier to buy a whole new guitar and not deal with all the compatibilty issues. It's not likely that your neck is going to be a drop in replacement at all with the new body. Overall, the bridge offers a vintage sound style and great quality intonation. by Sid Nitzerglobin » Sat Aug 29, 2015 10:06 pm, Post How are the necks different? The strings-through-body bridge has multiple variations, but it’s best known as it appears on Fender’s Telecaster and similar guitars. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register. Knowing my luck with pickguards, bridges, nuts, and knobs that never fit I'll end up having to return it. by musicmatty » Tue Sep 01, 2015 1:41 am, Post by SummerLeftMe » Sat Aug 29, 2015 9:12 pm, Post ... ained.html, Hey I was wondering how hard it would be to line up a tele bridge on a body that doesn't have the bridge holes already drilled? Gold Supporters see zero ads! TalkBass utilizes technology from Skimlinks that may give us a small affiliate commission on purchases made via links on our site. You can use string and a straightedge ruler, sharpie, drill and driver and you're done. I use yellow wood glue (Titebond) to glue them in. By Dave Hunter . by veryredtomatoes » Sat Aug 29, 2015 10:07 pm, Post For Sale: Bass Guitar Strings and Accessories, The TB Bazaar: Gear For Sale from our Sponsors, For Sale: Double Bass Amps, Strings & Accessories, Wanted: Bass Guitars, Amps, and Accessories, Wanted: Double Basses, Amps & Accessories, (You must log in or sign up to reply here.). by Sid Nitzerglobin » Sat Aug 29, 2015 9:58 pm, Post I'd probably be more worried getting it exact side to side personally. Can I damage my cab by playing too loud too low. Talk about the Fender Jazzmaster, Jaguar, and any other offset waist guitars with us! I have some small stock dowels, but for something as small as 1/16", I spin a dowel on my belt sander until it is small enough to fill the hole. ... Hey I was wondering how hard it would be to line up a tele bridge on a body that doesn't have the bridge holes already drilled? Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Quadzilla, Dec 7, 2008. Unless you have a fair bit of money in your current one, I'd get a new bridge plate that works w/ the pre-drilled options (and go string through body at the same time) if you're not real comfortable drilling them. Also, for the longest time I would glue them in with some extra, but the flush cutting and getting it flat around finished areas was a pain. Now that you have ordered the body.. please keep us posted..hopefully I'm wrong and it will fit without too much work. by musicmatty » Mon Aug 31, 2015 7:21 pm, Post Supporting Members list unlimited gear with no listing fees in the Classifieds, get instant Keyword Alerts, and get Free Shipping at the TalkBass Store. by SummerLeftMe » Sat Sep 12, 2015 7:22 am. just an update to anyone who wanted to know. That way I can push it in flush and wipe out any excessive glue and let it dry flush. by SummerLeftMe » Sun Aug 30, 2015 12:23 am, Post For guitars of the straight waisted variety (or reverse offset). Now I dry fit it into the hole, mark the dowel, remove then cut it a bit shorter. I recently painted my old tele from black to daphne blue, and while it turned out OK, all the imperfections really bother me. It's easy. by SummerLeftMe » Mon Aug 31, 2015 11:15 pm, Post I would cut dowels for the holes and plug them. by veryredtomatoes » Sat Aug 29, 2015 9:51 pm, Post telecaster drilling bridge holes. So I want to drill new ones next the the old, but the problem is that 1/16th is actually still partially in the existing hole and the drill bit will probably just want to go into the existing hole vs creating a new one. Then after the wood glue dries, you can do whatever you want with it. Our-Pick. Please let me share my experience before you pull the trigger on this. Yikes, I do have a mid 90's MIM tele. This can be done on any type of guitar from tele to Les Paul Telecaster Bridge String Hole Drilling Template/Guide ½” by 1 ½” by 3” Aluminum* Works with both "Vintage" and "Modern" Fender Telecaster Electric Guitar Bridges When I drill the pin holes in acoustic bridges I use a drilling template/guide; it was suggested that a similar guide might be useful when installing Telecaster type bridges. Post Demo of how to drill through a guitar body for Ferrules. ... Low quality drill holes might need re-drilling; Screws not included #2 Fender American Series Tele Bridge. That being said, a few millimeters front to back shouldn't cause too many issues w/ intonation unless you have very little adjustment room on the saddles. I believe you have one of the early 90s MIM toploader teles...those necks won't even fit the newer MIM Teles without some serious work to the neck pocket. Thus, this bridge for tele guitars will make your playing experience much better and more enjoyable. Thank you for your support! by SummerLeftMe » Mon Aug 31, 2015 11:05 pm, Post Issue is that the bridge holes were drilled about 1/16th or so off center of the pickup cavities and neck pocket from the factory ('70's Fender quality control = ). by veryredtomatoes » Sat Aug 29, 2015 10:03 pm, Post