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So I've got an interesting question.

I've decided to build a guitar this winter, I've settled on building a telecaster clone (looks fairly simple, and not too expensive,) but I am splurging on pickups, I'm putting a really high output humbucker in the bridge position, with a high output Tele Rhythm pickup in the front. (Primarily going to be used for playing modern rock.)

What I'm looking for is keeping the style of a three position switch, but having it as a cross fader, acting like a blend knob, but being a switch style that would fit a Telecaster.

I know that this is more of a bass forum, but figured I would just throw it out there and see. If it comes down to it, I'll just have to go with having three knobs in a row and custom make the control plate.
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Hi. IMOE, in the heat of the moment (playing live), noone fine-tunes the exact position of the blend knob (especially if the blend knob is accidentally touched during performance; you can roudhly put it about, apart from the 3 positions: the two extremes and the middle, if detented) ). Additionally, expect some volume drop when the blend is in the middle. To the best of my knowlegde, I am not aware of a switch style blend knob; but even if it were one, i'd avoid it cause it would be too sensitive to stand still and remain to to setting of the blend. My 0.02
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Yeah, I hadn't thought of that, it's a very short throw on a tele switch. What might work best is using a standard 3 position switch, but have the middle switch go to a blend. To be honest I've never once altered my tone controls, so I could easily replace the tone with the blend control and keep a 2 knob one switch control panel.

As for volume, I typically keep my volume pedal sitting at about 75%, so I can easily boost or lower if my patches aren't at a consistent level.
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:idea: I have A Dingwall 6 string guitar with single coil neck and humbucker bridge pickup That I bought replaced the volume Pot. with a pot that has two pots in one center knob controls one outer knob controls the other. :idea:
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The idea of a stacked pot came to mind, but I ended up going with just a standard Telecaster control layout. The only difference is my Volume is a Push/Pull to coil tap the bridge humbucker, and I flipped around the control plate, makes volume swells a lot easier.

[img:qo8t8m4l]http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc72/Flamingouthouse/TelescreamerandAmp.jpg[/img:qo8t8m4l]

The only thing not done, is I have a Bigsby B50 on order. Right now I'm just using the String through holes over the Tune-O-Matic, but it'll be nice once I have that Bigsby on her.
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