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Building a Vintage 1963 Telecaster - Attaching Switch and Pots to Control Plate <
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Preparing the switch and the volume and tone pots for wiring was pretty straightforward. Attaching the switch and pots to the control plate was a matter of a few screws for the switch and some lock nuts on the pots.

One small issue arose with the pots. The posts stood too far above the control plate so when I attached the knobs you could see the bottom of the posts and the lock nuts (of course I didn't find this out until I was almost done with the guitar - that's when I attached the volume and tone knobs). But an extra locking nut under the control plate for each pot solved that problem.


Building a 1963 Lake Placid Telecaster - Home
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The Control Plate - I purchased at Guitar Electronics in my hometown of Phoenix, AZ.

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The control plate, 4-way switch and pots.

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The pots attached to the control plate.

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Closer view of the pots attached to the control plate.

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Close-up of switch attached to control plate.

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Test wiring the switch-pots assembly.

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Close-up of the volume and tone pots attached to the control plate.

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