So I completed my first upgrade on my SSS Player strat that required more commitment than replacing string trees and plastics last night and now have a Tom deLonge inspired strat which takes me back to when I was in high school in the late 90's!
I say inspired as I used an Invader neck...
i have played several esp hk guitars
but i have never seeing in the spring an installed tool like this
at the beginning i tought about Guitars Upgrade Tremmory S or a Black Box Tremolo Stabilizer
well can't find any information
thanks , take care and new year
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if you can't...
I have been a Fender guy for 30+ years
Owned many MIA, MIM, p l us a couple Squires.
Anyway my points in a sales competition at work won me a couple prizes.
I chose a small Marshall Amp and an Austin stratocaster copy.
Its free and if the kids or dogs knock it over I'm not getting too upset...
What's your first upgrade? Mine is usually the pickups. Been doing some digging down the rabbit hole lately. Pots and caps and switches replaced as well. Scratching my head as to what to do next. Locking tuners anybody?
Hi! I came across an American strat from 2003 with measurements 2 1/16 (52mm) on the 2 pivots and I need to replace that bridge, but I can’t seem to find anything from any brand with those measurements, but a Wilkinson bridge that I hate.
I also own a strat made by a luthier in Brazil with...
In my spare time, I tinker with my instruments so they give me more awesome results. This describes one of those mods.
I have a great playing MIJ SSS Stratocaster. The 5-way switch is OK but I wanted more tonal options.
I decided to soup up my Stratocaster with a bare upgrade pickguard...
This is my first post/thread, and I hope it will be an informative one.
I also posted it on Squier-talk forum, because there are a lot of useful info for upgrading Squiers in general.
The whole story is basically about upgrading my Squier CV50's, and particularly re-finishing this...
I have a 2002 American Texas special that I bought HSS, but I replaced the bridge pickup with a Seymour Duncan antiquity 50’s single coil. I posted in a thread about this guitar that links its lineage to the lone star strat, but I figured i’d try my luck with a new thread.
Hi everyone, I am undertaking my first project, upgrading a white MIM strat with black hardware (ala Jake E Lee!). I'm a lefty so decent hardware is much harder to come by. I've found some Hipshot Tuners which come in black as direct fender replacements (2 pin) and the come in standard or...
As above, I’m making a partscaster and the body doner was an old Indian encore. Crap bridge but works.
Every fibre of my being wants to buy a full sized fender bridge, but I also NEED a few other bits and could do with the money the bridge will set me back.
Does it really make enough difference...
Hi guys! First post! And it's a biggie!
Ok, so I have a MiM strat that has certain sentimental value.
I'm thinking of upgrading it - roasted maple neck with new nut, new tuners, new bridge, new wiring, new pots, new PUPs etc
I know the real answer is probably "it depends" BUT would you invest...
Hey guys my girlfriend just picked up one of these Squier series for $100 from someone at her work, and it’s in great condition.
I think it’s a 1996 one
I’ve read enough about these to understand that the Squier series is a Fender neck and body with cheap hardware. It seems...
Hi! I have now played with my player strat for half a year now. Just wondering that what would you replace first and why.
I was planning for bridge upgrade. So what bridge would be good for this?
PUs I will upgrade to Tex-Mex PUs, and order the 920Ds Hendrix wiring kit too.
Locking tuners are...
I have a 96/97 MIM Strat and have decided (like many people) the tremolo hardware is kinda crappy. So I'm searching for a drop-in upgrade that stabilizes tuning (the saddles on the origin al wander a bit) and maybe adds to the tone.
1) Any real-world experience with the Wilkinson Contemporary 6...
i have upgrade my mim strato standard with an homemade nut and it plays better
i could not believe that a nut can change so much
i have always played guitar with floyd rose
i would like to try another bridge , the mim standard has the 6 screws bridge
in a store ,i tried the original/vintage...
Do I pick a Beat Buddy or a Beat Buddy Mini?
I already have a Beat Buddy Mini with foot switch and I really love it, now I ask... do I upgrade for the Big Brother Beat Buddy?
I do a little bit of recording and play home alone (no Gig).
Thank you for your help!
My 1989 Strat has been sitting for a few years and it has never been professionally checked or given a tune up. For almost 30 years, I'm sure there are some wear and tear with it.
Is there a maintenance check list to keep your Strat running like new?
Wondering what you guys have...
I'm slightly confused as to why there haven't been more threads about titanium saddles, more specifically the XGP solid bent titanium saddles from GFS. They're completely sold out and require you to sign up to a waiting list to be notified of their availability. That means there are a...
I'm going to be putting some new pickups in my strat in a little while. So i wanted hear if you got any recommendations, i've looked at some of the CS pickups and the vintage noiseless by Fender and they seem nice, i've also listened to some recordings and i quite like a majority off...
Right so I'm looking at modding my MiM strat, and I'm just pitching to see if anyone's got any ideas off the top of their head... I'm not looking to do any damaging/refinishing so those are out, but so far I'm planning to replace the trem block, experiment with treble bleed circuits, change the...
I'm about to purchase a Squier Classic Vibe 60s Strat in 3 color sunburst to mod some and make into something nice. Musician's Friend says it has a polyester finish. Is there a way to spray white over the sunburst and then relic it pretty heavily? (I can't find a picture to put in, just google...
I made a post similar to this a few days ago, but this one will be a little more in depth (after doing some research and making up my mind).
So I managed to buy two Squier Stratocasters for $100 (both are black, one is an S/S/S and the other is a H/S/S) and they are both 2 - 3 years old and...
Hi, new to this forum. I've got 2 strats at the minute and I'm looking to get a project guitar. I was looking on thomann and came across a HSS black Paisley strat and it looks stunning. I've never really been interested in a HSS before, but as a project guitar it would be interesting. In terms...