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Big Road Blues Discussion Forums 2006-03-08T21:33:14+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/feed.php?f=3&t=712 2006-03-08T21:33:14+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=712&p=7328#p7328 <![CDATA[RE: Squier pick-ups?]]> Statistics: Posted by savage — Wed Mar 08, 2006 9:33 pm


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2006-03-08T16:06:43+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=712&p=7327#p7327 <![CDATA[RE: Squier pick-ups?]]>
I'm not a guitar tech, so i can't help you there. Looks like you're getting lots of good advice here anyway. I am a Squier strat player (Affinity Fat Strat), so here are a couple of thoughts --

I had mine tricked out by a pro guitar tech. He blocked the trem (I never used the whammy) and set up the pups. Sounds great now.

Are you sure the "nasal" sound isn't just the trademark strat "quack"? You will get that on PU positions 2 and 4. Also depends on what kind of amp and your settings as to HOW nasal.

Finally, there's a great forum for Squier owners at http://www.fenderforum.com/forum.html?d ... 1915:09:24

They can answer just about any question you've got and are also very helpful people. There are several guitar techs there who are experts on Squier pups and other stuff.

Good luck, and let us know how it's going!

Sweetness

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2006-03-08T14:25:59+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=712&p=7326#p7326 <![CDATA[RE: Squier pick-ups?]]> Statistics: Posted by trguitar — Wed Mar 08, 2006 2:25 pm


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2006-03-08T12:06:10+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=712&p=7325#p7325 <![CDATA[RE: Squier pick-ups?]]>
The photos were great in helping the explainations. I had considered "blocking" this guitar before, but actually it doesn't get used all that much, and I use it mostly as mess around guitar, so I think I would like to leave the whammy (or actually - put it back on if I can find it, my son removed it a while ago.

If I have time tonight I will give it another shot. Thanks again.

Statistics: Posted by cllvt — Wed Mar 08, 2006 12:06 pm


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2006-03-08T02:34:10+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=712&p=7324#p7324 <![CDATA[RE: Squier pick-ups?]]> Statistics: Posted by savage — Wed Mar 08, 2006 2:34 am


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2006-03-08T01:50:23+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=712&p=7323#p7323 <![CDATA[RE: Squier pick-ups?]]>
I may yet block the new one, but I'm content with the five springs for now.

The springs along with tightening the claw into the body hold the bridge flush on the body, despite the fact that it's got .011s on it. I don't actually use the whammy bar, but if I did, it would be harder to use, and I'd only be able to lower the pitch, rather than raising it, as the bridge is flush on the body.

By moving the bridge flush (and tightly so), my guitar won't go out of tune if I pop a string, and it's easier to tune to open E (though there's enough tension to raise the bridge, so it's not perfect, so if I'm using it a lot for slide, it's going to get blocked).

Again, it's just a personal preference.

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2006-03-08T01:18:25+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=712&p=7322#p7322 <![CDATA[RE: Squier pick-ups?]]>
I've got one more... Do most strats come stock with 5 springs? Mine only has 3 in it, but I have extra springs to put on (and do the extra 2 springs make much of a difference with the tremolo?).

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2006-03-08T00:57:12+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=712&p=7321#p7321 <![CDATA[RE: Squier pick-ups?]]>

Tommy

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"A strat, a cord, and an amp set to 10 is all I really need. Nothing sounds better than a tortured stratocaster....."

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2006-03-08T00:10:52+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=712&p=7320#p7320 <![CDATA[RE: Squier pick-ups?]]>
It's my belief that changing the electronics (pickups, caps, amp) make more of a difference with an electric guitar than anything else.

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2006-03-07T23:42:25+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=712&p=7319#p7319 <![CDATA[RE: Squier pick-ups?]]> Statistics: Posted by savage — Tue Mar 07, 2006 11:42 pm


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