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Big Road Blues Discussion Forums 2009-04-20T18:08:47+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/feed.php?f=7&t=9731 2009-04-20T18:08:47+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=9731&p=93825#p93825 <![CDATA[Re: New Guitar Month for me!]]>
I should have paid more attention to the fact that your strat is a hum-single-single configuration.

My reason for changing the pots is that I've owned at least 5 cheap strats for modding purposes. All of those strats seemed to sound better with some aftermarket volume and tone pots.

My most recent guitar was an SX strat and it really came to life with some new electronics.

As far as pickups on that thing go...I would play around with it and just figure out what is causing you a problem. If your tuners are holding good - don't change them. If you like a stock pickup in there - leave it in.

If you do decide to upgrade: trickedoutguitar.com and guitarfetish.com are the best sites to do it on the cheap. They have great service and quality parts for the money. I would lean towards GFS though. You can get an entire wired pickguard for $34 and they sound killer if you don't mind ceramic humbuckers and single coils.

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2009-04-20T14:17:20+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=9731&p=93811#p93811 <![CDATA[Re: New Guitar Month for me!]]> Didn't really understand how they work. I suppose the amp may make alot of the difference it the sound though. So far I really haven't been able to afford a good tube amp yet. I do have a Frontman 25R that sounds pretty good especially with a blues driver pedal.
I do like to tinker with stuff & it is reversable if I don't like it.
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Its a pretty good player for me.
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If I could make it a little better for not that much money, I'd be ahead of getting someting else.
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Sorry Nick, didn't mean to hijack your thread. Just thought you got a bit of knowlege on this stuff. Wouldn't be opposed to running up your way to let you put your hands on it for a physical opinion, better than pictures.

Wally

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2009-04-19T14:01:19+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=9731&p=93779#p93779 <![CDATA[Re: New Guitar Month for me!]]>
birddog wrote:
After reading this thread I dunno if I want to do it, at least yet.
http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/tonefre ... stion.html


Change the pots if they're scratchy or you want to change the sound in a way that a different value pot will actually affect. If the tone control rolls off too much or too little treble, change the cap for something else.

There are lots of great 24.75" scale dual humbucker guitars being made all over asia right now if you want a Les Paul type guitar.

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2009-04-17T20:57:16+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=9731&p=93737#p93737 <![CDATA[Re: New Guitar Month for me!]]> I'll get some photos over the weekend, need to get it out & play it anyhow.
Oh, by the way its got a dual pup in the rear.

Nick, have you seen or played any of those SA Les Pauls ? Think it stands for Stellar Mercury.

Wally

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2009-04-17T20:44:55+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=9731&p=93736#p93736 <![CDATA[Re: New Guitar Month for me!]]> www.guitarfetish.com AWESOME pups.

If you want an LP...get some low output pafs.

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2009-04-17T18:26:20+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=9731&p=93733#p93733 <![CDATA[Re: New Guitar Month for me!]]>
bignick wrote:
Get a set of these and some new pots.

You won't be disappointed and we are talking like $80.

If you want to pay $20 more, get one of those import steel trem blocks. It is a thicker block than those cheap skinny little blocks all those imports come with.

MIMs are $549 now. Can you believe that shit? I'll never buy another Fender guitar new. Hell, I'd rather build one.

By a set of these and pots you mean what you did ?
It has no whammy & only 1 vol and 1 tone knob, probably why I like it more.
I'll have to grab a couple photos over the weekend to post.

After reading this thread I dunno if I want to do it, at least yet.
http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/tonefre ... stion.html

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2009-04-17T15:14:04+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=9731&p=93720#p93720 <![CDATA[Re: New Guitar Month for me!]]>
You won't be disappointed and we are talking like $80.

If you want to pay $20 more, get one of those import steel trem blocks. It is a thicker block than those cheap skinny little blocks all those imports come with.

MIMs are $549 now. Can you believe that shit? I'll never buy another Fender guitar new. Hell, I'd rather build one.

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2009-04-17T13:04:39+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=9731&p=93715#p93715 <![CDATA[Re: New Guitar Month for me!]]> I like that LP, need to get me something like that.
I've got a Yammie Strat copy black. I like it and it plays better than most any MIM Strat I've played. Maybe I can get your opinion on it sometime to see what can be done to it to trick it out.

Wally

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