Any guitar players out there

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by NitroxAZ, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. NitroxAZ

    NitroxAZ New Member

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    I just bought a Fender Squier Strat "Standard Series" at a garage sale for $15. It is in decent shape but I want to rebuild it. Since I got it so cheap, I want to replace a few things to make it a better player. I haven't played seriously in quite a few years. I like to play hard rock, classic rock and metal. Here are my questions:

    1. What pickups should I get? Especially in the bridge position. I want quality pickups.

    2. What tuning pegs should I get? I want good ones that will stay in tune.

    3. Should I replace the bridge? If so, what bridge should I get?

    Any other helpful info would be appreciated.
     
  2. snyder77

    snyder77 New Member

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    does it have humbuckers or single coils?

    also does it stay in tune now well?

    I wouldnt really replace the bridge but what did you have in mind?
     

  3. towboater

    towboater Active Member

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    play it before ya buy stuff. Tuners are probably ok. Grover tuners are great.
    Bridge probably ok. Floyd Rose and Wilkensen(spelling?) are great.
    Pickups are probably weak. Duncan and EMG are great.
     
  4. snyder77

    snyder77 New Member

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    I agree execpt that changing the bridge is probley not worth the time,money and effort it takes. Dimarzio is also another really good pick up company.
    the bad things about cheap guitar is the really cheap wood used in the bodies ,but I have a squire strat that I started on and on mine the only upgrade I think it needs is new PUPs(pickups)

    EDIT:
    http://www.seymourduncan.com/
    http://www.dimarzio.com/
    http://www.emgpickups.com/
     
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  5. NitroxAZ

    NitroxAZ New Member

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    It has single coils - SSS

    I doesn't stay in tune as well as I would like.

    I may stick with the bridge but will definitely change out the "sustain block" in the trem to a brass one.
     
  6. snyder77

    snyder77 New Member

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    I personally only use the neck and bridge positions on the pup selector ,if i was in your situation I would replace the neck and bridge pups with either seymours or dimarzios and get new tuners and as you said a new block, should be fine after that.
     
  7. Davyboy

    Davyboy New Member

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    My son is quite a good player. How did you get on with your build.
     
  8. BeyondTheBox

    BeyondTheBox New Member

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    I just started myself. Bought a Fender T-Bucket Dreadnought (or something like that.) hahahaha
     
  9. towboater

    towboater Active Member

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  10. towboater

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    I aint quitting my day job. Thats for sure. :D
     
  11. Davyboy

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    One of My son playing with his mate.

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dlhIDN7aaA&feature=relmfu[/ame]
     
  12. boatme98

    boatme98 New Member

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    I can't even play air guitar.
     
  13. towboater

    towboater Active Member

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  14. NitroxAZ

    NitroxAZ New Member

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    The Fender is done. I upgraded some parts and she sounds fantastic.

    My next project in the guitar realm is building a guitar kit with my son. He got a Gibson SG copy kit and I got a Carvin Strat kit. We have them just about sanded out and ready to finish and put together.
     
  15. NitroxAZ

    NitroxAZ New Member

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  16. Davyboy

    Davyboy New Member

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    OK one more

    Can't help it it is the proud dad syndrome

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_jfCYpzyy4[/ame]
     
  17. NitroxAZ

    NitroxAZ New Member

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    Thanks for sharing.
     
  18. Davyboy

    Davyboy New Member

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    Are we going to get to hear you play your completed project. ;)
     
  19. JigSawer40

    JigSawer40 New Member

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    You're gonna love that Carvin strat kit. It's the best you can buy for the money.

    Here's my Carvin strat kit next to my Carvin DC127. Both of them have been modified by me.

    [​IMG]
     
  20. Davyboy

    Davyboy New Member

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    Nice looking Guitars