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Old June 25th, 2006, 05:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Mods on your Squier strat?

Hey everyone,
I was just wondering what (if any) mods have u done to your squier strat. Whether youve changed your pickups, got a custom paintjob, changed pickguards, done a relic job or anything else let us know here...
and also post pics of your mods if you have any!!

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Old June 26th, 2006, 10:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Mine is dead stock except for a Deaf-Eddie Fat-O-Caster switch. I'll probably change the tuners eventually, but it's great otherwise so I'm leaving it.

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Old June 26th, 2006, 07:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Wilkinson EZ-Lok tuners, Mighty Mite pre-assembled pickguard.

People have told me that the Mighty Mite pickups sound great. When I tell them that they cost me $35 they don't believe me.

Great clean tone. And now it stays in tune much better thanks to the tuners.
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Old July 7th, 2006, 08:49 AM   #4 (permalink)
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my first electric git-fiddle.
black squire strat.

first mod, painted the PG.
about a week later ripped it up, and re routed it myself and droped a epi-bucker in the neck postion, made for a pretty good rythm guitar.

but then I decided I wanted to change it up some.

it got a set of overwound pickups on clearance from guitarfetish.com
and their superstrat wiring kit (3 in phase-off-out of pahse mini switches instead of a 5 way selector) in pearloid.

sounds AMAZING, so versitile. the pickups are HOT, and lmost dead quite.
the bridge is biting, and kinda twangy, perfect for cuttin through.
with the bridge and middle on just flat out great rythm.

all the mods cost me like 35 bucks I think after shipping.
people **** a brick when I tell them that.
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Old July 7th, 2006, 08:42 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I had a 2001 Chinese made Squier Strat that I got new for really cheap. Great sounding guitar, the only thing I did to it was add a small toggle so I could add the bridge pup to the neck and and get all 3 on at once.
I shoulda kept it.
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Old December 5th, 2006, 11:56 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I put GFS Texas Premium pickups in mine. I wired the bridge to the bottom tone control, I also put in a push pull switch so I can get all seven switch positions.

I also shielded it, put a CRL switch in it, put a switchcraft jack in it.
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Old January 6th, 2007, 11:23 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I had a SD Trembucker pup installed on my Bullett. The guitar rocks and is really fun to play. My friend who performs on a regular basis likes playing my guitar more than his own. I consider that a complement!
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Old January 18th, 2007, 03:59 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I just finished modding my Cherryburst Standard Stratocaster. I replaced the rosewood neck with a maple Mighty Mite neck equipped with Wilkinson EZ Lock tuners.

I replaced the stock pickups and pickguard with Fender 57/62 pickups and a Warmoth pearl white pickguard. The pickups are wired with only one volume and one tone control.

I'll try to post a picture soon.

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Old May 4th, 2007, 06:45 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Hello folks, first poster.

I have a Fender Starcaster (the Target one, not the classic one)...from my understanding it's the same as a low-end Squier

I'm a guitar newbie as well (read my sig to understand my pain :P ), so all I've done is stuff that makes things easier for me.

Zeppelin strap locks, planet waves strap. I decided I needed these on my first day of ownership, when I had the strap fall off, and the rather undesired meeting between my guitar's headstock and my endtable ensued. The guitar won....the endtable has a huge dent in it

I also tightened the hex nuts on the tuners, as well as applied some blue loctite on them to assure they don't loosen up again.

I am about to also loctite the hex nut on my output jack, since it keeps coming loose.

Upcoming mod is installing an LSR roller nut....the stock one just doesn't seem right...no matter what I do the low E has fret buzz. The amp doesn't seem to piick it up, but it annoys the bejeebus out of me.

Once all that is done, I think I'm going to leave it as is, until I get good, then figure out where to go from there.
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Old May 14th, 2007, 09:14 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Hi all,

First post, but been lurking around for a bit.
Very cool site, thank you.

Anyway the wife surpirsed me with a Squire HSS.
First was some neck fix'n, and new strings (I use 046-10's)
Then got a Trem-Setter and differnet springs. After a bit of
tweaking the tremolo works awesome.
Next was a sheilding up grade and add/replace the pickup mounting
rings with metal ones.
Plays nicley, and gives me some addtional tones to the collection. :D

A few Pixs

Oh yeah, blue loctight on that pesky input jack nut.
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Old May 23rd, 2007, 11:29 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Well, the updated mod list is:

Mighty Mite loaded pickguard (rails)
roller string trees (d-g tree is backwards, since I found that makes the string angle almost identical to the stock setup).
chrome knobs with M.O.P. inlay.
zeppelin strap locks
filed out the 6-hole backplate into a slot backplate (makes string changes easier).

I might not do the roller nut mod anymore, since I am starting to like the tone as is, so the replacement nut may be another white plastic or a bone nut....it still needs one badly though, it's cut too low.
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Old March 27th, 2008, 05:05 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Swapped the crappy neck out for a '51's. This'll be on there until I get ahold of a better maple strat neck. The very bad relic job is the reason I got this guitar cheap. Maybe a refin is in order, hmm?
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Old May 6th, 2008, 05:45 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Bullet Strat mods - AP SRO-FAT neck finished in orange butterscotch, Gotoh staggered Kluson tuners, vintage bone nut, new pups - Keystones for bridge and middle and L200 for the neck, CTS 250KA volume pot, no load 250KA tone pot, 1meg neck blender pot, CRL 5-way, Switchcraft jack. DaddyO 11-49 roundwounds. Sweet. My number one guitar.

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Old May 7th, 2008, 07:27 PM   #14 (permalink)
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94' MIM Fender "Squire Series" Fiesta Red,pearl white pickguard, texas specials with pearl white covers,cream pearl trem cover (off my Strat+) Sperzel locking tuners, and a few tweaks under the hood-I love this guitar. Brian
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Old May 24th, 2008, 10:22 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I have red, silver and blue Lace Sensors on my '99 Squier, and I swapped out the stock maple fretboard neck for a rosewood neck that I got from my '01 Double Fat Squier Strat (which had a cracked trem post hole, and was unplayable).

I got a new tremolo from guitarpartscentral.com, but I still need 5 springs to keep it in tune. I was also able to replace the stock trem claw with the new one that came with the trem from guitar parts central, the holes in the trem claw cavity for the screws matched up just fine.

The stock hardware was really bad I still would like to replace the stock input jack with a better one.

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Old May 25th, 2008, 02:39 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Mine has a input javk upgrade and Lace sensors, blue(neck), gold(middle), and red(bridge). Oh, and strap locks.
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Mine has a input javk upgrade and Lace sensors, blue(neck), gold(middle), and red(bridge). Oh, and strap locks.
Hey cool that someone actually put IN some lace sensors! It normally reads the other way round; they remove them from a guitar! How do you like the tone? Are they as silent as I have read?
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Here's my DiStefano modded Squier Bullet; basically Rob turned it into a new guitar!! Love it.....



1. New nut - vintage unbleached cow bone
2. Squier logo removed and neck and headstock tinted
3. Keystone pups installed
4. Complete rewire with blender option
CTS 250KA master volume
CTS 250KA no load master tone pot w/.022uf cap
CTS 1MA neck volume blender
CRL 5way
Switchcraft jack
5. Kluson tuners installed
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Old May 31st, 2008, 08:24 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Thaus, that photo is catalog quality! And the look is pure candy!
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Mine has a input javk upgrade and Lace sensors, blue(neck), gold(middle), and red(bridge). Oh, and strap locks.
Nice! The strap makes it all look fast! Just curious, was the jack problematic (scratchies, etc.)?
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