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Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by Mysticguitar, May 11, 2018.

  1. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Squier-A-Holic Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    42
    Apr 19, 2014
    Windsor, Ontario, Canada
    I have Fender 57/62 pickups in a Strat with 9.5" fretboard radius, and 9 gauge strings with a non-wound G - no problems for me! Sounds great! Just like Mark Knopfler tone! But I set the pickups really low to achieve this.....and of course set the guitar up for the proper string gauge....
     
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  2. Mysticguitar

    Mysticguitar Strat-Talker

    Age:
    66
    142
    Jun 24, 2017
    Hawaii
    Thanks
     

  3. Mysticguitar

    Mysticguitar Strat-Talker

    Age:
    66
    142
    Jun 24, 2017
    Hawaii
    Ok, I'll give it a shot.
     

  4. didger

    didger Senior Stratmaster

    Feb 5, 2014
    Salt Lake City
    People have done it different ways. Here's the thread about what I did. I did 10 Fender pickups, including vintage style with fiber bobbins. No problems. Just don't touch either of the Es and be careful.
    http://www.strat-talk.com/threads/pole-piece-pushers-club.455556/
     

  5. Mysticguitar

    Mysticguitar Strat-Talker

    Age:
    66
    142
    Jun 24, 2017
    Hawaii

  6. didger

    didger Senior Stratmaster

    Feb 5, 2014
    Salt Lake City
    Like I said in that thread, it took me a long time to get the guts to go for it. I finally dared, and have no regrets.
     

  7. megsie181

    megsie181 New Member!

    Age:
    33
    3
    Jul 12, 2018
    Australia, Queensland, Brisbane
    I have built a couple guitars so far from scratch, and I love that I can build it the way I want it, with what I want on it. It is so rewarding at the end of the day. can not describe the feeling when you first plug your new unique guitar into the amp and it sounds fantastic, best feeling. Best of all, you will never see another guitar that is the same :D
     

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  8. Bazz Jass

    Bazz Jass Chairman of the Fingerboard Strat-Talk Supporter

    Nov 19, 2014
    Up a lazy river
    If it's to keep, great idea to build the way you like it. Problem is, you won't know if you want to keep it until it's built.
     

  9. Groovey

    Groovey Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    58
    Nov 17, 2016
    NC. USA
    Thank you @Ronkirn . I knew these were out there but, thanks for putting them at our fingertips, ahgin.
     

  10. BuddyHollywood

    BuddyHollywood Strat-Talker

    175
    Jul 22, 2011
    Venice, CA
    Hi Ron. I'm excited to read these. I started last night and you have provided us with some gold here. Thank you!!!
     

  11. Ronkirn

    Ronkirn Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    71
    May 26, 2006
    Jacksonville, FL
    Don't overthink it, it's harder to screw up than it is to succeed ... have fun..

    r
     
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  12. Strat Jacket

    Strat Jacket Strat-O-Master

    601
    May 11, 2018
    Illinois
    I seriously looked into building a Warmoth Tele rather than buying, but when the chips were down I realized that it would cost as much to build one as the asking price of an American Tele. No way you can build a decent partscaster for less than a MIM or Classic Vibe Tele.
     

  13. heltershelton

    heltershelton ASKED TO LEAVE THE STAGE Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jun 5, 2013
    Not Florida
    my warmoth build was around a grand. its got all good parts and imo is really good quality. a new pro tele is what.....around $1400?
    my warmoth has everything i wanted too.
     
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  14. Strat Jacket

    Strat Jacket Strat-O-Master

    601
    May 11, 2018
    Illinois
    ...except resale value
     

  15. heltershelton

    heltershelton ASKED TO LEAVE THE STAGE Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jun 5, 2013
    Not Florida
    i never think of resale value.....i dont buy em to sell em.
    ive sold only one guitar in my entire life......any other guitar ive gotten rid of has either been traded for another guitar or given to a friend.
    but yeah, youre right.
     
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  16. BuddyHollywood

    BuddyHollywood Strat-Talker

    175
    Jul 22, 2011
    Venice, CA
    The new Player Series is hard to beat for a quality Fender under $800.