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I modded my strat... again... and I love it

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by JCL50, Nov 8, 2018 at 1:26 PM.

  1. JCL50

    JCL50 Strat-Talk Member

    Age:
    46
    11
    Aug 2, 2017
    Normandy, France
    It was my first real electric guitar bought new in 1990 by my parents when I was 18. At the begining it was a Fender Stratocaster Standard made in Japan (they didn't make them in mexico back then).

    I've modded it so many times I don't think there's a single part untouched. I still play it, I still love it and yesterday I modded it again. after seeing an interview of Mark Lettieri about his Grosh, I had decided to put a blend knob.

    Now it's an HSS strat (in fact a HHH) with a 5way selector switch, a coil tap switch, a master volume with treble bleed, a master tone and a blend knob to blend in the bridge PU when the neck PU is selected or the other way.

    I now have the possibility to get a decent tele middle position sound and 3 PUs together and plenty of in between sounds :)

    I sounds fantastic (to me), I love it. :cool:

    before the mod
    strat avant 20181108.JPG

    and after
    strat apres 20181108.JPG


    I'll get a black button asap and I'll try to put a sound demo
     
  2. Jimi Lightning

    Jimi Lightning Senior Stratmaster

    Dec 21, 2016
    Ontario, Canada
    Kool mods!
    Are Those "Lil Killer" pickups in the middle and neck position?
    Bet This monster just rocks. :thumb:
     
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  3. IronSchef

    IronSchef Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    56
    May 17, 2012
    Flew Here On My Dragonfly
    love it - "blender" is my favorite thing to do to Strats!!
     
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  4. JCL50

    JCL50 Strat-Talk Member

    Age:
    46
    11
    Aug 2, 2017
    Normandy, France
    No, they are old(-ish) OBL (Official Bill Lawrence) I had bought after seeing Coco Montoya playing with John Mayall, on the back they are signed by Bill Lawrence, november 1985

    _MG_1028.JPG

    The bridge pickup is a Dimarzio Evolution ;)
     
  5. jvin248

    jvin248 Senior Stratmaster

    Jan 10, 2014
    Michigan
    .

    +1 approve! Nice guitar.

    A little familiar to my mod path...
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    Kill switch where there used to be the Gilmour/7-tone-strat switch. For a time the G&L S-500 control circuit. Now the reverse Hendrix angle bridge single coil, with a strip of steel behind it like a Tele. Last tone pot operates an Armstrong Blender (SSS->HSH).
     
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  6. Doug B

    Doug B Strat-Talker

    Age:
    64
    126
    Jun 17, 2017
    Canada
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  7. JCL50

    JCL50 Strat-Talk Member

    Age:
    46
    11
    Aug 2, 2017
    Normandy, France
    they look pretty similar to the L-45 but the blades seem thicker on mine. I think mine were called OBL 450 and they were made in Germany
     
  8. trouserpress

    trouserpress Strat-Talk Member

    Age:
    55
    24
    Thursday
    Leipzig, Germany
    Cool - I've seen Mayall with Montoya too in Frankfurt in the 80ies (twice I think).
     
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  9. SAguitar

    SAguitar Senior Stratmaster

    Jun 28, 2014
    Oregon
    Aaah... the blender! One of my favorite Strat mods too. Nice looking old warrior you've got there.
     
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  10. JCL50

    JCL50 Strat-Talk Member

    Age:
    46
    11
    Aug 2, 2017
    Normandy, France
    Much better with a black knob. Isn't she lovely ;)?

    strat bouton noir.JPG
     
  11. Jimi Lightning

    Jimi Lightning Senior Stratmaster

    Dec 21, 2016
    Ontario, Canada
    That is absolutely gorgeous!

    Now Im jealous..... :)
    Always loved a black pickguard , knobs etc... On any guitar.​
     
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  12. ChatNoir

    ChatNoir Strat-O-Master

    780
    Dec 11, 2010
    Peabody, MA

    Super nice job!!
     
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  13. Dadocaster

    Dadocaster Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    How long does it take the FAA to send you your license to operate that thing?
     
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  14. midwestfisherma

    midwestfisherma Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 27, 2011
    MI
    Nice mod, I love that flame on it!
     
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  15. JCL50

    JCL50 Strat-Talk Member

    Age:
    46
    11
    Aug 2, 2017
    Normandy, France
    Thanks, I drew them to follow the upper side of the guitar. It's not like an aerograph job but for a home refinish with spray cans, I'm happy how this turned out.

    When I see flames the other way on a guitar like this image. I feel it's going backwards or the guitar is burning on its stand
    storm flammes.jpeg