Admin Post I picked up a couple of guitars last night that really need some love LOL. Both are perfectly functional and quite desirable, they’ve just been neglected for a long time. I don’t think I’ve ever seen strings as crusty as these LOL. The strat is a 96 Tex Amex that has upgraded pickups. Dimarzio Fast Tracks in the neck and middle and an SD Super Distortion in the bridge. Even With the crusty strings and nasty frets this thing sounds great. The Les Paul is a 2005 wine red Studio that has the same crusty strings and dirty frets but also the bridge has grown green things LOL. Those will hopefully be replaced today. Looking forward to a productive day on the workbench.