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Discussion in 'DIY Strat Forum' started by Jacob95amstd, Jul 3, 2017.
Here a my current partscasters.
This one is based off of a 72 Telecaster Deluxe. But I wanted a rosewood board and block inlays. Compound radius. Brandon Wound Wide Range Humbuckers. I really love them. This is my best sounding humbucker guitar.
Second is a Daphne Blue Strat. 9.5 Radius. Michael DeTemple Sweet Spot pickups. Very happy with the sound of these. Bit of a road worn look on this one.
Most recent build is my Black Paisley Strat. Ebony Board, 12" Radius. Everything Axe pickup set. Toggles for Coil Splitting, and for activating the neck pickup with the selector in any position. Very versatile.
MIJ '65 Strat bound neck - Warmoth body - Fender hardware - Fender '57/'62 pickups
Here's my new girl. Just finished her today.
Plays and feels great, Sounds good too.
It's a Squier body, repainted and finished. Neck is generic but fits perfectly. Tuners are new and the pearl-blue pickguard I thought was a nice touch.
Sonic blue partscaster got a make over yesterday. It went from this.
To this, not so washed out look. I just need to do a little level and crown and it be good to go.
Here's my Warmoth, it's gone through several guards. This is the combo, Vintage wind Mojotone P90's. the best sounding guitar I have. It's interesting, I tried it with the RW Neck and it was flat, lost all it's sparkle.
Leftover Partscaster, this one was made with stuff that was left after upgrades, 57/62s, A Pearly Gates Plus. 2000 MIM neck I got off ebay. The body is from a used Roadworn I bought, the guy added more Relicing poorly, but It has a Callaham.
Really nice grain in that body
Ummm that's rad
Heres the last two I did
Sonic blue MIM body with EMG DG-20 set . 9.5" bullet neck
Stew Mac flame body , Lollar P90 set , 9.5 - 12" compound MM neck
Itching to another but too many guitars right now .......
My ebay partscaster
-squier deluxe body
-DD pickups from a squier VM
Wow, a "tortoise" pickguard CAN look cool !
Over this past year my 90s Japanese ST57 has turned into a Partscaster.
First I swapped out everything under the pickguard and installed Don Mare pickups.
This week I changed out the body for a very light swamp ash body from MJT.
The only thing left from the original guitar is the neck!
This is how it looked before:
And here it is with the new MJT body:
That's a fantastic looking body, a nice upgrade from the one that preceded it! Makes me want to swap my 3-tone for a 2-tone sunburst. But I don't know if I can part with this one, might need to start a new guitar around a nice 2-tone body...
Hey guys just trying to see if it lets me upload https://flic.kr/p/GYs1Pr
That gives a working link to a really nice looking strat.
'98 MIM Strat.
- Seymour Duncan Hotrails in bridge
- Graphtech String Saver Saddles
- Fender Locking Tuners
-All Parts roller string guide
-Swapped out white pick guard, pickup covers and jack plate for black ones.
Swapped out chrome bridge for black one. Interestingly enough, the new bridge came with a lighter trem block, which actually noticeably reduced sustain. I therefore put the original trem block back in, which brought sustain back to normal. I read that that would happen, but cool to actually see the difference for myself.
And now for something a little bit different.
Meet The Beast! Just finished it a week or so ago. I had a Peavey Predator and some spare parts and wanted something different than the standard Les Paul/Strat/Tele sound.
So, The Beast combines a Strat layout with a ceramic single coil neck pickup, a GFS mini-humbucker (cover removed) in the middle and a Tonerider Vintage P90 in the bridge position. It uses a standard 5-way switch plus a mini-toggle to combine the P90 with the other pickups in positions 4 and 5. (The P90 and neck pickup together sound very similar to the middle position on a Telecaster.)
Finally, the Tone knob is a Push-Push switch for the mini-humbucker. Down, the mini-humbucker is wired in parallel. Up, the pickup is in series.
Altogether, I think I get 11 different tones. (I haven't counted them all yet.) other than the neck and bridge pickups operating by themselves, most positions are hum-cancelling.
Looking forward to getting to know this guitar!
Note: the pickguard is ivory color, but the lighting made the color more pinkish than it is in reality.
CV50s neck, a 2 piece ash body previously tortured by another person. Dimarzio VV pickups and Wilkinson trem. It vibrates very nicely.