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    NGD - 2000 MIM Standard Strat

    Thanks for the comments all. I did plug it in just to check to see if the electronics worked. When I got it, it was not playable. It seemed like my 3 year old put it back together previously. I also wanted to verify authenticity and see if someone left me any goodies inside. To be fair, I got it...
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    NGD - 2000 MIM Standard Strat

    Thanks so much. Started off with a Squier project, but ended up wanting the thicker body, some better tuners, and parts to fit more easily. I’m a bit particular about things being straight, filled in unused holes, and finish problems. Replacing the “trap” tuners on my squier neck was gonna leave...
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    NGD - 2000 MIM Standard Strat

    I finished up some soldering this evening and got it strung up. Spent a few mins getting the trem claw where I needed it to slightly float the bridge. Still needs some fine tuning on the setup and pickup height. Also set the second tone knob to control the bridge instead of the middle. Here’s...
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    NGD - 2000 MIM Standard Strat

    I had already bought and tried out on another guitar a loaded pickguard from a 2002 MIM Classic Series 70’s strat. These pickups had a lot of interference and hum in my other guitar so I immediately set to work shielding the new pickguard. The MIM bodies in 2000 were not shielded from the...
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    NGD - 2000 MIM Standard Strat

    Picked up a new project the other day. 2000 MIM Standard Strat. Pulled it apart immediately…
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    Daphne Squier Bullet project

    Bought a new MIM bridge plate, sustain block, saddles ect. new in fender packaging for about $20 shipped... This is the import spaced 2 1/16 string spacing and screw mounting setup.... I have a set of the two bar ceramic pickups like the MIM pickups that will match the string spacing perfectly...
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    Daphne Squier Bullet project

    This is a terrible picture but shows a little closer the color especially when viewed against the white for reference.... The texture is more like that in the first after shot!
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    Daphne Squier Bullet project

    This is the logo I'd like to have (except I'd make it say only squier Stratocaster), but probably more cost effective to keep the blank headstock, buy one of these necks already, a MIA or MIM neck, or just go for something really nice like a Warmoth neck... Since I don't really like the import...
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    Daphne Squier Bullet project

    So I decided to sand the entire face of the headstock only and see what I could do to match it up... After doing this and looking at the options I ended up using Minwaxs natural wood finish...This is where I'm sitting at now... You can still read bullet a little bit when seen in real life, but...
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    Daphne Squier Bullet project

    The next thing I wanted to do was to get rid of the bullet logo... I'd like to go with the 70's style squier logo, but probably wont be able to acquire that one, so may just leave it blank... Everyone said you could just scotchbrite the logo off it it would only leave the white shadow of where...
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    Daphne Squier Bullet project

    First thing I wanted to do was get rid of the glossy finish on the body... I decided to try the scotchbrite method and attempt to keep a version of the daphne color... I figured out pretty quickly that scotchbrite pads were going to take years to achieve what I was looking for so I decided to...
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    Daphne Squier Bullet project

    Hey guys, I bought this guitar about two years ago in a pawnshop for $40... I played around with different pickguards and swapping the neck onto other projects and such for a while and decided to come back to it from stock again.. I decided to attempt to make it a little more old school.... 70's...
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    Strat Vintage Style Pickup Pricepoints List

    Does anyone else find the youtube pickup demos and comparisons to be 98% useless?? Or is it just me?????
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    Strat Vintage Style Pickup Pricepoints List

    Hey guys, thanks for the very helpful posts... This is exactly the type of discussion I was hoping to have not just for myself, but for others in the same boat I am in... The CV/VM pickups are definitely a good upgrade and a quick look on ebay showed a set with pots and switch including covers...
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    Strat Vintage Style Pickup Pricepoints List

    Any Fender American pickups are probably great upgrades.. Just make sure you can guarantee thats what you're buying so that you don't get ripped off... Sorry don't have a price quote for these...
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    Strat Vintage Style Pickup Pricepoints List

    Alright guys, I have a discussion that I was hoping to see happen... I want suggestions for vintage to moderate style pickups... The catch is that I see people making expensive suggestions all the time and arguing specs and all that... SO I'd like to keep it simple... Please also mention the...


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