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  1. Saxby

    Saxby New Member!

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    Hello just thaught I would say hi.
    I am totally new to guitars and have an old squire Stratocaster (SN: P027026) baught 2nd hand back in 2000 with the intention of playing it .
    I never did .
    I just kept it in the bag and it's moved around with me throw the years spending a fair bit of that in the loft .
    I have taken it in to a local shop were I was told it's not really worth them repairing it as most of the parts are lickley coroded.
    (Forgive me if I have the wording wrong here )
    I rember one of the variable resistors didn't work back in the day .
    And now over time 2 of the 3 are sized .
    And also was told the pickups are more then lickley gone, .
    Also was told that the head bolt might be stuck.
    It seems a shame to bin it. And I'm more then happy to re fit new or 2nd hand parts and re wire it .
    I(know there is a louse wire in side years ago with no ideas were came from)
    but I'm going to open it up on weekend and see if I can make sense of it,

    But after spending a few hours reading up I'm still not sure what I should be getting . I would like to restore it to sound like something that what it used to be .. and totally have no idea what the jargon is all about . And also how to set these things up right .. or how to tell if there even right .
    If any one can point me in the right direction that would be great . But I think I'm going to buy a 2nd hand amp .(fender Mustang 2) .and start from there .
     
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  2. Mansonienne

    Mansonienne Mod admin Staff Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Welcome to the Forum.
    There are lots of videos on YouTube on guitar set-ups, etc. I'm sure one of our resident experts will be along shortly to steer you in the right direction.
    Have fun!
     
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  3. Saxby

    Saxby New Member!

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    Thanks . I'm sure there is . Back when I was in to nice clocks , it was surprising the amount of info out there for such a small market . I will keep looking of course . But so far . It seems confusing with terms like( hot pick ups ) ect . Can I just get any strat pickups ? There are some on eBay from £10 - £50
    And complete bords from £50. . But will they be any good for me ? And I imagine there is more to the guitar then just putting the electrics in
     
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  4. GuitLoop

    GuitLoop Strat-Talker

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    Hello and welcome. A fender mustang amp is a great choice...cheap, light and lots of good sound options. Used prices are usually less than the cost of a pedal.
     
  5. Mankonis

    Mankonis Strat-Talk Member

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    Welcome!

    Is your squier made in Japan? I remember early 90's mij squiers had this serial numbers.
    Btw, Everything is fixable :thumb:
     
  6. tery

    tery Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Welcome to Strat-Talk :)
     
  7. Stratoholic

    Stratoholic Senior Stratmaster

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    Guitar wiring isn't difficult, it's not like wiring up a car or anything, and we'll help you with anything you need.
     
  8. Saxby

    Saxby New Member!

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    Thanks guys. The fella at the shop says it's a shame as it's a Japanese model . And that I should hang it on the wall . But ya . The wiring looks simple enouth . A lot simpler then outher projects I have had and it's good to know all the parts are interchangable .
    Is there any thing I should be looking for oe be aware of, when looking at 2nd hand bits ?
     
  9. IMuzzy

    IMuzzy Strat-Talk Member

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    Welcome, the knowledge here will help you more than you can imagine.
     
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