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Discussion in 'Pickup Forum' started by Davono, Nov 26, 2021.
I wish there was a non-angled bridge option for Strats. Who's with me on this one?
It's slanted for a reason.
Some pickups from China are really good. Don't let the low pricing fool you. I understand the Burns Tri-sonics are useful when chasing Brian May's tone.
Υep..you basically modded a nice inexpensive strat into a rocking machine by installing rails....if the tuners hold the tunning well and the nut gives u no issues you have yourself a nice guitar for pretty much nothing......
I am doing a cheap upgrade on a bullet strat, I have two different loaded pickgaurds a hotrails and one off of an older squire (90's I think), the Bullet pickups sound like pure junk/mud to me so they have got to go, I have never heard the hotrails and the older squire set sounds slightly better than the Bullet pickups.
I think after your post I will install the rails and see how it goes, it's a "Bullet" so it can only get better IMO...
I had never played a scalloped fretboard and I didn't want to spend a bunch of money on a guitar that I wasn't sure I'd like. So I assembled a partscaster out of inexpensive parts, using the cheap hot rails from China. They sound fine to me.
Tell me all about that neck with the scalloped board!
Rather than the mounting springs in your pickups use a piece of surgical rubber cut to roughly 3/8"
You motivated me to do a quick swap
I still need to plug and redrill a few of the pickguard holes but enough fit in for a sound check at least, these don't sound too bad especially compared to the junk that was in it originally. I think it looks way better in black ,
On sunburst I agree. I only had one to re-drill. The stuff in there stock is so poor it actually kills playing because it makes normal elements of tone sound like errors because it seems to amplify imperfections more than notes. It's not a world beater or anything. Just a lot of guitar for the money. I will give it to my daughter in a few more years. Enjoy.
Once fully adjusted they sound really good ! I only have one strat that has the typical single coils just to have that sound . Those Musically pickups are really good for the price and I play everything from Classic Country to Classic Rock and it covers all those bases very well.
It's a $79 unbranded Chinese model. Not too aggressively scalloped. Of my first 10 partscasters, it's the only one with nickel frets. Like I said, I didn't want to spend too much on a guitar I wasn't sure I'd like. Also an unbranded Chinese body. The only relatively pricey component on the whole thing are the Fender locking tuners.
I'm glad I built it and it's fun to play, but ultimately, I'm not sure the scalloped thing is for me.
Despite the sketchy, cheesy name...
I am very happy with MUSICLILY, I purchased a Brass Trem Block for my Squire Strat. It was a perfect fit, was excellent quality and sounds great! The old pot metal block was covered in white powdery corrosion, and was thin.
So, it's good to hear that other products from them are good too.
Let me know how it goes.
I did, scroll up a few posts... It looks better and sounds better...
Well I just sold the old ones for 20 euro, so that is 25 spend for hotrails and a nicer scratchplate. I figure it's worth that even for the experience. Never owned hotrails, but have a Tele for single coils. Plus....I like to tinker.
You can dive on the whammy bar and it comes back good, so nut and tuners must be grand.
The thing was never played. Bought in 08 and hung on a wall. It still has a black manufacturers 'not recycling' sticker on the neck plate. Neck aged up like that just getting light for 13 years. Delighted with this thing.