New used Partscaster

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  1. chrimturn

    chrimturn Fire in the Wire Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Comin’ off a 4 day weekend. Heading back to work today. Back to the 3:00-11:00 shift for a month. Checked out this local Partscaster while I had some down time.

    It belonged to a younger guy. The son of one of my coworkers. He let me take it home for the weekend to check it out. Ended up buying it for $250.

    Not really big on natural finishes. But it was made up with some pretty decent parts and I thought it was a good deal at the asking price. Perfect find for a project I’ve had in mind. I’ll probably give it a makeover and then gift it to my brother for his birthday.

    - 1992/93 Fender Standard mim neck
    and tuners. 21 frets.

    - Warmoth HSH body

    - Fender 6 point Vintage/Modern 2 1/16 string spaced bridge assembly. Plate, Fender stamped steel saddles and a full size PW-36 steel block.

    - Appears to be low output, Standard mim pups with a RWRP middle. Pole pieces step up from the outside to the middle. White and black leads on the N and B and yellow/black on the M. All measure about the same. N=6.71, M=6.78, B=6.92

    - 013446 250K pots with a .22 Orange drop

    - 5 way switch in good working condition

    The kid said he bought it at a local Mom/Pop shop. Prefers Gibson’s and didn’t want it.

    Kind of seems like someone took the neck and guts from a mim Standard and put them on a Warmoth body and put a full size block in the bridge...? Not sure. But for $250, I’ll take it.
     
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    And, what does it look like? Pictures please.:D
     
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    Was working on it. :D Should be posted. :thumb:
     
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    Alan Crossley Senior Stratmaster

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    Gosh, that was frightening quick! Look like a nice guitar. Congratulations and enjoy.
     
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    If you decide to paint the body it can be expensive to do and a lot of work. Looks nice to me like that :)
     
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    That's a very good deal! Congrats
     
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    Nice partscaster, great deal :thumb:
     
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    Nice deal!

    Pickups are standard output not "low output" having the ceramic magnets and 6.5ish kohms.
    I usually put the neck pickup nearly flush with the pickguard for best tone on those and balance the bridge volume output to it.

    Only mods I'd do if I were going to play it is add an Armstrong Blender mod, it's a wiring only change that gives you blending between SSS and HSH, really handy and fun. Shielded cable to the jack and cavity shielding with Nashua Aluminum Flashing tape.

    That will be a good guitar for many years of playing.

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