What's up from Woodstock, GA

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  1. strat_freak

    strat_freak New Member!

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    Hi All,

    I'm a new member from Woodstock, GA. I've been modding my `96 Mexican strat. I ran across this site as I was looking for howtos for installing the LSR roller nut. I'm still debating on doing it or letting a luthier do it.
     
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    stevierayfan91 DEEPLY SHY.

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    I would reccomend having a skilled pro install the LSR nut if want it.
    Part of the fingerboard has to be modified.
     
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    Welcome to the forum, fellow Georgian!
     
  4. stormsedge

    stormsedge Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    Welcome! I'm just a little over an hour north of you.
     
  5. Groovey

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    Welcome!

    How is your woodworking skill? If you can set up a plunge router, the LSR install is reasonably straight forward.
     
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    Just want to say welcome to the forum. Glad to have you join us.
     
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    Baelzebub Most Honored Senior Member

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    Welcome to the forum. Use the search box in the upper right to search for terms like "roller nut". Make sure the box for "search titles only" is checked and it will bring up all the threads that refer to a roller nut.

    Not all will deal with installing one, although many will contain information on that. I'd recommend picking the ones that look most likely to be dealing with the specifics of installing one, but read through any, even if they don't. That will give you a well rounded idea of what's involved and all the various opinions on them.

    Good luck. Look forward to pictures of you guitar, (we're seriously into that sorta porn here), both before and after (or even during) the installation.
     
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    Welcome!
     
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    Welcome here .. Always mostly good information and few to just laugh at.
     
  11. Chicago Matt

    Chicago Matt Strat-O-Master

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    Well, welcome aboard from Woodstock, GA!
    I live here too. Before covid, my trio played every other Saturday night at the Copper Coin.
    Would love to meet you. Drop me a PM if interested.
    And again, WELCOME!
     
  12. strat_freak

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    Skills are good ... plus I’m an engineer. I’m going to go ahead and do it. I’ve done all the setups on it .... so why stop there, eh?
     
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    Thanks for all the welcomes too!
     
  14. Groovey

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    That's the spirit. You'll be fine.
     
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    Of course , I'm the guy who found someone else to do my routing. Thanks again to @Believer7713 !

    I did just do some routing for the first time the other day. It's not pretty big it will work. I made a cavity for the Hexpander/Acoustiphonic system.

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    Welcome neighbor. I'm probably 10 minutes from woodstock myself.
     
  17. Believer7713

    Believer7713 The Pink Bunnyman Frankenstein Silver Member

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    I still like how that guitar played too. The LSR really set it off, as well as being a tele with a strat trem. Though I prefer to set up the router base on the Dremel, it can be done with a razor knife and some patience.
    You will need to be specific about the size of the holes you drill for the screws though.
     
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    Welcome @strat_freak !

    We need pictures of your strat to confirm membership.;)
     
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    Welcome to Strat-Talk :)
     
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    Welcome to Strat-Talk, strat_freak!

    I'll look forward to seeing the Strat when you're done with the mods.