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  • How Many People Here Mainly Play a Stock Guitar?

    So I am sure many of you know that I like to mod my guitars pretty heavily. I think out of the many guitars I own or have owned only one electric is stock (My Rickenbacker 330). Literally all the others I can't manage to leave alone and I like it that way. It gives fhem all a different purpose and personality.

     

    But how many people just leave their guitars totally stock. Around here it doesn't seem like too many but maybe it's just a vocal minority who swap hardware and pickups and refinish and such.

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  • #2
    I have a '72 Les Paul Recording that I kept stock. Other than putting the Min eTuners on my SG Special is the way I bought it used.

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    • #3
      1/5 of mine is stock.. an Epi Dot. a couple of the others have pickups changed, and other 2 just aesthetic changes; pickguards and knobs.. kind of expected with cheaper guitars (all Squiers)
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      • #4

        V wrote:

        So I am sure many of you know that I like to mod my guitars pretty heavily. I think out of the many guitars I own or have owned only one electric is stock (My Rickenbacker 330). Literally all the others I can't manage to leave alone and I like it that way. It gives fhem all a different purpose and personality.


         


        But how many people just leave their guitars totally stock. Around here it doesn't seem like too many but maybe it's just a vocal minority who swap hardware and pickups and refinish and such.




         


        For me, it depends on the guitar. I have some that are dead stock. and others that have been pretty extensively modified.

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        • artparrott
          artparrott commented
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          I think its a vocal minority. I'd rather play the thing than go about chopping and changing. I resprayed a cheap guitar once, with spray paint from Halfords, I was unemployed at the time.

          I only really play vintage stuff now anyway so wouldn't dare mess about with the mojo of an old instrument.


      • #5
        My guitars are stock atm, but I do want to do a pickup swap in the SG at some point.
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        • FlyGuy10
          FlyGuy10 commented
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          1/5 of my guitars are modded. The one guitar I have that is modded is a partscaster based on a Squier strat body that was refinished, has a Mighty Mite neck, a bonenut, and different pickups, and an orange drop cap. The only things I did to it was the bonenut and orange drop.

          I put a bonenut in my Valensi edition Epi Riviera but other than that all of my other guitars are stock.


      • #6
        I had every intention of swapping the pickups out of my Gibson SG Special, but after adjusting the pickup heights I love the stock 490's, when set a bit lower they have some air/jangle in them. I did switch the stock knobs for witch hat knobs though....my '89 MIK E Series Strat is all stock, amazing neck on that one!

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        • travisbrowning
          travisbrowning commented
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          My danelectro and Jazzmaster are both stock if you don't count the new paint jobs. My Telecaster was modded to hell and back, my bass is stock except for some new pots and my acoustic has been modified a bit.

        • Danhedonia
          Danhedonia commented
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          Kinda what Phil said; depends on the guitar (no, not adult diapers on a guitar).

          Actually, for me it's more about 'little things that bug me.'  If something bugs me (a grabby nut slot, a muddy pickup) I try to address it (or, if I'm feeling lazy, send it to Guitar Siberia for a while).  I have literally zero feelings about "stock vs. non-stock," excepting potential collectibles, which kinda sorta have to stay stock.


      • #7

        When I was younger, had fewer responsibilities, and more time on my hands, I modded the **** out of cheap guitars to make them more useful to me. Now that I'm older, have more responsibilites, and less time on my hands, I keep things stock.

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        • #8
          I have two guitars that have been left stock
          The first is my Jeff Beck strat. I have two other loaded pickguards but love the feel and sound I get from the HNs. The other is an Xtone PS1, a set neck vs the newer bolt neck version. I had a PC1v but actually like the pickups better in the standard model.
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          • #9
            I have 2 stock guitars currently. My G&L ASAT Classic Bluesboy however will only be stock until the TV Jones pickup comes in the mail soon.
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            • #10

              This is the only one I keep stock. Changing anything other than the strings would be pointless.

               

              Ultrasonic

               

              My 1992 Fender MIM Standard Tele is stock except for the electrosocket and the witch hat cap on the pickup selector. I actually like the stock pickups on that guitar.

              On the rest of my electrics I've changed the pickups. 

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              • V
                V commented
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                Fender&amp;EHX4ever wrote:

                This is the only one I keep stock. Changing anything other than the strings would be pointless.

                 

                Ultrasonic

                 

                My 1992 Fender MIM Standard Tele is stock except for the electrosocket and the witch hat cap on the pickup selector. I actually like the stock pickups on that guitar.

                On the rest of my electrics I've changed the pickups. 


                Yeah, I wouldn't touch that either

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            • #11
              Dat Vox :love:

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              • #12

                Maybe two or three of my guitars have changed tuners.  Everything else is completely stock.

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                • #13

                  My Lag Roxanne is the only guitar I've modded. Put a set of Fralin P-90's in. All the other guitars are stockand I'm happy with that

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                  • #14

                    Most of my guitars are completely stock.  The two or three that aren't completely stock only have changed tuners.

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                    • iodine74
                      iodine74 commented
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                      Most of mine are stock as well (pbass, strat, les paul, dot, dillion jm, jaguar baritone, yamaha hollowbody), But I have an Aria Bolt neck Les Paul i changed out the pickups... and then my CIJ Jazzmaster, I've put Novak pickups in and a Mastery Bridge on.  

                      I also have a Melody Maker that was given to me already modded with grover tuners, vibrola trem removed/Bad Ass bridge put in it's place, and Gibson Mini Humbuckers dropped in, as well as a custom pickguard.  I haven't done anything to it myself though.  It was my first electric given to me by my uncle.

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