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  • Talking Guitars-what's the most blasphemous mod you can thing of?

    I did a google search for "Gretsch with EMGs"...was hoping to find a big rockabilly box all tricked out and this is all i came up with:







    It actually looks kinda cool, but wtf???
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    I know a guy who back in the 70's routed out a '62 strat for humbuckers. Also know of a 60's Les Paul Custom with a Kahler.
    dharmaforone.bandcamp.comListen to my music and such.Strat - Jazzmaster - Bunch of fuzz and delay pedals - map.

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      Quote Originally Posted by xrleroyx
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      I know a guy who back in the 70's routed out a '62 strat for humbuckers. Also know of a 60's Les Paul Custom with a Kahler.




      Ask Bbreaker...back then, they didn't know what they had We have an awesome vintage shop here in Northern VA where I've actually seen a '59 Junior routed out and fitted with a Dimarzio super distortion ;(
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        Quote Originally Posted by bjcarl
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        Ask Bbreaker...back then, they didn't know what they had We have an awesome vintage shop here in Northern VA where I've actually seen a '59 Junior routed out and fitted with a Dimarzio super distortion ;(




        I'd buy that and just mod it to fit a P-90. Seems like a good deal...
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        • #5
          I've spent so much time taking something rough and making it look the best I can that

          I just can't imagine taking something nice and making it look like crap.

          When I see reliced I think of words like fake. phoney and wanna be

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          • #6
            I think a humbucker-sized pickup at any position on a stratocaster is just plain wrong on several levels
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            • #7
              For electrics, I would say it would be all those nice vintage guitars in the 80's that got Floyd routing done to them....made me want to cry.





              and...



              Love Jerry Reed, but his homemade "cutaway" was pretty ****************e.



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              • #8
                I'm not an Explorer purist, but these two certainly come to mind:









                I know, I know, EVH's was an Ibanez Destroyer. Was.
                Originally Posted by csm


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                • #9
                  Anything irreversible. And that includes not keeping the original parts when you replace the bridge or tuners or pickups or pots or ... with whatever is considered "better" this month.

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                    I know, I know, EVH's was an Ibanez Destroyer. Was.



                    And he said it was one of the worst things he did to a guitar. Said the tone, after the shark mod, was crappy.

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                    • #11
                      A guitar is a tool for making music. Any modification that someone does to their instrument that makes it more suited to that task (for them!) is an improvement; I might not think it would be an improvement for me, but if it's not my guitar, it's not my problem. Purely cosmetic modifications seem a little silly to me, like painting a crescent wrench or something, but who am I to complain about the color of someone else's crescent wrench?



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                        Quote Originally Posted by jonny guitar
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                        For electrics, I would say it would be all those nice vintage guitars in the 80's that got Floyd routing done to them....made me want to cry.




                        Kahler mods are on the list too.







                        Here we have a Kahler mod, a humbucker mod, and the most blasphemous of all: a humbucking ring ON A pickguard. WTF. And I happen to own this (now) abomination .

                        I hear these Washburn A-15s are fairly rare too
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                          Quote Originally Posted by bjcarl
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                          I did a google search for "Gretsch with EMGs"...was hoping to find a big rockabilly box all tricked out and this is all i came up with:







                          It actually looks kinda cool, but wtf???




                          Yeah I think this is pretty bad. Again it looks cool... just I don't want to know that someone has taken it and done that to it.
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                            Quote Originally Posted by arrowhen
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                            A guitar is a tool for making music. Any modification that someone does to their instrument that makes it more suited to that task (for them!) is an improvement; I might not think it would be an improvement for me, but if it's not my guitar, it's not my problem. Purely cosmetic modifications seem a little silly to me, like painting a crescent wrench or something, but who am I to complain about the color of someone else's crescent wrench?



                            The only blasphemous thing you can do to a guitar is not play it.




                            A big +1 on that. A while back CSM had a thread about one of his mates that had cut a vintage strat down to almost Steinberger size - if that made for a better instrument for him then more power to him.

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                              This one may be a little harder to find the blasphomy,



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