Members FoonkySteve Posted May 31, 2010 Members Share Posted May 31, 2010 Howdy! So, i found out that my us 2004 strat is not a 50th anniversary special edition, with the custom 54 pickups and some other cool features. It is in fact a standard us strat. With this in mind i have decided to trick it out a bit, in terms of sound and versatility. Here is the pointless bit; I dont even have the cash for the mods yet, and i dont really 'need' the mods, and its a perfectly good guitar, but ive had it for about 6 years now and fancy a wee change, the missus wouldnt be happy if i got any more guitars so im settling for the mods, i am also saving for when fender decide to reissue the starcaster:lol: Also i am happier to mod this knowing that i wouldnt be ruining a special run see? Here's some of my ideas: I have the american standard single coils, but fancy something a bit more authentic, i like the SRV, John Mayer sound as apposed to the Clapton sound, does that mean im prb looking at Texas specials? If so, im cool with that. LR Baggs X bridge - ive been toying with the idea for a while, should give me more tonal options! What nut? I think i have a bone nut, what would give me the best twang with the same tuning stability? I hear good things about these graphite TUSQ ones? I played a danelectro with a brass nut and it sounded great, but i dont know if it would be suited to a strat. Then there is the Villex Jack booster, i quite fancy that 1!!! http://www.villex.com/stratocaster_jack_replacement_booster.html Im happy enough with the fender machine heads and love the neck. I would love to get stainless steel frets although i doubt that would be a worthwhile job if i plan to keep the neck i have. I changed the Pickguard to black in January for a different look and im happy with that. The current set up has the delta tone switching system, so i get tone control on the bridge pick up, although it is not independant. Here's ma bitch: So what say you? Yeah? No? Go away Foonky Steve You Fecking knob!? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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