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  1. Fellow Squier aficionados I’m passing on an opinion of mine today and it’s about buying our favorite thing, Squier musical instruments. That and saving money. Since I do not have a brick and mortar within 70 miles of me most of my gear is bought on-line. I’m not associated with any company so I’m not going to name any. However, in saying that, all the gear I purchase new on-line is shipped to me for free and has been for 20 years. I buy a lot of second-hand gear too and when I do, I really prefer to make those buys in person. When I can’t do that then I ask questions about what concerns me when buying used gear including asking for additional pictures. I then set a price for myself and I don’t go over it. I mention this because on the used and auction sites I look at people are paying to much for some gear in my opinion. This morning I’ve noticed on one of the auction sites I watch a Squier Bullet Strat at $71 and shipping is $22 in a common color. The auction is two days from ending. This is not a deal and sometimes I get concerned about bidders who are there just to raise the price in hopes to get someone to pay a higher price. An on-line guitar store I checked has a couple at just over $100 with free shipping and a return policy. So, while looking for Squier gear be sure to browse online musical gear stores especially open-box and scratch and dent areas. Good Hunting and Playing.
  2. Got both of mine from Shopgoodwill online auctions for cheap. A Lyon P-base, and a Ibanez Jazz. Ibanez was almost new and had a $60 gig bag for $75 including shipping.
  3. When I'm checking the nut for a replacement I use my digital caliper and then look for the closest Preslotted Tusq Nut to use. Stew Mac has this PDF for everyone to use. Check it out because if you're first timing it help is just a printer away. 6001VS.pdf
  4. This is my 2005, Silver Burst Squier Standard Strat that weighs 8.6 lbs. The guitar came stock with the pearloid pickguard, back plate, and neck inlays. A open box buy for $127.00 and total build cost of $255.00 which includes the price of the guitar. I bought a Fender noiseless PU kit that came with 1 meg pots and capacitors and resisters (Jeff Beck set). The wiring was done according to the Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster 0101000/1002 diagram and a Fender 5-way American switch was used. It’s a Agathis body with bolt on maple neck.
  5. I have a Livewire A/B Y pedal. I can send one signal in and two out or two signals in and one out. It uses one battery but the only thing the battery does is operate the led lights telling me what's on. Since I use it to send the signal from my pedal board out two amps I don't even use the battery. I just make sure they're both on. I guess the JHS must PROCESS the signal.
  6. Something's cooking! I can smell it!
  7. Wow. I love Squiers and have several. I have a couple Affinity's too and while the body is Alder like their more expensive brethren I don't think I'd drop $400 plus on a neck. Affinity necks can be made to feel and play great with a little work like highly polishing the frets and rounded the edges of the neck to give it a more worn in feel. The headstock can be clear coated and polished out to a high gloss. Things that are quite easy and cheap to do yourself that you really play for on more expensive guitars and/or necks.
  8. My first electric was a LTP M50 like this. I gave it to my oldest son who learned on it and used it in his band in high school and now has a son who's going to get it.
  9. This is a "Old Kraftsman" that before I refinished dated back to the 50's. Don't freak because it's not worth much as a collectible. It was structurally challenged when it was given to me but never got any worse and it's what I learned to play on for a year. Action is high, frets are worn and I had to work really hard at it. It had a burst looking top and like a flame maple on the back done with paint. The top and back looked the same when I stripped it. The back and headstock I stained with mahogany and the neck and top are cleared. I'll keep it forever because my grandmother-in-law played it and gave it to me.
  10. In August I read the new SRV book. I have his concert DVD's and box set, and went back and bought all his studio albums and listened to them as I read through the book.This week I started looking back at Eric Clapton's career and ordered his Blues Breakers album, Eric Clapton, 461 Ocean Blvd, EC was Here, The Road to Escondido.
  11. Post a photo of the guitar and I'll add you.
  12. Any of them Squier guitars?
  13. New pickguard from Amazon at a place called Musiclily for $10. Came with a matching back cover and new screws.
  14. I'm just going to leave this here.
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  16. I like feedback when it's good. So in the sense of good feedback and you wanting a pedal to control it I recommend a volume pedal. Now, you don't have to like Ted Nugent, but he is the master at utilizing and control feedback with a hollow body guitar and he does so with the volume knob. Check him out for some ideas.
  17. In 20 years it hasn't broken my amps.
  18. Hell, I'll play. Molly Hatchet, Bounty Hunter: About 2 minutes in it's a hand and pick combination.
  19. I recall seeing a photo posted of the box that only had old wires connected but it was based on a joke.
  20. Wow. Digging up thread from a decade ago. To much time on there hands. Just saying, damn, that's some dedicated reading brother.
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