alan mc Posted January 25, 2007 Report Share Posted January 25, 2007 (edited) I got this Strat the other day, http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j235/alsfotos/DSCF0098.jpg http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j235/als.../newguitar2.jpg http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j235/als.../newguitar2.jpg http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j235/alsfotos/DSCF0104.jpg I only wanted the neck really, it just looked so nice and i always wanted a nice glossy maple neck for my other strat which i kinda went to town with chaning and customising around... http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j235/als...customstrat.jpg -righty trem stuck in the tremolo -autographed headstock -name on the headstock... used a penknife to get the brand name off -cut a hole int he bridge for the humbucker... with a penknife -personalised artwork on the plate... randomly with a marker -pups i has in an old guitar and some i found ina friends shed -hand scalloped neck which took forever in very unorthadox ways... I was originally going to just change the neck but i bought the body too so ill start a whole new project on the new strat and do a Jimi hendirx on it So i got a few Q's about it, First off ima leftie so im converting it to be comfortably playable lefthanded.. with a HSH configuration Questions Q.1 Im going to get a lefty trem for it, Is there any mods i need to make to the cavity for it? Ill have to fill the holes where the previous righty trem screws were and edit the plate a bit, But will it will be possible to put the lety trem in and working fully? Q.2 The output jack, i was going to route a hole in the bottom of the guitar (near the bridge pin) for a new output for the jack, its awkward now the way where it is, i got a plastic les paul jack plate for it so i can just put that over it or even use the original... Q.3 Volume and tone controls: i was thinkin about moving 1 volume and 1 tone to just under the bridge pup (scrapping the extra tone controll) but will the lefty tremolo bar get in the way also adding a killswitch but not sure where to put it as of yet and the Pickup switch, also under one of the pups... Q.4 the old hole where the output jack plate was, any ideas what to put in place of it? or jsut to leave it blank since whatevers there might get in the way.. Q.5 the nut, how do u get it off!? and what nuts are the best for strats with frequent bending and whammy bar abuse... graphite is what seems to be the one.. for it but i was also looking at a tusq nut Q.6 the best tool for routing a swimming pool cavity under the plate? its only routed for single coils t the moment theres a lil bita wood int he way... oh and one more lil q... there's a lil bow in the neck i forget which way u turn it to straighten it up, which was is which again? That's pretty much all i can think of, im going to get a few things on stewmac for it, i.e the trems, nuts, screws jackplate, new knobs etc, anytihng else? just thought id post here to see first Edited January 25, 2007 by alan mc Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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