axo151 Posted February 5, 2004 Report Share Posted February 5, 2004 Alright, I decided to make a guitar with parts from warmoth.com. What I basically want to make is a strat with more sustain and possibly some humbuckers. I want to stack it with good parts. Here's a list of the stuff I was looking at, if anyone could help me out, tell me where I'm going wrong I would appreciate it. I listed some questions at the bottom as well. Thanks a lot. Strat style body, maple. Routed from the back, with no pickguard. 1 volume, 1 tone. Jack in the side. Straplocks Gotoh Wilkinson Tremolo (non locking, its supposed to stay in tune though) 21 Fret Fingerboard, Rosewood. Maple neck. It's the basic fender bolt on. 25.5 scal length They have this compound fingerboard thing so that the radius of the fingerboard is higher as you get higher on the neck (not as much fretting out). Ball bearing nut Schaller Tuners Double expanding truss rod Thin back of neck. Jumbo frets Trapezoid Inlays Schaller Mini Locking Tuners Not sure about finish, probably a dark sunburst. Not sure about headstock, maybe a reverse. As for wiring, there is a great guy on the site called guitarnuts.com (i think) who I'm going to consult when i have my pickup configuration set. He rewires strats for a living I think, makes them noiseless. But for pickups..... I don't want any stock fenders, maybe the vintage noiseless, but I want things with more bite. I haven't done much with pickups, I know how they work, but which ones are good, I'm clueless. One question, can I mix and match? Like have an Alnico, Seymour Duncan, and EMG all on the same guitar? So here are some I liked Seymour Duncan Hot Rails Dimarzio Virtual Vintage Heavy Blues Seymour Duncan Invader Gibson P90 or P94 EMG81 or EMG85 Seymour Duncan Seth Lover I know they are pretty random, but we play everything so I need a variety. I'd like something bluesey for rythym, Les Paul like almost, but not the alnicos, ive got those on my les paul. I want something with higher output for lead, something that can give chunk, balls, but not too single track. Oh yeah, i can have any configuration as well, even 3 humbuckers. Any reccomendations or comments would be appreciated And finally here are some questions warmoth.com mentioned phase shifting possibilities. What is phase shifting? Would it be possible to put a bypass switch or button on the guitar to turn off the signal? Is coil Splitting worth it? If I really worked at it could I get a simple effects pedal built into the guitar, like reverb, chorus, echo, etc? If there is a ton of space cut out for electronics, will the guitar not have as much bite? How oitcable is this? I'll leave it at that. Thanks a lot Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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