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  1. Couple of things I might say. First and foremost, you'll NEVER recoup any money put into a Squier should you try to sell it. (People see the word Squier and they won't care if there's solid gold hardware on it) So save all of the original parts. If you need/want to sell it somewhere down the road, return it to its original condition. Any high end parts could then be sold off separately. As regards modifying them, my first suggestion would be to get better quality machine heads (tuners). I had a Squier that I put a set of Schaller locking tuners on, and it made a world of difference regarding tuning stability. Upgrading the pickups would be a good way to go also. I put a set of Fender Vintage Noisless pickups on that same Squier and it was my main axe until it got stolen. The pickups also made a world of difference. If you want to experiment with modification, you might try Guitar Fetish. com (google it). They have all kinds of parts/pickups that are really inexpensive. You can fool around some and not spend an arm and a leg.
  2. Dude! That's why I came here. I wanna get the perfect (or as close as possible) guitar for me. Much like with clothing, sometimes just buying 'off the rack' doesn't seem to do the trick. It looks really cool, BTW. :wave:
  3. I've recently taken an interest in putting together my own guitars (solid body electrics). I've been modding them for quite some time, and I decided, what the heck, I might as well just start buying all of the parts and doing it myself. So I came here to meet the experts (I've been lurking a while. ) I made a post with some questions in the tech area if anyone wants to offer some advice, etc. :wave:
  4. Hi y'all. :wave: I've begun to start working on my own guitars. Because I've spent so much time modding anyway, I thought it'd be neat to start building solid body electrics out of readily available parts. It'll be a long time before I'm ready to do bodies and necks from scratch. I lack the space, equipment, and know-how for that kind of work. But I've lurked here some, and there are obviously some expert craftsmen (or craftswomen) here, so I'll start with a couple of questions: Where can I get colored stains (like transparent blue, green, red, etc)? Also, nitrocellulose lacquer (or something like that that y'all might recommend.) Where can I get a 'holder' thing so that I can use a hand-held drill like a drill press? (I want to be able to drill mounting holes for bridge pivots and the like and have the holes be really straight). What kind of soldering iron would y'all recommend? My cheapie from radio shack hella sux. Thanks.
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