#1
I have a cheap Squier Strat that I would like to mod.
I would like to make a more alternative style of guitar, as I have a guitar already built for rock.

I was thinking about putting a single passive humbucker into the guitar (it has 3 single coils) and I would like to know if this is possible, also suggestions for passive humbuckers to use bearing in mind that I will most possible use this for alternative and maybe nirvana-style grunge.

Also does anyone know a good UK retailer of bolt-on maple necks?

And lastly, what would I use to respray the guitar body? I want to spray it black.
#2
For the humbucker you will need to route out the body to make room for it.
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#3
A fun mod is to either buy a fretless neck or take the frets out of your current neck, fill them out and file it down to perfect.

This hasnt got anything to do with alt. rock.


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#4
So it is possible?

EDIT: I cant use fretless necks. I tried one in a shop and I hated it, and for the first question I meant about the humbucker.
Last edited by burdenedangel at Dec 22, 2008,
#5
Yes of course.
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#6
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For the humbucker you will need to route out the body to make room for it.

not necessarily. i'm in the middle of modding my squire strat, and the bridge position was already routed for a hum bucker, all i would need to do is get the appropriate pick guard. if you want to spray it you're gonna need to sand it down and respray a couple coats of black and a couple coats of clear coat. start by popping that pick guard off and see what the routing is like.
#8
Quote by statopaul_mark
For the humbucker you will need to route out the body to make room for it.


I'm also modding my squire. You can get really good quality humbuckers than fit the single coil slot. I got a DiMarzio Fast Track for mine and needed no routing, cutting etc.
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Quote by burdenedangel
A bit off-topic here, but how do you put text under your text?
(im a newb)

control panel > edit signature

don't know anything about modding your guitar though
#10
Quote by PaoloJM
I'm also modding my squire. You can get really good quality humbuckers than fit the single coil slot. I got a DiMarzio Fast Track for mine and needed no routing, cutting etc.


I might do that if there isn't enough room for a standard-sized humbucker.
#11
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don't know anything about modding your guitar though


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#12
Quote by burdenedangel
I might do that if there isn't enough room for a standard-sized humbucker.

There should be room, they usually route it for HSH. I wouldn't bother putting a decent humbucker in it...You have a Marshall MG30. The humbucker isn't going to help your tone. Start saving for a good amp.
#13
The amp was given to me for free, and I am going to get a better one when a can.
Maybe a Line 6 Spider. (joke)
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My Gear:
Squier Straocaster
Gibson Les Paul Studio Faded
Antares Acoustic
Squier SP-10 (Got it in a pack with the Strat)
Marshall MG50DFX

ESP LTD F-104 (Bass)
Peavey Max 126 (Bass)

Dunlop USA 2.0mm Picks
#14
Thanks for the help everyone.
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My Gear:
Squier Straocaster
Gibson Les Paul Studio Faded
Antares Acoustic
Squier SP-10 (Got it in a pack with the Strat)
Marshall MG50DFX

ESP LTD F-104 (Bass)
Peavey Max 126 (Bass)

Dunlop USA 2.0mm Picks