#1
So I've got an interesting Strat. Its american, 1999, HSS, with that weird floyd rose/fender combo. Its NOT a the floyd model, its kind of in between. Anyway, heres what I want to do.

-All single coils, looking for something on the hotter side for playing jimi, SRV, and newer indie stuff. I love that single coil mixed with some grit sound.

-A regular Fender Trem, to trplace the funky floyd-fender thing. Dont know where to buy one?

-Eventually refinish it to a undecided color yet.- rough estimate cost for a standard refinish?


Thoughts on pickups/trem/finish cost?
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#3
Quote by dcdossett65
So I've got an interesting Strat. Its american, 1999, HSS, with that weird floyd rose/fender combo. Its NOT a the floyd model, its kind of in between. Anyway, heres what I want to do.

-All single coils, looking for something on the hotter side for playing jimi, SRV, and newer indie stuff. I love that single coil mixed with some grit sound.

-A regular Fender Trem, to trplace the funky floyd-fender thing. Dont know where to buy one?

-Eventually refinish it to a undecided color yet.- rough estimate cost for a standard refinish?


Thoughts on pickups/trem/finish cost?


http://accessories.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-Custom-Shop-Texas-Special-Strat-Pickups?sku=301616
#5
+1 to the texas pickups. i think SRV used those actually... not sure though.

If you're gonna pay someone to refinish i'd expect anywhere from $150-$250, depending on the color, finish pattern, and type of coating used.

You should get pics up of your strat, i'm confused about the whole floyd rose thing...
#6
yes. pics!

and are you planning on selling the floyd???
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#7
Quote by dcdossett65
How do they compare to Van Zandt, Seymour Duncan Antiquity, etc?


You want an SRV sound right? Well those are SRV's pick ups. I think he just switched the bridge and neck ones around though.
#8
i still dont see how you'll fit a fender trem in there, in fact you wont be able to.
because the hole in there too big for a fender trem, and you cant really add wood(unless you want to glue it or something?)
#9
I would talk to nuthinbutruble8 in my sig, he custom winds great pickups, and he gets UGers discounts on hardware. (Like 20% off stuff from allparts.com and whatnot)

As for a refinish, if you do it yourself, probably $50 in spray paint, sandpaper, and tape.

I suggest you check out the Gear Building and Customizing forum, as doing stuff to guitars is what we do.
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#10
Quote by stratdud39
i still dont see how you'll fit a fender trem in there, in fact you wont be able to.
because the hole in there too big for a fender trem, and you cant really add wood(unless you want to glue it or something?)


Again, its not a Floyd. It is the exact same hole and size as a regular fender body. A swap can be dont with no modifications.
Gibson Les Paul Custom
Fender American Tele

F/S:
Orange Rockerverb 50
Orange PPC412
#12
Gibson Les Paul Custom
Fender American Tele

F/S:
Orange Rockerverb 50
Orange PPC412
#13
That is a very interesting bridge. Basically normal with fine tuners on the saddles? Cool.
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#14
They arent fine tuners. Its like a floyd, it clamps down on the string.
Gibson Les Paul Custom
Fender American Tele

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Orange PPC412
#15
is that your usa deluxe or a different strat we're talking about?

07 Fender American Deluxe Strat
07 Fender Custom Telecaster
09 Seymour Duncan Pickup Booster
09 Fulltone OCD V.4
10 Ibanez WH-10 V.2
09 Splawn SuperStock
10 Jet City JCA-20
97 Fender Hot Rod Deluxe

Yeh the SICK! bit sounds a bit stupid.

#16
Its my USA Deluxe.
Gibson Les Paul Custom
Fender American Tele

F/S:
Orange Rockerverb 50
Orange PPC412
#19
can i have that bridge? it looks amazing!
The Best Floyd Rose Is A Setup Floyd Rose!

Gear:
STARcaster Strat
Dean Tradition Acoustic
03 B.C. Rich NJ Warlock Speedloader
Xaviere XV-599
Epi 1984 Explorer
Crate GTD65
Epi Valve Jr
Bogner Alchemist Head
Marshall 1960B