#1
Is there any sense in changing the pickups in a squier? Will changing pickups strings etc... on a squier be anywhere near the same thing as buying a new guitar?
#2
what kind of squier is it?
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#3
No, I think a Squier is a many piece agathis(?) body. It's not gonna sound that much better.
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#4
New pup help, new guitar is better, new amp is MUCH better.
#5
Which Squire is it? Also, what amp do you have?
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No, I think a Squier is a many piece agathis(?) body. It's not gonna sound that much better.


Not all Squiers have agathis bodies, some have alder
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#7
I have a deville 4x10, the squier is one of the $150 guitars everyone begins on. I was planning on putting gold lace sensors in whatever guitar I get. So is it worth putting those in the squier or is it worth the extra money to put them in a american strat?
#8
Well you are going to need to replace all hardware and electronics. The affinity series is made out of better wood, but has worse hardware while the standard has worse bod wood and better hardware. So yes it will be worth it to put new pups in it as long as you replace the hardware as well.
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#9
I'd just get a new guitar. I mean, yes, it would probably help some if it's one of the better Squiers, but the $120 you'd spend for pickups would be wasted when you get a better guitar.
#10
not really, my squier is a beast of a guitar thanks to a pup and hardware swap
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#11
It's worth it. You can always put it back to stock and use the upgraded pups in a better guitar later. So it doesn't really cost you anything to do it, if you do it yourself. If the Squier plays well, then why not? The wood isn't going to make that big a difference.
#12
i don't get what's wrong with modding the fheck out of a squier. they can play great with a good setup, and even with only a pickup swap, they can sound great too. go for the mods
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#13
Since it's an Affinity, if it plays good, do it. It's made of alder, so swap out the pups, then the hardware, then maybe the pots, and you should have a beast of a guitar.

BUT, ONLY DO THIS IF IT PLAYS GOOD!!
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#14
I say go play some other guitars that you could possibly get as your next guitar. If you think your squier feels as good or better then the ones your trying, them it is worth it. Don't worry about the tone when trying out these new guitars, in fact you don't even have to plug them in, just see how they feel.
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i don't get what's wrong with modding the fheck out of a squier. they can play great with a good setup, and even with only a pickup swap, they can sound great too. go for the mods
I agree somewhat. If it is your first time changing these things, its best to have a go on a guitar that isn't worth much, because if you wreck it in the process, its not a huge deal.
#16
keep the squire if u suck, get a new guitar if u r serious.
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#17
^This

But seriously, if it plays well and since its made of alder, which isnt bad, just do a pup and hardware switch
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#18
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Spend 100-120 upgrading pickups and hardware
then get a good setup done. There you go, great sounding and playing squier
#19
dont waste money upgrading a squeer. buy the new guitar, your amp is already pretty good.
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#20
Assuming nothing else is wrong with your squier aside from the electronics, a $250-$300 pre-wired pickguard swap could make your beginner guitar turn heads.

Well, could probably use to replace the nut/bridge/tuners too
#21
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Assuming nothing else is wrong with your squier aside from the electronics, a $250-$300 pre-wired pickguard swap could make your beginner guitar turn heads.

Well, could probably use to replace the nut/bridge/tuners too


Why bother putting a 300 wired pickguard, for that price you can get a much nicer guitar. wire your own, use guitar fetish for parts.
#22
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Why bother putting a 300 wired pickguard, for that price you can get a much nicer guitar. wire your own, use guitar fetish for parts.


Rewired strats are sweet, and some people prefer to stick to their strat.
#23
for $300 he would not be getting a better guitar than if hed modded this guitar. After replacing hardware and electronics my Squier is better than my friends MIM Strat. Also the bonus is he doesn't have to get used to a different guitar.
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#24
I say mod it. I might buy an Affinity Tele soon so I'll have another electric to play while I mod my Affinity Strat. After the Strat I'll mod the Tele.

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