#1
Hey UG,

I live in NH and in all the pawn shops in the Manchester area all have these Telecaster knockoffs with no name. I bought my Dixie Rebel Razorback recently (which has a Floyd), but I've realized it can't handle playing stuff like Slipknot, and it's a pain to downtune to Drop c and then back up to about Drop D. I also know that this isn't good for the strings to constantly do this.

My plan for this knockoff guitar that costs about $70 is to strip it down, put an official FR or something close to that on it, and strip the paint off. I want to give it a black finish with a black pickguard, matching Jim Root's sig. I also want to get the Seymour Duncan Blackouts to put in it.

Do you think this would be a worthwhile project?
My gear:


Dean Dimebag Dixie Rebel Razorback
Ibanez RG220B
Laney HCM60R Amp
Digitech Black 13 Scott Ian Sig Pedal
Morley Classic Wah
#2
if u dont like downtuning with a floyd rose, then y r u putting one on this guitar as well?
Gear

Guitar:
Squier Strat

Amp:
Fender Roc Pro 1000 Half Stack

Pedals:
Digitech Bad Monkey
Dunlop Original Crybaby Wah
Digitech Cool Cat Chorus
#3
Quote by wicket_nirvana
if u dont like downtuning with a floyd rose, then y r u putting one on this guitar as well?

Keep one in C, keep the other in D.
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#4
The first thing that you should consider is what body wood the guitar is made if not because of tone just because a solid wood guitar makes more sense to put money into (in my eyes)

You also need to define your idea of "worth while". Will this be a fun project? Yes. Will you feel accomplished and learn a lot after words? Yes. Do you stand to make any sort of money from the mods that you do? Probably not. I personally continuously mod guitars and buy wood for future build and i love it.
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#5
Quote by stratman_13
Keep one in C, keep the other in D.


ahh, stupid me, y didnt i think of that?
Gear

Guitar:
Squier Strat

Amp:
Fender Roc Pro 1000 Half Stack

Pedals:
Digitech Bad Monkey
Dunlop Original Crybaby Wah
Digitech Cool Cat Chorus
#6
yes, but only if the neck is decently playable.
also, isn't Jim Root's sig white with a black pickguard? or vice-versa?
#7
Positive it's white with a black pickguard...

TS, it's certainly worthwhile, but like TSR said, only do if it the neck is nice.
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#8
Yeah, the neck is nice, which I found to be pretty suprising for how cheap it is. I think you guys are right about the pick guard, thank you for correcting me.
My gear:


Dean Dimebag Dixie Rebel Razorback
Ibanez RG220B
Laney HCM60R Amp
Digitech Black 13 Scott Ian Sig Pedal
Morley Classic Wah
#9
Jim Root sig comes in black with a white pickguard and maple fretboard or white with a black pickguard and a rosewood fretboard
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