#1
If I've had an American Standard Fat Strat for around 5 months and I went to trade it for a Strat with all single coils what kind of value would I be looking at? Its in almost brand new condition

Thanks
#2
I'm not sure whatcha mean here.. 1. Where do you think someone is gonna 'trade' guitars? 2. Don't all standard strats have all single coils?
#3
well i mean trade in like sell mine and buy another one.....and a fat strat has a humbucker in the bridge
#4
why wouldn't you just change the bridge pickup to a single coil ?
i used to be a mod, then i took an arrow in the knee.
#6
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why wouldn't you just change the bridge pickup to a single coil ?

Didn't know they had a humbucker, but if thats the case, this guy makes a point, it would probably be a better idea, considering american made strats are pretty expensive.
#7
yes, it takes very minimal effort.
i used to be a mod, then i took an arrow in the knee.
#9
You'd need a new pickguard and the skills to solder 2 wires, that's about it.
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#10
Well, all you have to do is melt the solder off of the humbucker and replace it with a single, and solder it back on in the same places. You just need to find a lone single-coil pickup, and then get a new pickguard. Fairly simple, I'd say.
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#14
You could do that. Don't let the soldering scare you off, it's actually quite easy. Check out a tutorial on youtube and practice by soldering a wire to a bolt or something.
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#16
Not sure how much trouble or expense you wanna get into, but you could get one of those pre-fabbed David Gilmore pickguards with the pickups already installed and swap it out. I went the other way and had a Kirk Hammet setup with EMGs dropped into an american strat I have and couldn't be happier. Due to the additional routing needed, I entrusted it to the local guru at my hometown guitar shop. Total cost of the conversion was $400, but in my opinion it was worth it. This is one strat that I'll be buried with!
#17
what did you need routed ? i put emgs in a strat with no routing required.
i used to be a mod, then i took an arrow in the knee.
#18
The body cavity wouldn't fit the new assembly without the pickguard bulging. I guess the 81 in the bridge also needed a little more depth. The battery pack is under the pickguard, I guess that takes up some space. Makes changing the battery a pain, but at least I can get a month or two of playing before I have to deal with it. Anyhow, the end result looks good and sounds great.