#1
I've heard of people changing the parts out on a Squire with the parts of an actual Strat. I'm skeptical because I always thought the neck on a Fender was was wider than the neck on a Squire. And obviously the Fender Strats are made of much better wood.

Any thoughts on this?
#2
depends on what you want to do with it, they are perfect for making frankenstrats
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#3
Quote by AC/DC4EVA
depends on what you want to do with it, they are perfect for making frankenstrats


Well I don't really plan on doing anything anytime soon, I was just curious as to what you could do with them.
#4
Quote by tknick90
Well I don't really plan on doing anything anytime soon, I was just curious as to what you could do with them.



people try to sell that **** to noobs and charge the fender price
#5
Pickups. A big, big difference they make.
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#6
To me, Fender necks feel much better than Squier necks, though Indonesian Squiers tend to feel better than Chinese Fenders.

However, the MIJ Squier Wayne's World strat is one of the best feeling guitars I've ever held. I tend to enjoy Japanese products more than any other (including USA).
#7
Quote by ComradSputnik
people try to sell that **** to noobs and charge the fender price


i think ill try that =P
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#8
you could totally change the guitar, and it could be an insane metal project if your into metal.
you could swap the pups with actives (EMGs or Seymour Duncans), swap the neck out with a nice fast one (make sure you know the radius of yours before you buy another one if you ever thought of doing this), and maybe even put in a super vee and some grovers.
the possibilities are really endless
#9
squires are actual strats...

im going to assume you mean they replace the parts with those from either MIM or MIA fenders. why they do this would be because they can get a good guitar for cheaper. you can get a squire with a good neck and an alder body. in which case if you swap out the hardware and electronics you can end up with a very nice guitar. if you try that same thing with a squire with a bad neck and a plywood body you wont get a guitar worth the price of the parts you bought. it really just depends on the squire you started with, and how good the neck was to start.
#10
It depends on the Squier... Classic Vibe strats really only need a steel trem block upgrade.
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#11
+1. Make sure if you buy a Squier to mod, it has an Alder body, and good maple neck. Everything else is negotiable. Some GFS parts, and you're good to go.
#12
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#13
if you swap a squier neck for a MiM or MiA strat neck, you can sell that for the fender prices and noobs dont know the difference.

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#14
That's fraud, boy.
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Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#15
thats what people do.

my cousin bought a 'MiA' strat from ebay.

when he goes to change the pickups a half-year later, he finds squier hardware.

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