#1
I've never tried to really do anything to my guitars, aesthetically or electronically, but I've always wanted to. What are some basic things I could do? Preferably ones that are hard to mess up.
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#2
if you are asking how to customize your guitar you should not be customizing your guitar.
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killswitch
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if you are asking how to customize your guitar you should not be customizing your guitar.

I agree with that, but an easy thing to do is when you are resringing, you can put stickers on the fretboard over the dots on the 3, 5, 7th fret, etc.
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if you are asking how to customize your guitar you should not be customizing your guitar.

Don't be an arsehole.
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if you are asking how to customize your guitar you should not be customizing your guitar.

I'm not asking how to customize it. I'm asking what is something good to start out with for a first customization.
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killswitch

I would but I can just use the pickup selector switch on my guitar to work as a killswitch.
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I'm not asking how to customize it. I'm asking what is something good to start out with for a first customization.


look through the guitar customizing gallery at the top of this forum.
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#9
Drill holes all over the body then cut out a 'bite mark' it looks pretty cool on bumblefoot's swiss cheese guitar.
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if you are asking how to customize your guitar you should not be customizing your guitar.


gotta start somewhere....

i suggest swapping out parts? i guess its customizing
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#11
Killswitch, new pickguard, new knobs, and new pickups are pretty easy.
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if you are asking how to customize your guitar you should not be customizing your guitar.


-1, not true. He should ask before starting so he doesnt mess up his guitar. Anyone that can play a guitar, can certanly mod one.

Id say new paintjob, and killswitch and pups change
#13
You could add some on-board effects
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-1, not true. He should ask before starting so he doesnt mess up his guitar. Anyone that can play a guitar, can certanly mod one.

Id say new paintjob, and killswitch and pups change

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#15
adding new pickups will teach you more and have a greater benefit than adding a killswitch. a mod should improve the instrument or upgrade it. a killswitch does neither. i'd recommend starting with new pickups first, then venture out into phase switches and coiltaps. the faq at the top of the forum is an excellent place to start and the wiring diagram thread will tell you everything you'd ever want or need to know about pretty much everything you'd be able to do just starting out.

and you shouldnt worry about messing things up since mistakes are to be expected when you dont know what you are doing and are usually easily fixed. plus you'll learn not to make the same mistake again.
#16
Wire some push/pull pots in and get you some coil tapping going on. That was my first guitar mod. I used 2 push/pulls for coil tapping and phase switching. I have a more versatile guitar and I picked up some knowledge.
#17
If its a stock guitar from squier or a made in mexico strat it might be worth it to upgrade the pickups. Try it out! Learn the flow of current, how the tone knob works, why humbuckers buck the hum, and how to solder!
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