#1
Does UG think it could do it? I'm currently using an Epi LP Standard through a ValveKing so the Squier 51'd be a back-up. Plus for $40 for something that I have played more than the original owner; it's a steal. Would any modding be required or would it even be suited for ska more than my LP? Plus, I'll probably end up modding the thing anyway.

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#2
Quote by Wrst_Plyr_Evr
Does UG think it could do it? I'm currently using an Epi LP Standard through a ValveKing so the Squier 51'd be a back-up. Plus for $40 for something that I have played more than the original owner; it's a steal. Would any modding be required or would it even be suited for ska more than my LP? Plus, I'll probably end up modding the thing anyway.

Thanks UG
For $40 + you obviously like how it plays, you should go for it! The only mods I can think of, since I have '51s, are a tone knob + a more authoritative bridge PU (or even a hotter neck PU).

#3
The 51 might be better suited for ska, it'll give a brighter/twangier sound on the high pitched chords. It might actually be a good compliment for the LP, depending on if you're playing more punky ska or more reggaeish ska.
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#4
It really doesn't matter what guitar you use for ska.... But a strat would do nicely I guess.
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I'd go for it.
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IpponEdit:
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define "authoritative" as far as a pup goes.
The bridge and neck PUs, in combination with the Basswood body sound too bright, brittle almost. I prefer a warmer bridge which would sound better with the bright-sounding neck.

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#8
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The 51 might be better suited for ska, it'll give a brighter/twangier sound on the high pitched chords. It might actually be a good compliment for the LP, depending on if you're playing more punky ska or more reggaeish ska.


it's mostly 3rd wave stuff, so yea, punky.

How do you mean by a compliment? Like I should have my rhythm guitarist play it or that it's a good back-up for my LP?

I'll play the 51 as a main by ear though (cwutididther?). Until then I'll be using my Epi.


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yea, I've had my eye on it for awhile. My neighbor wanted to get into guitar but never played it, so when he didn't I would, hence why I've literally played it more than he did. Other than the fact that he's guitar-value illiterterate and is moving I might as well just steal it from him.
#9
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How do you mean by a compliment? Like I should have my rhythm guitarist play it or that it's a good back-up for my LP?


Either are possibilities. It'll sound brighter/snappier, so it's something that will be useful when that's what you need.
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#10
The 51 is actually the best guitar under 300 that you can get for ska. I would kill for one.

Maybe change out the bridge for something with a little more oomph. Anything from GFS would help it out a lot.

Also, check out the Ian Rich control plate. It allows you to fit a switch into a squier 51 contol plate without fitting a tele plate on it. It is almost a required mod for any 51.
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#11
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Also, check out the Ian Rich control plate. It allows you to fit a switch into a squier 51 contol plate without fitting a tele plate on it. It is almost a required mod for any 51.


looks like it's just the normal control plate for the 51 except with a blade switch.

Is there something I'm missing? Is a 5 or 3 position? Does it make the original pickup selector a tone pot or something?