#1
So I have a fender starcaster, those crappy department store guitars, from a few years ago, and i've decided to mod it. Why waste my time on it, you ask? Well because if i mess up it won't matter because it's cheap, i don't use it, and i can just buy a used squire if i want another crappy single coil guitar.

Problem is: I have no idea what to do! I've taken the bridge apart(I wanted to see if i could get a piece that broke off my whammy bar out) and i've taken the bridge off(just to put it back on because i wasn't interested in the pickups really) so as far as taking the guitar apart i don't think i'll do that. here's what i am thinking:

1. Painting it some random colors. Only problem is idk what kind of paint to use with guitars.

2. Making it a "prepared guitar". I've trade giving it a third bridge, but i don't think i did that right(i used a pen, a marker, and a screwdriver and all they did was make it so i could massively bend w/e the open notes were) so if anyone knows how to make a real third bridge, that'd be great.


3. Well, some people put weird stuff next to their pickups or around the pup area that give it unique sounds. Sonic Youth has nail filers or something on some of their guitars, Robert Smith had this weird thing in between the pups on his jazzmaster during the Cure's Pornography years, etc. etc. Just something to give it a weird, experimental tone. I guess this goes with preparing the guitar, who knows. But any info on that would be great.


Any other ideas would be awesome. Granted i can only mod it to a certain extent before it's too messed up so i won't do much but i just want to make it very unique.


On an off note(just so i don't have to make another thread) I have a 7 string guitar with crappy pups and i am changing them soon. But idk what kind of pups to get. I want one that is very versatile(like Korn, Dream Theatre, etc.) and one with a heavier, death metally sound. Only thing is, for the heavier sound, are there any pickups that will get rid of the overtone(anyone who has played a 7 or 8 string will notice a sound that's just kinda "there" when you play it. apparently it is called an overtone. it annoys me, lol, so any pups that will make it go away?)
#2
Same boat as you dude!

I'm modding a starcaster as well, got it from costco(everythingstore)

There's a few stickies or things like paint and such

I'll keep intouch with you and we can talk about our stars!
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#3
What is a third bridge.....


Sounds cool though
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#4
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What is a third bridge.....


Sounds cool though



A third bridge is like putting a screwdriver or somethin under the string, thus creating a different sound. Or something like that. lol. Sonic Youth used them. And so have a few other experimental bands.
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Same boat as you dude!

I'm modding a starcaster as well, got it from costco(everythingstore)

There's a few stickies or things like paint and such

I'll keep intouch with you and we can talk about our stars!



Hells to the yeah! lol. Problem is: I suck at all this lol so idk wtf i'm doing. And my bridge still isn't on the guitar yet lol
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Hells to the yeah! lol. Problem is: I suck at all this lol so idk wtf i'm doing. And my bridge still isn't on the guitar yet lol


idk what im doing either! im making mine into a super strat with hsh config, might be pretty cool
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#7
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A third bridge is like putting a screwdriver or somethin under the string, thus creating a different sound. Or something like that. lol. Sonic Youth used them. And so have a few other experimental bands.

I see. That sounds interesting.
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#9
I came in here hoping to be able to flame you for ruining a perfectly good VINTAGE Fender Starcaster...

Instead I see a mod on a STARCASTER BY! Fender.
Two completely different things.. I has a sad now


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I came in here hoping to be able to flame you for ruining a perfectly good VINTAGE Fender Starcaster...

Instead I see a mod on a STARCASTER BY! Fender.
Two completely different things.. I has a sad now

I'm with you here. I'd love to see a vintage Starcaster, but I'd **** bricks if someone was modding one
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#12
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I came in here hoping to be able to flame you for ruining a perfectly good VINTAGE Fender Starcaster...

Instead I see a mod on a STARCASTER BY! Fender.
Two completely different things.. I has a sad now

I came in here to do the exact same thing.

Now if someone here even posted pictures of a real Starcaster I'd probably soil myself.
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#13
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I'm with you here. I'd love to see a vintage Starcaster, but I'd **** bricks if someone was modding one


I almost got one from a family friends roomate for 150$..
Then we found out she had stole it, and it got returned to the rightful owner D:


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#14
My fiancee bought a Starcaster for 80 bucks. It's like new condition, and of course, I had to try it out. I've got a VOX valvetronix 100 watt amplifier, and when I had it tuned up, I was surprised when I started playing. This guitar really rocks! It sounds as good as my Gibson in many ways.
I find that it is versatile, and the pickups can easily be changed out for something better like seymour duncans or such. As it is, I'm having fun. All we need is a Morley splitter, and we can jam.
I just don't see why many don't like this beginner's guitar. I think it is great. It's vintage to be sure, but built to last. It sounds great through my amp. If I was the one who spotted it at the garage sale, I would have bought it in retrospect.

Cheers!

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