#1
My friend has this crap guitar from walmart that I play with when im at his house. obviously its a terrible piece of shit, not even worth its weight.

My question is:

A) Would it be worth it to change the pickups?
B) What pickups would you reccomend if it is worth it?
#2
Is it a First Act? Their Wal-Mart guitars are crap, but I've heard their higher end guitars aren't too bad. Anyways, I would tell him to sell and upgrade. If it were like, a Squier or something, I'd say to try upgrading. But most First Acts aren't worth the money it'd take.
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#3
No, it would not be worth the money. Not even close.
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#4
Not at all.
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#5
Order, order!

Tell him to get a new guitar...
Changing pickups is definitely not worth it.
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#6
You can put expensive pickups in a losy piece of plywood and it would still be a lousy piece of plywood.
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#7
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You can put expensive pickups in a losy piece of plywood and it would still be a lousy piece of plywood.


That's exactly what I told him, we decided when we have our bonfire then were gonna burn it lol
#8
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That's exactly what I told him, we decided when we have our bonfire then were gonna burn it lol

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#9
First Act stuff is even hard to sell. I had a bass from their original release set in the department stores. I got it for around 30 USD if that, it was dirt cheap. I couldn't sell it at all, I actually had to talk a pawn shop into buying it. I only got around 15 for it, and had to go to 3 different pawn shops to sell it but I did. It took effort to sell them so good luck to him , but get something better, even the lowest end Squier and Epiphone is better then that, trust me. Please note that some of the dept store stuff can be sold easily I made a profit off of a guitar.
#10
If it were me I'd keep the guitar and practice doing stuff to it like fretwork, refinishing, electronics work etc.
#11
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If it were me I'd keep the guitar and practice doing stuff to it like fretwork, refinishing, electronics work etc.


This is a good point, TS. It allows you to practice so you don't mess up something a little bit more pricey.
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Second'd.
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#13
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If it were me I'd keep the guitar and practice doing stuff to it like fretwork, refinishing, electronics work etc.


Very good point. Even if it's just for soldering practice for pickups. The money you'd save from knowing how to install your own pickups in the future is probably worth more than the guitar itself if you were to sell it... then again, burning it would be sweet, but I'd hold off and just use it as a guinea pig for experimentation without the worry if something doesn't go exactly according to plan.
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#14
You can only burn it once. Experiment on it until you no longer recognize it as a guitar, then burn it. Don't forget D batteries and accelerant.
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You can only burn it once. Experiment on it until you no longer recognize it as a guitar, then burn it. Don't forget D batteries and accelerant.


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Sorry , just had to get that out of my system.....
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You can only burn it once. Experiment on it until you no longer recognize it as a guitar, then burn it. Don't forget D batteries and accelerant.

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