#1
Now listen up. I hate Squier Strats. Im not sure if you all do, but i sure as f*** do, so dont think im promoting them.

just recently, I've made a mute switch out of my crappy little sqiuer. I took of the pick guard, cut the wire to the neck pickup, and bam, mute switch. now, in the process of me doing this (It turned out quite well) I had to move stuff inside around. I dont know what I did, but when I set it to the bridge/middle pickup setting, I get this really nice, almost brown sounding like tone, with ALOT of sustain. now, Is it supposed to be like this? or is that some kind of Jesus-miracle happening? =/ By the way, I bought it at a pawn shop for $65. Its my only electric guitar, but im willing to take donations -hinthint-

oh, heres my setup:
guitar (modded Squier) ---->DS-1 pedal---->Roland micro cube (Set to Rectifier channel)


also, any one here if the Electro-harmonix Nano Dr.Q envelope filter pedal is good? Im looking for a pedal that makes different sounds than your average ordinary distortion/flange/chourus pedal under 50 bucks.
#2
Old Squires arnt bad, mines around 12 years old and it's great. New ones im Assuming, arnt as good.
#3
Quote by CraigKing
Old Squires arnt bad, mines around 12 years old and it's great. New ones im Assuming, arnt as good.

hmm....I think mines kinda old. im guessing4 or 5 years. the pickups are a bit rusty...XD;;
#5
I don't really like the fender copies squier makes, their other guitars however, are pretty good for the budget, like the '51 and such.

I think you made the mute switch in the wrong way. You just shorted the circuit, and that's never good. You're supposed to ground the hot wire.
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#6
Quote by Reincaster
I don't really like the fender copies squier makes, their other guitars however, are pretty good for the budget, like the '51 and such.

I think you made the mute switch in the wrong way. You just shorted the circuit, and that's never good. You're supposed to ground the hot wire.

well, I didnt know how to ground the hot wire. ^^;; I just assumed cutting the wire would be good enough XP
#7
There's a killswitch thread somewhere in gear building and customizing.
Peavey 5150
Mesa Mark IV
Mesa Single Rectifier (Series 1)
Fender Custom Shop Tonemaster
Roland Microcube

-Whitebox OS 1x12
-Port City OS 1x12

Digidesign Eleven RackAxe Fx Ultra
#8
Quote by Kai07
Now listen up. I hate Squier Strats. Im not sure if you all do, but i sure as f*** do, so dont think im promoting them.

just recently, I've made a mute switch out of my crappy little sqiuer. I took of the pick guard, cut the wire to the neck pickup, and bam, mute switch. now, in the process of me doing this (It turned out quite well) I had to move stuff inside around. I dont know what I did, but when I set it to the bridge/middle pickup setting, I get this really nice, almost brown sounding like tone, with ALOT of sustain. now, Is it supposed to be like this? or is that some kind of Jesus-miracle happening? =/ By the way, I bought it at a pawn shop for $65. Its my only electric guitar, but im willing to take donations -hinthint-

oh, heres my setup:
guitar (modded Squier) ---->DS-1 pedal---->Roland micro cube (Set to Rectifier channel)


also, any one here if the Electro-harmonix Nano Dr.Q envelope filter pedal is good? Im looking for a pedal that makes different sounds than your average ordinary distortion/flange/chourus pedal under 50 bucks.



What a ****ing ****ty rig.
spinelss
#9
the reason is when you put it to bridge/middle it acts as a humbucker. the sound you described is more of a humbucker sound. go try out a guitar with humbuckers in it and you will see
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#10
Quote by SG dan
I hate those squire affinity ones! Blech!!

they aren't bad if you get a good one. I got a good one for nearly half price cus it has a gash above the scratchplate. Gonna mod it lol.
Rig Winter 2017:

Fender Jazzmaster/Yamaha SG1000
Boss TU-3, DS-2, CS-3, EHX small stone, Danelectro delay
Laney VC30-112 with G12H30 speaker, or Session Rockette 30 for smaller gigs
Elixir Nanoweb 11-49 strings, Dunlop Jazz III XL picks
Shure SM57 mic in front of the amp
#11
Quote by spineless
What a ****ing ****ty rig.

you think I dont know? the only think good is the Amp, which is a pretty damn good one. the rest fails.
#12
Quote by InanezGuitars44
the reason is when you put it to bridge/middle it acts as a humbucker. the sound you described is more of a humbucker sound. go try out a guitar with humbuckers in it and you will see

Wrong. A humbucker is two coils wired in series, whereas the neck/bridge position is in parallel, producing an entirely different sound. Haven't owned a Strat, have ya?

Anyhoo. That's wierd as hell that you get a good tone out of that position when you didn't before. o_O Did you solder any bits together that you ordinarily wouldn't?
#13
Quote by cokeisbetter
Wrong. A humbucker is two coils wired in series, whereas the neck/bridge position is in parallel, producing an entirely different sound. Haven't owned a Strat, have ya?

Anyhoo. That's wierd as hell that you get a good tone out of that position when you didn't before. o_O Did you solder any bits together that you ordinarily wouldn't?

I dun think so ^ ^;; I basically used a knife to cut the wires, and that was it...I dunno tho. =/ the guy who had it before me modded it to have 3 tone controls or something...the volume control doesnt work, and it lowers or brightens the sound on the bridge pickup. no effect on the others. thats the only thing I can think of out of the ordinary...
#14
On the Dr. Q, it's an envelope filter which is really a "stationary" and "funky" wah-type effect.. EXH products are generally great so I say go for it if you like what ya see. And hear.
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#15
Quote by floydian07
On the Dr. Q, it's an envelope filter which is really a "stationary" and "funky" wah-type effect.. EXH products are generally great so I say go for it if you like what ya see. And hear.

ah ^^ thank you. I think I shall.