#1
As soon as i get some spare cash i plan on recreating my squier strat. I want to make this guitar actually suitable for playing and sound good. However i want to make it totally differents than the average design.

1. Will new pickups in a squier strat make it sound any better? Is it worth the money or will it still sound crap?

2. How would a fretless guitar sound? Is it a good idea to try this out? How do i go about removing the frets? Tips?

Basically im looking for any help i can get in making my squier sound good. So any tips from previous experience would be greatly appreciated. By the way im looking to turn this into a blues guitar.
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#2
Removing the frets would just leave deep gouges in ur fret board, and it would sound like ****, dont do that, pick ups always help, I have a bc rich (absolute ****) and my friend has the same 1 but with EMG's that he got installed (y he put that much money into a bc rich is beyond me) it sounds alot better, still **** but thats cause its a bc rich haha
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#3
Quote by schecter_r0cker
Removing the frets would just leave deep gouges in ur fret board, and it would sound like ****, dont do that, pick ups always help, I have a bc rich (absolute ****) and my friend has the same 1 but with EMG's that he got installed (y he put that much money into a bc rich is beyond me) it sounds alot better, still **** but thats cause its a bc rich haha


indeed there would be deep gouges but i plan on filling the gaps with a filler. Would this help at all? What if i were to glue a thin sheet of wood on top of the fretboard would this screw it up or make it sound horrible?
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#4
I suggest buying a new fretboard, if you can find a fretless one...good luck.
#5
Have you ever played a fretless guitar before?
I haven't, so I don't know, but I would think that it would be hard to get the strings to ring out.
I have played a fretless six string bass before, and it was a bit hard to get notes out on the thinner high C string, and I can imagine it being worse on a guitar.
#6
without frets, you need to rremember that your fingers become the frets. you need to put your fingers exactly where the frets are supposed to be
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