#1
On my mexi strat the wilkinson 2 point tremelo made the most difference. Even more so then the Lindy Fralin blues specials. And those were put in with all new electronics bass plate and blender pot. I was surprised the bridge made that much difference.
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#3
It's not my main guitar but I changed pickups to EMG. It really made my guitar come alive. I feel it's the best way to improve a guitar's tone.
#4
Pickups. After that, it was the trem - I got one of the old "low end" Ibanez trems. Now I don't have to cut and clip my strings before I throw them into the trem. I love it - cause that's such a pain in the ass.
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#5
Hardware for me. It totally changes the actual feel of a guitar. Pickups make a difference too, but the hardware is what does it for me when I upgrade something.
#6
neck an pups
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#7
Definitely my new Seymour Duncan SH4 JB (Jeff Beck) Humucker vs the stock HB. I never hardly played thru that stock pickup because it sounded like crap but this new HB made a huge difference for me. I think the stock single coils actually sound pretty good and i cannot detect any hiss or hum so i'm good for awhile
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#8
I put emg's in a heritage sunburst epi LP. Stood out a whole load because I couldn't get ahold of white ones.
It sorta looks better now because I changed most of the switches and the scratchplate to black.
#9
On both my ESP/LTDs, EMG pickups. Went from eh, to extraordinary.

Then, just when I thought it couldn't get any better, I discovered 18Vs and fell in love all over again.

Other than that, I find that just taking the time to do incremental adjustments to your guitar can be most rewarding. It took me 6 years to get the setup of my Horizon just right, but my god does that guitar both play and sound amazing now.
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#11
Probably just a general all-round polish and set-up. Just taking care of your guitar and keeping it in shape and perfect playing order will make more difference than any other upgrade. Having your guitar properly set-up and maintained is a better use of your money than new tuners or pickups.
#12
Before I got my new pickups (which obviously made a massive difference) I was surprised at how much of a difference my graphite string saddles made, before I'd snap a string at least once a week and since I swapped them out months ago I've never snapped a single string (I change them about once a month) and they made an incredibly tiny positive effect on my tone too, everything sounds just a little bit warmer I'd say.
#14
Bridge pickpup change.

Put a SD Li'l 59 in the bridge of a telecaster copy I have. It's like a whole new guitar, and at the same time, I can still get that "tele twang" from it.
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#15
i put texas special pups on my strat, that made an amazing difference. changing up a string gauge from 9's to 10's also made a big difference.
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#16
18V mod to my EMG's. Quick, easy and worth it.
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#18
Hmm, I have to choose between the TOM to Floyd conversion on one of my guitars, or the addition of a roller nut, locking tuners and a tremsetter on another one....

I'll go with the latter. Even though the other one was a much more extreme change, the latter surprised me in ways I had not thought possible. I didn't expect my guitar to improve this drastically.
#19
Thanks for the input.
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72 thin line tele

Barber trifecta fuzz
Mi audio Crunch Box
Clyde Wah
Barber Burn Unit
Ocean efx Texas deuce
Boomerang chorus delay
Barber ltd


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