#1
Okay, I have a stock, metallic blue affinity strat that I want to trick out. Any ideas for pickups or visual upgrades?
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#2
affinity strat eh? i know, snap it in half
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#3
in my opinion i'd just save the money you'd put towards upgrades and buy a higher quality guitar :-D
#4
^way to be helpful.... edit: that was to jack...

what pickups to choose depend on the kind of music you want to play...
things I always say to consider changing on squier strats are the bridge, nut, tuners, and pickups/electronics. Then you could always give it a cool paintjob/new pickguard/ any other visual things like knobs/whatever...
#5
Don't listen to these guys.

Is the strat HSS or SSS? For pickups, go to www.rockmonkeyguitars.com because the guy who makes these is a user on UG and he'll give you a discount. Not to mention they're hand-wound!

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#6
i say new paint, new pickguard, new bridge, and new pickups and even a new neck if u want

this way it will rape guitars more expensive than it
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#7
^And also BE more expensive than guitars more expensive than it.
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#8
I say new pickups/prewired pickguard, a wilkinson vibrato, locking tuners, a graphite nut, and roller string trees. in total, that's about $120
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#9
It's SSS. By the way, this isn't my main guitar, it's just something to mess around with. I've been looking over it, and it's pretty well made, just ****ty electronics.
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#10
^ i would hope not, with an SG standard!

pups sound like a good place to start, and replace all electrics as well

+1 to whoever said rockmonkeyguitars pups
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#11
hm, i would change the pickups so you can still use them in a future guitar, if you choose.


also, i would say get new pickguard material that matches, a graphite nut, and possibly change the wiring (i hate the 5 way selector)
#12
How hard would it be to install a floyd rose? And which rockmonkey pickups would you recommend that are versital?
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#13
go Office Space On It!!!

Although seriously, I'd personally redo the neck. Make it more to your feel. All you need is a lot of time and a lot of sandpaper. Paint does well too. BE careful with the acrylic paint it is toxic!
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#14
hm, does it have the fender trem, or fixed bridge?

either way it would require quite some drilling to fit the fine adjustments on it. bu if it has the trem cavity, that is good, all you need to do is make the flyod flush.

but you would then also need to put the locking nut on. i guess if you take out the stock nut, you can makeshift it on. that would be cool.

i suggest the Schaller Floyd rose, from Warmoth, it isint iron, so it sounds warmer, and it has a smaller profile.
#15
So, if the Schaller is smaller, will it require as much modding on the guitar? btw, it has a fender trem.
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#16
Get a wilkinson. Much easier installation, in comparison to a floyd. not to mention cheaper. But if you want a floyd, there's also the floyd rose on guitarfetish, about $60. Says its solid steel.
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#17
well, if you look at a floyd rose, the nut locks the strings, and fine adjustments are made in the bridge itself, by the "tails" on the back.

this way, the strings keep in tune much longer.

the Schaller FR has smaller adjustment tails, and dont stick out as far. so you would have to remove less wood.

but all your doing is removing some wood for the tails, not cutting all the way through the wood.
#18
The reason I want a floyd is because I like doing crazy dive-bombs and whammy tricks
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#19
^Yeah. A wilkinson won't stay in tune with that. Go for the floyd. Although, since the nut is in metric, it's hard to find a nut that's the right width (41 mm, as it says on the Squier site)
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Adam S3A monitors
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You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.