#1
I've recently decided to bring new life back into my Behringer Strat copy. It was my first guitar and has served me very well for the last 5 years. Recently it has become run down and in need of some much needed repair.


heres the original



here are the problems with it:


the pickups are terrible and need replacing


chipped paint



no backplate (i have it but i dont have the screws so i need those)



stripped pickguard screw holes



marks and scratches on the paint




so i got started on the scalloping of the frets



and I plan on scalloping the frets, either (19-22) or (12-22), adjusting the intonation, cleaning it thoroughly, installing new pickups (which i just bought from dragonfire, i hope theyre decent), smooth the pickguard,


replace the strap button location

(its a personal preference)


put wooden dowels in stripped pickup screw holes, get new screws for backplate and then strip the paint and repaint it green most likely.

thats the plan anyways
Last edited by necroscience13 at Aug 28, 2008,
#2
Free Bump
Hey, good luck man! Have fun modding the crap outta it!
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#4
deep scallops. haha. it's like playing with no fingerboard. do 15-22. i think scalloping the 12th fret is pointless. and only 3 frets is pointless too.
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#6
Quote by necroscience13
haha i kinda like it deep like that. are there any disadvantages?

Breaking into the truss rod and weakness of the neck.
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#8
Quote by necroscience13
eek! ill calm down on the scallops then

Haha, you don't have to worry about it too much... but there should be a 1/4" of a fingerboard so try not to go too far over that eh
I don't remember where I was,
When I realized life was a game.
The more seriously I took things,
The harder the rules became.