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#1 2012-03-11 19:50:48

bigbike4
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Registered: 2009-11-23
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Strat knockoff with some upgrades

I bought a strat knockoff kit, but it was missing the electronics- and other stuff I used to refurbish a genuine 79 Strat that I also own.  ANYWAY the kit guitar need a few things, like paint for the body, so I sprayed it with the lefto er green silver flake motorcycle paint that I had from a restoration of a 1970 Yamaha CS3C and then gave it a new set of electronics-I upgraded to a HSH system that I bought on ebay.  Will let everyone know what the results are from this imported pickguard and HSH pickups.  Still need a few things -like a fixed bridge-I never can get a standard strat to stay in tune despite using heavy springs so fixed bridges for me.  Will let everyone know what the outcome is from the imported electronics as soon as I get the funds together for the bridge system.

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#2 2012-03-11 23:28:04

beamer
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Re: Strat knockoff with some upgrades

bigbike4 wrote:

I bought a strat knockoff kit, but it was missing the electronics- and other stuff I used to refurbish a genuine 79 Strat that I also own.  ANYWAY the kit guitar need a few things, like paint for the body, so I sprayed it with the lefto er green silver flake motorcycle paint that I had from a restoration of a 1970 Yamaha CS3C and then gave it a new set of electronics-I upgraded to a HSH system that I bought on ebay.  Will let everyone know what the results are from this imported pickguard and HSH pickups.  Still need a few things -like a fixed bridge-I never can get a standard strat to stay in tune despite using heavy springs so fixed bridges for me.  Will let everyone know what the outcome is from the imported electronics as soon as I get the funds together for the bridge system.

Hey check this vid out for keeping teh strat in tune.   

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0Oyc6sl … zuU5AtFwQs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6dlN93M … U5lcgpFT88

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dEZxByk … UYaA3zv8C8

Hope this helps.


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#3 2012-03-12 18:56:10

jaygordon75
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Re: Strat knockoff with some upgrades

If you have the original bridge and want to save some money, just simply remove the springs and cut a solid wood block to wedge in and convert the bridge to a fixed bridge.


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#4 2012-03-12 23:26:09

joeyjoeyjoey
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Re: Strat knockoff with some upgrades

jaygordon75 wrote:

If you have the original bridge and want to save some money, just simply remove the springs and cut a solid wood block to wedge in and convert the bridge to a fixed bridge.

I did that trick on a yamaha electric that would never stay in tune.It really works


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#5 2012-03-13 02:37:00

beamer
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Re: Strat knockoff with some upgrades

or you can just tighten the screws that hold the springsplate so that the tension is very tight.  I did that to my sons along with adding 2 more springs.


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