Topic: Starcaster Frankenstein?
I'm new to the board but like you guys I've been bitten by the electric guitar collection bug.
Now its gotten worse...I'm delving into how electric guitars work or are made....so...
I bought a used Blue Starcaster by Fender and I've made it my project guitar.
I've already changed the pickguard from a mirror pickguard (whose brilliant idea was that? Its a health hazard waiting to happen) to a white pearloid pickguard.....
and now I'm in the process of changing the pickups (its an HSS configuration)
I've already changed the Humbucker
(Starcaster Humbucker measures 6.5 ohms)
to a Seymour Duncan SH-5 (measuring 14.7 Ohms)
I like the sound of the duncan humbucker but because of the imbalance in sound
I am (and I already managed to acquire the PU) planning to change the
neck Pickup (Starcaster measures 5 ohms) to a Seymour Duncan little 59 1N (10 ohms)
MY questions are
1. Is there anything else you guys recommend?
2. for Mid pickup (Starcaster 5,3 ohms)?
3. for tuners (starcasters are notorious for going out of tune in 30 - 45 minutes)
4. Do I need to change the bridge? Its still does a good job.