Hi all, I bought a very cheap MIM Duo Sonic over the weekend as a project guitar. Body and neck are perfect if very dusty but I've not taken it apart yet. I feel that there's quite a bit wrong inside and am looking for some pointers. There's a lot of noise coming from the jack to start with. Then I get hardly any sound coming out of the amp. I have to turn it up completely, and then I mainly get hum/high pitched noise. However, I have to add that there's something wrong with the sockets in my home (moved to continent recently), as if they're not earthed properly. So when I run the amp on batteries this is better, but there's still a lot of unwanted noise and very little actual guitar sound even when I put the amp on max. So imagine volume half up: no guitar sound whatsoever, 3/4 up: getting there depending on the model but noise gets up a lot as well. I currently have a THR10C on loan as the movers wrecked my own amp and I've not decided on a new one yet. This amp works well with my tele though I also don't get sound out when the master volume is 1/4 on. Bit less humming on mains, and no humming on batteries, and no noise from the jack. Not a problem at the moment as I was looking for a project to learn more about guitars, and got the perfect body and neck for it. But where do I start from here? Any shops in Europe that sell pods, jacks, wiring, shielding and the likes, similar to Stewmac, but then without the high shipping costs and customs? In the end I'd like a guitar that sounds different to my Tele. I haven't really decided yet on whether to go alternative/cool distortion or more along the lines of surf/spaghetti western. It's very easy to bend the strings, thus that's great.