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Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by wired to go, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. wired to go

    wired to go Tele-Meister

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    strat4.jpg Here is my newest project. It's a Squire Afinity Strat. I'm in the process of gutting it. I'm putting 2 lipsticks and a full size rail humbucker in a white pearloid pickguard. I'll be using a 5 way, coil split (push pull pot), a master volume , master tone and a volume for the humbucker. My question is Should I use the original neck and trem? Are the mounting screw holes the same as the Mexican or American Trem? I would really rather have a better trem block than the original cast one.
     
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  2. michlgasser

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    Good morning! (at least at my place)

    I would definitely keep the neck as long as it feels good for you.
    The affinity necks are very well made, as far as I can tell.

    The trem screw placing is usually the same.

    Have fun with it!

    Greetings
    Michl
     
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    wired to go Tele-Meister

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    Guitar Fetish has a replacement bridge with a brass block. I'm going to order it and my pickups from them. I am also going to eventually replace the neck with a Warmoth fatback neck, probably an Warhead model, Using the original for a while. I like fat necks.
     
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    Twang Factor 10 Tele-Meister

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    This is just a hunch, and I haven't experienced this personally, but the trem screws on the Squier maybe on a metric screw spacing. I have put a USA pick guard on a MIJ strat. Screw holes did not line up nor did it fit like the MIJ guard. A little tweaking and we made it work though.
     
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  7. wired to go

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    I got a metric spaced trem from GFS.
     
  8. wired to go

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    Almost done. I'm waiting for the neck I bought on E-bay. It's a Mighty Mite in gloss clear with a roller nut. Just couldn't afford the Warmoth neck. Can't wait to play it. I'm thinkin' I'll be able to get a lot of different sounds mixing that rail 'bucker with the lipsticks. The rail has it's own volume and a coil cut; I set the push/pull to be single coil in normal position. I also added a push/pull neck pickup on.


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