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Discussion in 'Squier Tele Forum' started by ShadowChancer, Jun 13, 2013.
Thanks, I've been lucky with the wood grain on this one!
DR Black Beauties 10's
Fender 4 way switch
Fender SCN neck pickup
Warmouth Paisley pickguard
Forgive the quality of the pictures .. and it needs a good polish.
Sounds amazingly different .. More powerful, yet more 'retro' sounding.
And the black comes off the strings if you pick 'em ... so I'm going to try to use only my fingers on this 'un
Stock guitar ready to mod:
More or less done:
full thread with details here:
Here is mine, it came with white pickguard, I've added my own leather model, then without, and lastly the tortoise. Lil' Puncher XL and black-pearloid knobs, bown nut. Now want to add a push-pull...
Very nice looking job. Well done !!
Did you have any issues with the bridge swap ? I was just wondering about the replacement bridge width, and string spacing ? It was just that I heard that the Affinity neck is narrower at the nut end of the neck, and wondered if it was at the body end, and if a standard bridge puts both E strings really close to the edge of the fretboard ?
Thanks for any info. I am considering picking up an Affinity to mod.
Okay, I guess this applies a to a Squier "mod" that kinda went overboard.
To a Squier Badtzmaru Bronco Bass I added a Kent Armstong Hot Rail humbucker, full-sized Grovers, P-Bass bridge guard. It had a severely warped neck.
New body and neck (custom P-Bass from Willows Guitar) and electronics, the only original Squier remnant being the pickguard.
Don't have a "before" pic of mine, so here's a stock one of a "blonde" Tele Custom II...
And here's mine, finally finished late last night...
- Wilkinson EZ-Lok tuners
- Wilkinson "Ultimate" roller bridge (recessed into the body)
- Pickups: Tonerider Rebel 90 (neck), Epi Wilshire minihumbucker (bridge)
- Blend pot in place of 3-way toggle
- G&L PTB wiring (Vol/Treb/Bass control)
- Jazzmaster-style trem
- Stripped, refinished with an amber/dark-brown stain + Danish Oil + furniture wax
- self-cut black-cream-black pickguard to cover the string-thru + bridge-mounting holes
- Electrosocket jack plug
A fair amount of work, and I've learnt a lot along the way, but thankfully, it sounds good and plays well. Have yet to replace the crappy stock plastic nut, though.
Jesus! That is gorgeous! Well done.
How you liking the rebel 90? thinking about them, I have the same guitar but the HH version
Thanks. The unmolested guitar only cost me £100 off gumtree, so I decided to use it as my guinea pig for trying out a whole bunch of techniques...routing, stripping, staining, the works...I'm really happy with how it turned out.
I like the Rebel 90. It's a big, bright, juicy, more-of-everything type pickup. Big plummy piano-ish cleans, and it drives really well too.
I usually mod the crap out of guitars but this one don't require much.
Squier CVC in Black
Not massively modded, but here's my top loading affinity: 3 saddle bridge, white pearly pickguard and out of shot orange drop cap and new metal input jack.
Its my first tele
Man, thats sweet.
Not a huge mod but I have a thread where I bought a Squier VM Custom I, then last page has the mods which are tuners, bridge, and nut. I think it became a bit more stable but not a huge difference, I was already happy and wanted to get the tuning to be more stable. Here's the thread:
Here's my modded Squire before( blue) and after...called Lil Legs.....Bare Knuckle Yardbird pick ups....reliced neck...kluson tuners....mint green pick guard....rest is original
Better ending photo for this post:http://www.tdpri.com/forum/squier-t...-get-your-modding-pics-out-4.html#post5160013
This CVT was in a sorry state when I got it used. Buzzing everywhere, etc. So, besides having to touch ALL setup adjustments,
1. Bridge changed to Vintage Modified 6-saddle
2. 4-way Oak Grigsby switch, cloth wiring
3. CTS pots, orange drop .047 uf cap
4. Strat-ified control knobs, switchcraft output jack
5. Black electrosocket and pickguard screws
6. Fret level-crown-polish
7. Black Grovers
8. Water buffalo horn nut
It's finally playing like it should. I should have started with the nut, I guess. The factory nut was a p.o.s. made of molded plastic. (and partly hollow!)
Ps. the posts on the Grovers are taller than stock, so I added a string tree and replaced the original with a matching one. I tried to keep away from the decal, so one's "backwards" and neither one is lined up exactly, but since the nut job it plays great, so I'm done for now.
Pps. Warning: The 4-way switch has more travel than the stock switch. I had to file a bit off the switch lever and the pickguard slot. Even then, the stock knobs bumped into each other, so I had to use strat knobs.
Man! That is the greatest!
Right? That is so funky and different, but it all works somehow.
Here's my Squier CV Thinline... it began life with me as a totally stripped mahogany body - that's the only Squier part on it. Added a Fender Japan tinted, figured maple neck (a take off from a Fender Japan Pawn Shop '51 that I had), Fender Standard modern bridge, Cavalier Lioness & Huge Lion pickups, premium wiring and electronics.
Here she is with a Baja '60 rosewood neck:
And with a Baja '50s maple neck
And as she is at present with the Fender Japan Pawn Shop '51 neck