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OK Squier guys get your modding pics out

Discussion in 'Squier Tele Forum' started by ShadowChancer, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. Jazzerstang

    Jazzerstang Tele-Afflicted

    Love it.
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  2. ChrisTP90

    ChrisTP90 TDPRI Member

    Jan 9, 2008
    Thanks, I've been lucky with the wood grain on this one!

  3. zen-box

    zen-box Tele-Meister

    Jan 9, 2013
    Stowmarket, U.K.
    Patent bridge
    Comp. saddles
    DR Black Beauties 10's
    250k CTS's
    Tigerwood knobs
    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

  4. sunvalleylaw

    sunvalleylaw TDPRI Member

    Jun 15, 2013
    Hailey, Idaho

  5. guitarmikey

    guitarmikey Tele-Holic

    Dec 30, 2012
    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...

    Attached Files:

  6. GrantR

    GrantR Tele-Meister

    May 29, 2011
    New Zealand
    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.

  7. Telegazer

    Telegazer Tele-Holic

    May 6, 2008
    Republic of Korea
    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.

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  8. DarnWeight

    DarnWeight Tele-Meister

    Mar 26, 2009
    Norfolk, UK
    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.

  9. iheartreverb

    iheartreverb Tele-Meister

    Sep 30, 2012
    Jesus! That is gorgeous! Well done.

    How you liking the rebel 90? thinking about them, I have the same guitar but the HH version

  10. DarnWeight

    DarnWeight Tele-Meister

    Mar 26, 2009
    Norfolk, UK
    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.

  11. Totally Bored

    Totally Bored TDPRI Member

    Jul 14, 2013
    New York
    I usually mod the crap out of guitars but this one don't require much.

    Treble Bleed

    Done !

    Squier CVC in Black


  12. bunker

    bunker TDPRI Member

    May 31, 2013
    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 :D

    Attached Files:

  13. jitensha

    jitensha Tele-Holic

    Mar 10, 2007

    Man, thats sweet.

  14. kokoshmusun

    kokoshmusun Tele-Meister

    Apr 15, 2012

  15. tattooedtele66

    tattooedtele66 TDPRI Member

    Aug 6, 2013
    Modded Squire

    Here's my modded Squire before( blue) and after...called Lil Legs.....Bare Knuckle Yardbird pick ups....reliced neck...kluson green pick is original

    Attached Files:

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  16. mgd76

    mgd76 TDPRI Member

    Jul 16, 2013
    New England
    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.

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Aug 12, 2013

  17. Tele-funkster

    Tele-funkster TDPRI Member

    Jun 10, 2016
    San Francisco, California
    Man! That is the greatest!

  18. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh Poster Extraordinaire

    Jun 13, 2013
    Initech, Inc.
    Right? That is so funky and different, but it all works somehow.

  19. DHart

    DHart Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 12, 2012
    Scottsdale, AZ USA
    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

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