Am I insane?

Discussion in 'Squier Tele Forum' started by Munchie99, Oct 1, 2020.

  1. Munchie99

    Munchie99 Tele-Meister Ad Free Member

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    I have the urge to take my $129 (GC had a sale on) Bullet Squier tele and put in a good pre-wired control plate and a set of Fender 51 Nocaster pickups.

    Roast me. Or encourage me. You decide.
     
  2. Fuelish

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    What you want to do has nothing to do with your sanity. You may be sane, you may not, who knows? Do it if it’s economically feasible...sanity has no bearing. My Bullet Strat is a solid lil affordable guitar, would not hesitate to mod if I chose to
     
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    Do what you want.
    I do.
    And no, you’re not insane.
    Guitarded, perhaps, insane, nah.
     
  4. gkterry

    gkterry Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    Sounds pretty sane to me. It is your guitar and it should be to your liking. I have done things myself. In fact, I am in mid-process of gussying up an older Squier Classic Vibe Strat.
     
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    wabashslim Tele-Afflicted

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    As to your question, do you have online access to your medical/phsycholgical records to upload for our perusal? I mean, if you're worried about it, that's the first step towards getting help, and what better place to seek a cure than on a site populated by worshippers of a crude 70-year-old wooden plank? :rolleyes:
     
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    scottser Friend of Leo's

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    My bullet strat has a loaded guard with EMG noiseless pickups in it. I got the guitar for 50 bucks, the pickups for 100. After a set up and some fecking about with the trem my bullet is a little gem.
    Dr Scottser pronounces you perfectly sane.
     
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  8. Mike Simpson

    Mike Simpson Doctor of Teleocity

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    Save all the old parts so you can switch it back if you sell it.
     
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    You want to spend money to make a cheap guitar sound better? Just might be crazy enough to work. Good luck. Let us know how it turns out.
     
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    xtelesquirex Tele-Holic

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    Seeing as you're on TDPRI it's incredibly likely that you are insane. I can't in good conscience encourage you... So with intense guilt in my heart I say, satiate the urge - throw the new pups in.
     
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    24 track Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    I have a left handed squter tele , action great, intonation spot on , pickups outstanding, I opened the control panel and saw second rate crap controls , I replaced the 3way switch with a fender 3 way knife switch , alps pots replaced with CTS pots, green chicklet replaced with orange drop cheap wire replaced with shielded wire, outcome , no difference to the sound, set up or intonation , but I did get a piece of mind that my guitar would not fail soon .

    insanity is a state of mind , but for me I never eat on an empty stomach!
     
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    Jay Jernigan Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    If it plays so good that you are thinking this way, you have the funds, that's your favorite electronics set, what is the hold up?

    "Guitarded"
    Can I please have that for a user name, Admin?
     
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    985plowboy Friend of Leo's

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    Dude.
    It’s a tele.
    If you don’t like it with the new components, take them out.
     
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    spurgie79 Tele-Afflicted

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    Yep. Absolutely!


    (Do it!)
     
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    "Do it... and let em see you do it..." - Mel Gibson (Braveheart) ;)
     
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    Peegoo Friend of Leo's

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    For best tone and playabiliity, your $$ is better spent on fretwork, nut work, and a pro setup. Besides practice, that is the absolute best thing you can do to improve your tone.

    Even with cheapo stock pickups it makes a huge difference.
     
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    I'd give it away with the original insides before I'd sell it. But I'm not giving away any guitars until I'm too old to recognize them.
     
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    I've been playing around with making nuts. Got a bunch of blanks, a belt sander, nut files, feeler gauges, a little vise, all that stuff. It's not a pro setup; I'm a rank amateur. But it's my idea of fun. Relief, action, pickup height, string height at the first fret, it all makes sense, and I can do it.

    The only thing that still scares me is fretwork. I'll get there eventually, I guess.
     
  20. glenlivet

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    if you have to ask.....:D
    I say do it. Roof over your head? Food in everyones belly? If so....why not!
    Like others have said, you can always go back.
     
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