I'd like to start a thread about all the guitars folks tinker on endlessly. The guitars that you try out out experiments on, for good or ill... Maybe they're beaters, or partscasters or guitars of questionable make... But you get a crazy mod idea in your head and you turn to THAT guitar.. ("What if I install a bass pickup across just the three unwound strings??" or something, thats just an example.) Surely there's more out then just me who has one, right? I'd like to see the results. Here's mine. It's a Squier partscaster Tele. It currently has the body of a 1999 Squier standard, the Neck of a Squier Strat SE, a GFS Dream 180 pickup in the neck and a MIM Standard bridge pickup. It had the 6 barrel style saddles which I didn't like so I changed them to block type... But just the saddles, not the bridgeplate. This mean the string holes where they sit on the saddle aren't inline anymore (because of the way the orignal barrel saddles were offset slightly) I flipped the control (which I'm not terribly fond of, but I'm not quite ready to redo the wiring just yet) and today I installed a Sanwa arcade button killswitch ala Buckethead. I think I disrupted the lousy shielding job I did because where there once was no hum there is suddenly a lot. I may buy some of that shielding paint in the future and go to town on the insides (and fix the horrible route job I did at the neck pickup cavity). But the killswitch works. I made the plate out of plastic nameplate material because it was available and easy to work. I left some room for a togggle switch of some sort in case I want to install a coil split. The Neck came from a $40 Squier Strat I also bought on CL which I attempted to refinish but didn't like, so the neck was donated to this guitar. I've got a few other mad scientist type of ideas for guitars, and this will ultimately be the test bed for those ideas. The body was chipped and beat and "home reliced with a belt sander" when I got it, so I've never felt the need to keep it in pristine condition. I have two oddball extra start pickups floating around, I may install them in this guitar at some point, each over only three strings with individual on/off switches to boost just the treble or bass as I see fit... Just to see what it sounds like. (This is how it looked when I bought it last year on CL. The neck and pickups and original electronics went on my CV50s Vintage Blonde body and became my Go-To Telecaster.) So there's mine- lets see your crazy modded guitars!