Si, what should I do with my Squier Affinity BSB tele?

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  1. Chappy

    Chappy NEW MEMBER!

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    I scored a Squier Affinity tele in Butterscotch Blonde a few months ago for 100 bucks but I dont know what to do with it..I wanted to put a humbucker in the neck position and possible tint the neck or replace it with a fatter one. Im not sure what else though electronics wise. It has a couple dings so its got a little relic thing going.

    Any recommendations?

    Thank in advance..
     
  2. originalmatthew

    originalmatthew Tele-Holic

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    If it were mine, I would do a mini- humbucker in the neck and add a push/pull tone pot so I could coil split the humbucker. I would add a treble bleed mod on the volume pot if it doesn't have one.
     
  3. playcaster

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    The neck seems replaceable with a nashville type
     
  4. aunchaki

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    Try the neck for a bit. Mine's nice and chunky. I tinted it, so it wasn't so white, but I'm happy with the feel of it.
     
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    I,d turn it into an Esquire.Thats the plan here when i get one.soon
     
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  6. Worn

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    If you want a humbucker in the neck, try a GFS Lil Puncher dual rail pickup. I have a pair of them in a Pinecaster and I'm very happy with them.
    You could replace the pots with full size pots and a Sprague cap. If I remember correctly, the control rout is not cut deep enough to fit a US switch without some routing.
    The neck isn't bad at all, give it some time to get used to it.
     
  7. Five-O

    Five-O Tele-Afflicted

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    Drill the body for string thru, add vintage tuners, a vintage bridge with brass saddles, and replace the nut with a bone one, and replace the neck pickup with something a little better, the bridge pickup ain't too bad and you will then have one fine Tele..
     
  8. maccampbells

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    play it!
     
  9. Chappy

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    Thanks guys for the tips..Im going to do most if not all of the above. I'll definitely check out the GFS pickup for the neck..
     
  10. playcaster

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    I thought you replaced the neck on your BSB squier
     
  11. Twang_Newbie

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    I too just bought a BSB Affinity. It is my first Tele. (Love'in it):p

    I'm putting in a SD Little '59 tomorrow.

    I just got some string thru body string ferrels. I noticed that the stock "semi-heavy-mass" bridge has no holes in the base for the strings, only out the back.

    Should i just drill them in, or replace the bridge?

    Thanks..
     
  12. playcaster

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    Congrats :p


    I think what people tend to do here is replace the bridge with a 3 saddle ashtray type.
    I've only replaced the saddles on mine with the graphtech 6 saddles.
     
  13. Xanderbeanz

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    i did this to mine:

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    sanded it, got a car spraying technician to spray it honda pink, whacked in a stacked humbucker in the bridge and bought a 3ply esquier pick guard and some black knobs...

    ...you may prefer to spray yours a more manly colour XD

    total cost <£100 excluding labour
     
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