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12 Jul 2013
I was a member here a few years ago but I was working crazy hours at the time and didn't have much spare time to play guitar so I ended up cancelling my membership here. Since then I've found a different job with sensible hours which means I can both buy guitars AND spend a healthy amount of time playing them, so I'm back smile.gif

For the longest time my main player was a '93 Strat Plus with a Seymour Duncan JB Jnr in the bridge. Got it for €600 around 10 years ago and I have barely played anything else since. Recently however I really wanted to get a Les Paul style guitar so I went to my local shop and tried out a few guitars from Gibson, Gretsch and Duesenberg. They all played nice and looked great but the more I played them the more I realized that I'm just a Fender guy and if I had bought one it would probably sit in its case all the time while I play my Strat Plus. What I needed was a dual humbucker Fender.

The only American Fenders with dual humbuckers which I am aware of are the select series, which cost a fair bit over here, so I decided to hit up Ebay and price up a parts build. I found a guy on Ebay selling an Olympic white American Std bodyrouted h-s-h which looked perfect. He was also selling a beautiful Baja Telecaster body and even though I wasn't planning on building a Tele as-well I really wanted it so I made him a deal for both bodies which much to my surprise he accepted. My original idea was to have the Strat wired HH and the Tele wired traditionally but after receiving the bodies and mocking up some builds I changed my mind and routed the Tele out for humbuckers instead. Took a few weeks to get all the parts together but as of yesterday both guitars are finished. So without further ado, pictures:

Strat specs:

American Standard body and neck
Hipshot dual fulcrum bridge
Schaller locking tuners
Bareknuckle VHII (Bridge) Fender Custom Shop Fat 50s (Neck and Middle)
Wired with a 500k volume for the humbucker, 250k volume for the neck and middle and a 250k no load master tone pot. Standard 5 way switch.

Tele Specs:

American Standard neck, Baja body
Schaller locking tuners
WD Bridge
Bareknuckle Rebel Yell (bridge) Bareknuckle VHII (Neck)
Wired with a Shadow Kill pot (vol pot) and a push pull tone for coil taps (tone pot). Standard 3 way switch.

I know 2 humbuckers in a Fender is considered sacrilege to some people but I really could not be happier with how these two guitars turned out. Anyways, thats enough typing for me, now back to playing biggrin.gif
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