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ChrisVdS
post Apr 5 2009, 04:28 PM
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So as i told in another topic my dad gave me his Fender Stratocaster for my birthday yesterday and now i have taken some pics of it so you can all see what it looks like and what i changed wink.gif

This is how it looked before:



So as you see the white pickguard is not very white anymore the knobs changed color and if you notice the new pickguard is missing 2 holes for the pots so i had to drill those myself.



New pickguard, knobs, pickup covers installed



Tremelo cover was also faded so i changed it to a matching pearloid trem cover, the neckplate is also swapped to one with the fender logo on it.

Future plans new neck & bridge from the 2008 - 2009 american standard series, new jack cover and a Holy diver & irish tour HSS set from BKP.


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post Apr 5 2009, 04:31 PM
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Dude that is a really nice looking guitar you did a great job of fixing it off just if it was minor things. I bet your dad isnt too happy about letting that go now is he tongue.gif


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post Apr 5 2009, 04:32 PM
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Nice looking guitar congratz


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post Apr 5 2009, 04:36 PM
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She's a beaut! Good job smile.gif


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post Apr 5 2009, 04:38 PM
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QUOTE (TreyDeschamp @ Apr 5 2009, 05:31 PM) *
Dude that is a really nice looking guitar you did a great job of fixing it off just if it was minor things. I bet your dad isnt too happy about letting that go now is he tongue.gif


He knows i will never sell it, it's hardly used i just don't get it how the hardware could have aged like that with never seeing the light of day. I'm happy myself with the way the minor changes but the bridge and neck replacement are for a luthier i dont want to do th whole intonation thing laugh.gif


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post Apr 5 2009, 05:55 PM
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Very nice looking, indeed. Congratualtions. An old fender always played like a dream.
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post Apr 5 2009, 05:59 PM
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biggrin.gif Wicked, nice pearloid^^ Shall I post pictures of mine too..?biggrin.gif


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post Apr 5 2009, 06:07 PM
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QUOTE (VictorUK @ Apr 5 2009, 05:42 PM) *
V nice biggrin.gif personnaly i would have kept all the vintage parts on though... rolleyes.gif


Yeah same here, I think it looks cool when it yellows.

Congrats man, very nice guitar.


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post Apr 5 2009, 06:43 PM
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Nice job mate, make sure you keep all those original bits safe though!!
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post Apr 5 2009, 06:47 PM
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Wow the vintage style looked nice but the pearloid covers look even better! biggrin.gif


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post Apr 5 2009, 07:30 PM
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Thats Blasfemi. it looked soooo vintage, How could u? sad.gif but looks damn good (as strats do)

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post Apr 5 2009, 08:18 PM
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I think it looks cool man! smile.gif Changing the hardware may seem like a good thing to do. It doesn't cost that much, and you can do it one piece at a time. The hardware can corrode even if kept in closet, because of the moisture in the air. But that vintage hardware sure adds a nice vibe to the guitar, specially the vintage bridge saddles. cool.gif

PS whats that amp on the right, looks very vintage? smile.gif


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post Apr 5 2009, 08:27 PM
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QUOTE (Frederik @ Apr 5 2009, 08:30 PM) *
Thats Blasfemi. it looked soooo vintage, How could u? sad.gif but looks damn good (as strats do)


How can i, i will tell you i do not like how the glossy vintage finish feels on the neck it feels sticky, the vintage frets are just to small for me and the corroded parts will get replacement with new upgraded parts from fender so it will be an improved guitar.

Ofcourse i will keep all the parts in the long run i will get a warmoth replacement body and put the whole thing together with the old parts.


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post Apr 5 2009, 08:34 PM
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Its your choise tongue.gif i guees i would have to do the same if it didnt play right
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post Apr 5 2009, 08:35 PM
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QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ Apr 5 2009, 09:18 PM) *
I think it looks cool man! smile.gif Changing the hardware may seem like a good thing to do. It doesn't cost that much, and you can do it one piece at a time. The hardware can corrode even if kept in closet, because of the moisture in the air. But that vintage hardware sure adds a nice vibe to the guitar, specially the vintage bridge saddles. cool.gif

PS whats that amp on the right, looks very vintage? smile.gif


The amp is very old it's a Hohner Orgaphon it was built somewhere between 1965 and 1972 it's in bad shape on the outside but it still works it's a full tube amp with 2 10 inch speakers producing 60 watts if i had 4 guitars i would try and see if you can really use 4 guitars at the same time because it has 4 input jacks.



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post Apr 6 2009, 09:39 AM
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QUOTE (ChrisVdS @ Apr 5 2009, 08:35 PM) *
The amp is very old it's a Hohner Orgaphon it was built somewhere between 1965 and 1972 it's in bad shape on the outside but it still works it's a full tube amp with 2 10 inch speakers producing 60 watts if i had 4 guitars i would try and see if you can really use 4 guitars at the same time because it has 4 input jacks.



Those four inputs are for different channels on the pre-amp mate, in effect before you could switch channels with an amp they would give you different inputs for different voicings, you see this a lot more now on vintage re-issue fender amps and such, i wouldnt try plugging four guitars in mate, i think you might do some damage if you do!!
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Beautiful new strtat! rolleyes.gif


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post Apr 6 2009, 02:48 PM
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Very cool Strat, looks modern now ! And I love that ancient amp! laugh.gif
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post Apr 6 2009, 02:54 PM
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The strat looks great, congrats smile.gif


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post Apr 6 2009, 03:05 PM
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That amp is really cool. And congrats on having yourself a nice strat smile.gif


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