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post Aug 31 2009, 01:41 PM
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Hi guys, I`ve gone from the idea of re-painting my guitar to completely re-building my guitar. I`ve been thinking about getting a baritone neck, would that require a stronger bridge, or would an ordinary strat-bridge with tremolo do?
Also, I`m going to buy new pots, something to be careful or watch out for there?

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post Aug 31 2009, 01:58 PM
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Repainting and and new hardware/pickups will definitely improve your guitar!

A new neck to bolt on is a cool idea if you don't like your current one but think carefully if you want a baritone neck!
Baritone guitars are built for tunings like b standard or lower os you won't be able to use the standard tunings like e, e flat or drop d on this guitar anymore (too much string tension)!


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post Aug 31 2009, 03:54 PM
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QUOTE (ZakkWylde @ Aug 31 2009, 02:58 PM) *
Repainting and and new hardware/pickups will definitely improve your guitar!

A new neck to bolt on is a cool idea if you don't like your current one but think carefully if you want a baritone neck!
Baritone guitars are built for tunings like b standard or lower os you won't be able to use the standard tunings like e, e flat or drop d on this guitar anymore (too much string tension)!



Fully aware of it, and it`s just because I can play in B (or even lower huh.gif ) I`ll do the change! biggrin.gif
I already have a very nice strat and an Ibanez S Custom which can be used to anything, the guitar I`m fixing is just an old, crappy Aria. My plan was to install a SD hotrail, and use it for some stonerrock and surf etc.


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post Aug 31 2009, 04:28 PM
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If you are getting new pots, get 500K ones for humbuckers, or 250K for singles.


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post Aug 31 2009, 04:32 PM
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QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ Aug 31 2009, 05:28 PM) *
If you are getting new pots, get 500K ones for humbuckers, or 250K for singles.


and that is for whatever SC I choose? It`s my understanding that the SeymourDuncan hotrails are supposed to be a humbucker in SC-shape. Not 100 % precisly of course, but my point: 250k pots for both high/low output pups?


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post Aug 31 2009, 10:59 PM
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If there are humbuckers, it would be best to put 500K pots. You can try both and see how you like the sound tho smile.gif


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post Sep 1 2009, 05:18 PM
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QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ Aug 31 2009, 10:59 PM) *
If there are humbuckers, it would be best to put 500K pots. You can try both and see how you like the sound tho smile.gif

You could even use Ibanez 1Meg Pots!


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Aloha,\
if you are looking at new pots... check out the "delta" tone pots from Fender. They allow you to bypass the pot entirely if you wish.... cool.gif


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