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Default Belated Birthday New Guitar Day! - 05-20-2008, 10:30 PM

OK, so last week I turned 50. I "splurged"and spent a Benjamin (OK, $103 + shipping) on a Ebay cheapie. A Squier Bullet Strat. The seller yanked the black scratchplate with the generic humbucker and only a volume knob, and replaced it with a pearloid plate and 2 GFS P-90's, expanding the circuit to have a 3-way switch, and adding a tone pot. He threw in the original still-wired HB scratchplate.

Before I get to the pics, I have to say a HUGE thank you to Harmony-Central forumite FrettnOvrNuttn! I bid on this not noticing it was Paypal-only (traceable) and Gary agreed to buy it on his Paypal account and have it sent to me, trusting I would send payment to him. He did this out of the goodness of his heart. THANK YOU FRETTN!

Anyhow, the guitar is beautiful and looks much better than the auction photos (the color is a metallic blue with a definite purple undertone). I've only had the chance to very briefly test it, but everything works and it's virtually in brand-new condition. The action is low, the intonation perfect!

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Only thing I may change is the tophat on the 3-way switch. I have a Tele that has a white Strat switch tip on it and I will probably switch the swtich tips on them.

But Krashpad is a happy camper. Thanks again Gary!
  
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Default Re: Belated Birthday New Guitar Day! - 05-20-2008, 11:54 PM

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Default Re: Belated Birthday New Guitar Day! - 05-21-2008, 03:13 AM

lol p-90's in a strat looks as funny as fender style single coils on a les paul.... i have seen it.... it's funny looking, when you get a chance to test it some more, leave a comment on how you like the GFS P-90s Vs the other P-90s you have in your collection, please :-)


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Default Re: Belated Birthday New Guitar Day! - 05-21-2008, 09:53 AM

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lol p-90's in a strat looks as funny as fender style single coils on a les paul.... i have seen it.... it's funny looking,
Rondo offers an SX like that, so I'm used to it.
  
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Default Re: Belated Birthday New Guitar Day! - 05-21-2008, 03:53 PM

i do like the hard tail on the strat though, i used to have a mexican strat and the trem drove me batty, i ended up taking a hunk of wood and sticking it behind the metal part that the strings go through.... basically making it a hard tail


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Default Re: Belated Birthday New Guitar Day! - 05-21-2008, 11:52 PM

Wow, it seems from my experience that people over at Harmony Central are reallly nice, good people. That looks like a cool buy, and the P-90s should be interesting.
  
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Default Re: Belated Birthday New Guitar Day! - 05-22-2008, 12:29 AM

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Wow, it seems from my experience that people over at Harmony Central are reallly nice, good people. That looks like a cool buy, and the P-90s should be interesting.
I've met several of the people over there irl. Jammed with bbreaker (he's the one with over 100 guitars, almost all really nice expensive ones), and played several shows with several other guys (one guy from Phoenix who I already had mutual friends with, a band that came through town from Ohio, and another band that came down for a show from Jacksonsville). All good experiences.

Depends on where you go over at H-C though. I stay out of Open Jam-- it's a zoo, tons of insults and trolling. Electric Guitars is best, and then Guitar Jam, though the latter can get out of hand occasionally.
  
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Default Re: Belated Birthday New Guitar Day! - 05-23-2008, 05:33 PM

Oh yeah, you're right. I stay away from the more mindless areas of conversation. I've found the people in the Electric Guitar and Effects forums are nice, knowledgeable and many own tons of really nice expensive gear.
  
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Default Re: Belated Birthday New Guitar Day! - 05-23-2008, 05:38 PM

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Oh yeah, you're right. I stay away from the more mindless areas of conversation. I've found the people in the Electric Guitar and Effects forums are nice, knowledgeable and many own tons of really nice expensive gear.
Since I hardly use effects I've hardly been to Effects.

Amps is kinda metal heaven from what I understand.
  
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Default Re: Belated Birthday New Guitar Day! - 05-23-2008, 08:30 PM

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Oh yeah, you're right. I stay away from the more mindless areas of conversation. I've found the people in the Electric Guitar and Effects forums are nice, knowledgeable and many own tons of really nice expensive gear.
Since I hardly use effects I've hardly been to Effects.

Amps is kinda metal heaven from what I understand.


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