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2011 Squier Cyclone Makeover

 
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:23 pm    Post subject: 2011 Squier Cyclone Makeover Reply with quote

I picked this up on the bay. I was able to knock $100 off of the price because I didn't want the stock Squier pickups or the ones that were put in as an upgrade. It arrived like this. (No idea why they left the strings on. LOL)

20161202_193327 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

I had a Texas Special neck pickup around and an Atomic Humbucker so I figured I would make it like the MIM stock guitar. It sounds excellent. The combo is really nice. The best part is when you put both pickups on, the sound is different and good. A lot of the times when you combine a single coil with a humbucker the sound can be meh, but this is a really good sound. Both pickups also sound excellent on their own and are not super expensive either.

20161203_123040 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

20161203_123100 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

20161203_123110 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

Nice dark neck.

20161203_123114 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

20161203_123123 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

20161203_123135 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

The neck has a thin finish. Not matte like some of the Squier necks, but not thick gloss like the classic vibe ones.

20161203_123146 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

Stock tuners are fine and could be easily replaced if I wanted to. They work fine so I don't see why I would change them.

20161203_123141 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

The color is pretty much like vanilla. Not yellow, not white, but kind of in between.

20161203_123227 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

The tremolo set up well with two springs. (First for me, normally I need three with a strat tremolo using 10's.)

20161203_123208 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

The pickup change was super easy (there is a swimming pool rout under the guard and it is fully shielded with paint) and cheap. Makes this guitar just as good as my Mexican one, but for much less money.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tort pickguard win. looks good.

the color is called Vintage White.


its meant to replicate Olympic White yellowed by the sun over 20 or 30 years
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2016 12:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dig it over the yellowed white you can get on Japanese Fenders. Theirs are too much yellow for me. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my av jag has begun yellowing, loev it.
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