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I've tarted up my Squier Super-Sonic
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:44 am    Post subject: I've tarted up my Squier Super-Sonic Reply with quote

All this new SS talk made me want to pimp my Squier.

Before:



Now:





- Replaced blue pearl guard with a three-ply CREAM one
- Replaced Dragonfire Screamers with Seymour Duncan JB & Jazz - both split to push/pull pots
- Replaced Jag knobs with witch hats

It now looks (IMO) and sounds much better - very pleased!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice job. The witch-hats were definitely the right choice, they go perfectly with the exposed pickups.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Miles better! Very classy.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thom wrote:
Miles better! Very classy.



+1

It was honking ugly before.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HONKING I TELLS YA

Massssssive improvement.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At this stage I must point out that the blue pickguard was already on it when I bought from a store in Toronto last year.

I tried to warm to it - I really did - to the point of attempting to compliment it with the blue and black humbuckers I originally fitted, as seen in the top photo.

But, eventually, I simply gave up.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FROM HONKIN' TO BANGIN'
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Un-pimped, de-tarted....and definitely for the better.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was just thinking 'I don't get super-sonics.' And now I get them a bit more. Looks classy.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't believe they even make black/blue zebra humbuckers.



Major upgrade though, nice! Not sure if I like the beige-on-black, but it sure beats the hell out of blue moto.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sparky wrote:
Major upgrade though, nice! Not sure if I like the beige-on-black, but it sure beats the hell out of blue moto.


Beige? BEIGE?!


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruined.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Five ply black guard, white witch hats + switch tip and white open faced humbuckers would also be super duper rad.

But yeah, great job un-honking that poor thing.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh shit that thing was a butterface before the plastic surgery.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 6:44 am    Post subject: Re: I've tarted up my Squier Super-Sonic Reply with quote

Noisy Cat wrote:
- Replaced blue pearl guard with a three-ply CREAM one


Where did you order the cream pickguard from? I like that the cream is sort of subdued, if that makes sense. I wanna do cream on one of my projects, but I don't want too rich of a cream color. This would be perfect.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:37 am    Post subject: Re: I've tarted up my Squier Super-Sonic Reply with quote

wetbelly wrote:
Noisy Cat wrote:
- Replaced blue pearl guard with a three-ply CREAM one


Where did you order the cream pickguard from? I like that the cream is sort of subdued, if that makes sense. I wanna do cream on one of my projects, but I don't want too rich of a cream color. This would be perfect.


Mine is genuinely cream, as opposed to other off-white colours such as mint or parchment; I'd say it's a bit darker than aged white. It's a similar colour to a Les Paul guard - exactly what I wanted. The first picture best represents it.

From this eBay guy based in the US. He'll quickly cut one in any colour if you ask him. Being in the UK, I got hit with the idiot tax, of course.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks excellent! (Much better IMHO.) How do you like the Jazz neck? It is a potential neck pickup I might get for my HH Jaguar project to go with my JB bridge.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks much classier now. bravo
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The cream guard works really well. It gives the guitar a vintage look. Plus it kinda softens or mediates the contrast of the black body against the brown fretboard and amber headstock. Pulls it all together.

You have artistic vision, my friend.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I totally love that thing!!! Great job.

I think this cream pickguard would fit my sparkle blue one, too...

Is it a custom job or where did you buy it?
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