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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-02-2006, 02:13 AM Thread Starter
 
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Fender Squier MIJ - New Body and Pickups!

I'm finally getting around to posting pics of the mods I made to my '80s MIJ Squier. The original body was black and had 2 visible glue joints below the finish. I bought a new ash body, finished in surf green, and added a set of Fender Hot Noiseless pickups. I also added a parchment colored pickguard and a set of Fender aged white knobs, switch and trem bar tips. The original plastic nut was just about worn out, so I replaced it with a graphite one from Graph-Tech.

The last pic shows the flame on the neck quite well.

I'm diggin' the '60s vibe! Any comments?





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Re: Fender Squier MIJ - New Body and Pickups!

Exactly the same as my guitar tech's squire. The japs really built good squire strats at that time unlike now
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Nice color, I've got a weak spot for Surf Green
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Re: Fender Squier MIJ - New Body and Pickups!

I've been playing the Squier through my JSX recently. The Hot Noiseless pu'ps are killer!

The clean channel with a slight OD/ clean boost from my Sparkle Drive has a cool Zep "Custard Pie" tone.

Switching to the crunch channel with the gain at 5 (no OD pedal) yeilds an instant Blackmore vibe, straight from the Made in Japan album.

This guitar is prolly gonna be my "go to" Strat for a long time to come! At least until I hit the Mega Millions lottery.
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Re: Fender Squier MIJ - New Body and Pickups!

Is this really a mod? Isn't it more like, you bought a new body and used the neck from your old guitar?

Anyway, very cool. I *love* surf green. I've been wanting a strat for a while but part of the reason I keep putting it off is that I can't decide on a color. I'm torn between 3-color burst, white, and surf green. Ooo, candy blue is nice too.
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