After 1 1/2 stop playing guitars, being sucked up by Delta Force: Land Warrior, Rainbow Six and collection Star Wars figures and lego sets, I finally got my ass down to watch the Jim Kelly Guitar Work shop video, and have started practicing again.
I was cruising aroiund guitar shops with my girlfriend on 28th which was my birthday, she spot a nice looking Epi les paul junior for about USD200, told me to get one of these, but I hate their necks which keep collecting my sweat and build up residue... YUUUUCK!!
So I keep on looking for the others, then I spot two Chinese Made Squier Affinity Strat, both are my favourite strat colour, Olympic white and 2 tone sun-burst, they goes for USD130 each, so I pick it up and gave it a stroke, wow it sustain for days, After serious consideration choosing between the 2, I picked the Sun Burst one and didn;t even border to try it plug in.
For all these years, there's only 3 Strats that I like, the SRV, the Olympic White Custom Shop 60's Relic and the Ritchie Sambora Black Burst Paisley Strat, for the Look, playabilty and sound, and I finally found the forth one that don't cost me a fortune to get it :laugh:
Anyway, after I try it at home, it sounds as good as any -USD1000 F*nder Strat that I ever tried, but still I wanna mod it up a bid with a cream (aged) or black pick-guard, knobs and pickup covers, and some electronics upgrades, and I would like to hear some suggestion first, here's what in my mind -
1 / *LR Baggs X-bridge - but I need to check out if it could fit in, I got a vintage style tremelo with 2 1/16" string spread.
2 / I love SRV and thinking of a set of Texas Special p/u, do you guys have any other suggestion besides this?
3 / I may add some mini switches to utilize all possible combinations of p/u config eg. Brigde + Neck
What do ya think?
PS - I'm still a Jem fanactic and enjoying my PMC, BFP, UVBK and the "Yamaha Jem112"