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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-07-2009, 06:25 PM Thread Starter
 
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My Fender Stratocaster "customized" "porro custom"

Hi Guys i just wanted to show you my Fender Stratocaster Highway One USA Stratocaster "bastardized" by me... I call it the "Porro Custom" ...

Soon i will get better pics, but meanwhile...

- What have been dond to the Porro Custom Strat

-Scalloped Neck (i did it myself)
-White Body (used to be black)
-Done "swimming pool pickup routing" (used to be standard HSS pickup rounting) by me
-Installed 4 (yes, Four) Humbuckers (now with the "testbuckers" wich are some infinity and some esp lh pickups) soon to be replaced by 4 dimarzio pickups
-"blocked" the trem with 5 springs and some nice tension going on for a more "hardtail" look and feel
-Backwards input jack just for awesome fun...

so... u like it? ... i am going to have a vinyl in it, wich is goung to be a black f-hole, in honor to my ex Ibanez Pgm301...



i will get more pics later...
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-07-2009, 08:46 PM
 
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Re: My Fender Stratocaster "customized" "porro custom"

For the first time im speechless we need some youtube clips on how she sounds and an explanation on the wiring diagram.
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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-07-2009, 09:01 PM
 
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Re: My Fender Stratocaster "customized" "porro custom"

Yes! F-hole! When thats done, pics for sure! I like it, think tonal possibilities are endless with the right wiring! That's a killer guitar you have there...
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-07-2009, 10:06 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: My Fender Stratocaster "customized" "porro custom"

i will post more pics in a lil while when i get my phone cable to transfer them to my laptop... and one day soon i will take some more awesome pics of it with a nice cam...

the sound is still not-so-awesome because they're pretty much "crappy" pickups... so i can get a goo sound of these babies but not as much as i want coz they're not THAT good... but those inf can get some nice pich harms. if i do'em right...

the wiring is preety much "standard wiring as you can do with a "fender 5 way switch"... when i buy the pickups i am going to buy a "megaswitch" ... and THERE i am able to do some crazy wiring... meanwhile is preety much like a standard strat, where the middle pickup, are the 2 middle humbuckers... nothing special rigth now...
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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-07-2009, 11:41 PM
 
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Re: My Fender Stratocaster "customized" "porro custom"

You could add another 5 way switch and have some insane pickup selections
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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-07-2009, 11:47 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: My Fender Stratocaster "customized" "porro custom"

is that even possible? O.o ...
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no idea
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Re: My Fender Stratocaster "customized" "porro custom"

Not my cup of tea
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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-09-2009, 11:34 PM
 
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Re: My Fender Stratocaster "customized" "porro custom"

In the immortal words of Kyle from South Park, "Holy sh.t, dude."
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-10-2009, 06:41 AM
 
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Re: My Fender Stratocaster "customized" "porro custom"

Get white pickups, put the jack back the right way, and somehow try to repair the inlays that died in the scalloping and you maybe on to something...

As it is, its kinda like, you killed it
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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-12-2009, 01:42 AM
 
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Re: My Fender Stratocaster "customized" "porro custom"

Looks like the good ol' Fender Marauder.

Look man, ignore everyone else. If it works for you, go with it. I personally thing it's cool, but it's not exactly what I build, because my tastes are different.
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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-15-2009, 02:32 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: My Fender Stratocaster "customized" "porro custom"

i really like everithing in it ecxept the pickups, i really need to change 'em, but meanwhile they work for me...

in case you ask or even though about it :

- Scalloping? : for me? heaven!... i love it.. the greatest thing is i dit it myself and i looks so pro... feels amazing... i have ernie ball .08 strings in it and lets demistify the thing ok?
NO its not impossible to do chords in it
NO, actually its pretty hard or you gotta be an monster pressing the strings to get them out of tune ... and i use .08 ok? ...
NO it wont make you play faster... it'll make you have more control of your bends, the string, and vibrato... it makes bends a pleasure to play... you can only thing of the amazing things slash wold do with a scalloped guitar....
I only find kinda "harder" or weird, to do tapping... but slides are a breeze, bends are a pleasure, vibrato is awesome, it doesnt make me faster, but i like to think it does... and yes... it takes a while... like a few hours to get used to... and NO its not like you have to learn to play again... or you cant play a un.scalloped one... but once you start bending on those really low vintage frets... you miss it...

if you have tall frets you wont have all that much of a problem...

what i like about this guitar also is the cool thing aboout it havin' 4... yes... not 1... not 2... not even 3 (suck on that "LP Black Beauty") ... no no no... 4 Friggin Humbuckers... and sounds good! ... looks raw! ...

about the "dead" inlays... oh gimme a break!... theyre dots! ... i painted a freaking "fakeish tree of life" ... (and i love it cos i did it... and i like it) ... and the jack? ... barely a few people notice the jack is backwards... is so fun to have it that way ... i think its kinda practical...

sorry for the delay on the pics, my gf got my camera right now

thanks for all your good comments ant your opinions
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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-16-2009, 09:32 PM
 
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Re: My Fender Stratocaster "customized" "porro custom"

are all the pickups just wired to the output, cause i see no switches or pots, if that's the case, good god. also get one of those super switches from stew mac it has like 21 positions, but you might need a degree from mit to wire that thing well.
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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-16-2009, 10:43 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: My Fender Stratocaster "customized" "porro custom"

thats not the last pic of it... thats the pic i took as soon as i finished the paint and the pickguard... im waiting for my gf to give my my cam so i can take new pics of the finished product
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