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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-17-2005, 05:15 AM Thread Starter
 
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Putting together a strat-type as backup for my jem

I was just thinking the other day about a couple of problems I have with my jem, i.e. not being able to drop tune, having to be careful with it (don't want a scratch on it lol), and the possibility of not being able to take it to uni.

I then had the thought of putting together a strat (easiest to get those parts round here) or something with fairly similar specs. Something like an alder strat body with evos in it for a similar sound, standard fender bridge for the drop tunings and stuff. Could even dress it up a bit so it looks like my 7vwh (tho I wouldn't go put a monkey grip on it or anthing like that).

And of course, because it'd be a comparatively cheap-ass strat, I could chuck it about and not care hehe.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-18-2005, 04:49 PM
 
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Re: Putting together a strat-type as backup for my jem

Everybody should have their own frankenstrat- a random neck, body, favorite pickups, thrown together not for cosmetics but for tone. Assembling your own guitar also teaches you alot about the instrument in general. Go for it.
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do it NOW
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Everybody should have their own frankenstrat- a random neck, body, favorite pickups, thrown together not for cosmetics but for tone. Assembling your own guitar also teaches you alot about the instrument in general. Go for it.
Yeah, everybody should have one. And the good thing is too, is that strat parts arent too expensive in general. Just get some decent pickups, and then the rest should be plain-sailing. I have various parts towards one lying around, and when I find the time I shall put it all together.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-24-2005, 04:03 PM
 
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Re: Putting together a strat-type as backup for my jem

If you have a Jem with Evos in it, why dont you throw in something else so you can diversify your sound a bit?
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Everybody should have their own frankenstrat-.
Would be cool but Ed would just sue everyone .

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-24-2005, 04:38 PM
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Re: Putting together a strat-type as backup for my jem

I have a black mexican strat with an American Strat trem, a Carvin pickguard and pickups, and a Charvel model series maple neck. It rocks big time
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Re: Putting together a strat-type as backup for my jem

Some years ago I built a Warmoth strat for small money and had fun doing it.
It hung around while others came and went in my corral, and it became one of my favs. I learned volumes about the construction of guitars and I could play it without a care in the world about dings and nicks- which in itself is worth a great deal to me. I foolishly sold it about a year ago and have been kicking myself ever since.
If you actually do this, make sure you spend proper money on pickups and hardware and you'll probably keep it forever.........unless you become an idiot like me and sell it.
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