NGD Squier M-80, strat body with LP controls and scale

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  1. littlebadboy

    littlebadboy Member

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    Presenting the Squier M-80! Fresh from box, haven't cleaned yet!

    It is a strat body, with LP like controls. In fact, it has a 24.75" scale too! I was intending to change pickups but they seem to sound really nice!

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    I am not a fan of the knobs though...

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    Played it a bit. Sound wise, it is good to my ears! I was planning to put in my extra rail humbucker on the bridge and an Alnico 5 P94 on the neck, but it sounds good as is. I am not happy with the narrow neck and the switch is kinda flimsy. So, I might swap the switch and probably a Tusq nut.

    Any advice on a good switch?

    I may not keep this guitar though because of the narrow neck, but let's see. Maybe I need some bonding time.

    I'll try to come up with a demo as soon as I am done rearranging my play room.
     
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  2. Raiyn

    Raiyn Well-Known Member

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    Good call.

    Switchcraft. Accept no substitute.

    Knobs are subjective. I love the Wave Embossed MIJ knobs on The Lady, but @Dave J hates 'em. Doesn't matter to me, it ain't his guitar!
     
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    Nice. Fret markers on the top?
     
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    If you're already thinking of flipping it, you might put a hold on the mods until you know.
     
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    I like the look of that one. I bet that's a rockin machine.
    HNUGD, give it some time, you might wind up liking the narrow neck.
    If not, you shouldn't have much trouble flipping it.
     
  6. littlebadboy

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    Yes, markers on the top.

    Thanks everyone!
     
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    I was thinking about a compensated nut, but they didn't have it in black. Seller said he only makes them in bone white and brass.
     
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    Some guitars need certain colored nuts. I don't think Killer Frost would work with a black nut, but brass or white TUSQ suit her fine. The white TUSQ is my preference on her, while black serves The Lady quite well.
     
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    ooh I like that
     
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    Goose to Andy... I'm flyin' blind & coming in hot Andy!... Andy?... I can't see the fret markers!!!... Are ya there Andy???


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