NGD Squier

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by Supersonic, Jul 12, 2017.

  1. Supersonic

    Supersonic Well-Known Member

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    So I went down to a local pawn shop that was having a "going out of business" sale just to look around and see what they had.

    I had no intention of buying anything, but I saw a black Squier Affinity Strat in the back so naturally I had to take a look.

    About 30 minutes later, I ended up taking it home along with a gig bag and a new pack of strings all for $40.

    It's got some dings, scratches, and needs cleaned up, but I think it could be a pretty decent guitar. Glad I got some new strings because it needs them bad.

    The neck and frets feel good and everything works as it should so I figured for that price, why the hell not?

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    If I decide I don't like the rosewood fretboard, I have an old beat up Affinity Strat neck with a maple one that I can put on instead

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    All in all, I'm pretty happy with the deal.

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  2. Paruwi

    Paruwi Kraut-Rocker Staff Member

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    Happy New cheap Squier Day

    :thumb::applause::thumb:

    You've even got the color right :thumb:
     
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  3. NoBucks

    NoBucks Well-Known Member

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    HNGD! If you ever want to sell that maple neck, let me know.
     
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  4. Scootermuppet

    Scootermuppet Well-Known Member

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    Nothing wrong with cheap cheap guitars... :thumb:

    May have one coming my was soon too... Not a Squier though, but same kinda money :D
     
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  5. Scootermuppet

    Scootermuppet Well-Known Member

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    Been looking at Tele's recently, started with the Affinity, then thought 'oh the standard ones are nice' - now I'm up to a 3 colour burst Classic Vibe... :facepalm: I really should use a max price when I search.... :rolleyes:
     
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  6. Supersonic

    Supersonic Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure it's only a matter of time before someone here convinces me to mod this Strat. I love this forum but it's terrible for my wallet.
     
  7. BGood

    BGood Well-Known Member

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    Look for the SE Strat, it's the one that came with the amp pack. Small headstock, two string trees, light truss rod channel, close together 12th fret dots.
    It's a full size body and has a great chunky neck with skunk stripe in the back.

    Here's one I got for $30 CND.

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  8. Raiyn

    Raiyn Well-Known Member

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    Preaching to the choir. Of course, I have zero issues modding and upgrading "lesser" models.

    Hey, why doncha mod that Strat? :p
     
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  9. Supersonic

    Supersonic Well-Known Member

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    Any ideas? :rofl:
     
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    Raiyn Well-Known Member

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    A few, but I might be using them myself. :p
     
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    Davis Sharp Well-Known Member

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    My son has an Affinity. I like the feel, weight and neck. The tuners are OK, but can be improved. I think it also has the dime-sized pots, so think about full-sized pots. You probably want to replace the nut as well. Then the pickups. :D
     
  12. Raiyn

    Raiyn Well-Known Member

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    If you're doing the electronics, you might as well build it on a nice pickguard.

    Shielding is nice thing. I use conductive adhesive copper tape and it's great stuff - you need to be careful with the stuff (as @Dave J will tell you). It ain't duct tape, it's basically a roll of razors.

    To do cavities, I cut a "floor" then I cut strips and run them vertically up the sides. Use plastic tools or Popsicle sticks to really stick them down and work corners.
     
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    My thumb has healed nicely...
     
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  14. Raiyn

    Raiyn Well-Known Member

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    To be honest, I never gave the stuff a thought about being sharp, until you sliced your thumb.
    I guess watching all of those "Dave's World of Fun Stuff" and "Crimson Guitars" videos on YouTube seeped into my brain. I just learned the "right" way and avoided trouble. I use one of these to do the "dangerous" bits.
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    Oh, and @Dave J , it's a damn good bike tire lever too. ;)
     
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    wildeman Well-Known Member

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    Just got me one too, its a great guitar. Im gonna paint the headstock to match the body. 20170627_180305.jpg 20170707_153046.jpg
     
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    I can't really see your guitar because it looks like Photobucket disabled them. There has been problems with that site because now you have to pay to keep your pictures on that site. I thought you had to pay just to keep the ads off. I'm having the same problems myself.


    ;>)/
     
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    Raiyn Well-Known Member

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    Another tool that works amazingly well are nylon automotive interior panel tools.
     
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    BlackSG91 Well-Known Member

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    I think I saw that device used on a porn site somewhere.:)


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    Raiyn Well-Known Member

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    wildeman Well-Known Member

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    So i installed a solid steel vibrato block from GFS (25 bux) and some steel fender saddles i had layin around.......ended up with (imo) a world class Strat! I've had at least 10 and this Affinity is as good as any, the bridge mods were absolutely worth it, huge improvement in sustain and tone.
    Just know that some Squier's have thinner bodies when ordering a block, mine is 1/8" thinner than a Japanese body i have.
     
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