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  • SHARE YOUR PARTSCASTERS!

    Well fellas, let's see 'em!

    This was a second-hand Squier I picked up around 2000 – ye olde beginning fo the century. It was basically free, as it was a bit banged up and had been sloppily painted green and turned into somebody's punk rock beater axe.

    I sanded off the green paint as best I could, and found weird splotches of red underneath it, as well as its originally cream color (!)

    It was SSS when i bought it, but the original pickups are long gone. This was my original partscaster, and how I got my feet wet with gutting / wiring a guitar. My first move was to make it HSH using the stock hum buckers that I'd taken out of my Epiphone LP. I remember thinking that it sounded great, and it ignited my obsession with modding. I've since wired and rewired this baby multiple times over the years, and for a while, she was actually partly disassembled and collecting dust. Well, I have quite the parts box these days, and I had a few solid pickups that needed a home, so here's her latest iteration:

    Bones
    -maple neck/ fretboard - an eBay neck I bought for $30 after selling the original Squier neck for about $80
    -unknown body material (possibly agathis from what I've read. This was probably a late 90s squier, and is an iteration with a full thickness body, not the slimmer bodies I've seen on more recent squiers, and with an oversized, 70s style headstock)
    -Maple cavity block – a maple block cut to fill the trem cavity

    Hardware
    -GFS 4x2 gotoh style locking tuners
    -hardtail bridge with brass saddles

    Electronics
    -Bridge: Burstbucker 3 w/ A6 magnet
    -Middle: Duncan SSL-6
    -Neck: '59 w/ A3 magnet
    -Volume pot: 500k w/ built in killswitch (for that buckethead / tom morello stutter sound)
    -Tone 1: No load 500k audio taper master treble cut w/ push/push "blower switch" (sends the bridge humbucker straight to the output, regardless of what the pickup switch / volume and tone knobs are set to)
    -Tone 2: 1M audio taper master BASS cut know w/ push/push phase control for the middle single coil pickup
    -5-way strat switch with a 680k resistor wired from the bridge lug to ground, to roll off a little extra treble from the bridge humbucker (the blower switch on the tone knob bypasses this, effectively brightening the bridge pickup to cut through a little more)


    And voila!__PRESENT
    LP, Pearly Gates A6 bridge, Alnico II Pro neck A2
    Strat, BKP True Grit bridge 'bucker A2, SSL6s middle/neck
    Strat, Perpetual Burn A6 bridge, SSL6s middle/neck
    Tele, Quarter Pound Tele bridge, Hot for Tele neck
    Tele, Transition A6 bridge, Air Norton A4 neck
    SG Special, Lead Mini A6, Rhythm Mini A4
    Jackson V, 500T bridge, 498T A2 neck
    RG, EVO2 A6 bridge, FRED A4 Neck

  • #2
    Here is my Warmoth. The body is swamp ash and flame maple (chambered) with a wenge/bloodwood/ebony neck with SS frets. The pickups are a 59/Custom Hybrid, Five Two and CLassic Stack. I also put in a Bladerunner trem.
    This is a blog about the wiring scheme.
    This is a blog about the wood choices.
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    Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

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    • #3
      These are mine. The natural one is a Warmoth neck / Chandler alder body with Gotoh hardware and Screamin' Demon pickups. It was built in 1993 and has seen quite a bit of pickup changes but the Screamin' Demons are staying. They work great in this guitar. Simple 3-way toggle (1-Bridge series, 2-Bridge and Neck, 3-Neck series), no splitting.

      The blue one is all Warmoth with an alder body and roasted maple neck, Gotoh hardware. It was built in 2019 after selling off what was a Tele partsocaster. Earlier this year the neck was changed to the roasted maple. It started out with only the Perpetual Burn in the bridge and a push/pull but now it has a Whole Lotta Humbucker neck added, 5-way super-switch and tone control on the bridge only (though that may change). The 5-way goes like this: 1-Bridge series, 2-Bridge split to slug coil, 3-Bridge and Neck, 4-Neck split to screw coil, 5-Neck series.
      Last edited by ErikH; 09-12-2020, 09:00 AM.

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      • #4
        That is a wonderful blue color that I am starting to see more and more on all kinds of things.
        Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Mincer View Post
          That is a wonderful blue color that I am starting to see more and more on all kinds of things.
          Thanks. Yes, it is a beautiful shade. The official name is Tao Turquoise.

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          • #6
            Here's mine. Lightweight swamp ash body and maple neck with rosewood fingerboard. The neck was too thick so I reshaped it. Feels perfect now. Thicker than a thin neck but not so "D" shaped. Duncan Antiquity Surfer neck and middle. Lindy Fralin Steel Pole 43 bridge. It's a great guitar!

            That's my 1960 Fender Harvard/Princeton. 60 years old! Harvard cab with one 10" speaker and Princeton chassis. It's the amp that was in the lesson room at Hewitt's Music in Detroit, Michigan where I grew up. Took lessons on it in High School back in 1966 and 67.

            I visited the place again in the 1980's and it was still there in the lesson room. So I bought it.


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            Last edited by Lewguitar; 09-11-2020, 08:48 AM.
            “Practice cures most tone issues” - John Suhr

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            • #7
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              Double-bound Surf Green alder Custom Telecaster body, rosewood-boarded maple neck, vintage Gotoh tuners. Wilkinson bridge, with brass compensated saddles. SD Five-Two bridge pickup, Psyclone Vintage neck with the tone control only affecting the bridge pickup. It's been my go-to guitar for the last 18 months or so.


              Do what I do. Hold tight and pretend it's a plan!

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              • #8
                "Patience is key. Hard work is obligatory. And it’s the decisions you make right now, not the habits of the past, that will shape your success in the future." - Janek Gwizdala

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                • #9
                  I love seeing these. There are some amazing individual instruments here.
                  Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

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                  • #10
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                    Pink one is a Rosser body with a Warmoth fatback neck and a BG1400 in the bridge

                    USA one is a Tony Delacugo body with a fat Allparts neck, Jerry Donahue in the bridge and a str-1 in the neck
                    Last edited by superpete; 09-12-2020, 11:36 AM. Reason: why do my pics look so small?
                    Quality riffs in about a minute...
                    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2B...Y3EewvQ/videos

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                    • #11
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                      Warmoth figured Swamp Ash, homemade copper pickguard, Seymour Duncan Antiquites, Warmoth roasted flamed Maple neck
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                      Stew Mac thinline body custom homemade brass top with lightning bolt sound hole, Warmoth roasted Maple neck, unidentified patent applied for neck pickup, Seymour Duncan Vintage P90 and vintage Bill Lawrence tele pickup
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                      Warmoth Black Korina capped with Padouk, Bill Lawrence neck pickup, Seymour Duncan Vintage P90 and Jerry Donahue pickups
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                      Warmoth Alder capped with Quilted Maple, (neck has been changed to a Fender Maple neck) Seymour Duncan Vintage pickups
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                      Warmoth Black Korina body, seymour Duncan Vintage P90s and Dimebag Darrell pickups, Warmoth roasted Maple neck
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                      Warmoth Black Korina, Warmoth roasted Maple neck, custom volume pot rout and switch, Seymour Duncan PhatCat neck and Custom 5 bridge, Warmoth roasted Maple neck with Bloodwood fretboard
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                      Warmoth Black Korina capped with Bloodwood, Warmoth Bloodwood neck with Rosewood fretboard and Canary skunk stripe, Seymour Duncan Antiquities

                      And so many more....................



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                      • #12
                        My kind of thread! There have been many but the three below are the ones I currently have retained....

                        2009 Charvel USA San Dimas Neck/NOS 1989 Kramer Sambora Signature Body



                        1983 Kramer Voyager Left Maple Neck/1983 Kramer Pacer Deluxe Two Piece Center Joined Maple Body



                        2016 Warmoth Birdseye Maple Neck/2016 Tone Bomb Guitarworks One Piece Heavy Northern Ash Maple Body

                        Last edited by muttznmongrelz; 09-13-2020, 09:50 AM.
                        MuttznMongrelz

                        1983 Kramer Pacer Imperial
                        1983 Kramer Pacer Deluxe
                        1988 Kramer Nightswan
                        1989 Charvel Sambora
                        2016 Warmoth Hellacaster
                        Boogie Private Reserve Lone Star Combo
                        Rivera Hundred Duo Twelve


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                        • #13

                          My number one guitar, MIM Fender Stratocaster body, Warmoth Vintage Modern neck with 10-16" radius, Hantug Custom Guitars vintage style bridge, with brass baseplate, Ti sustain block, and Ti saddes, KGC brass angled trem claw, Gotoh HAPM locking staggered tuners, TUSQ nut, and a Seymour Duncan Custom Shop customised IM1, with a little extra output and tightness over the stock build. I got this pickup back when I was writing for the SD blog. It's absolutely killer.
                          http://www.lonephantom.com
                          http://www.seymourduncan.com/blog/author/stephen/

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Jeffblue View Post
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                            Warmoth figured Swamp Ash, homemade copper pickguard, Seymour Duncan Antiquites, Warmoth roasted flamed Maple neck
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                            Stew Mac thinline body custom homemade brass top with lightning bolt sound hole, Warmoth roasted Maple neck, unidentified patent applied for neck pickup, Seymour Duncan Vintage P90 and vintage Bill Lawrence tele pickup
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                            Warmoth Black Korina capped with Padouk, Bill Lawrence neck pickup, Seymour Duncan Vintage P90 and Jerry Donahue pickups
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                            Warmoth Alder capped with Quilted Maple, (neck has been changed to a Fender Maple neck) Seymour Duncan Vintage pickups
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                            Warmoth Black Korina body, seymour Duncan Vintage P90s and Dimebag Darrell pickups, Warmoth roasted Maple neck
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                            Warmoth Black Korina, Warmoth roasted Maple neck, custom volume pot rout and switch, Seymour Duncan PhatCat neck and Custom 5 bridge, Warmoth roasted Maple neck with Bloodwood fretboard
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                            Warmoth Black Korina capped with Bloodwood, Warmoth Bloodwood neck with Rosewood fretboard and Canary skunk stripe, Seymour Duncan Antiquities

                            And so many more....................


                            Brother, I truly admire your creativity, and the fact that your personal touches are all over those instruments, not just layered on top a little bit. Nicely done!
                            __PRESENT
                            LP, Pearly Gates A6 bridge, Alnico II Pro neck A2
                            Strat, BKP True Grit bridge 'bucker A2, SSL6s middle/neck
                            Strat, Perpetual Burn A6 bridge, SSL6s middle/neck
                            Tele, Quarter Pound Tele bridge, Hot for Tele neck
                            Tele, Transition A6 bridge, Air Norton A4 neck
                            SG Special, Lead Mini A6, Rhythm Mini A4
                            Jackson V, 500T bridge, 498T A2 neck
                            RG, EVO2 A6 bridge, FRED A4 Neck

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by zizyphus View Post

                              Brother, I truly admire your creativity, and the fact that your personal touches are all over those instruments, not just layered on top a little bit. Nicely done!
                              __PRESENT
                              Thank you kind sir, these guitars and all of my other guitars suit me and sound incredible. I like a variety of tones from a single guitar and it works.

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