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    Default My Stratocaster Project---road to VH1 tone

    I currently own a 2002 Fender Mexican Stratocaster. The guitar originally had 3 white single coils and a white pickguard. I have modified the guitar some as you can see. The pickups are 2 single-coil 69 fender customs(SD covers) and 1 SD custom shop 78 EVH pickup. I also changed all the pots to CTS(500K vol and 250K tones) and the cap to a NOS Sprague diamond Q. The guitar sounds really good, but I am thinking about doing some more upgrades. I want to get as close as I can to the VH1 tone. I am contemplating using this guitar or starting over. First, this guitar has a poplar body and I want to use an ash. Did Ed use a northern or swamp ash body? Also, I need a brass nut. How much difference did the brass nut make in your sound? Also, do the other 2 neck pickups effect the humbuckers performance? I am wondering if I should just buy a fender ash body guitar with a maple neck and start over. With this guitar I could swap the body for a black ash body and install a brass nut. Should I do this or just buy another guitar?
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    tone is 90% in the fingers 5% guitar and 5% amp.... you can argue the numbers, but you get my point.

    having said that, that looks like a swet axe, not sure I would screw with it much more.
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    you'd be crazy to TOUCH that guitar. Other than playing of course

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    You have a cool axe there. Start again with a new one. Companies like Warmoth offer affordable solutions to guys who want to build their own. I'll be going down that road myself in a little while.

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    I am thinking that the only thing else I will upgrade on this guitar is the string nut. It currently has a plastic nut, I would like to change it to bone. Thanks guys.

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    Good decision. I wouldn't change anything on that axe!!
    SWEET !!!!

 

 

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