Hello from San Diego, Ca.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jeffh, Apr 8, 2020.

  1. JamesPaul

    JamesPaul Squier Talker

    Welcome @jeffh ! Your Strat brings back memories of my first Strat.
     
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  2. jeffh

    jeffh Squier Talker

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    Hey everyone,
    Thanks for all the welcome messages and info on my strat.
    Going over it today I noticed that the bridge is out of wack. As you can see in the pictures, the back of the bridge is raised pretty high and one corner of the front is sitting on the pick guard. Tomorrow I’m going to break the guitar down and get a good look at its parts and electronics. And try to re set the bridge.
     

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  3. Rashedul Momine

    Rashedul Momine New Member

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    Hello, Am from Bangladesh. Its nice to ear from u.
     
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  4. corn

    corn Squier-holic

    Feb 27, 2013
    San Diego
    Welcome to ST if ya need anything let me know, I’m near Qualcomm
     
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  5. jeffh

    jeffh Squier Talker

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    Awesome!
    Thanks man. I’m in North Park. Do you know where to get strings? lol
     
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  6. jeffh

    jeffh Squier Talker

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    Thanks. I hope all is well in Bangladesh.
     
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  7. GEECEE

    GEECEE Squier-Nut

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    The "bones" on SEs are all there. You got a nice, coronaproject!
     
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  8. jeffh

    jeffh Squier Talker

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    Thanks. It’s kind of funny, I was doing some research on squier strats and came across threads talking about full size body’s and how great they are for mods. I became obsessed with finding one. Everything I found was out of my range so I gave up looking and settled for this one. It was advertised as a 2019. Turns out I got exactly what I was looking for.
     
  9. corn

    corn Squier-holic

    Feb 27, 2013
    San Diego
    I usually wait until guitar center has them on sale, a couple years ago they had 10 packs for $25 I think I bought two packs, and then I found some more 10 packs at the swap meet for like $10 so I’m pretty much set for another year probably?
     
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  10. jeffh

    jeffh Squier Talker

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    I think my only options for getting them in a reasonable time is to order them from eBay or amazon.
     
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  11. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Squier-Axpert

    what do you use - I'll track down a bargain for you ! brand and gauge
     
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  12. jeffh

    jeffh Squier Talker

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    Thanks, that’s pretty awesome of you! I might have found some. Went on Craig’s List and messaged a guy selling guitar pedals. Hey just got back to me. I’ll let you know if it pans out.
     
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  13. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Squier-Axpert

    turns out we all have a little time on our hands ? lol
     
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  14. billyb

    billyb Squier-Meister

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    Hey JeffH,
    I lived near 30th & University for 33 years:)
    Welcome to the forums...
    Looks like somebody was messing around inside your Strat...when they put the pickguard back on they didn't tuck that pickguards neck cut under the last fret before setting the rest of it down...you may find that they had to make some new holes because of this error...
    OR:
    There are unbalanced trem screws under the back cover causing one side of the bridge to pull forward...
    Either way it's a pretty quick fix:)
     
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  15. so1om

    so1om Squier-Axpert

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  16. SoleilSF

    SoleilSF Squier-Meister

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    Welcome Brah...

    From San Francisco
     
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  17. jeffh

    jeffh Squier Talker

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    How’s it going?
     
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  18. jeffh

    jeffh Squier Talker

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    Thanks!
     
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  19. jeffh

    jeffh Squier Talker

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    Thanks. I think the pickguard isn’t original. I did have a look under the back cover but I’m not sure how far the screws are supposed to be in. It stays in tune pretty well.
     
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  20. billyb

    billyb Squier-Meister

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    Well there is such a thing as a "floating trem" but your bridge is waaaaaaay too high by any standards...here is a link to how a floater should be set-up:

     
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