Hello from South West England!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by NearlyBigAngus, Sep 15, 2019.

  1. NearlyBigAngus

    NearlyBigAngus Squier Talker

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    Hello one and all from sunny South West England!

    I'm a new convert to Squiers having just ordered a used one - nothing fancy, just a black affinity to use as a base for modding (I like to tinker with stuff).

    I've long been a Gibson guy but thought it time to diversify :)

    Cheers
    Steve
     
  2. Davis Sharp

    Davis Sharp Dr. Squier

    Jan 7, 2016
    Maryland, USA
    Welcome to Squier-Talk. We like modding too.
     
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  3. Robb

    Robb Squier-holic

    Jan 13, 2011
    Chertsey Canada.
    Welcome on board chum, glad to have another fiine member around.
    The first rule is "guitar porn" show us what you got bro.


    www.robbsend.com
     
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  4. strat_strummer

    strat_strummer Squier-holic

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    Welcome in Steve, glad you could join us.
     
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  5. JoeInMichigan

    JoeInMichigan Squier-Meister

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  6. CVSteve

    CVSteve Squier-Nut

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  7. jefffam

    jefffam Dr. Squier

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    Hi and welcome.
     
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  8. WNCStratman

    WNCStratman Squier-Meister

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    Welcome to ST Steve!!
     
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  9. MrYeats

    MrYeats Squier-holic

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    Oh my. A newbie to the Gas Station....Welcome, bwwaahhaahhaa.
    (as ha rubs his palms together).
     
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  10. mofojar

    mofojar Squier-Nut

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    Welcome to Squier-Talk! The friendliest little guitar forum this side of the west.

    Don't forget to show us your guitar (s)!
     
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  11. gmt124

    gmt124 Squier Talker

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    Aug 11, 2019
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    Hi Steve, welcome aboard. Like yourself I'm on my first Squier and have started collecting parts for my first mod fest. This is definitely the place to be for help and advice.
     
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  12. NearlyBigAngus

    NearlyBigAngus Squier Talker

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    Thank you all for such a warm welcome - I'll certainly post pic's when it arrives... at the moment I'd imagine it's in a box with the courier :)

    Why do I get the feeling this could be a bit of a rabbit hole?
     
  13. drewcp

    drewcp Squier-holic

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    Welcome! I was primarily an Epiphone person before signing up here. Now I think I have more Squiers than anything else.
     
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  14. cool gouhl

    cool gouhl Squier-Nut

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    Hi, welcome to the ST forum. I started off a Gibson fan, then I got my first strat.
     
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  15. fattboyzz

    fattboyzz Squier-holic

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  16. NearlyBigAngus

    NearlyBigAngus Squier Talker

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    I must need my head examiningo_O

    My first purchase hasn't even arrived... and guess what?

    Yep - I just pulled the trigger on another one:D

    To make matters worse, it looks almost the same as the first:p

    The first is an '07 affinity - black with white pickguard.
    The second is a 90's (YN) model - black with white pickguard.

    Now... I know there are subtle differences, but explaining that to my wife is going to be a bit of a non-starter :oops:

    Soooo my plan (of sorts) is over time to mod one into HH configuration and keep the other as SSS.
    I'll machine up a slightly shallower beefy brass tailpiece block for the Affinity and add a standard "proper" tailpiece to the other.

    Oh well, it'll keep me off the streets I guess...
     
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  17. mofojar

    mofojar Squier-Nut

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    One of us! One of us!
     
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  18. JVjunky

    JVjunky Squier-Meister

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    Welcome. I'm also from the South West of England. I have two YN Strats, a '96 in black with white scratchplate and a '97 in white with a tortoise shell plate. I'm gradually upgrading both of them and really enjoying the experience!! IMHO they are the best Squier Strats for modding.

    pic3.jpg pic2.jpg

     
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  19. NearlyBigAngus

    NearlyBigAngus Squier Talker

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    South West England
    Very nice! I do like the white with tortoise shell - maybe that's next on my list.... gahh listen to me :eek:
    I need to go and lay down in a darkened room until this passes.

    Yes I should have said - both of mine also have rosewood fretboards.
     
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  20. rorygman

    rorygman Squier-Nut

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    Welcome to Squier-Talk, Steve @NearlyBigAngus - sounds like you have an onset of GAS already!! Enjoy the forum,
    Cheers, rorygman :cool:
     
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