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Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by Pat V., Nov 24, 2017.
Premier Guitar's Full Video Review of the SL.
My Yellow SL showed up today. I really didn't expect it until next week. Tonight I set some things up in the practice room (AKA The Loud Room).
I have only changed the strings and will do some comparisons to my modified one before I tear her apart. I have some P90s that I thought would be good for this one but after seeing the results of someone else using P90s in a turquoise SL, it will be hard not to use the chrome covered mini-hums again. They sound great and I really like the way they look.
After seeing this video I want one again.
Love the yellow. Goes great with that awesome orange bassbreaker.
I worked until 4:00 today and stopped early to start the work on The yellow SL. Still deciding on pickups but I installed the new tuners and drilled the hole for and mounted the new output jack.... now it's time for a nice NYE dinner.
Happy New Years to Everyone here on Squier Talk!
I get it for replacing tuners, but did you have problems with the original jack ? Mine is still strong after almost 5 years now.
Curious about what made you look for new pups, you seemed enchanted with the ones in there now. What are you putting in ?
This is a different guitar. My TVY Special still has the stock P90s.
Ah phew ...
So what'll you do with the open wound on the pickguard ? A toothpick holder ?
Haven’t decided yet but it’ll be something. There’s going to be a little more going on in the cavity than what I did for the Turquoise one.
Head's up. I just got an email from GCenter saying the Pacific Blue SL is in stock. A check of GC's web page now shows all finishes in stock except the Turquoise.
Btw, I sent Epiphone the pictures of my "blue" SL. I heard back today and they said they think I did get the correct finish. I disagree but this appears to be a fight I won't win and it is not worth it. So I think I will end up trying to sell it locally.
It would be useful if you could find a Pacific Blue one at a local shop and bring yours in to compare it. If yours is wrong then with a photograph of them side by side you could reasonably expect an exchange from Epiphone.
Yes, I have thought about that and will be on the lookout. However, in my area I have still not been able to find a Squier Affinity Jazzmaster after all these months, although I have found several Bullet Mustangs. So it could be a while until these SLs trickle down to my local stores.
I was thinking of getting one because they are so cheap but not being able to intonate them is a huge turnoff.
It has a compensated wrap-around stoptail bridge that uses two intonation screws just like the countless models dating back to the 1954 Gibson Les Paul Juniors. If you need six string intonation adjustment, Musiclily sells one for $15 shipped but the stock ones are fine.
Oh so they do have a replacement bridge. Very nice.
I don't have any experience with vintage stuff, but the stock bridge just seems bad for intonation. Like the vintage tele bridges vs individual saddles, the individuals will always be able to get closer to true intonation.
Anyway, $15 is cheap so my interest is back!
Adding to what Pat V. said, some people prefer the one-piece bridge saying it adds some resonance. Some earlier bridges out there did not even have the compensated ridges that this model has.
However, Axe Cop, you may want to think about getting some new tuners. as your first order of business. And definitely put a new set of strings on it.
Yep, first thing I heard are the tuners are the cheapest out there.
That lightning bar bridge is compensated and adjustable. Works great on 95% of the guitars that have them.
I usually prefer the 3 barrel Tele bridges and the stop-tails like these SLs have but for my yellow SL I'll be trying out the wrap-around tune-o-matic bridge to see what the difference is, mainly because of the weight/mass difference.
The stock tailpiece is 70 grams (2.4 ounces) and the the new one is 104 grams (3.7 ounces)