Pink Bullet or White SE for mod

Discussion in 'Squier Stratocasters' started by guitarking65, Sep 9, 2019.

  1. guitarking65

    guitarking65 Squier Talker

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    got itch for another Strat to fix and mod. Looking at at pink bullet 2008 or 2009 model, the one with larger body and nicer neck. Got a think for pink strats but know it’s not the more desirable shell pink color. The SE looks like it’s in good condition and stock. Either could be had for about $100 Canadian. My other strats are roadworn in white now creamy color with mint green guard and the other the seafoam or surf green FSR C V .

    The SE may be better base but something about that bullet
     
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  2. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Dr. Squier

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    2008 or 2009 Bullet would not have a full thickness body....it would be a bit thicker I think that normal production 1.5" or so but not more than maybe 1.6 to 1.65" - might not fit a big block.

    The SE is a better deal for $100 I'd say. I'm used to paying less than $80 or so for Bullets....
     
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  3. guitarking65

    guitarking65 Squier Talker

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    Your right about body thickness , not a legit Strat width but slightly thicker than some others. I think a min bridge fits if you leave off the back plate which I would.

    SEs are fairly common . I have seen 3 white ones in last while around here.
     
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  4. Brocephus

    Brocephus Squier-Meister

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    I can't imagine you're going to get any votes around here for the Bullet, over an SE (in fact, I'm kinda surprised you even asked ! :D)
     
  5. Davey

    Davey Squier-holic

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  6. drewcp

    drewcp Squier-holic

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    I don't even really like the SE guitars. I pretty much only buy them cheap to fix them up and flip, to get a decent guitar into someone's hands for cheap that's set up and ready to rock.

    But yeah, SE over a Bullet basically any day, unless you're after a hard tail or a very specific relatively obscure (non SE) color.
     
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  7. pflug

    pflug Squier-Meister

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    Definitely SE for mod- size of a real strat rather than a toy one LOL

    If you play your cards right buy the white SE and flip it for enough profit to replace it with a black SE and buy a better bridge, pickups, and supplies for a pink paint job
     
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  8. guitarking65

    guitarking65 Squier Talker

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    I figured most would go for the SE but thought there would be a little live for those COB bullets , presumed better year model 2008-09. Tuners and pickups probably upgraded on the cheap possibly a ssh setup
     
  9. brians

    brians Squier-Nut

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    I have a COB 2009 bullet and I really love it.
    Its a little thinner than my MIM but not dramatically. It has the most awesome neck, nice thick rosewood slab.

    It's my daily player. It was bought new by my close friend in 2010 and I bought it from him, so it's like I've had it since new.

    Its a great player after a good setup.
    And it's bone stock except for the pickguard. I keep threatening to upgrade this and that, then I play it , and find no reason to change anything.

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  10. LonePhantom

    LonePhantom Squier Talker

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    I have a COB 2008 Bullet, and I love it too. Body is only a marginal amount thinner, and the neck is amazing. I'd prefer maple and 22 frets, but it plays brilliantly. I decked the whole thing out with all the trimmings, but in all seriousness, the pickups were pretty decent. Tuner/nut/string tree upgrade, and some extra shielding in the pickup and control cavity, and you'e got a brilliant little player that would stand tall against most guitars.
     
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  11. brians

    brians Squier-Nut

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    Yes, if you have one, you understand. They are special , the 08/09 Bullets and not so easy to find now I think.

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  12. Brocephus

    Brocephus Squier-Meister

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    Well now you're piqued my curiosity, so how do you identify these '08-'09's ?
     
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  13. I picked up a COS 11 Bullet a couple of years ago, cheap. I sold it 5 days later and doubled my money … couldn't wait to get it out of my hands.
    Cheers, Barrie.

    Bullet.jpg
     
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  14. brians

    brians Squier-Nut

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    Its easy, you can instantly tell by the COB serial no, here's a pic of mine, the first two digits are the year[​IMG]

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  15. brians

    brians Squier-Nut

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    Why was it so bad for interest ? I don't know what the COS bullets are.

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  16. I was curious about the Bullet line. It just needed too much to make it a decent guitar … and that thin body:confused:.
    Cheers, Barrie.
     
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  17. zammie

    zammie Squier Talker

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    Get the SE for the better specs. The other isn't even the shell pink you prefer right?

    Scuff up the finish and respray the SE in the correct colour you want.
     
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