What do you guys think of my Surf Strat?

Discussion in 'Squier Vintage Modified models' started by moparking43, Feb 20, 2020.

  1. moparking43

    moparking43 Squier Talker

    Age:
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    8
    Apr 26, 2018
    South Dakota
    I have been a member for a decent mount of time but have not shown too much of my gear. Here is my Squier Surf Srat. Bought it new in 2015. Plays better than american fenders i have tried. Would never sell it, just like it too much. The band i play in was looking for a different sound than the stock lipstick tube pickups provided, so i changed them out (still have them they sounded awesome). I put in a set of Seymour Duncan P-Rails. Wired with mini toggles for each pickup so i can have whatever combination i want. Also flipped the bridge pickup around to get more of a tele sound from the rail. This guitar can do nearly any sound, but the good ear can tell it isn't perfect. Considering switching out the tremolo for something better.

    FYI- to put a humbucker in the neck, you have to route out a bit.


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  2. wickedtools

    wickedtools Dr. Squier

    May 16, 2010
    west texas
  3. IronSchef

    IronSchef Dr. Squier

    Age:
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    Jun 18, 2012
    Flew here on my Dragonfly
    love it!!

    I have a P-rails Tele - those pickups are amazing in EVERY position!
     
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  4. Triple Jim

    Triple Jim Squier-holic

    Very nice looking Strat, but I'd doublecheck the intonation. :)
     
  5. BlueSquirrel

    BlueSquirrel Squier-holic

    Dec 21, 2018
    France
    Funny, I had exactly the same thoughts!
    That's a gorgeous guitar and you made some very special mods to it. :) I would love to hear how it sounds! :)
     
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  6. moparking43

    moparking43 Squier Talker

    Age:
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    8
    Apr 26, 2018
    South Dakota
    Yup, sound amazing! With the flipped bridge it does the Kieth Richards sound perfectly.

    Ya, i dont recall what that was about, that picture is a few years old. Haven't changed anything major, but I did set it up better. currently rocking EB 11s.
     
  7. Triple Jim

    Triple Jim Squier-holic

    I've used 11s in the past, but only when tuning down a whole step.
     
  8. John L Rose

    John L Rose Squier-holic

    o_O It is invisible.
    I just see "[IMG}".
    Air guitar?
     
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  9. blackspider57

    blackspider57 Squier-holic

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    Mar 11, 2017
    Montana
    I see the same thing???:cool:
     
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  10. John L Rose

    John L Rose Squier-holic

    When I try to click on and view the image I get:
    Sign in
    Use your Google Account
     
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  11. so1om

    so1om Squier-Axpert

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    52
    Feb 10, 2010
    Chicago now Sarasota
    I can't see it either.
     
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  12. moparking43

    moparking43 Squier Talker

    Age:
    18
    8
    Apr 26, 2018
    South Dakota
    stratocaster.jpg can you see it now? not sure why some people could see and others couldn't.
     
  13. drewcp

    drewcp Squier-holic

    Age:
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    Dec 14, 2018
    Saint Paul, MN
    In the OP, I was seeing

    upload_2020-2-21_8-39-37.png

    But then after the comment about logging into a google, I opened another tab, signed in on google.com and came back to refresh this tab. Now I'm seeing:

    upload_2020-2-21_8-40-36.png
     
  14. drewcp

    drewcp Squier-holic

    Age:
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    Dec 14, 2018
    Saint Paul, MN
    I can see this one. No idea why the pic isn't loading from earlier though.
     
  15. moparking43

    moparking43 Squier Talker

    Age:
    18
    8
    Apr 26, 2018
    South Dakota
    A few other things to note about this guitar-
    -neck was not sticky like most poly finishes
    -to use the cloth covered wire the wire channel to the output needs to be opened up
    -best guitar i have ever owned (especially for only $300 new), could play gigs pretty well in stock form
    -has gotten finish cracks around the neck pocket like many strats
    - stock tremolo/tuner set up sucks, would like some recommendations on good upgrades for these
    - stock lipstick tube pickups are slightly narrow and fit weird in a normal strat pickgaurd.
    -am currently considering putting a white pearl pickgaurd back on it
    -pictures dont do the surf green color any justice
     
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