Got a quick "no" from Schecter tech support, even for an HSS guard.
I do have to give them big ups for sending me a replacement trem arm set screw free of charge a few months ago, though!
If anybody reading this has an HSS guard they'd want to swap for my SSS, I'd be down. Loaded or not.
Okay, I definitely stated in the original post why I want a replacement and acknowledged that I could send in a tracing. Many custom pickguard companies are either prohibitively expensive, backed up, or not taking orders at all right now, so I was hoping someone knew of an off-the-rack solution...
Has anyone been able to source a replacement pickguard for their Nick Johnston Diamond Series? I've been thinking about converting to HH pickup configuration (the guitar has a swimming pool route) but have been unable to find any examples of replacement guards.
Of course I could send in a...
It's been sold a few times over the years and I hadn't been able to recover it. In 2018 it was listed on eBay by a pawn shap but the case fell between the cracks (jurisdictional transfer, missed communications) and things didn't work out. Apparently since then it had even travelled down to Texas...
As a follow up, received the Highwood 10.5mm saddles after a couple of weeks of international postage, and restrung. They did the trick! The extra brightness and snappiness was just what this axe was missing for me, especially for the single coil sounds.
They're 10.8mm, which is too wide for this version of the bridge.
I found a note on their website where they have updated the spacing of the height screws to fit the slots in the 510 baseplate. I went ahead and ordered a set from them on Reverb.
I'm sure this has come up a few times, but couldn't really find a good answer. I have a Charvel DK24, and love pretty much everything about it, except I want to bring back a little bit of the Strat zing and airiness from bent steel saddles.
What are the best bent steel replacement saddles for...
I felt the same way for the longest time, why take that depreciation hit? Then I factored in the endless shopping ("deal hunting"), anxiety of shipping, taking a chance on accurate descriptions, wasting countless time on forums, all of the other stuff... just bought my first new guitar in years...
Charvel is doing great stuff lately, I played a DK24 recently that was really nicely built. I'm currently waiting on a Strat in the mail, but after thinking about some mods, I think I should have just gotten the Charvel.
EDIT: talked myself into it. This thing is slick!!
My first decent guitar was an Epiphone Les Paul Studio. After an electronics swap (36th PAFs, nice 500k pots) and a setup, that thing was stellar! Used it for about a decade, but eventually sold it as my preference moved towards a narrower nut and longer scale.
The Classic Player Stratocaster came in 50's and 60's varieties and were marketed as "Custom Shop Designed," but were definitely MIM guitars and not "real" Fender Custom Shop instruments.
They do have a nice feature set, including flatter radius fretboard, upgraded pickups, and a 2-point...
Currently just have a P-Bass I built from parts (seafoam body, maple J-width neck)
I have had some difficulty recovering my stolen DGT which was posted on eBay about a year ago, not holding my breath that I will get it back. Looking right now for something to tide me over, maybe an EJ or...
I've had a couple of these, and they were really light. Great ergonomics sitting or standing, also.
I had a PRS Korina Mira that was really light.
Early Eric Johnson Strats were spec'ed super light, around 7lbs IIRC, also.
If you're hesitant to swing for this specific sig Strat, there are plenty of 50's Classic Player Strats that cop this vintage vibe with modern specs for a fraction of the price. Flatter radius, medium jumbo frets, two point trem, etc. Even comes in gold.