Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by skydog, Jul 12, 2019.
Absolutely not! I got the e-mail about the upgrade kits and just shook my head.
Having said that, I did buy an Affinity tele last week. Nice neck, the next day I upgraded the pickups to some Vintage Vibes I had in the parts bin. Also upgraded the electronics and added a 4 way switch. No money out of pocket. I bought the tele because I knew I had the parts already to make it a great player.
Not to me, but there's an arse for every seat. Someone will think it's cool.
Or maybe will use it for a kit upgrade.
If you got your Squier used for $100, maybe.
I'd rather wait and see what things I wanted to upgrade most on a cheaper guitar and then get those individually, picking what I want. Most cheap guitars benefit from upgrading to CTS pots (which are pretty cheap really) and a bone or graphite nut. If it needs more than that, it's probably better to just get a better guitar in the first place.
No, not to those of us who are so heavily into gear
that we accumulate lots of spare everything and have no need for such a thing. But to someone not that far along with a kitchen table in an apartment and no fully equipped shop & stockpile of parts, who wants to get busy with a new rummage sale fixer-upper, it might be appealing.
I'm not that familiar with the parts listed. Would this bring a Squier up to MIM quality?
I want to be the arse for this seat!
3B0B7AA3-F7DA-4530-9421-7B1D94FB3503 by skydog posted Jul 12, 2019 at 2:57 PM
And then with the leftover parts you could build.... a squier strat!
My opinion of MIMs is not all that high, I feel like you could bring a Squier up beyond an MIM for a lot less than this.
You can get a used MIM for less than that, if you aren't in a hurry.
No. Pretty much everything on Stewmac is overpriced.
Buy guitars that are at least 95% of the final product you want, don't upgrade them like cheap guitars have an awesome chassis and it's just a few hundred bucks away from being "top of the line".
$300?! Where's P.T. Barnam?
If you would jump at 220 for set of pickups for the squier, sure...makes perfect sense.
Mine got takeoffs for 0.
But I still like StewMac.
I got an actual Les Paul Special used for $525 a couple of months ago.
Or I could have gotten a Squier Affinity ($200) plus this set ($300) and saved $25!
I can separately buy everything in that kit but the pickups for $150 USD
For this not to be a rip-off, the pickups would need to be worth more than $150USD on their own. I changed the slugs to A5 poles on a Squier for $20.
And Phil McKnight would shill gasoline even if he were on fire.
No way man! Take that $300, sell the Squier, and put it all towards a much better used guitar. That's not to say that a Squier's not decent, some are actually not bad. It's just not worth sinking that kind of money into it.