How Many Gear Pagers Playing Partscasters

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  1. Jason Carter

    Jason Carter Supporting Member

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    I've been buying and trading gear for 29+ plus years. I can say that I believe I've played and tried just about every type of guitar that I want with the exception of a Ronin and Pre CBS Strat.

    I typically wind up modding or changing stock guitars in some form or fashion. Never have had a strat that I'm completely happy with for one reason or another. I believe I'm just going to build a warmoth partscaster to my specs and be done. I currently have a couple of SG's that I play mainly but I always need a strat. I haven't built a parts caster in a long time. I've always used warmoth stuff in the past and have been happy.

    Post pics of your partscasters no matter the style. Give me some motivation.
     
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  2. cap10kirk

    cap10kirk Member

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    I never was really happy with Strats, so I built my own.

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    I made the body, bolted a Mighty Mite neck to it, and all the hardware is Gotoh and Wilkinson. Lace Sensor emerald, silver, and purple pickups, 4 way switch, master volume and no-load tone.
     
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  3. smallbutmighty

    smallbutmighty Supporting Member

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    I play a bunch of Warmoths. Go figure.

    Here is one:
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    Here is another:
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    You want more?

    I can keep 'em coming.... :)
     
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  4. Mark Ray

    Mark Ray We're Jammin' Gold Supporting Member

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  5. sahhas

    sahhas Member

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    all of my guitars are partscasters...i enjoy building them myself:
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    currently playing all 3, but the one on the right, my newest, is my main guitar...it just sounds so good and the trem feels so great...need to put new strings on it!
     
  6. JJ321

    JJ321 Member

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    I have four at the moment, and two more bodies on the UPS truck right now being delivered for a couple of projects that I wanted to do with my kids.
     
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    Thread FAIL! This thread needs a poll...

    I have one.
     
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  9. Dynation

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    Big fan of Partscasters myself. Here's mine:

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    Body I think was a Rock Audio one or a GFS one of some sort and the neck is an Allparts TMO Fat.
     
  10. Axis29

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    Any excuse ot post a pic of my Therapycaster:
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    Is it a partcaster if I made the body myself? Probably.

    AllParts TMO-FAT, Wilde Keystones, some Wilkinson parts, some Fender... and that 165 year old pine.
     
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    I got all kinds of 'em. Love me a partscaster!
     
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    The only hardtail Strats available were '70s boat anchors so I started building them myself.
     
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  13. jvin248

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    .

    Mostly stock -- but sleeper mods:
    -Strat: Armstrong Blender, second tone knob blends between classic SSS and HSH. Wiring only change. Stock Strat pickups in series hit 12k+ so the humbucker modes give close output to the traditional hot humbuckers. The blend is useful.
    -Tele: Always better with a 4-way switch to go from SS to H.

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    True partscaster ... and a Relic! Pickup>Volume>Jack.
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    Started out as an HSS but converted to SSS with the Armstrong Blender.
    Did have the 7-tone-strat mod prior but now just a kill switch. Neck pickup and body plus trem (blocked) are original. Hendrix angle on the bridge pickup. It does change the tones.
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    I've done 5 parts casters (4 from Warmoth) and to be honest I'm shocked more guitarists don't go down this path. I absolutely love the ones I've put together and am most pleased with the two strats. There are a bunch posts on my blog if you want to go down the rabbit hole: http://mrguitar.net/blog/?page_id=441
     
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    Do you find the steel E/A string saddle brightens them up any, or is it negligible (since you get to compare them side to side with brass)? I've always just opted for straight brass as it seemed (as I recall) to have a softer attack and less zing. I've only ever had the smaller gauge threaded variety in steel though.
     
  17. MartinPiana

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    Mirocaster with Lollars, 4-way switch. Wonderful and very versatile.

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    that’s fabulous.big miró fan.
     
  19. sksmith66

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    I've got 4 that are a mixture of homemade and pre-made parts.
     
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  20. ChampReverb

    ChampReverb Silver Supporting Member

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    I enjoy taking an inexpensive guitar that feels good and then taking my time to upgrade components over time.

    My main guitar is a used $300 Fernandes Tele copy from the ‘80’s that I have changed just about everything on. I gig with it and rehearse with it almost to the exclusion of my other guitars.

    I have also upgraded an ‘80’s Squier Strat, a PRS SE Singlecut and an SG Faded.

    -bEn r.
     
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