Hello dear guitar fellas,
i wanted to use this opportunity to show you my favorite guitar - my 2012 Fender American Special HSS Stratocaster. It came equipped with a low output Atomic Humbucker (8,4k), which is pretty much “meh”. It’s a decent humbucker, but i always felt, that it’s kinda “steril” and doesn’t have really good dynamic response. Last year, I began to learn, how to tinker with guitars. After some projects with really cheap guitars, I felt confident enough to tackle my “more expensive” Strat. Lo-and-behold my modded/improved Strat
I wanted to have a very own unique Strat, so i moddded the hell out of it:
-swapped the Atomic Humbucker with a chinese hot-rail humbucker (oripure), which has the power i hoped for. (also, it’s really pretty nice - despite it’s low price $30)
-swapped the pickguard for more “style”
-installed a miniswitch for coilsplitting the humbucker.
-removed all pots - changed the values to volume 250k, tone 500k. All audio-taper
-changed the first tone pot to a master tone pot
-changed the second tone pot to a master bass tone pot
-installed a killswitch, because why not?
Unfortunatelly i drilled the killswitch button hole for the pickguard too big, so i needed to fix it temporary with some tape, until the new, bigger button arives.
So, what do you think? Do you guys have a favorite, modded guitar?
drilled the hole for the killswitch: